MTN Uganda rewards women entrepreneurs
The 2015 edition of MTN Women in Business Awards have seen Mrs. Barbara Ofwono, the proprietor of Victorious Schools scoop the overall Award of MTN Women in Business SME CEO of the year, applause for outstanding use of MTN Business’s overall service /prepositions to grow her business from one small outfit to the current chain of Victorius schools.
Other winners, who walked away with accolades were Lindsay Handler, the owner of Fenix International who took the MTN Women in Business Award for Excellence in Financial Services Award. The award recognizes the Company’s outstanding use of MTN’s Financial services (Mobile Money) proposition to grow her business to greater heights.
The third Award went to Kembambazi Sabiiti the proprietor of Amadeus Travel Company in the Category of MTN Business Excellence in ICT. Amadeus Travel Company was recognized for its outstanding use of MTN Business ICT proposition to grow her business to greater heights.
The winners received a work trip to South Africa to meet the biggest SME and learn from them, MTN office Wi-Fi for six months, $10,000 from the Y’ello Rose program, CUG activation and free subscription for six months, five MTN Fixed lines ,and one year hosting at Mutundwe data center from MTN Uganda, they also received advertising space of up to 20million for three months on NTV, free business advisory services from Uganda Development Bank and free strategic plan review for sustainable growth and 50% discount on adverts in Summit Business Magazine.
MTN Uganda has been at the forefront of supporting Business communities in Uganda particularly through its MTN Business training programs for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) aimed at providing them with the right expertise to not only start up new business ventures but to also grow and sustain their current business to ensure optimum output and profitability. This program has over the years extended to Women in Business (WiB) as well.
Addressing the guests that comprised of over 300 professional and Women in Business at the dinner, MTN Uganda CEO Brian Gouldie encouraged Women in Business to take advantage of the MTN’s wide range of digital products, as well as its robust network coverage which MTN has invested in to support its customers’ personal and business needs.
“This consistent investment has created the best customer experience in the sector, reflected in the increased use of MTN’s products, especially data services as well as growth of the customer base to well over 10.4 million subscribers. MTN Uganda continues to focus on Customer Experience, Superior Quality and its Employer of Choice proposition with improved long-term Shareholder returns,” Gouldie said.