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MTN Uganda Commissions Internet HotSpot at the Tweekobe (The Kabaka’s Palace Offices)

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MTN Chief Marketing Officer Ernst Fonternel (Extreme right) hands over one of the laptops to Buganda Kingdom Officials led by ,Hon.Nelson Kawalya, Speaker of Buganda Parliament (Centre)and Mr.Mohamed Ssekimpi (Extreme left)the Deputy Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom.

As part of activities to commemorate Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s reign as King of Buganda, MTN Uganda has commissioned Internet connectivity at the Kabaka’s Palace in Lubiri-Mmengo.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting to hand over the connected lounge to Kingdom officials led by the newly appointed Katikkiro of Buganda, Owekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga, MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Ernst Fonternel, noted that MTN’s Internet connectivity offering to our beloved King further demonstrates our commitment to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers in Buganda and indeed Uganda.
The relationship between MTN and the Buganda kingdom dates back to 1998 when our brand was first launched. Today we are the No.1 Brand in Uganda across all industries and MTN’s phenomenal growth continues to be driven by our investment into extensive coverage coupled by superior quality on Voice and Data, while offering innovative Value Added Services and putting customers first. “We are appreciative that MTN’s investment and ICT development efforts are also complemented by the Kabaka’s own development agenda for his people.” added Mr. Fonternel.

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MTN will deliver world-class Internet connectivity to the Kabaka’s office lounge, which will further enhance the Kabaka’s drive to foster economic and social progress for his people.

MTN Uganda continues to invest significantly into our infrastructure to offer world-class services to our customers and during 2013 will be investing $70 million. One of the top priorities is the focus on the penetration of Internet and digital usage in the day to day lives of Ugandans.

In 2013 alone, MTN Uganda has upgraded its Internet capacity from 21.6Mbps to 42Mbps and became the first telecommunications company in Uganda and the region to launch a superfast 4G LTE Network which provides speeds of up to 100Mbps.

“MTN’s continuous investment clearly demonstrates our commitment to Uganda as we continue to provide world-class services relevant to Uganda’s current and future ICT development needs. MTN has a clear vision for the future to make our customers’ lives a whole lot brighter.” concluded Fonternel.

On his part, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Owekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga, praised MTN for its continued support to the establishment and its people. He encouraged the company to continue working with the kingdom so that together they provide solutions that will drive the people of Buganda and Uganda into a brighter and more prosperous future.

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Uganda Breweries partners with Kabaka Foundation to construct sanitation facilities in city markets

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In a bid to improve the sanitation and hygiene that are health concerns in Kampala markets, Uganda Breweries Limited has launched a sanitation project that will see the brewery construct modern public sanitation facilities for the residents and traders of Nakulabye, Katwe, Mengo and Mulago Markets.

The project dubbed the “Kampala City Markets water and Sanitation” has been done in partnership with the Kabaka Foundation, which is an NGO presided over by His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda. The 3 months project which is part of UBL’s “Water of Life” initiative will cost UGX 300 Million and will benefit over 26,000 people.

Under this project, each Market will get a modern sanitation facility with eights units; a toilet for people with disabilities, a washroom for men and women, three urinal bowls for men, one shared attendants room, a water reservoir of 5000 liters, a 1000 liter over- head tank and a water pump.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony at Nakulabye Market, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Mark Ocitti said, “Access to clean sanitation facilities is critical to the health and prosperity of our communities, and yet, too many people especially in the markets around the city do not have access to these basic services. Uganda Breweries is proud to partner with the Kabaka Foundation to reform and improve the lives of more than 26,000 people who live and work around these markets.”

Ocitti noted that this project is not the first done in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom. “UBL and the Kingdom have a long standing partnership to brew Ngule beer, the Kingdoms official beer. The beer is made from cassava and sorghum all of which are sourced locally from Buganda Kingdom.”

In his remarks, Owekitibwa Chris Bwanika, a Trustee in the Kabaka Foundation said, “This project marks another milestone in achieving Kabaka foundation’s aim of improving sanitation. Kampala city markets have dilapidated sanitation facilities and with the construction of these new facilities, we will now be able to address the problem of poor sanitation and the consequent spread of diseases among the residents, especially the children.”

Uganda Breweries Limited has in the past years run similar projects. In 2017, the company constructed public sanitation facilities worth UGX 300 million at Port Bell and Kirombe markets. The project benefits over 12,000 residents, traders and visitors to the two areas. UBL has also previously constructed sanitation facilities in Ggaba market and Kinawataka market.

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Sheraton hosts Muslim community to iftar dinner

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Sheraton Kampala Hotel treated the Muslim community to iftar dinner as they broke their fast on Thursday evening. The dinner was held to thank their Muslim partners, clients and guests for the continued support to the hotel and to also wish them blessings during this holy month of Ramadan.

The dinner was a blend of Middle Eastern and Ugandan cuisine consisting of special and customized meals of starter, salads, condiments & dressing, soups, main course, carving, dessert and a variety of drinks.

While addressing the guests during the dinner, the General Manager, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Jean-Philippe Bittencourt encouraged the Muslims to keep up with the good spirit of brotherhood as they observe this Ramadan. He further thanked them for the immeasurable support to the Sheraton hotel and encouraged them to work as a team for peace and unity to be realized.

“To observe, this holy month, the hotel has set aside a special prayer place where our employees, guests and customers can say their prayer and break their fast. We have a designated area at the Victoria Restaurant where they can have a lavish buffet as they break their fast from Monday to Saturday,” Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt further noted.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam with the fast beginning at dawn and ending at set.

Sheraton hotel during this holy month of Ramadan has special daily Iftar menu packages for individuals, families, groups and companies hosting their Muslim clients or customers to a special dinner.

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V-Power weekend is back

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Emmanuel Ssebunya, Vivo Energy Brand Manager – Fuel .

Emmanuel Ssebunya, Vivo Energy Brand Manager – Fuel refills a customer’s car at Shell Bugolobi.

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“V-Power Weekend”, a promotion that allows customers to purchase Shell V-Power at the same price as regular fuel, is back.

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Launched in March this year, the promotion is open to all Shell customers and is available at over 80 Shell stations countrywide. The offer runs for the entire weekend starting Friday morning to Sunday evening.

“This promotional offer is aimed at getting car owners to try the advanced fuel formulation and experience the thrilling power and performance of our premium fuel Shell V-Power,” said Emmanuel Ssebunya, Brand Manager Fuels at Vivo Energy Uganda. “Shell’s new fuels contain exclusive DYNAFLEX Technology which helps clean and protect key components in vehicle engines, reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall, reduces possibility of engine knock leading to better engine efficiency and performance.”

The V-Power Weekend offer will run every month till December 2019 to give as many motorists as possible an opportunity to experience Shell premium fuels.

“Whatever car you drive, wherever you are going, visit a Shell station to get a full tank of Premium Shell V-Power at the price of regular fuel and GO WELL,” he added.

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