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Press Box

MTN Reduces International Call Rates for the Festive Season '09

  12/4/2009
MTN Uganda prepaid customers will be able to interact with business associates, friends and family during this festive season for as little as UGX 395 a minute when they call up to 10 different destinations around the world.

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MTN Kampala Marathon Underway

  11/13/2009
The annual MTN Kampala Marathon gets underway with the wheelchair competition, the IHK Hope Ward Fun Run and a mock marathon this Sunday, 15th November at Kololo Airstrip.

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MTN Uganda scoops Best Solution for Rural Services in Africa

  11/12/2009
MTN Uganda last night scooped the Best Solution for Rural Services Award at the second AfricaCom Awards announced in Cape Town during the 2009 AfricaCom Conference.

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MTN Kampala Marathon attracts over 20,000 participants

  11/11/2009
This year’s MTN Kampala Marathon has attracted 20,200 participants among them the 96 year old veteran runner Dr. Francis Gureme, the oldest amongst them. 

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106 companies register for the MTN Kampala Marathon

  11/9/2009
Over 100 companies have entered approximately 200 teams in the corporate challenge race category in the upcoming MTN Kampala Marathon slated for Sunday November 22nd starting and finishing at Kololo Airstrip.

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Lucky Winner recieves ticket to the 2010 World Cup

  11/5/2009
MTN promises more tickets as five win all expenses paid trips to watch the World Cup in South Africa.



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Blu 3 to hold Be Free Concert: American Super Spin-Master DJ Benny D to join Blu 3 on stage

  10/19/2009
Uganda’s leading all-girl group and recent MTV Africa Music Award nominees, Blu 3, are to celebrate their sixth anniversary by staging the Be Free concert this Friday 23rd October at the KCC Grounds in Lugogo.

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MTN Uganda secures USD 100 Million Syndicated Corporate Financing

  10/19/2009

MTN Uganda today announced it has secured a USD 100 million Credit Facility from a Syndicate of Ugandan banks, in Uganda’s largest corporate financing arrangement ever and a world first in the syndicated financing market.


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MTN launches Ovi Mail Service

  10/8/2009
Access to email while on the move has now been made even more convenient as MTN launches a new campaign dubbed Real Deal under the MTN Late Chat umbrella. MTN customers will now be able to get free email addresses directly from their Nokia mobile phones therefore increasing the avenues through which they can stay in touch with friends and family.

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International Artistes arrive for MTN Jazz Safari 2009

  10/6/2009
Jazz artists Eric Marienthal from Los Angeles, Chuck Loeb from New York and celebrated drummer Oscar Seaton arrived in the country last night and are expected to perform at a jazz concert at the Kampala Serena Hotel alongside Uganda’s celebrated reggae artist Tshaka Mayanja and jazz sensation and pianist PRAGMO courtesy of MTN.

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MTN Kampala Marathon targets 15,000 participants as a New route is unveiled

  10/6/2009
Preparations for the 6th MTN Kampala Marathon have begun in earnest with the unveiling of the new route for the November 22, 2009 event. The new route will be flagged off from Kololo Airstrip for the 10 kilometres, 21 kilometres and 42 kilometres races.

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MTN Kampala Marathon helps more Mothers through Mama Bag Kit

  8/13/2009
Thousands of mothers from Otwal Sub County in Oyam District today received items ranging from farming tools to personal hygiene, worth over UGX 67 million as part of the Mama Bag Kit, assembled with proceeds from last year’s MTN Kampala Marathon.

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MTN VoiceSMS makes Sending and Recieving Messages Easy

  8/5/2009
Telecoms Company, MTN Uganda today launched its Voice SMS service, a new type of audio messaging function which allows users more flexibility and a quicker, more convenient means of sending personalized messages.

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100,000th Mobile Money customer is UGX 1 Million Richer

  7/22/2009
MTN announced today that it had registered over 100,000 customers on its mobile money transfer service, MTN Mobile Money in less than its projected timeframe of 6 months.

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MTN Uganda Foundation-NCS kick start work on Lugogo Indoor Stadium

  7/17/2009

Works on the much anticipated facelift of the Lugogo Indoor Stadium were officially flagged off by the projects backers, MTN Uganda Foundation the National Council of Sports at a ground breaking ceremony held today at the sports complex.


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MTN revises Call Rates

  7/13/2009
Telecom giant MTN Uganda has increased call rates citing increasing operating cost pressures.

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MTN Mobile Payment Program Operational in Uganda with Gemalto

  6/30/2009
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced it has been selected by MTN Uganda for its nationwide mobile payment program. The Leading African operator makes m-payment accessible to the great majority.

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MTN partners with Google and Grameen Foundation

  6/30/2009
MTN Uganda in partnership with Grameen Foundation and Google Search has launched a suite of mobile phone applications which will provide instant information that was previously unavailable to Uganda’s poor and remote communities.

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MTN Inter Regional Tournament kicks off in North

  6/15/2009
Thousands of soccer lovers in the northern town of Lira are set for a 6 day soccer tournament starting today, Monday June 15th 2009.

