Learn By Sharing

Hello reader, have you ever wondered how the internet works? Instead of waiting for content to show up on your online news feed, resolve to contribute to other news feeds. The same way we like receiving, we should also learn to give. I challenge you to share everything you learn you will notice a boost in your knowledge retention, number of followers online, self-esteem and your brain power.

You read a lot online daily and when you learn something and share it, it sticks better in your brain as you explain it to your friends, followers and the entire online community. We all know that sharing is caring but this is not just sharing material stuff but knowledge too.

I recently started sharing most of my reading and analysis experiences with people around me and in turn, I noticed the good this has done. Whenever I gave anyone a lecture about what I have experienced or learnt, in most cases, they also gave me one. This has helped me improve myself and also improve others.

How you can start this. With MTN Pulse, you can now access cheaper and faster internet to read more, learn more and share more. Personally, I can’t say I have shared knowledge with millions of people yet but rather, I have started with my followers, connections, friends, workmates, acquaintances, business partners both online and offline. At the start, I feared to share my thoughts, knowledge, content and opinions online. I always felt like my content wasn’t good enough and would receive heavy criticism. I overcame that fear eventually by starting with just a few sentences accompanied by pictures on my social media platforms and to date and worked my way upwards. Just as I have shared this with you, anything you may take away from my many words, kindly care enough to share with at least 1 person either verbally or in your online networks.

Knowledge, when shared with others, travels wide and far as it creates a ripple effect with immeasurable reach. With Pulse, Lets Share With #NoFear.

Pulse Tip: How to Enjoy SafeBoda’s 50% Discount on Cashless Rides

Transport hailing company SafeBoda is offering a 50% discount to all its users who ride cashless this month. To enjoy this cashless offer, users are required to top up money into their SafeBoda app using MTN Mobile Money as a one off – and every time they take a trip, the fare is automatically deducted from their account, making it quick, convenient and much more affordable as a way to save on transport costs by enjoying a whopping 50% cashless discount!

How to top up…

  1. To top up, simply open your SafeBoda app.
  2. Tap payment option.
  3. Tap on top up SafeBoda account, and it will automatically link to your MTN Mobile Money account.
  4. select amount of your choice and then enter your pin to approve. 
  5.  And you will automatically get a 50% discount on your next SafeBoda cashless rides.

MTN Uganda Launches “Share Your Hustle and Win” Campaign for Female Pulsers

In commemoration of the international women’s day slated for Friday 8th March, MTN Uganda through its partnership with ride-hailing company SafeBoda starting from this week will be giving out free data and Safeboda credits to their female Pulsers.

The campaign from where female Pulsers will stand a chance of winning monthly data worth 10GB and safeboda credited amounting to UGX 50,000 has been dubbed ” Share Your Hustle and Win” under the hashtag #GirlHustleUg.

The Pulsers will be required to use a photo, a one minute video or share a short story with maximum word count of upto 100 expounding on how MTN Uganda and SafeBoda have supported their daily hustle to help them improve their standards of living.

The Campaign is on going, two weekly winners will be announced every Friday and they shall be required to pick their Prizes the following week on Monday from MTN Nyonyi gardens, Kololo.

Read more about the campaign HERE

MTN Uganda’s 20 year anniversary celebration goes regional

MTN Uganda has today started off a three-month tour of the country with regional expos in major towns as part of its 20 year celebrations in Uganda. The regional expos are part of the celebrations that started in October 2018 with the MTN Expo at the Kololo Airstrip. On Monday, 25th February 2019, a team from MTN departed for Kabale, the first stop of the regional expos planned until 25th May 2019.

In October 2018, MTN Uganda turned 20 years and under the theme “Celebrating the past, inspiring the future”, the company opted for commemorative activities like Expos across major towns in Uganda.

“In 1998, MTN Uganda launched in this market, facilitating business growth and enabling communication. In the last 20 years, MTN has taken services across Uganda and connected millions of people. That is why are celebrating the 20 years by taking expos to major towns in the country to represent that we are “everywhere you go,” explained Gordian Kyomukama, the Acting CEO MTN Uganda.

