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MTN Uganda Hands over 21 Scholarships under 21 days of Y’ello care.

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Min of Education and Sports Hon. Jessica Alupo, our very own CEO and the winners of the 21 scholarships across the country

MTN Uganda has today handed over 21 scholarships to lucky students who participated and excelled in an online aptitude exam under MTN Uganda’s 21 days of Y’ello Care. There were 5 regional winners from the Central, Northern, Western and Eastern/Southern each with an overall winner Joseph Owori, a student from Namilyango College; he had the highest score.

The aptitude exams were part of an initiative to popularize and encourage usage of an e-learning platform that MTN Uganda and Gayaza High School launched on the 31st of June 2013.

This e-learning platform is an initiative geared at impacting and empowering learners with in the country through improved electronic educational content and user enabling apps.

It gives students and teachers in Uganda free online access to educational material from the national syllabus, past exam papers and other relevant study material. Students are also able to share experiences and have access to teachers all the time to learn.

Speaking at the handover of the scholarships at Kibuli Secondary School in Kampala, Anthony Katamba, MTN Uganda GM Corporate Services said, “Education and ICT are both areas that are very close to our hearts at MTN because of their potential to transform the socio-economic status of a community. In fact education is one area that we have decided to focus our social investments as MTN Uganda. As the leading communications company in Uganda, we are very proud to champion the cause of e-learning.”

21 days of Y’ello care is an annual MTN group initiative in which staff take 21 days of their work schedule to take part financially, physically and emotionally in activities that touch and impact the lives of the people in the areas in which they do business.

The theme this year has been “investing in Education,’ but skewed towards ICT in education. The 21 scholarships were funded through staff contributions. Individual departments with MTN also undertook separate projects in various institutions of learning, all under the theme ICT in education.

Mroue explained that all over the developing world, governments are strained by all the social requirements they need to invest in, and many a times, they are not able to fully invest in everything.

“It therefore calls upon private entities like MTN to come in and supplement government efforts through such investments in social infrastructure whose impact cannot be measured, and yet they make a whole lot of difference. As the number one corporate citizen, we are committed to doing our part,” Katamba said.

Jessica Alupo the Education minister thanked MTN Uganda for their continued support to Ugandans in different areas. “There is no sector that MTN Uganda has not touched with their social investments. And these are all very noble investments. If we have more private partners picking a leaf from MTN, government would be able to concentrate on building infrastructure and policy issues,” she said.

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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 http://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

About the 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

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UCC launches free Wi-Fi hotspot project

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UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo.

By BigEyeUG Team
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a Wi-Fi hotspot project covering five border posts across the country.

The project, to be implemented by Blue Crane Communications Limited, an Internet Service Provider, will provide broadband services at the five border posts of Mutukula (Kyotera); Vurra (Arua); Malaba (Tororo); Elegu (Amuru); Bunagana (Kisoro).

Launching the project at the UCC head office on Wednesday, UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, who was flanked by the Director RCDF Nyombi Thembo, said the project aims to provide connectivity in transit areas to facilitate business and support the fight against COVID-19.

Mr George Waigumbulizi, a Director at Blue Crane, said his company would deliver a bandwidth capacity of 5Mbps per user at the selected sites.

Being in line with the RCDF Phase III Guidelines that prioritise broadband connectivity and access, the Wi-Fi hotspot project will enable the public in the beneficiary areas to access free and reliable internet connectivity.

This intervention is also informed by the National Broadband Policy, which seeks to promote broadband coverage across the country. The policy defines broadband for Uganda as robust connectivity that is affordable, reliable and delivers a minimum of 5Mbps to the user for applications, content and services.

In targeting border towns, UCC/RCDF recognised that people in transit areas have unique communication needs that can be addressed through access to public Wi-Fi hotspots as long as they own a Wi-Fi capable device. Wi-Fi in such locations is even more suitable and convenient because it doesn’t require a SIM card or existence of a subscription relationship with a service provider.

Through this project, the Commission will also be able to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 by addressing the communication needs of people transiting through the said border posts, some of which have been identified by the Ministry of Health as hotspots in the fight against the pandemic.

