Ronald Sserunjogi Wins Airtel Mega Masappe Car.


 

 

What started as a mission to ascertain the truth ended in celebrations when Ronald Sserunjogi, a resident of Entebbe, was handed a brand new car courtesy of the ongoing Airtel Uganda Mega Masappe promotion.

“After reading about people winning again and again, I opted into the promotion to find out whether Airtel was really rewarding people. Today, I have won myself a brand new car!” exclaimed Sserunjogi amidst ululations from his family members who escorted him to receive his gift.

 

Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director. Michael Opwonya, handing over the car keys to Ronald Sserunjogi the 4th car winner of the Airtel mega Masappe promotion.This is the fourth car that Airtel has given out as part of the Mega Masappe promotion – a promotion which will see subscribers win daily and weekly prizes such as motor bikes, brand new cars and cash for a 90-day period.As part of ‘Mega Masappe’, subscribers are required to opt into the promo by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 to opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.

Other winners in this week’s draw include Ntege Innocent, Kasozi Justus, Balamu Jane and Kavuma Mustafa who took home a brand new motor bike each as well as Turyasima Barnabas, Ahimbisibwe Innocent and Ankunda Damalie who won one million shillings each.

Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director. Michael Opwonya (4th left) poses with the Airtel Mega Massape lucky winners.

Handing over the prizes,Mr. Michael Opwonya, the Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director congratulated the winners and thanked them for taking part in the promotion, saying the promotion was introduced for the purpose of rewarding Airtel Uganda subscribers.

“When we launched ‘Mega Masappe’, we had one major objective; to change the lives of our customers by rewarding their loyalty to the Smartphone network. With this promotion, we are able to give back to our subscribers all over the country and in turn, change their lives positively,” he commented.

Opwonya urged all Airtel Uganda subscribers to participate in the promotion. “I am excited to be handing over these prizes to this week’s lucky winners- but I am more excited to say that there are more prizes to be won.” he added.

Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director. Michael Opwonya, handing over the Motorbike keys to Kavuma Mustafa during the Airtel Mega Masappe draw.

Mega Masappe promotion subscriber bonus will be given instantly on the achievement of the daily target. For example, if a subscriber’s bonus target is Ushs. 2,000 and they recharge with that Ushs. 2,000, they will receive 100% bonus of the same value under the Voice, SMS & Data split. However, if they recharge with another Ushs. 2,000 on the same day, they will not get a 2nd bonus.

Daily and weekly prizes will be given away every Friday for the entire duration of the promotion.

 

 

 

 

 

Airtel Subscribers win big in the Mega Masappe promotion


 

 

The lucky winners expressed their excitement as they were receiving their prizes and one of the them, Katabira Michael who is in his Senior Six vacation was quoted saying, “I am so excited and I can’t believe it, I am going to use this 1 million to pay for my tuition for my first semester at campus”

“I want to encourage all Airtel Subscribers to join in this Mega Masappe campaign because you win big. Thank you Airtel, thank you for making me a happy person.” he added

Airtel Uganda Director Legal and Regulatory Affairs Dennis Kakonge in a suit, pose with the lucky winners during the 1st draw of Mega Masappe at Airtel Head offices.

Dennis Kakonge, the Airtel Uganda Director Legal and Regulatory Affairs congratulated the first group of winners at the prize-giving ceremony.

“We made a promise to Ugandans to offer them the most reliable and affordable telecommunications services while directly improving their lives through our different offerings and campaigns and this promotion is evidence that we are doing just that,” he said,

Kakonge further encouraged Ugandans to take part in the promotion; to stand a chance to win various prizes including cars, motorbikes and cash.

As part of ‘Mega Masappe’, subscribers are required to opt into the promo by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 to opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.

Mega Masappe promotion subscriber bonus will be given instantly on the achievement of the daily target. For example, if a subscriber’s bonus target is Ushs. 1,000 and they recharge with that Ushs. 1,000, they will receive 100% bonus of the same value under the Voice, SMS & Data split. However, if they recharge with another Ushs. 1,000 on the same day, they will not get a 2nd bonus.

Daily and weekly prizes will be given away every Friday for the duration of the promo.

