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MTN in sh700m partnership with Tooro Kingdom

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MTN has also committed to supporting the annual Empango or coronation celebrations over the period of the partnership.

MTN in sh700m partnership with Tooro Kingdom

MTN commits sh700m over two years, to support the Tooro Kingdom’s socio-cultural and economic programs for its people.

MTN has also committed to supporting the annual Empango or coronation celebrations over the period of the partnership.

FORT PORTAL -As part of activities to mark the Omukama of Tooro's 25th coronation anniversary, MTN Uganda has entered a partnership worth sh700m, with the kingdom of Tooro. The support will be extended over a period of 2 years and will focus on the kingdom's social, cultural, and economic programs in the areas of health, sports, and culture. 

Programs to be supported include the popular Masaza football tournaments and the newly introduced inter-counties bicycle competitions. The kingdom will also identify projects of their interest and work with MTN to scope and address the agreed needs. 

This program will be executed under MTN Y'ello Hope, as Corporate Social Investment projects. MTN has also committed to supporting the annual Empango or coronation celebrations over the period of the partnership.

Representing the Chief Executive Officer, the MTN Uganda General Manager, Sales and Distribution, Joseph Bogera officiated at the symbolic signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, that took place at Karuzika in Fort Portal, during the Omukama's silver jubilee Empango celebrations.
Queen Mother Best Kemigisha (second from left) flanks her son, King Oyo, at a past event. (File photo)

While making his remarks, Bogera said MTN is working with cultural institutions like the kingdom of Tooro, because they are a strong community establishment that foster shared beliefs and unity of purpose. 

"As MTN, we believe that we are good together because MTN only succeeds if the communities in which we operate succeed. Being a partner in development gives us the opportunity to support the social and economic aspirations of our customers and the Ugandan community in general. We are focused on actively demonstrating what can be achieved if we work together to enable a shared value system," Bogera said.

He added that MTN is proud to be associated with the Kingdom of Tooro and what it stands for in the lives of its people.

The Prime Minister of Tooro Kingdom, Rt. Hon Bernard Tungakwo thanked MTN Uganda for caring and supporting the people of Tooro over the years.

"I am happy to note that MTN has over the years shown its care for the people of Tooro. Our association stretches years back, and this partnership is further evidence to the bond that exists between the people of Tooro and MTN.

We are indeed grateful for all the support you have extended to the kingdom and pledge to continue supporting MTN in whatever way we can," Tungakwo said.

As part of MTN's 20-year anniversary celebrations, the company supported the renovation and equipping of the maternity wards at Kijuura Health Centre III and Kabarole Hospital in the Kingdom. 

About Y'ello Hope

Acknowledging the role and responsibility to make a meaningful difference and impact in the lives of all, Y'ello Hope is MTN's highly targeted response initiative harnessing the power of MTN through its brand, resources, capabilities, and technology to brighten lives across Africa and the Middle East. 

Driven with passion and dedication by MTN across its footprint, Y'ello Hope's purpose is to support employees, consumers, society, and government during times of societal crisis and need bringing relief, hope, and optimism where needs are greatest. 

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