Airtel Uganda celebrates Independence, recognises outstanding Ugandans
To commemorate Uganda’s 55th Independence Day celebrations, Airtel Uganda held a breakfast at their offices in Bugolobi were they recognized staff and outstanding Ugandans who have made a difference in society.
During the breakfast, Airtel Uganda Board Chairman, Mr. Hannington Karuhanga congratulated the staff and management upon all the successes that the telco has achieved over the last months. “As a company, it is not just about offering services to our customers but the impact of the services we offer. Successes such as the recent 4G launch, the growth of Airtel money have all come about as a result of the investment we are making to enrich the lives of our customers all over the country.”
While addressing staff, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. VG. Somasekhar said, “On this independence day, Airtel Uganda is committed to enhance quality of service to achieve our mission of being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Ugandans.” He called upon staff to continue prioritizing innovation, technology adaptation and consumer understanding.
As part of the Independence breakfast, Airtel Uganda awarded and recognized three Ugandans who have majorly impacted Ugandan communities in different areas of specialization. Mr. Emmanuel Katongole, the Rotary Governor was awarded for his role in raising awareness of cancer in Uganda through the Rotary Cancer Run, spearheading the construction and operationalizing of the Rotary Blood Bank at Mengo Hospital among many other humanitarian projects.
Also awarded was former Airtel Rising Stars participant and current national team player Farouk Miya for his excellence in the field of Ugandan football. Miya continues to score remarkable goals for Uganda including the one that qualified the Uganda Cranes for the AFCON 2017 at the last hurdle.
The final award was given to Airtel Uganda ambassador and BET award winner Eddy Kenzo for transforming the music scene in Uganda to an international level and giving back through his big talent organization that has seen the ghetto kids and other budding musicians get a chance to show case their talent to the world in addition to the various soccer clinics that he has held to enable street kids use their time constructively.