By providing free broadband service, it is believed that the experience will spur market demand among the local user population, and eventually drive uptake of broadband services in these areas.

The project also aims to increase the number of ICT devices such as computers and smartphones in the area, as well as encourage digital literacy, thereby reducing the digital divide.

Besides improved social services, the selected areas are expected to experience the ease of doing business through e-commerce and e-government services, thus contributing to social-economic transformation.

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Zahara Totto opens up on why her relationship with ‘Big Papa’ failed

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By BigEyeUg Team

Next Media, Zahara Totto is still mending a broken heart after breaking-up with Nigerian money bag, Don Solomon Ugwu aka Big Papa (Oga).

The ‘Uncut’ TV show host’s one-year affair with Don Solomon was confirmed done and dusted on Monday, 10th August after a bitter fight between the two lovers.

However, Zahara has since taken it to her Snap chat account spilling all the unbearable circumstances that sparked their misunderstandings.

The motor-mouthed TV presenter, narrates that all went wrong in her relationship when she found-out that boyfriend, Big Papa was sleeping around with other women.

She reveals that her efforts in resolving the issues together with hubby all ended in vain after he refuted all claims of cheating.

He instead continued sharing their bed with all kinds of city girls.

The mother-of-four also says Big Papa is disrespectful, non-developmental, adds no value to no one, among others, and that’s why she never regrets breaking-up with him.

Zahara further says she can’t take his behaviors anymore or stand him because he is disgusting.

Here is her statement in full;

Allow me tell you a short story. I have been busy working the anus decided to sleep with every slut who cares to open their legs to him thinking they will get rich from him! Such low thinking brains!

Am a one-man woman, and when I found out that’s the case I tried to talk to him so we solve things where it had gone wrong as I didn’t want the relationship to end! But the anus used that to his advantage to continue with his Ashawo behavior of sleeping with more sluts.

I was in Love cos we have been together for a year now! Didn’t want it to lose /

my man! But all in vain. The anus is disrespectful, non-developmental, adds no value to no one, etc.

He is threatening me right now for exposing is bleached jik pussy selling bitch who has worked so had to see that me and the anus separate. I can nolonger take it in anymore! I can’t stand him anymore! He disgusts me.

We will keep you posted.

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Video: Zahara Totto beaten by hubby, Big Papa before bitter split

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By BigEyeUg Team

The sudden breakup between NBS TV’s Zahara Totto and her boyfriend, Don Solomon Ugwu alias Big Papa (Oga) continue to surface with more secrets spilled regarding their one-year old relationship.

Issues seem not light at all as we may have earlier anticipated, for the motor-mouthed media personality after another video storming social media today showing a bitter fight between Zahara and now ex-boyfriend, Don Solomon.

In the video, the mother of four is seen ridiculously nagging and clinging to her boyfriend as she begs him not call it quits in their relationship.

She is later thumped to the ground continuously by Big Papa giving her no chance again in his life.

The fight is most-likely to have been a continuation of the leaked audio where Oga was hectically trying to conclude his affair with the ‘Uncut’ show host.

Watch video here;

We will keep you posted

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Sheilah Gashumba’s relationship with boyfriend, Gods Plan on the rocks

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By BigEyeUG Writer

It seems our favourite young celebrity couple Sheila Gashumba and boyfriend GodsPlan are taking a break. Just days after city socialite Ali Marcus alias Godsplan came out on his Snapchat to reveal his break up with his long time fiancée Sheilah Gashumba, it is now clear that the two have let go of each after deleting their pictures as couple on instagram.

According to information gathered, the two who had many pictures of each other all over instagram surprised their fans when they deleted pictures of them as couple leaving their own singles.

It is said that the two love birds had reached the darkest part of it all after they both started hitting at themselves with allegations of infidelity which forced God’s plan to announce their splitting. “I can confirm me and lil stunner have parted ways,” he said.

Sheilah and God’s plan started dating three years ago and have been able to live in the spotlight as a young celebrity couple. The two have been known for living a lavish lifestyle with trips and vacations. They have been able to do things together regardless of their fights.

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