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AWARDING CEREMONY OF THE HUAWEI ICTINNOVATION CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2024

AWARDING CEREMONY OF THE HUAWEI ICTINNOVATION CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2024

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The Huawei ICT Innovations Cup Football Tournament 2024 concluded in spectacular fashion as MTN Uganda emerged victorious over Huawei Technologies Uganda Company Limited in a thrilling final held at Kampala International School Uganda football grounds on Saturday 20 th July, 2024. The dramatic match ended with a score of two goals to one, highlighting the skill and determination of both teams. The awarding ceremony that followed was a grand celebration of talent and sportsmanship. The Chief guest, Dr Aminah Zawedde, The Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance and other distinguished guests including The Undersecretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Ms. Sophia Nantongo, Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda, Mr. Sen Somdev, Huawei Technologies Uganda Managing Director...
Ntoroko Edges Kyaka in Thrilling Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup

Ntoroko Edges Kyaka in Thrilling Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup

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In a gripping showdown at the Humura playground in Kyegegwa district, Ntoroko County FC secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Kyaka County FC, knocking them out of the Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup. Kaswara Ason's decisive 34th-minute goal, the only score in an entertaining game filled with missed opportunities, sealed Kyaka’s fate in the tournament. Kyaka FC started the match on a strong note, with Frank Asiimwe showcasing his skills early on. His solo run in the opening moments set the stage for multiple chances, though none found the back of the net. Despite their spirited performance, Kyaka couldn't convert their dominance into goals. The game, played under challenging weather conditions due to a heavy downpour, saw moments of high drama. Thomas Mugisa, making his tournament debut, ...
Mwenge South Keeps Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup 2024 Hopes Alive with 1-1 Draw Against Kitagwenda

Mwenge South Keeps Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup 2024 Hopes Alive with 1-1 Draw Against Kitagwenda

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In a high-stakes match at the Ntara Primary School playground, defending champions Mwenge South held Kitagwenda to a 1-1 draw, securing their place in the semifinals of the Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup 2024. The match saw Kitagwenda, who needed a decisive win to stay in the tournament, start strong. From the outset, they looked the more likely to score, applying relentless pressure on Mwenge South's defense. Despite their efforts, the first half concluded without any goals. The second half saw a shift in momentum. Mwenge South, needing only a draw to advance, dominated possession but struggled to break through Kitagwenda’s defense. However, in the 67th minute, Shariff Ahuura found the back of the net, giving Mwenge South a crucial lead. Kitagwenda, fighting for survival in the tourname...
COMESA issues consumer alert for Uganda and region over faulty Takata airbags

COMESA issues consumer alert for Uganda and region over faulty Takata airbags

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By Samuel Sanya The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) competition commission has issued a consumer alert for consumers of Uganda and other regional countries over faulty Takata airbags that are linked to 22 deaths and more than 180 known injuries. “The affected vehicles are mostly from model years 2002 to 2015 and as of January 2024, over 100 million Takata airbag inflators worldwide had been recalled by more than 20 manufacturers,” the CCC said in a statement. The commission added that it learnt of a “Do not Drive” warning by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to affected vehicle owners in May 2024. The affected vehicles include Toyota RAV4s made between 2004-2005, Corolla’s, Nissan Sentras, Nissan Pathfinders, Honda Accords, Handa Civics, H...
MTN Foundation enhances healthcare at Nawansega Health Centre III in Luuka District

MTN Foundation enhances healthcare at Nawansega Health Centre III in Luuka District

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Luuka District, Uganda. MTN Uganda, through its philanthropic arm, MTN Foundation, has reaffirmed its commitment to improving healthcare access in Uganda with a significant donation valued at more than UGX 58.3 million to Nawansega Health Centre III in Luuka District. The donation includes essential medical equipment such as a CBC 3-part machine, a centrifuge machine, delivery and programming costs, solar lighting, 15 hospital beds and 15 mattresses, a medical refrigerator, and a microscope, aimed at bolstering healthcare services in the region. The ceremony, held at Nawansega Health Centre III, was attended by community leaders, health practitioners, and representatives from MTN Uganda, marking a pivotal moment in MTN Foundation’s Access to Health Care Initiative. This initiative focuses ...
Fort Portal City FC Eliminates Kibale County in Tooro Kingdom MTN

