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Lucky consumers to win all-expense paid trip to Greece in new Coca-cola promotion

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Coca-Cola's Maggie Kigozi (left), Coke Studio artist Alvin Kizz, Coca-Cola's Flavia Nabasa and CCBA's Ivan Oboth at the press conference to launch Coke Studio Under The Crown Promotion

Coca-Cola’s Maggie Kigozi (left), Coke Studio artist Alvin Kizz, Coca-Cola’s Flavia Nabasa and CCBA’s Ivan Oboth at the press conference to launch Coke Studio Under The Crown Promotion.

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Six lucky Ugandans are set to win an all-expense paid trip to Greece – the grand prize in a brand new Under The Crown promotion named Coca-Cola Coke Studio Promotion.

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The promotion will also see thousands of consumers win exciting prizes such as 32-inch Hisense television sets, Multichoice dish and decoders, Coke Studio branded items, sodas and airtime by simply purchasing a Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Novida or Stoney 500ml plastic bottle and checking under the yellow crown.

On checking under the crown, consumers will either find the name of their favourite Coke Studio Artistes and the image of their prizes to be won or a code. By sending the code to 6088 and they will immediately receive their airtime while Coca-Cola Area Sales Managers will hand over the other large prizes to consumers at scheduled prize handover ceremonies.

Commenting about the new promotion, Ms. Margaret Kigozi, the Coca-Cola Regional Marketing manager, expressed her excitement at offering consumers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Greece in an all- expenses paid trip. “As you know, Coke Studio is about giving our artists and viewers an unforgettable experience through music. We are happy to also give our consumers a special experience trip to see the world and enjoy different genres of music courtesy of Coca-Cola.

“Our grand prize is a trip to Greece where we intend to give the lucky consumer an experience like none before. From accommodation to visiting different attraction sites. I therefore encourage all Ugandans to drink and win,” she added.

Kigozi also encouraged Ugandans to continue watching their favorite Ugandan artists create musical history through Pan African collabos and mashups in Coke Studio Africa 2019 that airs every Friday.

Ivan Oboth, the Sales and Marketing Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Uganda noted that Coca-Cola has invested heavily in ensuring that consumers across the country including those with a preference for less sugar have a wide range of products at every mall, duuka and supermarket in their areas. He spoke of the new range of product without Sugar and emphasized that the products are now available and affordable to every consumer who is looking for their favourite beverage without sugar.

“With our wide distribution across Uganda, I am sure that consumers will be able to freely participate in this new promotion regardless of their location,” he said, adding that consumers not to send any cash, airtime credit or other consideration to receive any of the prizes.

To take part in the Coca-Cola Coke Studio promotion, consumers are required to purchase 500ml Plastic bottles of Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Without Sugar, Fanta Orange, Fanta Fruitblast, Sprite, Novida or Stoney which will be identifiable by a yellow crown. Winners of all prizes except for airtime will be required to present the winning crown and their original identification card or passport before they receive their prizes. Redemption of prizes will be at identified distribution points all across the country.

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dfcu Bank offering luxury Isuzu SUVs at discounted rates in new campaign

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Kawalya Douglas Head Tender Sales MAC East Africa Ltd, dfcu Bank's Ronald Ssonko Asset Finance Manager and Daniel Kairu Head of Business Developmetn ICEA unveiling the offer at Isuzu showroom.

Head Tender Sales MAC East Africa Ltd, Kawalya Douglas, dfcu Bank Asset Finance Manager Ronald Ssonko, and Head of Business Developmetn ICEA Daniel Kairu unveiling the offer at Isuzu showroom.

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dfcu Bank in partnership with MAC East Africa Limited and ICEA (Insurance Company of East Africa) have launched an Asset financing campaign that will see customers purchase the latest Isuzu mu-X 2018 at a special offer price. The current market price for the luxury SUV is $60,000 but for a period of 3 months, with dfcu’s asset financing campaign, customers will own it at a 5% discounted rate. This offer will make it possible for customers to make payments in instalments.

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According to Ronald Ssonko, dfcu Bank’s Asset Finance Manager, one can pay $999 monthly and along with comprehensive insurance and motor service for 12 months from ICEA. Affordable acquisition of the Isuzu mu-X is supported by attractive terms of payment available through non-collateral or security deposit Asset Financing with dfcu Bank.

“dfcu asset financing provides a medium-term option for acquiring the Isuzu mu-X. A contract is drawn between dfcu and the customer, the Bank provides the vehicle in return for specified repayments at an agreed interest rate. At the end of the period and after complying with all the contract terms, ownership of the vehicle is fully assigned to the customer. Asset finance is based on the notion that business cash flows are generated from the use of the asset, ” he adds.

Isuzu mu-X is designed and built with the Isuzu tradition of good quality, reliability, affordability and tough utility purpose. Beneath the trendy look, comfortable cabin and modern amenities is a tough off-road 4WD with improved aerodynamics, road handling and safety-enhancing electronics powered by a more fuel efficient and better-performing engine.

