Barbara Ofwono, is MTN Women in Business SME CEO of the year having used the Telcos services to grow her business which is now a chain of schools from a single outfit.
Ofwono was awarded at the Serena Hotel on Saturday night in an event that also saw Lindsay Handler, the owner of Fenix International take the the Excellence in Financial Services Award for her outstanding of MobileMoney while the third award went to Kembambazi Sabiiti of Amadeus TravelCompany who won in MTN Business Excellence in ICT category for outstanding use of MTN Business ICT proposition.
The prizes at stake were a work trip to South Africa to meet the biggest SME to learn from them MTN office Wi-Fi for six months, $10,000 from the Y’ello Rose program, CUG activation and free subscription for six months.
The bag of goodies also included five MTN Fixed lines and a year’s hosting at Mutundwe data center from MTN Uganda as well as advertising space of up to 20million for three months on NTV, free business advisory services from Uganda Development Bank and free strategic plan review for sustainable growth and 50% discount on adverts in Summit Business Magazine.
Speaking at a gathering of over 300 professional and Women in Business, MTN Uganda CEO Brian Gouldie encouraged Women in Business to take advantage of the MTN’s wide range of digital products, and robust network coverage.
“This consistent investment has created the best customer experience in the sector, reflected in the increased use of MTN’s products, especially data services as well as growth of the customer base to well over 10.4 million subscribers,” Gouldie said
MTN Uganda has been supporting Business communities in Uganda particularly through its MTN Business training programs for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).