 

 

 

Airtel Uganda and Buganda Kingdom handover Shs.110,000,000 to the Central Public Health Laboratory in the fight to end Sickle Cells


 

Airtel Uganda together with the Buganda Kingdom have handed over Shs.110,000,000/- (One hundred and ten million shillings) that was collected during the Kabaka Birthday Run 2017  as a contribution towards the fight to end Sickle cells in Uganda .

The handover to the Central Public Health Laboratory under the Ministry of Health was graced by Buganda Kingdom officials led by the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga and the Buganda Kingdom Minister of Sports Owek. Sekabembe Henry, alongside Airtel Uganda team headed by Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Deepak Bhatia.

Airtel Uganda officials led by Chief Commercial Officer, Deepak Bhatia, Buganda Kingdom Katikiro, Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga and Ministry of Health officials, pose with a dummy cheque han

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Mr. Bhatia said, “We are so honored and proud to partner with the Buganda Kingdom in the fight to put an end to Sickle cells in the country.”

“This partnership is Airtel’s commitment to working with various stakeholders to improve health standards in Uganda and providing affordable healthcare to our customers through investing in passion points that connect our customers such as the annual Kabaka Birthday Run,” he added.

“I would like to thank and recognize all Airtel Uganda customers, fellow sponsors, the media as well as the general public who showed support to those suffering from sickle cells by coming and participating in the 2017 Kabaka Run” he concluded

Buganda Kingdom Katikiro, Owek Peter Mayiga thanked Airtel Uganda for their support in this fight and praised them for always coming out strongly to show support to Ugandans on the social causes that are very important to society development.

Airtel Uganda Chief Commercial Officer Deepak Bhatia, gives a speech during the handover of the proceeds got from Kabaka Birthday Run to Central Public Health Labaratory at Bulange Mengo

“I encourage my fellow Ugandans who have been affected by this scourge of Sickle Cells in one way or another to support each other and seek medical help and be consistent in their treatments as partners like Airtel come together with the Kingdom of Buganda to put an end to this disease,” he concluded.

According to the Ministry of Health, over 25,000 babies are born each year with sickle cell disease and over 80% die before their 5th birthday contributing to 15% infant mortality, 13.3% of the total population have Sickle cell traits.

Airtel Uganda Masappe Promo Goes into Overdrive


 

  • Over 74 million, 74 bikes and 12 cars to be won

Telecommunications giant, Airtel Uganda has announced a new exciting recharge promotion that will see subscribers win daily and weekly prizes over the next 90 days.

Dubbed ‘Mega Masappe’, the new campaign, which will see subscribers win daily and weekly prizes such as motor bikes, brand new cars and cash over the next 90 days. This comes on the heels of the recently concluded Xtra Masappe data campaign which offered customers bonus for loading weekly and monthly bundles.

The lucky winners, pose with their cash they won during the launch of Mega Masappe

lucky winners showing their prize money

As part of ‘Mega Masappe’, subscribers will be required to opt into the promo by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 to opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.

Mr. Indrajeet Kumar Singh, the Airtel Uganda Marketing Director expressed excitement at the new promotion.

“We made a promise to Ugandans to offer them the most reliable and affordable telecommunications services while directly improving their lives through our different offerings and campaigns and this promo is evidence that we are doing just that,” he said, adding that for the next 90 days, Airtel subscribers are going to win loads and loads of prizes including cars, motor cycles and huge sums of cash by simply opting into this Mega Masappe promotion.

Airtel Uganda Marketing Director, Indrajeet Kumar Singh, giving a speech during the launch of Mega Masappe.

Airtel Marketing Director Indrajeet Kumar

Kumar further encouraged Ugandans to join the smartphone network and stand a chance to change their lives overnight.

As part of the Mega Masappe promotion, subscriber bonus will be given instantly on the achievement of the daily target. For example, if a subscriber’s bonus target is Ushs. 1,000 and they recharge with that Ushs. 1,000, they will receive 100% bonus of the same value under the Voice, SMS & Data split. However, if they recharge with another Ushs. 1,000 on the same day, they will not get a 2nd bonus.

Airtel Uganda Marketing Director, Indrajeet Kumar Singh handing over the Motor Bike keys to one of the lucky winners during the launch of Mega Masappe.

some of the prizes to be won

Daily and weekly prizes will be given away every Friday for the duration of the promo.

