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MTN celebrates 46th Africa Day

Release date:5/26/2009
Kampala, Uganda: 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.
The occasion held on May 25th at the Kampala Serena Hotel was graced by H.E President Yoweri Museveni who was the Guest of Honour and also gave the key note speech on African Unity.
Africa Day is the official day of the African Union and is an opportunity to celebrate African diversity and success, and join Africans around the world in highlighting the cultural and social energy of the continent. Throughout May, events celebrating Africa take place across the continent. MTN is pleased to support the celebration of Africa Day in Uganda.
As the leading telecommunications company on the continent, MTN has grown from a small telecoms operation launched in South Africa in 1994 to a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East in just 15 years and now serving over 100 million customers.
Said Noel Meier, MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, “As one of the leading multinationals across the continent, MTN’s roots which are strongly entrenched in Africa have afforded us the opportunity to enable the continent to progress through our investments in all sectors of the economy, through employment, and through provision of products and services that are relevant and applicable to our customers. Through these, MTN has been able to support the efforts of governments across Africa in connecting businesses and communities thereby helping to achieve developmental goals and milestones.”
He concluded, “And our commitment is further re-enforced by our promise to bring the world to Africa next year, when we host the world’s biggest and most spectacular sporting event, the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in our home country of South Africa.”
About the MTN GROUP
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN". As at 30 September 2009, MTN recorded 108,4 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Please visit www.mtn.com andwww.mtnfootball.com