Connect with us

Leader board

Local Business

MTN Innovation Awards 2017 nominees announced

Published

on

Wilson Kutegeka, one of the winners at a previous edition of the MTN Innovation Awards receiving his award.

Wilson Kutegeka, one of the winners at a previous edition of the MTN Innovation Awards receiving his award.

MTN Uganda has shortlisted 45 nominees for the next phase of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The 45 nominees were selected from an overwhelming number of entries, more than the entries received in the inaugural MTN Innovation Awards in 2015.

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

There were nine categories to pick from. The choice of categories like Finance, Agriculture and Health laid emphasis on MTN Uganda’s commitment to scale sectors critical to the improvement of lives and communities through digital innovations. The awards are in line with MTN Uganda’s mission to make the lives of Ugandans brighter.

“We received more entries than we had anticipated, indicating that the country has got quite a number of technology innovations that have the potential to improve the well-being of people in society. We would like to congratulate the 45 entries that have made it to the next round,” explained Mr. Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Uganda.

For a submission to be eligible for shortlisting, the Application should have been operational at least since 2014. This was done for MTN to measure impact to the society.

Five entries have been shortlisted from each category. The judges will make a decision on the each category winner that will be announced at an awards gala on November 8 th , 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Each category winner will be rewarded with $3,000.

Best Health Application

• Mstock Solution (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)
• Petograph (Global Preeclampsia Initiative)
• PRISMS (Mbarara University / CAMTech Uganda)
• MobiCare App (MobiCare Uganda)
• M-feyti (Feyti limited)

Best Education Application

• SomaAfrica (SomaAfrica Technologies SMC Limited)
• MyChild (SchoolMaster Solutions)
• Kampala Smart School (Kampala Smart School)
• Noga Game App (Tamithi Ltd)
• Rays of Hope (K-Town Media)

Best Financial Services Application

• MamboPay (MamboPay Limited)
• Roundbob (Roundbob.com)
• Mazima Retirement Plan (Mazima Voluntary Indvidual Retirement Benefits Scheme)
• Cashbag (Sonet international Ltd)
• Xente (Intelworld)

Best SME Application

• Roundbob (Roundbob.com)
• Qwicart (Qwicart Uganda Ltd)
• KUFUNA Microfinance and SACCO Management Application (SIMTON Solutions)
• Soko Ug (Abercom(U) technologies Ltd)
• OneFortune (First Fortune Company Limited)

Best Agriculture Application

• M-Voucher System (!nnovate More (U) Ltd)
• M-Omulimisa (M-Omulimisa)
• Agro Tracker (Agro Dynamics Limited)
• Jaguza Livestock App (Afrosoft IT Solutions)
• famershub.net (Mukwa Frame (U) Ltd)

Best Media & Entertainment Application

• MunoWatch (MunoClub Co. Ltd)
• PulseNews (Underscore Limited)
• AppAbout (AppAbout Ltd)
• Bujisports Uganda (Bujisoft Uganda)
• Noga Game App (Tamithi Ltd)

Most Innovative Mobile App

• Qwicart (Qwicart (U) Ltd)
• 2ambale (2ambale)
• myChild (SchoolMaster Solutions)
• TechSoln (Powell’s Code Labs)
• Traffica (GreatMinds)

Outstanding Woman in Innovation

• Ruth Nabembezi (Ask Without Shame)
• Evelyn Namara (Innovate More Uganda)
• Alwenyi Catherine Cassidy (Fund Africa Inc.)
• Ann Mary Kusiima Otedor (Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development)

Innovation Achiever of the Year

• Outbox (Richard Zulu)
• The Innovation Village (CK Japheth Kawanguzi)
• Roundbob.com (David Gonahasa)
• Water For People (Osbert Atwijukye)
• Trautbuck Project Uganda (Paul Vicent Kamba)
• Home-made Helicopter (Thomas Sankara Bashaija)

(Visited 152 time, 1 visit today)

Local Business

Pizza Hut Uganda unveils their largest pizza ever

Published

on

By

Guests try out "The Epic" pizza during the unveiling ceremony.

Guests try out “The Epic” pizza during the unveiling ceremony.

By Our Reporter

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

Pizza lovers are in for an epic treat at Pizza Hut Uganda. This after the pizza restaurant company unveiled their new pizza offering which is being touted as the biggest ever on the market.

Dubbed “The Epic” pizza, it was unveiled during a ceremony held at their Muyenga branch on Thursday where invited guests and media personalities got the first taste.

