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Stanbic Bank contributes Ugx 225 Million to 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon

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Stanbic Bank Uganda, a key long term partner and supporter of the MTN Kampala Marathon, has made a significant contribution of Ugshs 225 million towards this year’s efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation for the urban poor especially children in public schools around Kampala.

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The contribution was presented by Stanbic Uganda’s Chief Executive, Patrick Mweheire during an official handover ceremony held at the Stanbic Bank Head Office. Speaking at the occasion, Patrick said, “We are extremely proud and excited to partner with MTN once again in what has become a world class event attracting fun runners and elite athletes from across the globe. We have consistently supported the MTN Kampala Marathon because it aligns with Stanbic’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) vision that focuses on promoting better access to education. We hope that our support continues to transform the lives of school children by improving their wellbeing to further their education for a better future.”

“Our objective as Stanbic will be to help build on the 13 years of success not only through our financial support but through the participation of our staff where we contribute the largest number of runners from a single company with over 200 staff members who participate annually,” he further added.

Stanbic Bank’s CE Patrick Mweheire (Left) officially hands over a dummy cheque worth Shs 225 million to MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte as the bank’s contribution towards the MTN Kampala Marathon.

Stanbic Bank’s CE Patrick Mweheire (Left) officially hands over a dummy cheque worth Shs 225 million to MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte as the bank’s contribution towards the MTN Kampala Marathon.

Thanking Stanbic for their contribution and support over the years MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte said, “We appreciate the value of the contribution Stanbic Bank has made in the 13 years, which is why the MTN Marathon is the success that is it today. The proceeds this year will build on our efforts from 2015 and be put towards making improvements to the sanitation environment for the urban poor children in public schools around Kampala. We also intend for some of the proceeds to support construction of bio toilets with water harvesting facilities and environment friendly bio-gas technology that reduces the cost of energy used in preparing meals for pupils so that children across the city.”

The MTN Marathon now in its 13th edition is Uganda’s largest mass participation event attracting more than 20,000 elite and fun runners from across the globe. Last year as a result of the contributions made by the partners and entries from the participants over 500 million shillings was raised and used by KCCA to improve the sanitary conditions in schools in the Greater Kampala area.

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Emirates appoints new Country Manager in Uganda

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Emirates has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda.

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Emirates has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda.

Mr John, whose appointment was effective from December 17, 2018, is now responsible for Emirates’ overall business in Uganda, overseeing sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo, management and airport operations and reports directly to Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Africa.

Mr John holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management Studies obtained from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. He has worked with Emirates for four years, during which time he served as Business Analysis Manager within the Commercial Operations covering mainly the Latin American markets.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr John said: “I am honoured and very excited to be leading the Emirates operations in Uganda. I look forward to working with our local team of dedicated and talented staff to ensure Emirates growth and continued success in the market.”

Customers travelling on Emirates can look forward to world class service and hospitality from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew, including Ugandan nationals, while enjoying complimentary gourmet meals and beverages. Emirates also offers over 4,000 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment on its award-winning ice system, from the latest movies, music and games.

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Civil engineer wins 39,449,025 UGX with 1,000 UGX stake to become betPawa Uganda’s first BIG winner of 2019

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Lucky subscribers and agents win millions in new Airtel promo

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With the New Year beckoning, Airtel Uganda has handed over millions in cash prizes to over twenty lucky subscribers and agents in the second cash handover ceremony of the ‘Beera Millionaire ne Airtel Money’ promotion.

Launched in December this year, ‘Beera Millionaire with Airtel Money’, will run for 90 days and is set to reward all customers that carry out a financial transaction such as Cash In, Cash out, P2P, Recharge Airtime or Data, Bank to Wallet, Wallet to Bank & Bill Payment in a single day, as well as all active financial transacting agents.

During the handover, a business lady, photographer, journalist and electrician, all from Kampala were joined by a teacher from Mbale, a farmer from Mukono, a trader from Mityana, a driver from Kakiri, a mobile money agent from Kawempe and many other winners to celebrate as they received their cash from the Airtel Uganda’s Head of Revenue Planning Mr. Michael Lukyamuzi.

“As a brand, we are committed to changing lives of Ugandans regardless of location, occupation or socio-economic class and this promotion is making this commitment a reality. Some of the winners here today transacted for as little as ten thousand shillings and now they have become millionaires,” Lukyamuzi remarked.

“I encourage everyone to spread this good news. Inform your family and friends to keep transacting using our platform and change your lives,” he concluded.

As part of the ongoing promotion, all participating customers and agent numbers will be uploaded into a randomizer to pick the lucky winners. Five lucky customers will win 1 million shillings each (5 million shillings daily, 1 million for each) and 1 lucky customer will win 10 million shillings in the weekly grand draw. 1 lucky agent will stand a chance to win 1 million shillings daily and 1 lucky agent will win 1 motorbike in the weekly draw.

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