MTN Uganda launches the Kabode Supa Smartphone on Mpola Mpola payment terms.

  • MTN Uganda has today launched Kabode Supa smartphone under its pay mpola mpola device financing scheme, that allows customers to buy smartphones but pay for the handset in installments.
  • With an initial deposit of UGX 99,000, a customer can walk away with the Kabode Supa smartphone and make monthly, weekly, and daily installments as low as UGX 833 for 6 months to fully own the device.
  • The Kabode Supa comes with 2GB free MTN data every month for the next seven months.

Determined to boost digital inclusion in the country, MTN Uganda has today launched Kabode Supa smartphone under its “pay Mpola Mpola” device financing scheme, that allows customers to pay for their smartphone in installments.

With an initial deposit of only UGX 99,000, a customer can walk away with the Kabode Supa smartphone and make monthly, weekly or daily installments as low as UGX 833 for 6 months to own the device.

In addition, the Kabode Supa comes with 2GB free MTN data every month for the next seven months upon purchase. All data bundle purchases made in the first 3 months also come with 100% bonus.

MTN Kabode Supa is an internet-enabled smartphone with a 5 inch screen, 3GB RAM, 8GB memory space, 2Mega Pixels (MP) front camera and 8 MP back camera with a long battery life.

The handset is the newest addition to the company’s family of the Kabode smartphones purchased through the mpola mpola scheme.

Commenting about the new smartphone in Kampala today, Ian Mugambe, Segment Manager, MTN Uganda said the device financing scheme “mpola mpola”, aims to ensure that everyone has access to ICT and digital services, noting that the Kabode Supa is the latest smartphone MTN is offering customers on these favorable and affordable payment terms

“At MTN, we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of a modern connected life so we are excited to champion smartphone adoption and penetration in Uganda in order to witness the next chapter in Uganda’s digital inclusion journey,” he said.

In 2020, MTN Uganda introduced a device financing scheme dubbed ‘mpola mpola’ with the aim of ensuring affordability of handsets for Ugandans across the country through accepting payment in installments.

The MTN Kabode Supa smartphone is available at all MTN shops countrywide. Upon payment of the initial deposit of UGX 99,000/-, the customers goes away with their phone and completes payment through instalments of UGX 833/- daily, UGX 6,250/- weekly or UGX 25,000/- for the monthly instalment option.

Tension builds at the MTN Busoga Masaza Tournament as Bugabula defeats Bukono

Perennial Busoga Masaza Cup participants-Bugabula County Football Team on Sunday registered another victory by putting 4 goals behind Bukono County Football Team. Even when football pundits had regarded them as underdogs, the description has since shifted to being title contenders in this year’s edition if Sunday’s win is anything to go by.

The first half ended in a goalless draw in a game played at Kamuli Municipality Ground and watched by several area politicians. However, Bugabula entered second half like wounded lions culminating into four goals making it inevitable for them not to lead Bukowe group with six points and five goals scored. Their goals were scored by Jafali Kaziro, Rajab Waiswa with a brace and Sam Semigugu.

Even when they hail from the bigger Bugabula BB chiefdom, pitting them against each other as regards this year’s edition has brought in some rivalry. On Saturday, Budiope County FC visited Buzaaya County FC in a game played at Luzinga Church of Uganda Primary School ending in a 1 all draw.
Buzaaya had taken the lead in the 43rd minute courtesy of Samuel Ngobi before Budiope’s Joel Waiswa equalized with 21 minutes left to play. The two counties sit joint-2nd in Kagulu Hill Group table behind Butembe who have six points from two games.

Elsewhere, Bukooli Namayingo beat Busiki 2-1 over the weekend. Bukooli Namayingo scored in the 41st minute through Ismael Ndifuna before Busiki equalized in the 81st minute through Dennis Amori upon converting a penalty. However, Busiki’s plot for a draw was short lived as Bukooli Namayingo found a winning goal in the 89th minute through Douglas Soita who headed into the net from a corner kick.
Busiki sit bottom of Mawembe group, Bukooli Namayingo are second with 3 points in a group led by historicals from Bunha.

