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MTN bags prestigious international award.

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MTN LOGOBarely 21 years of age since it was formed, MTN has joined an elite group of household brands such as Apple and Coca Cola after being voted the Brand of the Year in the telecommunications category at the World Branding Awards in London, United Kingdom.

MTN was one of over 2,500 brand nominated from 35 countries to be eligible for this much-sought after accolade. Only 119 brands were selected as the winners in their respective categories, and MTN emerged as the only brand in the telecommunications sector that qualified to receive this award.

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Winners of the World Branding Awards are judged on three variables, namely brand valuation, consumer market research and public online voting.

“This prestigious accolade is testament to the work that has been done by our colleagues, employees and partners in building our brand,” says Larry Annetts, Sales and Marketing Executive: MTN South Africa.

This recognition to MTN follows the #1 Most Valuable Brand for 2015 accolade that was conferred to MTN by Brand Finance Plc, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and ratings firm, earlier this month.

“These awards are indicative of the milestones we are achieving in our quest to continue to create a distinct customer experience to our stakeholders,” Annetts concludes.

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New Movie: The story of a man that changed the destiny of his people, showing on Record TV

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This incredibly successful soap opera tells the epic saga of Moses, from his birth to the arrival of the Hebrews to the Promised Land, including the escape from Egypt through the Red Sea and his encounter with God on Mount Sinai.

Filmed partially on location in Israel, Egypt, and in the Atacama Desert of Chile, authenticity in film sets, scenery, costumes and historical accounts, and a deep respect for the Bible are paramount. A big production filled with amazing special effects unfolds more than a century of history.

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Broadcasting through Star Times 221, Gotv 828, FTA platforms, it’s rapidly becoming a great choice for TV viewers due to its highly diversified daily content that meets different tastes and interests. It aims to encourage viewers to seek an alternative television experience.

Supported by a great selection of programs, that cover everything from fashion and world news to music, inspirational programs, soap operas, mini-series, reality TV and sports, Record TV is relevant to a wide-ranging audience.

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MTN announces reduced Mobile Money rates

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Christopher Ssali, Senior Manager Mobile Financial Services.

Christopher Ssali, Senior Manager Mobile Financial Services addresses media.

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MTN Uganda has today announced a reduction in mobile money sending fees by more than half in a new promotion aimed at giving back to their customers.

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The new offer which will run for eight weeks is in line with MTN’s commitment to drive financial inclusion in Uganda while delivering easier and more affordable services to its customers.

“We are passionate about enabling greater connection between people. By giving back through this half-price promotion, we will be enabling people to do more in their relationships by further providing the wide and crucial financial services at affordable rates,” said Christopher Ssali, Senior Manager Mobile Financial Services.

According to Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer, the telco has over the years given back to the Ugandan communities and to her loyal customers and continues to do so with joy.

“We have built the largest and most robust network and continue to invest significantly to always delight our customers with great, affordable, efficient, safe and convenient offers,” he noted.

MTN Mobile Money, the first and largest mobile money service in Uganda, has been at the forefront of financial inclusion in Uganda since it was first launched about 10 years ago.

“Back then you could only send and receive money, but today you can do much more with Mobile Money like paying for goods and services,” Enid Edroma, the General Manager Corporate Services revealed. “We have close to 9 million subscribers using MTN MoMo and we have seen over Ugx 30 trillion transacted since inception.”

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Equity Bank opens new Supreme banking branch

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Equity Bank Uganda Ltd has opened the latest Supreme banking branch in Bugolobi.

Speaking at the official opening, Equity Bank Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi says the Supreme Branch is offering customized banking solutions with exclusive privileges.

“At Equity Bank we are proud to continue the innovation journey geared towards transforming key branches into relationship management centres to offer our customers personalized customer experience,” he explained.

Among special features of the Supreme outlets include state of the art lounges, dedicated relationship managers, boardroom for customers to hold meetings, teleconferencing and videoconferencing facilities and free wireless Internet.

“Closer proximity to our clients in Bugolobi will allow us to provide them with greater accessibility. The bank also offers extended banking hours during weekdays and weekends for customers. The new branch is in line with the bank’s response to new technologies that are aimed at serving the customers faster and efficiently,” says Phillip Otim, Equity Bank Communications and Marketing Manager.

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