According to Laura Sseezi, the Marketing coordinator Pizza Hut Uganda, “The Epic” pizza is their largest ever and is almost twice their current large size. “‘The Epic’ pizza is 16 inches long, making it 75% larger than our current large size.” She noted.

Pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni pizza

James Ouma, the Area Coach Pizza Hut Uganda, explained that the decision to introduce the extra large pizza was influenced by continued demands from their customers for a bigger size. “One of the biggest complaints from our customers has been the size of our pizzas,” he explained. “And because we listen to our customers, we have decided to introduce, ‘The Epic’, the biggest pizza on the market.”

The Epic pizza comes in five offerings — Pepperoni, Tandori Chicken, Veggie, Meat and Cheese. It is available at Ugx 55, 000.

(Visited 152 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Local Business

Emirates Airline Foundation transforming communities in Western Uganda

Published

on

By

The main classroom block (L) and the administration block which also houses the  science and computer laboratories.

The main classroom block (L) and the administration block which also houses the science and computer laboratories.

The Emirates Airline Foundation along with Outreach to Africa (OTA) has established a school with three sections; nursery, primary and secondary; The Emirates Airline Foundation campus in Geme village near Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Western Uganda. The campus is presently catering for 850 pupils and students in both day and boarding sections. What began as a collaboration to provide basic health care services to residents in 2010, has grown to become a fully-functioning school. Upon the completion of the on-going construction and renovation work currently underway, the capacity of the school will increase.

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

The Paul Devlin School was started by OTA in 2008; an NGO located in Fort Portal, Kabarole district, Western Uganda with a mission to empower communities by providing quality education, health care and economic empowerment projects. In 2014, The Emirates Airline Foundation in partnership with OTA announced the commencement of a project valued at over US$ 1.5 million towards a building project that would transform The Paul Devlin School. The construction of The Emirates Airline Foundation Campus – a new wing of the School, will enhance the infrastructure and capacity of the school, allowing more students to enrol and receive a well-rounded education.

“The Emirates Airline Foundation is deeply committed to helping disadvantaged children around the world. The school that we are building with OTA will contribute to empowering communities and transform the lives of so many children,” said Sir Tim Clark, Chairman, The Emirates Airline Foundation.

“Our work in Uganda over the past eight years has enabled us to meet our objectives as an organization, and this project also ties in with the goals of the Ugandan government to eradicate poverty through increasing access to education,” he added.

The Emirates Airline Foundation Campus is expected to be completed by December 2018; in time for the start of the new academic year in February 2019. The new facility of the Emirates Airline Foundation Campus will include dormitories for boarding students, sports fields, staff housing, a library and computer laboratory, a dining hall, and classrooms.

Over the years, the Paul Devlin School has enrolled thousands of students from vulnerable communities. Mr. Edward Nyakabwa, a board member with OTA said, “we have the responsibility to significantly meet the needs of and improve the lives of the communities in which we are stationed. The new wing whose construction was funded by The Emirates Airline Foundation will enable us to increase the number of students who will, in turn, reap the invaluable asset of education.”

“We admit students from the surrounding Rwenzori region and other districts in Uganda. A large number of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are in need of a quality education that will improve their socio-economic standing. This expansion means that we are now equipped to improve the lives of many students who might have otherwise not received any form of formal education,” Mr. Nyakabwa added.

(Visited 152 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Local Business

dfcu Bank appoints new COO

Published

on

By

Andrew Kabeera

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

dfcu Bank has appointed Andrew Kabeera as the new Chief Operating Officer. A seasoned banker with experience spanning over 13 years, Andrew Kabeera is responsible for among other aspects establishing operational excellence and great experience across all touch points and driving the strategic goal of Superior financial performance on cost income ratio.

His role entails management of Business Technology Operations; Procurement; Facilities & Administration; Credit Operations and Banking Operations – all aimed at supporting the delivery of the Bank’s strategic agenda.

Andrew Kabeera joins dfcu from Standard Chartered Bank where he was the Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Operations. Prior to that, Andrew held a number of senior positions as Head of Consumer Banking Operations; Head of Risk; Head of Governance for Technology and Operations plus Head of Banking Operations.

He has a good understanding of Banking Operations and how to derive efficiencies through a broad range of IT services. Andrew brings on board a wealth of experience having worked in a number of big centralisation projects for both Operations and IT and also has international exposure from Nigeria, UAE, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Andrew was the chairman of the Operations Committee at the Uganda Bankers Association for 2 years where he delivered a number of industry wide initiatives.

(Visited 152 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Yop Polls

Bigeyeug TV

Facebook

HOT RIGHT NOW