 

 

 

​Airtel Uganda Extends Free Health Services to Kampala Community


Over the weekend, residents of Kosovo and surrounding areas medically underserved within Rubaga Division of Kampala city received free health services at a free Airtel Uganda community health fair. 

In partnership with The Hind’s Feet Project, a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on making health information accessible to all, Airtel Uganda offered free medical services to hundreds of community members in an effort to improve their wellbeing and empower them with the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions.
The medical services offered included; Hepatitis B screening and shots, Dental, eye checkups and general medicine, Screening for HIV, diabetes, ulcers, blood pressure, syphilis, hepatitis B and malaria. The health fair also included safe male circumcision and free cancer screening services.

Improving health access is a core aspect of Airtel Uganda’s community engagement pillars of Education, Health, Digital enabled Entrepreneurship and the Environment. Airtel believes, strong health, quality education, relevant entrepreneurial skills and a good environment are the enablers required to empower Ugandans to build better livelihoods.

Speaking during the health fare, Airtel Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Mrs. Charity Bukenya said “At Airtel, we aim to improve the lives of Ugandans, not only by providing them with affordable and reliable telecommunications solutions, but also by increasing knowledge on general health and the use of preventive health services to help them live healthy lives.” 

“Working closely with our partners, we will continue to reach out to other communities in Uganda,” she added. 

The free community health fair is one of Airtel Uganda’s interventions that also include the Kabaka Run in support of Sickle Cell initiatives, and the recent blood donation campaign. 
Airtel Uganda holds quarterly health camps in different medically underserved regions of Uganda, and this is second community health fair in 2017. In March this year, Airtel Uganda held a community health fair at Nyakabaya Primary School in Nyarusiza, Kisoro district. Previous health fairs were head in Arua, Fort Portal, Kabale, Bugiri, Mbale, Lira, Bugiri, Kalerwe – Kampala.

​Airtel Uganda introduces affordable International Calling Bundles


Airtel Uganda, the Smartphone network recently introduced affordable international calling bundles to help its subscribers to keep in-touch with families staying abroad, traders, and businessmen to communicate on cheap rates.
We did have a one on one with Airtel Uganda Marketing Director, Indrajeet Singh Kumar and this is what he had to say about the International Calling Bundles. 

Indrajeet Singh Kumar

Good morning Indrajeet, so what good news does Airtel Uganda bring for us today?

Today, I am here with some good news, especially for people with family staying abroad, traders and businessmen. No more disconnected calls because Airtel Uganda International calls just got cheaper thanks to our international calling bundles.

That’s good news. So what does Airtel hope to achieve from this?

International calling in Uganda has always been perceived as expensive in the minds of the customer. We at Airtel Uganda have developed bundles that are cheaper than the standard call rates with an intention of fulfilling our promise to Ugandans; which is providing affordable and reliable telecommunications solutions.

So, who is eligible for this?

This is not a promotion. Therefore, all our subscribers can enjoy the best international calling rates.

Tell us about some of these bundles.

We have 5 different calling bundles.

Our very first bundle is for those who want to make calls in East Africa; that is Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. For as low as 2,800/= you can get to talk for ten minutes valid for one day and for 15,000/=, you get 60 minutes valid for 7 days.

For our second bundle, subscribers receive 60 minutes to call USA and China for as low as 7,500/= valid for 7 days. Additionally, for 11,500/= subscribers receive 60 minutes and 30 minutes to call India and Nigeria respectively – all valid for 7 days.

Our third bundle is for customers who want to call USA and Asia. The countries in this bundle are USA, Canada, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Hongkong. For 5,000/= subscribers receive 25 minutes valid for 7 days to call those countries. For 10,000/= subscribers will receive 55 minutes and for 20,000/= subscribers will receive 133 minutes valid for 30 days for both bundles.

In our fourth bundle, subscribers will receive 20 minutes valid for 7 days to call United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Pakistan, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Greece, Australia, Finland, New Zealand and Indonesia.

Finally, for our fifth bundle, subscribers will receive 15 minutes of talk time valid for 7 days to call Nigeria, Mauritius and Namibia.

I think that is clear. So what is the charge for registering onto this service?
As I said, this service is for all Airtel Uganda subscribers. There is no charge. All you have to do is dial *146# or *100# and subscribe to an international bundle of your choice.

