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First Lady Janet Museveni with the leaders from Karamoja after their meeting at Morulinga State Lodge last Tuesday.

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This is MTN’s second award in two years.

On Thursday night, at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands gala event, Brand Africa announced that MTN is the overall best brand on the continent and reclaims the number 1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa.

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The Telecom Company dedicate the award to its employees and customers, who continue to make MTN the best brand in the markets.

“For us, this award is recognition of our unwavering commitment to make a positive change and brighten the lives of our customers and many others in the communities where we operate,” Albert Fernandez, MTN Group Chief Consumer Officer said.

The Brand Africa 100 shows that established brands in Africa have held their ground.

Non-African brands are a dominant 77 percent of the Top 100 brands. While African brands have remained relatively stable at 24, 25 and 23 percent in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The number of non-African countries of origin has steadily diversified from 17 in 2013 to 19 in 2014 and 21 in 2015.

According to MTN Group, two thirds (64 percent) of the Brand Africa 100 list is evenly spread between electronics (16 percent), apparel (14 percent), auto manufacturers (13 percent), telecommunications (11 percent) and alcoholic beverages (10 percent).

“Once again, MTN has proven to be the standard by which to measure how to build a pan-African brand. They have established a rapport with the African consumer that is the foundation for long-term success built on a quality brand, great campaigns and a singular promised delivered,”  Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairman of Brand Africa and Chairman of Brand Finance Africa said.

He added that they are authentically the Grand Prix of world-class African brands – Africa’s Best Brand.

According to Ikalafeng, these rankings are increasingly significant as they are an important metric of the progress Africa is making in creating brands and services that respond to African conditions, needs and ambitions.

“Simultaneously, they are a reflection and celebration of both non-African and African brands that meet the African consumer standard,” he added.

MTN is the most pan-African brand among the Top 100 Most Admired Brands in Africa, operating in 17 countries and among the Top 10 admired in 7 African countries.

Top 10 Most Admired Brands in Africa

MTN (South Africa) (+1)

Samsung (+1)

Coca Cola (-2)

Nike (+6)

Adidas (+2)

Nokia (-2)

Airtel (+4)

Toyota (-3)

LG (0)

Mercedes Benz (+7)

Top 10 Most Valuable Brands – African

MTN (-13%)

DSTV/GoTV/Multichoice (2%)

Safaricom/Mpesa (4%)

Dangote (22%)

Tusker (14%)

Glo/Globacom (-3%)

Zenith Bank (35%)

Golden Penny Foods (-)

Orijin (-)

Star Beer (-).

(  ) Represents numerical change in rank between 2014 and 2015.

In recent years, MTN has won a number of brand awards.

These include; being named the only African brand in the 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking, the only South African company on the World Champions list, and the Most Admired and Most Valuable Brand in Africa, in the 2014 Brand Africa 100 ranking of the most admired and most valuable brands in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brand Africa 100 was developed by pan-African branding and reputation advisory firm, Brand Leadership Group in partnership with Geopoll, the leading mobile survey platform with a database of nearly 200m users in emerging markets, TNS, the globally respected consumer knowledge and information company and Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent valuation consultancy.   
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This is the second time in two years that MTN MTN’s second award in two years.

On Thursday night, at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands gala event, Brand Africa announced that MTN is the overall best brand on the continent and reclaims the number 1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa.

The Telecom Company dedicate the award to its employees and customers, who continue to make MTN the best brand in the markets.

“For us, this award is recognition of our unwavering commitment to make a positive change and brighten the lives of our customers and many others in the communities where we operate,” Albert Fernandez, MTN Group Chief Consumer Officer said.

The Brand Africa 100 shows that established brands in Africa have held their ground.

Non-African brands are a dominant 77 percent of the Top 100 brands. While African brands have remained relatively stable at 24, 25 and 23 percent in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The number of non-African countries of origin has steadily diversified from 17 in 2013 to 19 in 2014 and 21 in 2015.

