King Oyo On Cloud 9 After Signing Multimillion Deal With MTN To Boost Social,Economic & Cultural Dev’t In Tooro

King Oyo On Cloud 9 After Signing Multimillion Deal With MTN To Boost Social,Economic & Cultural Dev’t In Tooro

By Andrew Irumba & Monica Kobusiinge

Fort Portal : As part of  the activities to mark the Omukama of Tooro Dr.Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi 1V’s 25th coronation anniversary, MTN Uganda entered a partnership deal worth 700 millions (Seven Hundred Million Uganda Shillings) with the Kingdom to boost its social economic Development in the kingdom.

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The support will be extended for over a period of 2 years and will focus on promoting programs in the areas of health, sports and culture. Among the programs to be supported include the popular Masaza football tournaments and the newly introduced inter-counties bicycle competitions.

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The kingdom will also identify projects of their interest and work with MTN to address the agreed needs of the selected communities. This program will be executed under MTN Y’ello Hope, as part of their Corporate Social Investment projects. MTN has also committed to support the annual Empaango (coronation celebrations) for over the period of the partnership.

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Representing the Chief Executive Officer, the MTN Uganda General Manager, Sales and Distribution, Joseph Bogera officiated at the symbolic signing of the Memorandum of Understanding that took place at  Karuzika in Fort Portal during the Omukama’s silver jubilee Empaango celebrations last Saturday.

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While making his remarks, Bogera said MTN was working with cultural institutions like the Kingdom of Tooro, because they are a strong community establishment that foster shared beliefs and unity of purpose.

“As MTN, we believe that we are good together because MTN only succeeds if the communities in which we operate succeed, being a partner in development gives us the opportunity to support the social and economic aspirations of our customers and the Ugandan community in general. We are focused on actively demonstrating what can be achieved if we work together to enable a shared value system,” Bogera said, adding that MTN is  proud to be associated with Tooro Kingdom and what it stands for in the lives of its people.

Rt. Hon. Bernard Tungwako, the Prime Minister of Tooro Kingdom applauded MTN Uganda for caring and supporting the people of Tooro over the years.

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“I am happy to note that MTN has over the years shown its care for the people of Tooro, our association stretches years back and this partnership is a further testament to the bond that exists between the people of Tooro and MTN. We are indeed grateful for all the support you have extended to the kingdom and pledge to continue supporting MTN in whatever way we can,” Tungwako said.

As part of MTN’s 20-year anniversary celebrations, the company supported the renovation and equipping of the maternity wards at Kijuura Health Centre III and Kabarole Hospital in Tooro Kingdom.

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