Relatedly, Bugweri did not find any issues overcoming Luuka. The game’s only goal was scored by Derrick Menya. Bugweri opted for long balls and a defensive system in the second half which in turn handed them their first victory in the tournament. Nhenda group seems to be the group of death with Kigulu, Luuka and Bugweri having three points each.
This year’s edition is sponsored by MTN Uganda and Mayuge Sugar Industries Limited as co-sponsors.
Summary of Results.
Buzaya 1 vs 1 Budiope
Busiki 1 vs 2 Bukooli Namayingo
Bugweri 1 vs 0 Luuka
Bugabula 4 vs 0 Bukono

Goal Galore in the Busoga Masaza Kingdom Tournament

Ever since the 5th edition of the MTN Uganda sponsored Busoga Masaza Cup kicked off last month, each of the participating teams seems to have sharpened their scorers. This is evident by the number of goals scored so far.

Just last weekend, many games were played at the different venues but scoring in each of the games was inevitable.

Ayub Dester’s troops from Bunha County Football team made a trip to Namayingo on Sunday for a showdown with Bukooli Namayingo. In a game played at Namayingo P/S playground, a lone goal by David Okema was enough to condemn Bukooli Namayingo for the day. This is Bunha’s second successive win.

Luuka managed to humble Bunhole Bunanhumba 2-1 thereby securing the much needed three points in Nhendha group.

Luuka took an early lead in the first three minutes having capitalized on pitch familiarity and doubled their lead in the sixteenth minute courtesy of Allan Bamwanga and Cyrus Mugulusi respectively. Bunhole tried to fire back but only managed a consolation through Joel Tumwesigye in the second half.

Bulamogi, who are making their maiden appearance in the tournament, silenced their neighbors from Bukono with a 1-0 in a game played at Ivuukula Sub-county playground. Their solitary goal was scored by Nathan Bwamiki in the first half. Bulamogi capitalized on Bukono’s mistakes since they were being underrated as new entrants to the tournament. Bulamogi will next entertain Bugabula next month in Namwiwa.

The Busoga Masaza tournament is graced by a vast number of people from the kingdom and the tournament sponsors including MTN Uganda.

Joseph Bogera, General Manager, Sales and Distribution, MTN Uganda said the tournament has driven a sense of unity amongst the people of Busoga.

“On behalf of MTN Uganda, I am glad to see the matches unfolding because the tournament is testimony to the power of togetherness which is critical to cultural bonds. MTN seeks to harness togetherness amongst the people of Busoga, because at MTN, we believe we are good together,” he said.

Goals during this tournament have been an attractive factor that draws the people of Busoga from far and wide to watch the matches.

2017 Masaza Champions Butembe County Football team didn’t waste time in humbling perennial participants from Budiope.

Second half goals from Bashir Kabi and Farouk Magumba were the main determinants of the game. This is Butembe’s second win after overcoming Buzaaya in the opener of the tournament.

It should be noted that all the 8 matches played so far have seen at least a goal scored in each game. No game has ended in a draw.

Luuka’s Allan Bamwanga has scored the fastest goal so far (inside the opening 5 minutes in the first half).

A total of 14 goals have been scored, 4 in the first half and 10 in the second half by 12 different players in total.

Relatedly, no team has lost a game after taking the lead either in first or second half.

Bunha has scored the highest number of goals (5) at the moment.

Bunha and Butembe have each kept 2 clean sheets at home and away from home successively.

This weekend, the streak remained undefeated as Buzaaya and Budiope ended the match at 1-1 at Luzinga Community Primary School while Bukooli Namayingo defeated Busiki 2-1 at Namutumba Upper Primary School.