Some of the features of the week-long regional expos will be the bicycle challenge, a Smartphone Fair, performances by top Ugandan musicians, stakeholder engagements, a donation from the MTN Foundation and displays by some of the MTN Uganda partners. The first stop of the expo will be at the Kabale Stadium from February 26th, 2019. There will also be lots of prizes to be won.

In some of the towns like Gulu and Mbarara, MTN through MTN Pulse will also host Pulse parties.

“Our aim is to celebrate the 20 year journey we have been connecting Ugandans. However, we also want to indicate our commitment to operating in Uganda for many more years to come because we have enabled connections by providing services that have eased the sending and receiving of money, affordable voice and data rates and business solutions,” Kyomukama adds.

Over the next years, MTN’s focus will be ensuring increased reliable internet access and improved financial inclusion through Mobile Financial Services like MTN Mobile Money.

MTN Regional Expo calendar.

Town Dates
Kabale 25th February to 3rd March 2019
Gulu 11th to 17th March 2019
Lira 18th to 24th March 2019
Fort Portal 1st to 7th April 2019
Mbarara 8th to 14th April 2019
Arua 29th April to 5th May 2019
Hoima 6th to 12th May 2019
Mbale 20th to 5th May 2019

 

Pulse Sports: MTN Uganda renews Onduparaka FC Sponsorship

MTN Uganda has today announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the Arua-based Onduparaka FC to a tune of Ushs300m. The renewal of the contract will see MTN become the title merchandise partner on all the Onduparaka FC kits for the 2019/2020 season.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Martin Sebuliba who represented the MTN Uganda CEO Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte, said “We’re thrilled to have renewed our sponsorship with Onduparaka FC. Onduparaka’s consistency, fan base and success in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) remains attractive for our sponsorship package. It was an easy decision for us to renew the sponsorship and become the merchandise sponsors,” said MTN Senior Manager Brand and Communications,

The MTN Uganda logo will feature on all the kits of Onduparaka FC. Additionally, MTN will also get content and image rights for players and also get rights to brand at both home and away games. This will bring the total sponsorship for Onduparaka FC since the 2017/18 season to Ushs 690m. In total, MTN will spend about Ushs1.9bn on football club sponsorship by end of the next football season in the Uganda Premier League.

“As a brand, Onduparaka will give us the exposure we need and in turn we will be contributing towards the growth and development of the football club. This will be the first time the MTN Logo will appear at the front of a football kit in the 20-year history in Uganda. MTN’s commitment to sport also continues in athletics through the MTN Marathon Season and the sports facility, MTN Arena in Lugogo,” Sebuliba added.

Onduparaka players in their new kit

In the past MTN Uganda has sponsored the Uganda Cranes national teams in football and cricket, a club in the national rugby league and the National Basketball League. In the last season, MTN also engaged fans through the award of Fan’s man of the match for both Onduparaka FC and KCCA FC. This enabled the club fans on Facebook and Twitter to connect to Ugandan football.

Based nearly 500kms from the capital Kampala, Onduparaka is currently in the top four of the Uganda Premier League.

Onduparaka FC Chairman Benjamin Nyakuni noted that the sponsorship will continue to enable the club to keep growing and meet some of its financial obligations.

“Onduparaka FC would not enjoy this much success without the generous support MTN has provided to us throughout. We deeply appreciate the willingness with which MTN has and continues to sponsor our efforts towards making our region proud and supporting young people to attain their highest potential through the beautiful game. We thank MTN for having faith in us and seeing the value in associating with the Onduparaka FC brand. We sincerely hope that this association will be maintained in our future endeavours”.

The Patron Onduparaka FC, also Ayivu County Member of Parliament, Honourable Bernard Atiku said, “Onduparaka Football Club has achieved tremendous success against all odds. There were sceptics who thought that we would never become a giant, but we proved them all wrong. Today we pride ourselves as having the biggest sporting brand in the country and aspiring to be one of the biggest in East Africa.”

Further, “One of our long-term objectives is to become a truly continental brand. Forging ties with MTN and their reputation for bringing unmatched technology to sports and innovative marketing takes us a step closer to our goals. We commend MTN for having had the foresight in joining forces with us and thereby making a meaningful contribution in the development of soccer.”

Onduparaka FC unveiled the new jersey for the 2019/2020 season, ahead of their Uganda Super League tie with Matugga based Bright Stars FC.