Do you have any other information you wish to share with our listeners?

Yes. I would like to encourage all Airtel subscribers and those who want to join the smartphone network to take advantage of these bundles to call their families, business partners and friends living anywhere across the globeThank you

AIRTEL UGANDA HOLDS HEALTH CAMP IN KISORO DISTRICT


Neither the extreme cold nor the persistent drizzle could deter residents from attending the Airtel Uganda health camp that was held over the weekend in Kisoro district.

Stationed at Nyakabaya Primary School in Nyarusiza, Airtel Uganda staff members in partnership with Hind’s Feet Project volunteers and other organizations offered treatment to the sick residents and equipped them with sufficient and relevant information to make proper health decisions.

Airtel Uganda CSR Manager Mrs. Charity Bukenya hands over reusable pads to residents of Kisoro during the Airtel Uganda Kisoro health camp recently(2)

The medical services offered included; Hepatitis B screening and vaccination, dental care, eye checkups and general medicine, screening for HIV, diabetes, ulcers, blood pressure, syphilis, hepatitis B and malaria. The camp also held activities specifically for the female residents such as marital counseling, breast and cervical cancer awareness and treatment as well as demonstrations on how to use female condoms and sanitary towels.

Speaking at the health fair, Airtel Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Mrs. Charity R. Bukenya said, “Throughout March, we have held a number of activities all geared towards the support of Women in Uganda – especially the less fortunate ones.”

“As our final Women’s month activity, we felt that it was prudent to visit Kisoro – a region with activities such as prostitution that increase exposure to STDs – and treat as well as teach the women here how to protect their lives,” she added.

 

Airtel Uganda CSR Manager Mrs. Charity Bukenya donates blood during the Airtel Uganda Kisoro health camp recentlyThe Kisoro health camp, which attracted thousands of residents from Kisoro and surrounding areas, is the first health outreach to be organized by Airtel this year. Last year, the telecommunications company held similar outreaches in Fort Portal, Kabale and Kampala districts.

 

 

 

 

 

Uganda Cranes Beat Eastern Select in Airtel-Sponsored Eastern regional tour


Kampala: In preparation for World Cup and AFCON 2019 qualifiers, the Uganda Cranes team defeated the Eastern Uganda select team in the first regional tour of 2017 played at Kamuli Park Municipal Stadium in Kamuli, Eastern Uganda.

Uganda Cranes' Nelson Senkatuka celebrates after scoring the first goal against Eastern Select.

Since 2015, the Uganda Cranes have been playing regional tournaments against select regional teams as part of efforts by Airtel Uganda, their official sponsor, to offer different regions in the country an opportunity to play against the national team.

These tours have also served as training for the Uganda Cranes who are currently in a bid to qualify for the 2018 World cup and 2019 AFCON tournaments.
The balanced Uganda Cranes team with a couple of experienced and youth players edged the Eastern select team 3-0. During the first half, the Cranes showed class with the passing of the ball and had numerous attempts on target which eventually resulted in 3 goals against the Eastern Select side. The first goal was scored by Proline Striker Nelson Senkatuka in the 111th minute, swiftly followed by two goals in the 22nd and 30th minutes from SC Villa’s attacking force of Martin Kiiza and Emma Okwi respectively.

Emma Okwi fights for the ball with Eastern Select side player.

Half time ended 3-0 in favor of the Uganda Cranes and the game ended 3-0.The Uganda Cranes team which played against Eastern select side pose for a photo
Speaking after the match, Airtel Uganda’s Brand Strategy Manager, Noella Byuma congratulated the Uganda Cranes upon their win and thanked the fans for showing support towards the national team. She also spoke about the Company’s efforts to rally Ugandans to support the National team in the upcoming World Cup and AFCON qualifier games.

AIRTEL UGANDA EXTENDS CREDIT SERVICES TO UGANDANS


 

  • Introduces Wewole Service to give customers and agents access to quick loans.

Leading telecommunications company, Airtel Uganda, has announced the introduction of a service to extend credit services to Ugandans via the Airtel Money plat

Launched in partnership with JUMO, Wewole is a micro-credit solution that provides a convenient way for Airtel Money customers and agents to access loan facilities and can be utilized by any Airtel Customer or Agent that is fully registered on the Airtel Money platform.

