The Chief Executive Officer of MTN-UGANDA, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte has today handed over 3 Brand new Nissan Hard body pickups to H.E. The President, The Prime Minister & the Covid19 task force. The three cars that are meant to ease transport issues in the Covid19 Pandemic were handed over this morning at the Kololo Airstrip in Kampala.

The three Pick-ups, together with the ugx.220m that MTN contributed towards National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)  and ugx.297m donated to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) bring MTN’s contribution in the fight against covid19 to over 1 billion Uganda shillings. MTN’s contribution to NWSC was geared towards providing water to the people living in water-stressed areas around Kampala in a bid to promote hand washing as one of the ways to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus while the contribution to URCS was to aid in their duties of combatting the deadly virus respectively.

Apart from enabling its 12 million customers to send money for free and help family and friends to take care of themselves amidst this devastating pandemic, the telecom is also making it possible for people to work from home and keep earning by providing affordable internet. The internet bundle dubbed “work from home” is meant to promote the concept of ‘social distancing’ to further prevent the spread of the desolating corona virus.

MTN is further supporting government’s sensitization drive by availing free media channel space (radio, tv, social media, sms, call center IVR platform) to promote Ministry of Health’s sensitization messages. The Telecom also zero rated all its learning platforms to support school-going children to study online from home without data.

Additionally, MTN has also offered some of its call center space to ministry of health officials to take calls from the public regarding Covid19 emergencies and information

To facilitate the flow of information, MTN Uganda has also zero rated Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) websites so the public can access information about the virus at no charge. They include, and

While the country is contending with this imminent catastrophe, MTN remains a dependable partner and is committed to continue working with government, to reduce the impact and disruption that the covid19 pandemic is having on the lives of Ugandans.





 Sameul, Eto’o, Emmanuel Eboue and Yaya Toure are some of the big African football names that will take part in a football game on Sunday 22nd March 2020 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole against a line-up of ex-Ugandan football stars.

The football game sponsored by MTN Uganda is part of activities earmarked to celebrate the annual France-Uganda friendship week. The game will be between ex Uganda national team players and ex francophone (some Anglophone) international/African stars.

Other big names expected to make the ex-internationals team are El Hadji Diouf, Taribo West, Fadiga Khalilou, Taribo West, Nwanko Kanu, Sissoko Mohamed Lamine, Geremie Njitap, Camara Aboubacar Sidiki, Kamara Moustapha, Luala Lomana Tresor among others.

In partnership with the MTN Foundation, the ex-internationals will also take part in a charity event that will include the commissioning of a classroom block at Onwards & Upwards Secondary School in Wakiso district and the launch of the MTN Online Child Protection Policy, which seeks to educate children, parents and teachers about responsible use of the internet.

“We are excited to be part of activities to celebrate the Uganda-France friendship week. The football match and indeed all the activities of the week, offer an opportunity to our customers, especially young people, to reflect on the many possibilities that this cooperation offers. Our association to this initiative is a demonstration of our current #GoodTogether brand message and proof of the potential good that comes out of working together. Business and meaningful relationships are the foundation of growth and development. You are never good alone. We are all good together,” said MTN Uganda Chief Executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte.

Other activities during the 6 day long celebrations include; Francophonie (Saturday 21st March 2020), a day dedicated to the celebration of Francophonie (art, music, cuisine) in collaboration with other Francophone communities living in Uganda, Gastronomy (Monday 23rd March 2020), a day celebrating French fine dining, Fashion day (Tuesday 24th March 2020), catwalk at the residence of France in Uganda showcasing both Ugandan and French designers.

Business and Innovation day (Thursday 26th March 2020), focusing on shared business interests for innovation. Sports day (Friday 27th March 2020), French and Ugandan rugby players to visit various schools to organize sports activities for children.

And to crown it all, the Music & Sports day (Saturday 28th March 2020), featuring a rugby tournament between the Uganda national team and the French national army team at Kyadondo rugby grounds. This will be followed by a music concert at the Lugogo Cricket Oval headlined by the famous Kassav band.