MTN Uganda, on Friday 8th November 3013 hosted the first ever MTN Business Golf Day at Kampala Golf Club. This was an all-day event in which the MTN Leadership Team and more than 30 corporate companies participated in a full field shotgun game of golf which kicked off at 11am.
At the tee off event, the MTN CEO Mazen Mroué, handed over golf equipment to the Uganda Golf Club Captain, Charles Katarikawe. The items included caddy range gear comprising shorts, shirts, bibs, leg guards, shin guards and helmets as well as ball picker equipment. These are part of a total package worth UShs.90million that will go a long way in supporting the club’s activities.
For the last 5 years MTN Uganda has sponsored the MTN Monthly Mug which runs throughout the annual golf calendar. Over time, this property has evolved and today the Uganda Golf Club now fully runs and manages the Monthly Mug events.
The MTN Business Golf day, which will be an annual event, further stamps MTN’s support and presence at the Golf club. It provides a unique opportunity for MTN’s customers who are also members of the club to experience what the MTN Business brand has to offer. A number of MTN products and services tailor made for the business customer will be showcased during the MTN Business Golf Day.
In addition to this, MTN Uganda has sponsored one of Uganda’s leading golf talents and upcoming pro-golfers, Deo Akope, over that last 3 years to the tune of UShs. 101 million. Akope has participated in a number of international golf tournaments under the MTN sponsorship and has flown not only the MTN flag high, but the Ugandan flag as well.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer, Ernst Fonternel, said MTN was proud of the role it’s laying in bridging the gap between business owners and their clients by providing business solutions which simplify the way they can run their businesses. “Golf offers a clear bridge between sports and business as many of the members of the Golf fraternity are also MTN Business customers”.
MTN Uganda has consistently supported the sporting fraternity in Uganda and aside from golf, it has assisted many sports over the years including football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and golf amongst others. Through the MTN Arena in Lugogo, which was refurbished by MTN in 2010 to be the largest and most modern indoor stadium in Uganda and the region, we are leaving a legacy for Ugandans to benefit from. The MTN Kampala Marathon now in its 10th year has supported many noble causes over the years and remains the flagship event on the Uganda Sports and Social Calendar.
Commenting at the event, the MTN Uganda GM MTN Business, Mr. Reginald Kafeero said that the MTN Business proposition is clearly set out to fill a gap in the needs of MTN’s corporate customers. “MTN Business offers a wide range of business solutions through an array of technology options to suit our customers’ business needs both in and out of the office, locally and internationally. Customers can focus on their core business and MTN will deliver the needed communications solutions,” he said.
MTN business is the arm of MTN Uganda responsible for providing business solutions that will satisfy the needs of our Corporate clientele. The MTN Business vision is to provide converged communications solutions for our customers through a dedicated team that manages the entire product portfolio to ensure a seamless experience for its customers.
Kafeero added that SMEs and business people who have been looking for world-class tools to improve their business efficiencies will find the MTN solutions attractive for their business growth.
“MTN’s focus is to contribute to the development of enterprises and the sustainable growth of economies in the countries of operation and MTN IT Solutions are integral to the company’s strategy to achieve this, particularly as enterprises are key economic growth drivers in most of our markets” he said.
About MTN Uganda
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 30 September 2013, MTN Uganda recorded 8.4 million subscribers across Uganda. Visit us at 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 for assistance.
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 30 September 2013, MTN recorded 203.8 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit. Visit us at, www.mtnbusiness.com , www.mtn.com www.mtnmmo.com and for our football fans www.mtnfootball.com