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MTN Customer Forum goes to Mbale

  6/11/2009
MTN Uganda today met its key customers in Eastern Uganda in an open forum intended to better understand their needs as the telecommunication giant moves to further secure its market leadership position.

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MTN gives away FREE tickets to Africa's 1st World Cup

  6/8/2009
PROUD sponsors of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, MTN Uganda is set to give away free tickets to the football tournament that will take place in Africa for the first time in its 80 year history.

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MTN staff in Social Responsibility Drives

  5/28/2009
MTN Group staff across the company’s 21 operations in Africa and the Middle East will once again embark on a month-long Y’ello Care programme, a volunteerism campaign that involves every employee in community building projects in addition to the MTN Foundation initiatives.

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MTN Monthly Mug to celebrate Aliker Anniversary

  5/27/2009
The MTN Monthly Golf Mug scheduled for this Saturday at the Uganda Golf Club, will be more than just another sporting event this month. Club members Martin and Camille Aliker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with fellow golfers, friends and family as MTN has pledged to host a dinner for the couple after the prize giving ceremony of the Mug.

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MTN celebrates 46th Africa Day

  5/26/2009
MTN Uganda celebrated the 46th Anniversary of Africa Day by organizing a formal dinner on behalf of the Dean of the African Diplomatic Corp in Uganda, Ambassador Kamali Karegesa for the diplomatic community in the country.

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MTN Foundation uses UGX 235 Million to rehabilitate Gulu School

  5/20/2009
Over 1000 Pupils of Gulu Prison Primary School will now have classes in a new a safe environment after MTN Foundation gave over UGX 235 Million to renovate the previously dilapidated structures.  

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MTN opens New Service Centre

  5/6/2009
MTN Uganda has opened a new customer service center on Kampala Road with the aim of taking services as close as possible to its clients.

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MTN Uganda wins PRAU Award

  4/27/2009

MTN Uganda was the winner of the overall PR excellence award during the inaugural Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) awards ceremony held at Serena Hotel on Thursday.


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MTN Late Chat Promotions take on Educational Angle

  4/3/2009

MTN Late Chat campus promotions are taking on an educative turn this year. The activities scheduled today will feature various guest inspirational and motivational speakers.


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MTN hits 4 Million Mark as the Company prepares for a New CEO

  3/26/2009

MTN reinforced its position in Uganda as the leading telecommunications company in the country as they announced the acquisition of their 4 millionth customer. The milestone comes at a critical time in the industry where the existing competitive environment has been intensified by the arrival of yet another telecoms company.


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Management Forum tackles Crisis Management

  3/17/2009

The British Council in conjunction with MTN will on March 20th host Chris Kinsville-Heyne a renowned crisis communications trainer, as guest speaker at the Management Forum – Uganda.


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MTN fulfills Mama Bag Pledge

  3/17/2009

Telecommunications giant, MTN through its annual MTN Kampala Marathon has fulfilled its pledge to the Mama Bag and Return Kit project, a Uganda Red Cross initiative geared towards bettering the lives of expectant mothers in Northern Uganda.  Around UGX 67 million was raised from the 2008 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon and is expected to help more than 1,300 mothers re-start their lives.


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MTN MobileMoney launch in Uganda to pave way for rollout in other MTN countries

  3/10/2009

The MTN Group has announced that the successful launch of Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) in Uganda marks the beginning of a series of planned launches across its operations in Africa and Middle-East.


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MTN MobileMoney transfer service now available countrywide

  3/9/2009

MTN customers can now finally use the much anticipated MTN Mobile Money transfer service following the commercial launch of the product today. Upon registration, users will be able to send and receive cash using their mobile phones.


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MTN Late Chat winners to fly out

  2/12/2009

MTN Late Chat promotion winners are scheduled to fly out on February 12 as part of their prize package. The promotion which ran from September to December 2009 climaxed with Pamela Mugerwa – a student at Makerere University – emerging winner of the grand prize, an all expenses paid trip to Dubai with two friends courtesy of MTN and Nokia Uganda. 


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MTN Home & Away new tariffs

  2/1/2009
MTN’s Home & Away call tariffs will from today February 1, 2009 take up a new pricing plan as the telecom giant pushes to offer a more desired flexibility of pricing.

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MTN awards top dealers in gala dinner in Jinja

  1/28/2009

MTN today recognized outstanding business performance by their leading dealers in an awards ceremony held at the Nile Resort Hotel, Jinja. Dealers received awards for outstanding delivery in their businesses, exhibiting productive partnerships that have significantly contributed to overall growth and market leadership of the MTN brand.


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MTN Uganda pledges $250,000 to support Small Businesses through MYC4

  1/27/2009
MTN Uganda will invest $250,000 (over UGX 487million) as seed capital to support small and medium scale entrepreneurs in Uganda via MYC4. MYC4 is an online marketplace that connects people from all over the world ­- with African entrepreneurs, who lack capital to develop their businesses.

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