MTN Mobile money agents in Mbarara win Money in MoMo Nyabo Promotion

MTN Mobile Money agents in Mbarara district were very happy over the weekend as MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited rewarded the best performing agents in the district.
In the MTN MoMo Nyabo Waaka promotion that was launched by the fintech last month, over 5,000 MTN Mobile Money agents countrywide, who excel in their business performance will get mobile money over the period of the promotion.
Last week, MTN rewarded the best performing mobile money agents in Mbarara district for their resilience and effort to remain operational despite the two-year lockdown.
Rogers Karamuzi, an MTN mobile money agent along High Street in Mbarara was very happy to be one of the winners in this promotion.
Karamuzi took home UGX100,000 handed over by MTN via mobile money for his business excellence during the promotion. Overjoyed at the news of his win, Karamuzi committed to encourage even more of his customers to deposit from his business.
A few metres away was Shillah Orikiriza, another exceptional mobile money agent operating in Mbarara’s beautiful town. She sits on a stool with a small table for her belongings. Orikiriza wakes up early in the morning to target the early bird customers but also works extra hours when the traffic overflows in the evening.
She has built experience working for mobile money over the years and also has a customer base that keeps supporting her business.
Like Karamuzi, Orikiriza won UGX100,000 from MTN MoMo for her exceptional business acumen. Speaking to media personality and also a presenter of the 4th edition of MoMo Nyabo promotion Haffi Powers, Orikiriza was extremely grateful to MTN for appreciating its stakeholders.
During this promotion, the best performing MTN MoMo Agents in all districts of Uganda will win mobile money and other prizes. Every week for 8 weeks, 675 agents will receive UGX100,000.
In May, MTN introduced the MoMo Nyabo Waaka Promotion wherein 24 Toyota Succeed cars will be given away, and Mobile Money worth 1,600,000,000 to 16,000 lucky winners over the 8 weeks of the promotion.
Customers simply need to deposit UGX20,000 on their MTN mobile wallet and stand a chance to win a car. The more you deposit, the higher your chances of winning.
Customers are encouraged to ensure that their MTN mobile money simcards are registered fully in the same names reflected on their National Identifications. This can be done at any service center country wide.
As the MoMo Nyabo promotion continues, Ugandans are cautioned to be aware of conmen, emphasizing that all winners are to be contacted only by 0312120000, which is the official calling number from MTN.


MTN honors Uganda’s Film Industry at the 9th edition of the annual film festival

The 9th edition of the Uganda Film Festival was nothing if not eventful. The film actors and actresses on Friday came together to celebrate their achievements by crowning the best performers of 2022. 

The Uganda Film Festival is organized by Uganda Communications Commission in partnership with numerous players in the media and telecom industry including MTN Uganda.  Dashing in African wear which was the dress code of the evening, MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte appreciated the milestones achieved by the film actors and actresses in the growth of Uganda’s film industry.

“I was there in 1998 when we had few Television and radio stations and we used to listen to Congolese music so today I feel very proud that Uganda’s entertainment industry has grown. I want to congratulate all of you for this amazing achievement. We should be all be proud of you,” Vanhelleputte said to the film industry players in Uganda.

Vanhelleputte made the remarks while handing over the viewer’s choice award to the actors and production team of the Wave Film who were voted the best in that category by the public.

This year, the festival was held under the theme: “Creative Industry as a Solution to Unemployment.”

According to Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the executive director UCC, this year’s theme was selected to create awareness about the opportunities that the creative industry generates. 

“We do acknowledge that the creative industry encompasses a number of areas such as the arts, media ie film,TV, radio, music, advertising, architectural design, software development and digital media design. These can foster income generation, job creation and export earnings while promoting social inclusion, cultural diversity and human development,” she noted.

For a while, MTN has supported the Uganda Film Festival organized by UCC with the vision of empowering and providing opportunities for the youth and harnessing the potential of creatives in spurring Uganda’s development.

In 2020, MTN launched Kibanda Xpress, in partnership with YOTV to provide a platform for Ugandan movies with the aim of commercializing and preserving the quality of local content.

Through Kibanda Xpress, MTN also sought to cultivate the spirit of nationalism, love and consumption of local content by the public.

Since its inception, multiple players in the film industry have earned revenue from the various movies marketed on the platform.

MTN Uganda Supports the Namugongo Anglican Shrine with Shs10million for Martyrs’ Day Celebrations

  • MTN Uganda has today supported the Anglican Shrine in Namugongo with Shs10million contribution towards the martyrs’ day celebration slated for 3rd
  • The contribution is meant to support the shrine with its preparation for the martyrs’ day celebration.
  • Uganda Martyrs Day is celebrated on 3rd June in commemoration of the martyrdom of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic men for their faith at the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda between 1885 and 1887.             

MTN Uganda has today supported the Anglican Shrine in Namugongo with Shs10million contribution towards the martyrs’ day celebration slated for 3rd June.

Uganda Martyrs Day is celebrated on 3rd June in commemoration of the martyrdom of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic men for their faith at the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda between 1885 and 1887.

