Smart Extends Network to Mbale

Mbale Municipality Mayor, Mutwalib Zandya (L) cuts the tape to officially mark Smart's operations in the district. Looking on is Mr. Omer Maghoub, the Smart's Commercial Director Smart.

Bajaj Auto Limited in partnership with the Boda Boda Association of Kampala has today given an alluring facelift to Kisugu Church of Uganda Primary School.

At the ceremony, information pills visit web Bajaj Head of East Africa business, web Manish Thapar, link said that the company’s key objectives are to provide employment opportunities, work for welfare of Boda bodas, as well as helping the government to streamline Boda Boda operations in the Country.

“We are excited to be involved in this noble cause of facilitating a conducive learning environment in schools. We believe that through this partnership with the Boda Boda Association, the initiative will be instrumental in not only attracting more pupils, but also help in pupil and teacher retention,” added Manish.

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James Jjuuko, the Head teacher said “We are indeed indebted to you for putting us back on track. Now that we have beautiful structures, the onus is on us to repay your efforts by excelling. We are going to work hard to be among the top schools in this community and the whole country,” he said amid cheers. In the run up to the ceremony, Bajaj Auto partnered with over 50 motorcyclists to paint the school’s classroom blocks.

Speaking at the event, Kiviri Kanyike, the Boda Boda Association chairman commended Bajaj for the partnership saying that the initiative of giving back to the community portrayed them in a positive light.

The event was graced by the Supervisor of Education Services in Makindye Division, Prosper Rwamasaka as Guest of Honor, who applauded Bajaj for the commendable work.

“I have often interacted with Bajaj operators including the Boda Boda riders. They have become an integral part of our transport sector today and as result contributed positively to our daily lives. By going an extra mile to support our infrastructure, they have shown us that they hold their communities’ livelihoods in high regard,” he said.

Bajaj Auto, an Indian company sells two wheelers & Three Wheelers across 32 countries in Africa & 60 countries around the world.


In a move aimed at taking its services closer to Ugandans as well as widen its geographical presence, website like this Smart Telecom on Thursday launched its services in Mbale, Eastern Uganda.

The introduction of Smart Uganda’s products and services in Mbale, Uganda’s third largest town will enable the telecom expand its proven social enterprise with the aim of making measurable social impact in the community.

Building upon the Agha Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) longstanding ties to East Africa, Smart entered Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda as the only telecommunications operator with one, unified East African network, with a commitment to embrace local cultures and values and positively impacting the communities in which it operates.

Speaking during the official opening of the Mbale Office, Omer Maghoub, and Smart’s Commercial Director explained that the expansion of Smart into the Eastern region would enable the company take innovative and people-centric services to the people that need them.

“By opening up our new offices in Mbale, we are getting closer to the customer.  This will be a one-stop shop for all our products and services.  This means we are bringing a quality network that is affordable, accessible and available,” he said.

The Mayor Mbale Municipality, Mr. Mutwalib Zandya Mafabi commended Smart for choosing his town as the starting point in the telecom’s expansion plan.

“This shows that development is coming to my town and my people will benefit immensely from the ripple effect of your presence here. This will help the economic momentum of this town. We shall work together to ensure that our investors are protected,” he said.

In an initial effort to build human capacity, Smart has established a “Talent Pipeline” that aims to empower and recruit the best young, African talent from local universities. Smart employs a young, dynamic staff and aims to fill positions by hiring high-potential individuals straight from local universities. So far, 120 staff have come from this pipeline.

while entering the Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda market, SMART gave East Africans a chance to recommend a name during the “Give Us A Name” campaign. This was done to give East African’s a say in the telecom’s undertakings and embrace each markets’ local culture and values.


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