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MTN supports Busoga Kingdom with sh600m

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Added 16th September 2020 03:14 PM

MTN has also committed to support the annual coronation celebrations over the period of the partnership.

MTN supports Busoga Kingdom with sh600m

The partnership will focus on the kingdom’s social, cultural, and economic programs in the areas of health, sports, and culture

MTN has also committed to support the annual coronation celebrations over the period of the partnership.

BUSOGA   MTN

MTN Uganda has announced a two-year partnership with the Obwa Kyabazinga bwa Busoga Kingdom worth sh600m. This partnership comes, as MTN celebrates the 6th coronation anniversary of the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV. 

The partnership 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 of those communities. This program will be executed under MTN Y'ello Hope, as Corporate Social Investment projects. 

MTN has also committed to support the annual coronation celebrations over the period of the partnership.

Stephen Mutana, the MTN Uganda General Manager, Mobile Financial Services signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte. 

The signing ceremony coincided with the coronation anniversary celebrations at Igenge Palace, the Kyabazinga's official residence 

Mutana remarked that "cultural institutions like the Obwa Kyabazinga Bwa Busoga, are a strong community establishment that foster shared beliefs and unity of purpose.

The Prime Minister of Busoga Kingdom, Rt. Hon Dr Muvawala Joseph, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to MTN Uganda for its continued support towards the people of Busoga over the years, noting that the new partnership will go a long way in addressing some of the socio-economic and cultural issues of the people of Busoga.

"I'm grateful to MTN. For several years now, MTN has stood with us both in times of need and during happy times like these. We are indeed grateful for all the support you have given us over the years and we pledge to continue supporting MTN because of its big heart not only to the people of Busoga but to the entire country," Muvawala said.

In 2019, MTN Uganda supported the Kyabazinga's Girl Child initiative and the construction of a classroom block at Malongo Ark Peas high school in Mayuge in addition to donating 150 solar kits to selected schools in Kamuli. These among several other projects are a testament to MTN's commitment to supporting the social and economic aspirations of its customers and the Ugandan community in general.   

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, 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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