MTN Uganda, in partnership with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have re – established the Kampala Public Library (KPL) creating a one-stop centre for members of the general public and specific groups such as tourists and investors to utilise the facility to request for and receive information about Kampala city.
With the growing trends in technology, MTN Uganda has bridged the library’s digital divide and increased the utilization of information technology in the acquisition of modern knowledge for lifelong self-learning. The MTN Foundation has provided equipment and internet connectivity solutions to KCCA.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, the CEO MTN Uganda Mazen Mroué reaffirmed MTN’s commitment in providing ICT support to improve service delivery of the library and stated that the connectivity will create online linkages to the centre to increase its usage and visibility. This is also in line with the MTN Foundation’s corporate social responsibility areas for 2013 which include Education, Health and National priority areas.
KCCA’s Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi commended MTN Uganda for their contribution towards the expansion of the facility and stated that the company’s technological support will go a long way in creating a facility that will offer comprehensive and timely information about Kampala City.
KCCA seeks to expand the use of the current facility by introducing new uses for the existing areas and incorporating technological aspects, themes and other elements that will enhance the image of a modern area of information usage and consumption.
The MTN Uganda Foundation is a not-for-profit legal entity that was inaugurated in July 2007 as a vehicle through which MTN Uganda implements its’ Corporate Social Investments (CSI). The Foundation strives to improve the quality of life in communities where MTN Uganda operates in a sustainable way. Over the past five years since its launch, the MTN Foundation has supported a number of initiatives in the areas of Education, Health, Arts and Culture, Environment, Community Development and Low cost housing.
The MTN Uganda Foundation partners with both public and non-profit credible organizations to execute sustainable projects in each of the chosen focus areas. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that the selection and approval of its projects are conducted in a manner that is transparent, systematic, efficient, and effective while promoting its mission.
In 2013 and onwards, the MTN Foundation will focus on three key areas so as to leverage scale to achieve significant development impact. The three sectors will be Education, Health and National Priority Areas.
Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading communications operator in Uganda, offering Mobile and Fixed telecommunications, Mobile Money Services and Internet Service Provisioning. As of 31 March 2013, MTN Uganda recorded 7.95 million subscribers across Uganda. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug and for our football fans www.mtnfootball.com. Customers can also follow us on www.youtube.com/mtnug and www.twitter.com/mtnugandacare for assistance.
About MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 March 2013, MTN recorded 197.4 million subscribers across 22 countries. Visit us at www.mtn.com
Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards return in 7th edition, new categories announced
The biggest Red Carpet Fashion awards Abraynz Style and Fashion awards are back this year. The ASFAs CEO Ahumuza Brian has this afternoon announced the awards this years will be bigger and better but also aimed at rewarding stars hence the theme “THE STARZ”
The Abryanz style and fashion awards are slated for 7th December 2019 at the Kampala Serena hotel. “The awards show celebrates and acknowledges African fashion industry stake holders including fashion designers, models, icons, media influencers amongst others.” Abryanz revealed.
“The annual celebration of African fashion creatives, the ASFAs are back under the theme ‘THE STARZ’ set to be the biggest edition yet with a mission to shine a global spotlight on the African fashion industry while highlighting creativity, achievement and excellence. The awards seek to highlight the tradition of selflessness of the African nation to uplift one another through advancements of adaption, and the modern generation that tirelessly challenges the socio-political global status quo. With compelling ideas between self-identity and recognition of ownership, this theme seeks to emphasize that this new outlook of the future African generation is for “us by us” hence its name the STARZ.” Abryanz commented.
Talent Africa CEO Aly Allibhai states “Talent Africa is really excited to partner with the Abryanz Style and Fashion on this venture as a business partner and events management company. The ASFAs are already on amazing event and Talent Africa is dedicated to doing what we can do to make it even better and growing ASFA to another level. Look out for some new and exciting changes to this year’s edition”
ASFA 2019 will celebrate African creatives across 14 categories. Icon award, Lifetime achievement award, Positive change, Special recognition award for innovation, Fashion designer (Uganda &Africa) , Model of the year (Uganda & Africa), Fashion stylist (Uganda & Africa), Hair stylist (Uganda & Africa) , Fashion photographer (Uganda & Africa), Make-up artist (Uganda & Africa), Stylish male artiste (Uganda & Africa), Music video award (Uganda & Africa), Fashion media excellence award (Uganda & Africa), Male fashionista of the year (Uganda & Africa).
Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards will this year partner with Talent Africa, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Isuzu, NTV Uganda, Capital FM, Serena Hotel Kampala, South African Airways, Schweppes, Pink coconut, Fenon, Big Eye Uganda, MAC, and Imagine design and build.
dfcu Bank extends efforts to empower female entrepreneurs to Northern Uganda
By Our Reporter
dfcu Bank in partnership with Monitor Publications Limited’s (MPL) flagship brand Monitor and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) completed a two-day training in Gulu district, Northern Uganda as they continue in their efforts to equip and empower and female entrepreneurs across the country. Over 300 women attended the two-day event which was facilitated by key experts.
The training was the third and second last of the ‘Rising Woman’ regional activities which are all aimed at imparting skills necessary to run and maintain successful businesses to women involved in various ventures. Previous trainings were held in Mbale and Bushenyi districts.
An initiative under dfcu Bank’s Women in Business program, ‘Rising Woman’ seeks to recognize, celebrate and promote a culture of mentorship among women in business in Uganda. This year marks the initiative’s second season, following last year’s successful inaugural activity that attracted thousands of women who took part in different activities including; trainings, the Rising Woman Expo, Awards Gala and study tour to Nairobi.
dfcu Bank’s Gladys Nalukenge noted that the theme for this year’s Rising Woman Initiative, ‘Taking your business ahead’ is focused on “…providing female entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and abilities to improve the way in which they operate their businesses; with a goal of enabling them to create profitable operations.”
“Through this initiative, we are focused on building women’s financial literacy skills, creating awareness of available opportunities, widening their networks, and enabling access to credit and financial support,” Nalukenge added.
While many of the barriers faced by entrepreneurs are common to both men and women, in many cases, they are more significant for women. Fear of failure discourages most women from entering the entrepreneurship arena. Women also tend to perceive that they lack entrepreneurship skills in addition to challenges such as difficulty in accessing finance. Equally, tax policies can discourage female labour market participation, including entrepreneurship.
A participant in the training session, Ms. Josephine P’Ochen, Proprietor of Tour De North, said the marketing and customer care skills tips acquired were enlightening. “At times we fail our businesses just because we cannot get the small things right. I have learnt that appreciating customer and understanding their individual needs provides my business with additional value, which in turn builds loyalty and maintains my customer base.”
During the sessions, women are equipped with various business skills including; business planning; enterprise management, positioning for access to credit and marketing to help them leverage on existing opportunities.
Ms. Fausta Akech, a business woman in the coconut oil business noted that the training on standardization of the products was timely and eye-opening. “Many businesses tend to ignore standards; as we don’t often realize that standardization plays an important role in building and maintaining both a brand and a business.
The fourth and last regional training will take place at Hotel Africana in Kampala district on 2nd and 3rd October 2019. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate in proposal writing which runs up to 20th September 2019.
The top 3 winners of this year’s Rising Woman Initiative will win UGX 15 million, 10 million and 5 million respectively. The Top 10 participants will go on an all-expense-paid study tour in Nairobi in January 2020.
Nile Breweries urges customers to “drink smart” as they mark Global Beer Responsible Day
By Our Reporter
Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) has urged its customers, partners and consumers to join the company in embracing the culture of Smart Drinking while enjoying its beer. They made the call during the annual Global Beer Responsible Day (GBRD) celebrations held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds on Friday.
“As a company, we believe that harmful use of alcohol is bad not only for our consumers, colleagues, families and communities, but also for our business,” said Thomas Kamphuis, the NBL Country Director for Uganda and South Sudan. “We want to be part of the solution, not the problem. Beer brings people together. It has been part of cultures around the world for centuries and we believe that every experience with beer should be a positive one.”
The theme of GBRD this year is “Drink Smart Today, Celebrate Tomorrow: Let’s champion smart drinking together’’.
AB Inbev, NBL’s parent company, has invested at least $1 billion USD across its markets in dedicated social marketing campaigns and related programs by the end of 2025 to influence social norms and individual behaviors to reduce harmful use of alcohol.
“We are building a company to last for the next 100 years and beyond, and this will rely on thriving communities where harmful use of alcohol no longer presents a social challenge,” said Onapito Ekomoloit, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director.
“We have a unique role to play in fostering a smart drinking culture – not only today, but every day. We want customers to be more educated, have more choices, and shift their social norms and behaviors so that all experiences with beer can be positive,” he added.
NBL’s Smart Drinking goals are delivered through partnerships, a set of programmes and initiatives for instance, in bars activations, awareness campaigns in traditional media and social media, social behavioral change campaigns such as No Excuse, road safety programs among others.
The GBRD celebration was marked by employees engaging with trade partners in bars where they spread awareness of how to #BeSmartDrinkSmart and an event on the same with students, trade partners, employees, representatives from the Uganda Police and other stake holders. Smart Drinking is a way of life for NBL.
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