Author: BigEyeUg1

By Our Reporter MTN Uganda has announced a reduction of its Mobile Money withdrawal fees. Speaking at a press conference held at Hotel Africana on Monday, Stephen Mutana, the General Manager of Mobile Financial Services at MTN Uganda said that this move is aimed at bolstering financial inclusion across the country and to further enhance the benefits customers get when they choose MTN MoMo. “We appreciate that many people rely on MTN MoMo to facilitate various aspects of their lives and therefore believe that this reduction in withdrawal fees increases the benefits that have made mobile money such a transformative…

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By Our Reporter Musicians, Fik Fameica and Crysto Panda were the star attraction as Bell Lager unveiled its new campaign dubbed “Mpola Enjoyments” on Friday. Launched during the NTV Mix Show, the singers gave viewers a memorable show with great performances. Crysto Panda opened performances for the evening with an energetic showcase. He performed some of his top bangers including Ebiluma Abayaye, Nkwepikira and Kyoyina Omanya among others. Fik Fameica carried on with the same tempo when he finally stepped on stage, entertaining viewers with a performance of his hit songs including Lov Lov and Buligita, in which he danced…

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By Our Reporter SafeBoda has announced an exciting promo in which customers will get a  50% discount on their rides, whether paying cash or cashless. The new discount offers customers a more convenient option for their trips while improving their experience with the app. Ricky Thomson, the co-founder of SafeBoda, says the 50% OFF Rides offer aims to increase the daily earnings and rides for SafeBoda drivers and to appreciate customers for their continued support for the past 6 years. It comes at a time when the app just celebrated its 6th Anniversary. “We believe the offer should encourage more…

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By Our Reporter  As the Muslim community continues to observe the holy month of Ramadan, MTN Uganda and Salam Foundation have carried on with delivering support towards the groups of Muslim communities that have been at the forefront of fighting Covid-19. This is their way of thanking them for their tremendous efforts and to offer them some relief as they observe their month-long fasting period. Since the beginning of Ramadan, MTN and Salam Foundation have so far delivered assorted Ramadan items to various Frontline workers in the Muslim communities to support them during Ramadan. The food items donated include Rice,…

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By Our Reporter On Tuesday, a team of delegates from the Ministry of Labour, Gender and Social Development was hosted at Hariss International premises. The team which was led by State Minister, Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana and Hon. Peace Mutuuzo, during the visit, paid recognition to Hariss international for their effort in sustaining workers especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The visit comes ahead of International Labour Day, an annual celebration meant for honoring working people, their contributions, achievement and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being. “Hariss International, like other companies was greatly affected by the unprecedented effects of the…

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By Our Reporter Huawei ICT Academy of Uganda has launched a new series of free online courses open to anyone interested in building an ICT career with internationally recognized certifications. Similar to the existing Huawei ICT Academy curriculum that has been in existence for over 3 years in Uganda at public universities like Makerere University, MUBS, Gulu, Muni, Kyambogo and many others, the new courses are free to all registered learners and come with a certificate of completion at the end of the course. According to Huawei Uganda, the new courses can be accessed online and will be instructor-led in…

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By Our Reporter Patients in need of blood are receiving quicker treatment following an MTN Uganda donation of the automated blood component extractor to Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) which mines components faster. Prior to the donation, UBTS used manual methods of blood component extraction which took about 30 minutes to extract samples from about ten samples compared to the one minute using the automated machine. The process, Otekat says was slow leading to equally tortoise-paced service provision to hospitals and patients in need of blood components for treatment especially those in regional areas. However, Ms Grace Otekat head of…

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By Our Reporter The National Social Security Fund has unveiled business opportunities for local suppliers in real estate and information technology for the next financial year 2021/22. This was during its annual Suppliers Forum held virtually under the theme, “Call for partnership; Let’s Shape the future of the Fund together”. NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba said the Fund will spend about Ugx 826 billion for the financial year 2021/2022 in real estate projects, Information Technology systems and computer equipment, office equipment, among others. He said these procurement needs, are derived from the Fund’s overall 2015-2025 strategic plan that focuses on…

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By Our Reporter Early this month, MTN Uganda launched Kibanda Xpress, a digital Platform from which its customers can access a plethora of home-grown entertainment content. SOMDEV SEN, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer shares more about this initiative in this interview. What is Kibanda Xpress? Kibanda Xpress is a new Video on Demand channel that MTN Uganda has launched as a distribution channel for local Ugandan content especially Ugandan Films. The service is provided in partnership with the Association of Core Film Producers Uganda Limited (trading as PEARLWOOD) as the content creators and Albayan Media Limited the platform provider…

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By Our Reporter Airtel Africa has announced Olusegun “Segun” Ogunsanya as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Raghunath “Raghu” Mandava who is going into retirement. Segun Ogunsanya joined Airtel Africa in 2012 as Managing Director and CEO Nigeria and has been responsible for the overall management of operations in Nigeria, their largest market in Africa. Before joining Airtel in 2012, Segun held leadership roles at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya (as MD and CEO). He has also been the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (Coca-Cola Hellenic owned) and Group head of retail banking operations…

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