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


Here is what to Expect at MTN Uganda’s Futuristic Expo

MTN Uganda is all set to start a six-month-long celebration to mark 20 years of operations in Uganda. In 1998, MTN Uganda started operations, entering the Uganda market with an initial licence of 20 years. MTN has since successfully applied and has been granted a 10-year extension to its licence.

The campaign will happen under the theme “Celebrating the past, inspiring the future”. MTN Uganda will conduct a number of commemorative activities starting with an MTN@20 Expo at the Kololo Independence Grounds starting Friday, October 19th, 2018 and ending on Monday 22nd October 2018

At the expo, bits of history including a museum will be showcased to show the journey of where the MTN brand has traveled. There will also be a test drive of the 5G powered driverless car. Expect to see a connected smart home, smart cow among others. There will be engagement with robotics and spectacular 3D mapping and laser show displays. There will also be a circus show, performances from Uganda’s big-name artistes like Jose Chameleon, fireworks display and a special production from renown Uganda playwright Alex Mukulu among others.

Stanbic bank, Huawei, Coca cola, Club beer and Huawei have partnered to support the MTN@20 Expo.

The expo at the Kololo Independence Grounds will be the first of several other expos and activities that will be executed to mark the 20 years milestone. In 2019, between January and March, the expos will go regional to towns such as Entebbe, Jinja, Mbale, Gulu, Arua, Mubende, Hoima, Masaka, Fort Portal, and Mbarara.

Campaigns for the remainder of 2018 including the MTN Kampala Marathon, festive season promotions and others in the first quarter of 2019, will be executed as part of activities celebrating this landmark.