This year, Martyrs Day will be held under the theme: “Baptized and Sent to Witness Christ with Love and Hope”.

While handing over a cheque at the ceremony held at the Anglican Shrine in Namugongo, Kenneth Kiddu, the MTN Uganda General Manager Business Intelligence said the contribution is meant to support the shrine with its preparation for the martyrs’ day celebration.

“Supporting the religious fraternity in Uganda is very important to MTN Uganda because of our shared vision in the power of togetherness. As a corporate company, MTN believes that businesses can only thrive when the communities within which they operate are equally thriving, because we believe that we are good together,” he noted.

Kiddu also lauded the Anglican Church for its continuous dedication to fostering a spirit of peace, love and kindness amongst the public.

Bishop Dr Sheldon Mwesigwa, the chairperson for Greater Ankole Dioceses appreciated MTN Uganda for its contribution and prayed for blessings for the telecom’s operations.

Bishop Dr Sheldon Mwesigwa, the chairperson for Greater Ankole Dioceses (l) prays for blessings for MTN Uganda while Kenneth Kiddu, MTN GM Business Intelligence(r) hands over the Shs10million contribution today.

“I would like to thank MTN who have extended assistance to us towards this great event. This event is so big that we who are involved in it testify that support such as this deserves a big appreciation,” Bishop Dr Mwesigwa noted.

The contribution to the Anglican Shrine comes weeks after MTN equally supported the Catholic Shrine’s preparations ahead of the martyrs’ day celebration in Namugongo.

MTN will also support media broadcasters to relay activities leading up to Martyrs’ Day celebrations, as well as the proceedings of the actual day on local TV.

MTN’s Nsindika Njake Show announces the Top Four Finalists

Only four youth among 20 contestants are left standing in the ongoing MTN’s entrepreneurship skills-based show, Nsindika Njake that airs on NBS TV on Wednesday.

Shakirah Nasseje, David Kasaali, Joseph Kwesiga, and Jovan Kagezi were the four successful candidates following the ninth episode which aired last Wednesday.

The development comes after the second batch of four contestants in this ninth episode were tasked to demonstrate to the jury the skills they had attained from the extensive training at Katende Harambe Demonstration Farm.

Previously in the eighth episode, the top eight contestants were taken to the farm to explore skills in the agribusiness sector. At least four of the competitors presented what they understood from the extensive training conducted by Godfrey Kigoye, programs director.

They were all trained in agribusinesses like poultry farming, urban farming, zero-grazing for cattle, and biogas processing.

In this round, David Kasaali impressed the judges with how he painted the picture of how the poultry farming business can be a success in homesteads mentioning the challenges and solutions needed.

Joseph Kwesiga threw more light on how biogas is produced from waste. “I am driven by the passion for doing this enterprise,” said Kwesiga. He urged Ugandans to shift their mindset against the bias of rejecting dirty-hand jobs.

Able Tamale said cattle zero-grazing is a profitable business but it takes a clean and hardworking person to gain from this business.

In her presentation about urban farming, Phionah Nakibuye, said this kind of business can save on the home’s daily costs once adopted.

After their presentation, the jury- led by renowned business coach Issa Sekitto, assembled all the eight participants and split the two groups into two; left and right.

The four that were standing on the right were unfortunately halted from continuing to the next level and the group on the left was approved to continue to the next show.

Tamale Able, Katende Abdul Karim, Nakibuye Fiona, and Cosmas Ayebare’s future on the show came to an end lastweek.

Professor Gudlar Naiga Basaza, said Nsindika Njake has demonstrated the potential of youths in curbing unemployment in the country leveraging on the innovation and business skilling provided during the training.

She thanked MTN for the initiative and urged Ugandans to watch the show and put the skills to use as an enabler of poverty eradication.

Business Expert Ruth Biyinka the business coach, commended all participants on the hard work in this skills fair and encouraged those that could not proceed to the next episode to continue learning and improving themselves in their entrepreneurial journey.

Nsindika Njake airs every Wednesday on NBS TV at 8:30 pm and the weekly episodes are repeated on Sundays at the same time.

In addition to NBS TV, the episode will also be aired on radios including; Galaxy FM, Radio Simba, Radio Buddu, and CBS2 FM.