Press Statement

12th October 2020


MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda wish to inform the public and their customers that mobile money services between the two networks have resumed.

Customers can now send and receive money across both networks.

We apologise to all customers for any inconvenience this may have caused and reiterate our commitment to delivering secure and seamless mobile money services.




Wim Vanhelleputte

Chief Executive Officer

MTN Uganda

VG Somasekhar

Managing Director

Airtel Uganda




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Rhona Arinaitwe

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

MTN Uganda




Sumin Namaganda

Public Relations Manager

Airtel Uganda




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MTN Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Djibril Ouattara to the position of MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September.

Djibril is a seasoned executive with experience spanning more than 15 years in telecoms. In his most recent role as CEO of MTN Congo Brazzaville, he made significant strides in delivering on the company’s BRIGHT strategy.

He has implemented a successful turnaround including a network transformation which won MTN Congo Brazzaville the award for ‘best network’ in the country for two consecutive years, and an aggressive Supply and Distribution transformation leading to significant value share growth. Additionally, he led the operation’s mobile money development, achieving 53% penetration rate in two years.

Djibril has worked across Africa, the USA and Europe. Prior to joining MTN he held CEO roles at Canal Plus Ivory Coast and Etisalat-Atlantique Telecom Togo. He holds an MBA from MIT-Sloan School of Management (USA), as well as an Engineering Degree from ENSIA-INSET in Ivory Coast.

Effective 1 November, current MTN Congo Brazzaville Chief Technical and Information Officer (CTIO), Ayham Moussa, will undertake the position of acting CEO for MTN Congo Brazzaville until a permanent appointment is finalised.


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MTN Closes 20 year anniversary Celebrations with a Bang!

Mbale town is the place to be as MTN wraps up its twenty year anniversary celebrations with a grand finale of the regional expos in the Eastern district.

Revelers should brace themselves for among other events, a star-studded wrap up concert on Saturday 25th as we wind up our MTN @20 regional expos. This mega concert will be headlined by top artistes, Gravity and Cindy!
But that’s not all, the fascinating and captivating young rapper, Fresh Kid will shut the town down with his electric rap performance as MTN turns down the light on the MTN@20 regional expos in this epic grand finale.

You think you had enough? Not yet! The Ghetto Kids will raise dust on the Eastern town with their spirited dance moves that I bet you don’t want to miss.

The people of Mbale and surrounding areas will also be treated to lots of homegrown talent such as the beloved Byg Ben Sukuya, Titus Vybes, Frencha Nezza, and locally adored song bird, Sharon Sento.
What is a concert without Fireworks? Get ready to be dazzled with the most impressive display of fireworks as we fire up the skies of Mbale town to mark our 20 years of connecting you!

If you love sports then the bicycle race that will be held on the morning of Saturday the 25th will give you a good adrenaline rush! If you have a bicycle, then you are in luck. Register at the Mbale service center and come show us what you got. There will be lots of cash prizes and ReadyPay solar kits for grabs. Come conquer the hills of Mbale!

As your caring telecommunication partner, MTN understands the value of good health especially for our mothers. MTN through the MTN Foundation will be giving back to the people of Mbale. On Friday 24th, under the MTN Foundation, we will commission the refurbished Naboa health center III maternity ward fully equipped with running water and solar lighting. That’s not all. We shall handover hospital beds, mattresses, blankets and bed nets to the facility to ensure that mothers give life in comfort and dignity. Thereafter, we shall host our key stake holders to a lavish luncheon at the Mbale Resort Hotel.

Oh yeah! Still living a mathematical life in Mbale? We will make your life magical this Thursday 23rd as we officially launch MoMoPay, the better way to pay for goods and services.

Don’t wonder when all this is happening. Save the date: This action-packed fete starts Thursday 23rd – Saturday26th!
Let’s paint Mbale Yellow! Together, we connect.



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