Wewole allows customers to borrow between 8,000 and 500,000 shillings and Airtel Money agents between 100,000 and 1,000,000 shillings. Unlike other products on the market, Wewole does not require customers and Airtel Money agents to save or provide Collateral to be able to borrow and allows movement of money between the Wewole account and Airtel Money account at no extra charge.

Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Anwar Soussa, giving a speech during the launch of Airtel Wewole service at Airtel Uganda head offices.

Mr Anwar Soussa Airtel Uganda MD

 

Speaking about the new product, Mr. Anwar Soussa noted that there is a huge number of Ugandans in rural areas with the potential to contribute to the growth of Uganda’s financial sector but who have no access to banking and financial facilities.

“Today, we have launched a paperless, safe and fast service that allows you to borrow through your phone – a product we are sure will benefit individuals and small businesses across the country,” he said.

“Uganda has a large unbanked population and at Airtel Uganda, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that they have access to the best financial products such as unsecured loans with high initial borrowing amounts,” he added.

Mr. Ronald Wakabi, the JUMO Country Manager said he was very delighted to launch Wewole in Uganda as Airtel’s Technology partner.

JUMO Country Manager, Ronald Wakabi, giving a speech during the launch of Airtel Wewole service at Airtel Uganda head offices.

Mr Ronald Wakabi the Country Manager of Jumo

“JUMO’s role in this partnership is to help Airtel grow the mobile money ecosystem by ensuring the delivery of accurate, sustainable and efficient technology that will accelerate financial inclusion in Uganda. As it stands, the JUMO platform enables customers to get a Wewole loan within 30 seconds of applying via the USSD menu on their phone,” he said.

Airtel Uganda, Managing Director Anwar Soussa (centre) launching Airtel Wewole service as Airtel Uganda Chief Commericial Oficcer, Deepak Bhatia looks on at Airtel Uganda head offices.

This is not the first time that Airtel Uganda has come up with products and services that are targeting the less fortunate Ugandans. Last year, the telecommunications company revamped their ‘Beerako’ service to enable subscribers borrow airtime more than once.

Airtel Uganda Unveils 2017 Kabaka Run Kits


 

  • 2017 Kabaka Run themed “Fight Against Sickle Cells”

 

Airtel Uganda handed over the Kabaka Run marathon kits to the Buganda Kingdom at a press conference that was held at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Mengo.

The handover was graced by Buganda Kingdom officials led by the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga and the Buganda Kingdom Minister of Sports Owek. Sekabembe Henry, alongside Airtel Uganda directors and staff members led by the Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. Anwar Soussa.

Airtel Uganda, Managing Director Anwar Soussa, signs on a ticket as the Katikiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga looks on.

For the past four years, Airtel Uganda has been the main sponsor of the Kabaka Run, one of the four major Buganda Kingdom activities that commemorates the Kabaka’s birthday, as part of an ongoing agreement with the kingdom to sponsor four of the kingdom’s main activities.

During the handover, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. Anwar Soussa urged all Airtel Uganda customers as well as  the general public to show support to those suffering from sickle cells by coming and  registering for the Kabaka Run.

Katikiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga (centre) displaying the Kabaka Birthday Run 2017 kit as Airtel Uganda officials look on at Bulange Mengo

“I would like to pledge our future commitment and support to the Buganda Kingdom, its people and its activities, as we unite to maintain the good glory of this Kingdom,” he added.

Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister thanked Airtel Uganda for honoring their commitment to support the Buganda Kingdom activities for the past couple of years. He also thanked the telecommunications company for always coming out strongly to show support to Ugandans regardless of whether or not they use their services.

“Last year, Fistula in Uganda was our cause and you supported it. This year it is sickle cells and you are still here with us. On behalf of the kingdom and its people, allow me to say thank you,” he concluded.

Airtel Uganda, Managing Director, Anwar Soussa, Katikiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, display the dummy ticket for the Kabaka Birthday Run 2017

The 2017 Kabaka run will be held on the 9th April 2017 flagged off in Lubiri Mengo by His Majesty the Kabaka; this will have the 5km, 10kms and 21km routes.