According to MTN Group, two thirds (64 percent) of the Brand Africa 100 list is evenly spread between electronics (16 percent), apparel (14 percent), auto manufacturers (13 percent), telecommunications (11 percent) and alcoholic beverages (10 percent).

“Once again, MTN has proven to be the standard by which to measure how to build a pan-African brand. They have established a rapport with the African consumer that is the foundation for long-term success built on a quality brand, great campaigns and a singular promised delivered,”  Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairman of Brand Africa and Chairman of Brand Finance Africa said.

He added that they are authentically the Grand Prix of world-class African brands – Africa’s Best Brand.

According to Ikalafeng, these rankings are increasingly significant as they are an important metric of the progress Africa is making in creating brands and services that respond to African conditions, needs and ambitions.

“Simultaneously, they are a reflection and celebration of both non-African and African brands that meet the African consumer standard,” he added.

MTN is the most pan-African brand among the Top 100 Most Admired Brands in Africa, operating in 17 countries and among the Top 10 admired in 7 African countries.

Top 10 Most Admired Brands in Africa

MTN (South Africa) (+1)

Samsung (+1)

Coca Cola (-2)

Nike (+6)

Adidas (+2)

Nokia (-2)

Airtel (+4)

Toyota (-3)

LG (0)

Mercedes Benz (+7)

Top 10 Most Valuable Brands – African

MTN (-13%)

DSTV/GoTV/Multichoice (2%)

Safaricom/Mpesa (4%)

Dangote (22%)

Tusker (14%)

Glo/Globacom (-3%)

Zenith Bank (35%)

Golden Penny Foods (-)

Orijin (-)

Star Beer (-).

(  ) Represents numerical change in rank between 2014 and 2015.

In recent years, MTN has won a number of brand awards.

These include; being named the only African brand in the 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking, the only South African company on the World Champions list, and the Most Admired and Most Valuable Brand in Africa, in the 2014 Brand Africa 100 ranking of the most admired and most valuable brands in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brand Africa 100 was developed by pan-African branding and reputation advisory firm, Brand Leadership Group in partnership with Geopoll, the leading mobile survey platform with a database of nearly 200m users in emerging markets, TNS, the globally respected consumer knowledge and information company and Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent valuation consultancy.   
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On Thursday night, at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands gala event, Brand Africa announced that MTN is the overall best brand on the continent and reclaims the number 1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa.

The Telecom Company dedicate the award to its employees and customers, who continue to make MTN the best brand in the markets.

“For us, this award is recognition of our unwavering commitment to make a positive change and brighten the lives of our customers and many others in the communities where we operate,” Albert Fernandez, MTN Group Chief Consumer Officer said.

The Brand Africa 100 shows that established brands in Africa have held their ground.

Non-African brands are a dominant 77 percent of the Top 100 brands. While African brands have remained relatively stable at 24, 25 and 23 percent in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The number of non-African countries of origin has steadily diversified from 17 in 2013 to 19 in 2014 and 21 in 2015.

According to MTN Group, two thirds (64 percent) of the Brand Africa 100 list is evenly spread between electronics (16 percent), apparel (14 percent), auto manufacturers (13 percent), telecommunications (11 percent) and alcoholic beverages (10 percent).

“Once again, MTN has proven to be the standard by which to measure how to build a pan-African brand. They have established a rapport with the African consumer that is the foundation for long-term success built on a quality brand, great campaigns and a singular promised delivered,”  Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairman of Brand Africa and Chairman of Brand Finance Africa said.

He added that they are authentically the Grand Prix of world-class African brands – Africa’s Best Brand.

According to Ikalafeng, these rankings are increasingly significant as they are an important metric of the progress Africa is making in creating brands and services that respond to African conditions, needs and ambitions.

“Simultaneously, they are a reflection and celebration of both non-African and African brands that meet the African consumer standard,” he added.

