MTN Unveils Sponsorship Package for 2016 Kampala Club Chairman’s Club

On Monday 14th March, viagra order Rwanda will host the inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF). The Forum is jointly organized by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), web one of Africa’s leading think tanks, and the Government of Rwanda.

K.Y. Amoako, president of ACET said that for years, his organization had wanted to convene leading thinkers, policy makers, the private sector and civil society to shape solutions to deliver economic transformation in Africa.

“With the inaugural ATF, this has now happened,” he said and thanked the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame for “his unwavering support for the Forum and his government’s characteristic efficiency in bringing it to fruition”.

Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Claver Gatete, notes in his message to visiting delegates that though Rwanda may be a small country geographically, its aspirations – for both itself and the continent – are great. The path to meeting these aspirations, he adds, requires an unwavering focus on economic transformation.

The focus of the Forum will be on key areas that can unlock rapid and sustained growth, establish the continent as part of the global supply chain and make Africa globally competitive not only in terms of exports but also as a frontier manufacturing base.

In its 2014 African Transformation Report, ACET described this as ‘Growth with DEPTH’; that is diversification of production, export competitiveness,productivity increases, technology upgrades and human wellbeing. This forum is designed to advance the agenda from the ‘what’ of economic transformation to the ‘how’.

One of the key objectives of the Forum, said Anver Versi, ACET communications chief, will be to introduce and create a Coalition for Transformation in Africa.

“This is a leadership network organized in Chapters, each focused on a specific and vital area of economic development. The idea is that after the Forum, Chapter members including governments, businesses and civil society dedicated to Africa’s economic transformation will continue to meet, discuss and find solution beyond the Forum”.

The programme has a stellar cast of speakers, including some of the continent’s leading analysts and thinkers.
Amongst them Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; Makhtar Diop, VP for Africa at the World Bank; Antoinette Sayeh, Africa Department Director of the IMF; Nkosana Moyo, Founder and Executive Chair of MINDS , James Mwangi, Executive Director at Dalberg and ACET’s own experts – Yaw Ansu, Ed Brown and Joe Amoako-Tuffour amongst others.

MTN Uganda has unveiled the 2016 sponsorship of the Kampala Club Chairman’s Cup worth Ugx 25 million, and making it the 14th year that the telecom giant has sponsored the tournament.

The tournament which kicked off on 7th March 2016 will climax with a prize presentation event at the Club on 12th March 2016.

The sponsorship package also includes provision of playing kits that include t-shirts and caps, as well as trophies.
The participating teams are competing in 11 sporting disciplines including squash, lawn tennis, darts, chess, table tennis, omweso, scrabble, pool, badminton, walking and swimming as they vie for the coveted Chairman’s Cup.

MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer Mapula Bodibe said “MTN recognizes the role that sports plays in our customers’ lives. It is therefore in our interest to support such platforms that give our customers an opportunity to play competitively and to explore their potential.”

According to Mapula, the Chairman’s Cup also provides an opportunity for engagement with our high value and business customers in their own environment, so as to further expose them to MTN’s products and services that are relevant for their homes, workplaces and businesses.

“Besides sponsoring the Chairman’s Cup, MTN Uganda has also in the past provided Internet connectivity, and 4 years ago MTN furnished the Club’s Business Lounge and provided laptops.” Mapula said.

MTN has also unveiled offers to Club members to run concurrently with the tournament. For example, members will get free 10GB + a free fixed line, when they buy a 4G Indoor CPE, which is available at the MTN spot at the club from 9th to 12th March.

In addition, club members and participants who upgrade to a 4G SIM card will get 1GB free, also available from 9th – 12th March as a special offer for the duration of the tournament.

Kampala Club is the oldest social club in Uganda, with over 600 members. Its membership is comprised of members of the business community, academicians, politicians as well as civil society.

In addition to the long running sponsorship of Chairman’s Cup, MTN recently partnered with Huawei to host a one-day Chinese Executive Golf tournament which featured teams of enterprise customers and staff from both companies as well as golfers from various corporate and Chinese entities in Uganda such as Bank of Uganda, Housing Finance, UMEME, CNOOC and so many others.


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