Mastercard, MTN Group Partner To Enable Consumers Shop And Pay Online

Mastercard and MTN has announced a strategic partnership to enable millions of MTN MoMo customers in 16 African countries to shop and pay online with global merchants.   Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers can now unlock a host of opportunities and shop from their favorite international brands online while in their home countries or travelling abroad.   The announcement comes at a time when e-commerce and online shopping are reaching record levels across Africa. According to the Economy 2021 outlook conducted…

MTN Uganda launches Smartphones To Be Paid On Instalment

MTN Uganda has launched an easy payment plan that allows customers to get smartphones and pay in easy instalments over a specified period. Named ‘Pay mpola mpola’, the scheme is another first by a telecom company in Uganda. Speaking during the unveiling of the Scheme, MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer Sen Somdev said the idea behind this scheme is to give many Ugandans access to the internet through easing affordability of smartphones; at payment terms which are manageable. “MTN believes that everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life…

MTN Uganda acquires 10-year naming rights for KCCA FC stadium

This article is originally posted on ceo.co.ug MTN Uganda and KCCA Football Club (KCCA FC) have sealed a 10-year partnership that will give MTN naming rights to the club’s home ground facility located at Lugogo, in Kampala. As a result of the partnership, the stadium will now and for the next 10 years be called the MTN Omondi Stadium, in a move which MTN and KCCA FC honour the legacy of Phillip Omondi, the late football player who dedicated his life to football in Uganda as a player and coach. “MTN…

MTN Uganda rewards Joshua Cheptegei for his recent exploits at the Monaco Diamond League.

MTN Uganda has rewarded athlete Joshua Cheptegei for his recent exploits at the Monaco Diamond League meet, where he set a new 5000 metres world record of 12:35.36, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record of 12:37.35. In recognition of this milestone, MTN Uganda has offered a cash prize of UGX 123, 536,000 and a telecommunication package of 12GB of data, 35 voice minutes and 36 SMS per month for twelve months. Both prizes symbolize the new 12.35.36 world record time. Speaking at the handover ceremony at Mbale Resort Hotel,…

MTN Uganda and New Vision sealed a partnership to enable MTN Mobile Money payments for subscribers to access eVision

MTN Uganda has sealed a partnership with Vision Group to enable MTN Mobile Money payments for subscribers to access eVision. The partnership signed between Robert Kabushenga on behalf of Vision Group and MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte on behalf of MTN. eVision, an electronic version of the New Vision newspaper was launched on 1st April 2020 to address convenience in access to news on the go. Since inception, five months ago, the service has been availed at no charge. eVison is accessible anywhere, anytime across devices including mobile phones, tablets and…

MTN Uganda and Sanyuka TV launches campaign for next big soccer commentator

MTN Uganda, the official broadcast partner of the Startimes Uganda Premier league (SUPL) has launched a new challenge that seeks to identify one local fan with talent for soccer commentary. The lucky person will get a one-year contract to do commentary for the SUPL season 2020-21. The campaign that is a partnership with the leading Sports broadcasting TV station Sanyuka TV is seeking to identify an all-round sports commentator who can do side pitch analysis, interviews, game analysis and commentary. Dubbed “Samba Ne MTN” the campaign started with a soccer…

MTN Uganda launches a Free Messaging App ‘ayoba’ in Uganda

MTN Uganda have partnered with SIMFY AFRICA to launch a SuperApp called ‘ayoba’ that will enable Ugandans to access more affordable communication. ayoba is an instant  messaging app available for now for Android devices and soon for iOS and works with any network. What makes it different from other messaging apps is that you can still chat (app to SMS and SMS to app) with anyone regardless of where they have the ayoba app or not. MTN customers can reply to these messages on SMS even when they don’t have…

MTN Uganda and UCC Finally Penned down the MTN UG 12 Years License Extension Agreement

MTN Uganda and the Uganda Communications Commission have finally signed the MTN UG License renewal agreement. MTN Uganda acquired a 12 year 2nd National Operating license effective 1st July 2020 at a fixed operational license cost of $ 100M, which they fully paid. At a brief ceremony held at the UCC offices in Bogolobi, Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankamba congratulated MTN on this ”momentous occasion” while the MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhellpute pledged ”to deliver a new digital life to everyone, everywhere.” This brings to an end, the long-standing…

MTN Uganda declares winners of the ‘MTN for Good’ campaign

Five lucky youth have won the public vote emerging as the winners of the ‘MTN for Good’ campaign that was launched early 2020. Following the story of MTN that started as a small SME to becoming one of the most admired brands in Africa, the MTN  for Good campaign sought to awaken the youth to the fact that it is possible to realize your dreams if you pursue them. Douglas Smith of Sportrise polled the highest public votes beating over 100 other participants to emerge winner in the inaugural campaign.…