“The Isuzu mu-X is a celebration of modern Isuzu styling and design blended with the Isuzu tradition of reliability, trust and muscular toughness. The sharp cascading edges and contours give the mu-X a muscular bold look and aero dynamism which also complements the contemporary looks, giving it fuel efficiency and excellent handling on all terrain in Uganda,” said Kawalya Douglas, Head Tender Sales, MAC East Africa Ltd.

According to Daniel Kairu, Head of Business Devlopment and Marketing at ICEA General Inusrance Uganda Ltd, most people think of motor insurance in terms of third party insurance; something akin to graduated tax for cars-some punishment for choosing to drive while others are walking. The motor third party benefit of UGX 1M is nothing to write home about.

“Over and above the statutory insurance, motorists need to think about how much they actually spend on their cars. Every scratch, every dent, every knock, is paid for out-of-pocket (and never planned for). A comprehensive cover will pay for damage to your vehicle, damage to the other vehicles involved in the accident, injury or death caused to third parties, damage to third party property, 24 hour rescue services coupled with accident scene management for your car amongst others and all for a one-off premium,” Daniel Kairu added.

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Huawei and MTN Sign a Joint Business Innovation MOU

Huawei has announced it has signed a joint business innovation MOU with MTN, a leading mobile network operator across Africa and the Middle East at the 2019 Mobile World Congress.

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Huawei has announced it has signed a joint business innovation MOU with MTN, a leading mobile network operator across Africa and the Middle East at the 2019 Mobile World Congress.

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Huawei has a 17-year working relationship with MTN and is the company’s most important network solutions provider.  The signing of the joint business innovation memorandum is an important part of their strategic partnership. Both parties have agreed to expand Active Data Growth, Rich Media Services, Mobile Financial Services, Enterprise, and Wholesale businesses from the traditional voice and data service cooperation. The memorandum will move MTN and Huawei beyond the traditional trading relationship and extend cooperation in strategic research, business scenario design, joint product development, and joint solution go-to-market that will have a far-reaching impact on the implementation of the MTN B.R.I.G.H.T. strategy and the vision of achieving Digital MTN.

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Photo: MTN and Huawei Joint Business Innovation MOU Signature Ceremony

“The signing of the joint business innovation memorandum with MTN will strengthen strategic cooperation between the two parties in the future,” said Mr. Li Dafeng, of Huawei’s Executive Supervisory Board and Director of the Office of the ICT Infrastructure Business Management Committee.  “Previously, we focused on building high-quality network serving end-users as well as on business requirements, scenarios, and business success. We believe Huawei’s outstanding innovation, R&D, and localized service capabilities will help MTN build differentiated competitiveness and leadership in its target markets.”

MTN Group COO Mr. Jens Schulte-Bockum said:  “In the historical cooperation between MTN and Huawei, Huawei helped MTN build a top-quality network with leading technologies, excellent quality, and zero network security incidents.  MTN continued to lead the ICT development in the Africa and Middle East region, and most MTN markets operate in emerging countries and regions. To further eliminate the digital divide in these countries, improve people’s lives, and achieve the vision of Digital MTN, it is willing to work with Huawei to bring benefits to the public and society. MTN attaches great importance to cyber security, which is a global technical challenge. MTN will work with global partners to solve this problem and provide sustainable, stable, and reliable digital services for the public and society.”

MWC 2019 runs from February 25 to February 28 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, the Innovation City zone in Hall 4, booth 7C21 and 7C31 in Hall 7. For more information, please visit http://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwc2019

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NC Bank partners with JCB to make it easier to acquire construction equipment

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NC Bank Managing Director, Sam Ntulume addresses media.

NC Bank Managing Director, Sam Ntulume addresses media.

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NC Bank has partnered with Ganatra Plant & Equipment Limited (GPE), the sole authorised distributors for the JCB brand in Uganda and Kenya, to make it easier for individuals and SMEs to acquire construction equipment.

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The partnership which was officially signed on Tuesday at the JCB showroom located along Kampala road will see JCB customers receive financing for equipment with a 5 percent subsidy on the customer’s contribution per equipment. The total subsidy is to be used as a deposit enhancement for the minimum contribution or in addition to the customer’s contribution.

While addressing media, NC Bank Managing Director, Sam Ntulume said that this partnership will go a long way in supporting businesses to acquire the equipment needed which will play a big part in helping them grow and expand their business.

“We believe this scheme will benefit all players in the construction industry; both individuals and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), who want to grow their businesses and acquire new assets, but face strained cash flows. Through this partnership, they will now have an opportunity to purchase equipment to expand their business when they have less deposit amounts”, Ntulume said.

“Every loan will be considered on a case by case basis. We will consider your cash flows and structure the facility in a manner to fit with in it. Therefore the payment could be monthly, quarterly or annually depending on your cash flow.” He added.

JCB General Manager, Ms Ashiana Jivraj expressed excitement about the partnership and noted that this will enable SMEs and local contractors to acquire quality construction equipment even when they are unable to raise the required deposit.

“The partnership between NC Bank and JCB through GPE will offer a fixed total subsidy per unit on a deal by deal basis to customers who qualify under the bank’s credit approval,” she noted.



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