MTN is the most pan-African brand among the Top 100 Most Admired Brands in Africa, operating in 17 countries and among the Top 10 admired in 7 African countries.

Top 10 Most Admired Brands in Africa

MTN (South Africa) (+1)

Samsung (+1)

Coca Cola (-2)

Nike (+6)

Adidas (+2)

Nokia (-2)

Airtel (+4)

Toyota (-3)

LG (0)

Mercedes Benz (+7)

Top 10 Most Valuable Brands – African

MTN (-13%)

DSTV/GoTV/Multichoice (2%)

Safaricom/Mpesa (4%)

Dangote (22%)

Tusker (14%)

Glo/Globacom (-3%)

Zenith Bank (35%)

Golden Penny Foods (-)

Orijin (-)

Star Beer (-).

(  ) Represents numerical change in rank between 2014 and 2015.

In recent years, MTN has won a number of brand awards.

These include; being named the only African brand in the 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking, the only South African company on the World Champions list, and the Most Admired and Most Valuable Brand in Africa, in the 2014 Brand Africa 100 ranking of the most admired and most valuable brands in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brand Africa 100 was developed by pan-African branding and reputation advisory firm, Brand Leadership Group in partnership with Geopoll, the leading mobile survey platform with a database of nearly 200m users in emerging markets, TNS, the globally respected consumer knowledge and information company and Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent valuation consultancy.   
The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has expressed displeasure with the people of Karamoja for not working hard enough to prepare for food crises like the one that just hit the region.

While speaking to local leaders from the seven Districts of Karamoja on Tuesday at Morulinga State Lodge, more about http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-post-counts-v1-1-endpoint.php Mrs Museveni underscored the importance of proper food utilization and urged locals to learn to store some of the food they produce during the good harvests instead of selling it all off.

She said if each family in Karamoja had stored some of the food they got from the bumper harvest of the last good season, health http://corcoranproductions.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-template-hooks.php the recent long dry spell in the country would not have had a big pinch on the people of the region because they would have food to feed on instead of waiting for aid from elsewhere.

“Even other areas in the country have been experiencing this dry spell, but unlike in Karamoja, people elsewhere know how to sustain themselves when this happens,” she said.

“Therefore the onus is on you the leaders of this region to educate the communities on how to sustain their families through the different seasons of the year. This entails growing sufficient food and storing some for the bad days. We must also implement our regulation of 1 acre of cassava per family. This requires more sensitization to our people,” she said.

Mrs Museveni further noted that with God providing the rain and Government providing the oxen and ox-plough plus quick maturing seeds, Karamoja had gotten out of the disaster area, but it is disappointing that only a single dry spell takes back the people to begging just because they failed to store some of the harvests for a bad day.

“Worse still, even the food that was sold did not leave the money in the house to buy food; instead it was used to buy Waragi”, she lamented.

She cited Kotido District which had done well in food production last year but they sold off all the food to South Sudan and are now crying for lack of food.

“We need to start a campaign in each district of Karamoja against families selling off all the harvests so that they can put some grain in the family granaries which would come in handy when the climate changes”.

However, responding to some of the recent media reports that a number of people in the region has starved to death, some of the locals informed the first lady that these were inaccurate reports.

They revealed that sometimes they tried to inform those media houses that their reports are not correct because many families have been able to cope apart from the most vulnerable who have also received some food aid from Government.

The leaders added that sometimes elderly people who drink the local brew of Waragi when they are hungry become disabled and they have bad eating habits, therefore those are some of the cases that suffered a lot with the food shortages.

Mrs Museveni encouraged each family to have a granary to store their food.

“You don’t have to wait for Government to construct for you granaries. Each family can construct their own granary as was the culture of the Karimojong and other people in the country.

She also called for the registration of the vulnerable families in each District to ensure that they are planned for in such instances and so that even when the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness brings food, it can be quickly distributed to those members of the community who truly deserve it.

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