Fort Portal City FC Eliminates Kibale County in Tooro Kingdom MTN

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Kamwenge - In a dramatic turn of events on match day five of the Tooro Kingdom MTN Amasaza Cup 3rd Edition, Fort Portal City FC delivered a crushing blow to Kibale County FC, securing a 1-0 victory at the Kahunge playground in Kamwenge District. This win not only eliminated Kibale County from the tournament but also earned Fort Portal City FC a coveted spot in the semifinals. George Kato emerged as the hero of the match, scoring the decisive goal in the first half. Despite numerous opportunities and free kicks, Kibale County failed to find the back of the net, unable to secure the 4 points they needed to stay in the competition. Reflecting on the victory, Kato praised his team’s spirit and collective effort. “It was me who scored the goal but this was just proof of family spirit. We played...
MTN MoMo Uganda Ltd Partners with Uganda RugbyUnion to Enhance Ticketing for the Rugby AfricaCup

MTN MoMo Uganda Ltd Partners with Uganda RugbyUnion to Enhance Ticketing for the Rugby AfricaCup

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Kampala, Uganda: MTN MoMo Uganda Ltd is excited to announce a thrilling partnership with the Uganda Rugby Union to facilitate ticketing for the highly anticipated Rugby Africa Cup that kicks off later this week. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in promoting sports and enhancing the fan experience through convenient and accessible ticketing solutions. Speaking at the partnership launch held at the Mandela National Stadium-Namboole today where a partnership agreement was signed, The Uganda Rugby Union CEO, Isaac Lutwama, noted that the partnership with MTN MoMo is a significant step towards revolutionizing the way our fans engage with the Rugby Africa Cup. “The ease of purchasing tickets through the MoMo app, coupled with the attractive early bird discounts, will undoubtedly ...
MTN Uganda and Microsoft Announce StrategicPartnership to Drive Digital Innovation.

MTN Uganda and Microsoft Announce StrategicPartnership to Drive Digital Innovation.

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MTN Uganda proudly announced today the formalization of its strategic partnership with Microsoft, aiming to accelerate digital and cloud transformation across Uganda. This partnership marks a significant milestone in MTN's Ambition 2025 strategy to transition from a telecommunications company to a leading technology company, delivering innovative solutions for Africa's progress. The announcement, brought together key stakeholders from both organizations, including representatives from the media, business partners, and valued customers. Utilizing Microsoft Teams, a product that MTN Uganda also offers to its customers, underscored the practical applications and benefits of the collaboration. Initially established in 2022, the partnership seeks to leverage the strengths of both compan...
MTN Uganda and FUFA Unveil Official Uganda CranesCheerleaders and Announce the Second Half of 2024

MTN Uganda and FUFA Unveil Official Uganda CranesCheerleaders and Announce the Second Half of 2024

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MTN Uganda has unveiled the official Uganda Cranes Cheerleaders as part of the "Tulage Faaya" campaign. This initiative marks a significant milestone in MTN's continuous support for Ugandan football, aiming to galvanize fans and foster a spirited and united support system for the national teams. Additionally, MTN Uganda has presented the Uganda Cranes football calendar for the remainder of 2024. The "Tulage Faaya" campaign was launched in late May with the objective of finding the top cheerleading teams that would lead the nation's support for the Uganda Cranes. The campaign called on passionate football fans to form teams and create cheerleading skits that showcased their energy and creativity. The campaign ran for over a month, gaining substantial media suppor...
Huawei provides a preferred hybrid cloud to accelerate industry intelligence for Africa

Huawei provides a preferred hybrid cloud to accelerate industry intelligence for Africa

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Huawei recently announced the launch of its Huawei Cloud Stack 8.3 offering at the Huawei Africa Connect 2024 conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The launch of the offering was announced in a keynote speech delivered by Hu Yuhai, Vice President of Huawei Hybrid Cloud. Titled, "Leap to Cloud to Accelerate Industrial Intelligence", the speech also saw Hu provide details on how Huawei Cloud Stack provides trusted cloud infrastructure, innovative cloud service abilities and extensive industry know-how to help government and enterprise customers in Africa accelerate cloud adoption. In line with this, Huawei Cloud has ramped up investments in Africa to support the continent's development into an intelligent digital hub. The journey began in 2018, with the launch of Africa&#...