Total, Worldline Partner to Support Deployment of the ‘Guichet Unique’ Digital Solution in Eight African Countries

0

Total and Worldline signed binding technological, commercial and financing agreements with African fintech InTouch on July 13, 2017.

Under the agreements, Total and Worldline will support the deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in eight African countries — Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, the Republic of Guinea and Senegal.

Guichet Unique provides retail networks with a unique customer-friendly device that makes it possible to securely and seamlessly accept all means of payment, including mobile money, payments through private label cards and cash, and to distribute third party services, such as subscriptions to media content, bill payment, money transfer, card top-up, banking and insurance.

Already deployed in more than 170 Total service stations and more than 600 independent points of sale in Senegal, the Guichet Unique platform manages more than 30,000 transactions per day in that country.

As part of these agreements:

  • Total and Worldline will fund the first phase of deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in the above-mentioned eight countries and become shareholders in InTouch, alongside its founder, Omar Cissé.
  • Total will deploy the Guichet Unique solution in its service station network in these eight countries, with possible further deployment in another 30 African and Middle Eastern countries. This initiative aligns with Total’s overall strategy of offering innovative solutions to customers and facilitating their journey.
  • InTouch is targeting deployment of the solution in more than 5,000 retail network and independent points of sale in each of these countries.
  • Worldline, on top of supporting InTouch through its payment expertise, will provide a secure and industrial hosting infrastructure to enable the pan-African deployment and run of Guichet Unique.

Timing of the Transaction

Closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of the competent anti-trust authorities.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Total.

Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing App to End FGM

0
(Denis Linine/Shutterstock) IT11-GOOGL-012517-shutter Zurich, Switzerland - 20 April, 2016: sign on the wall of the Google office building. Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. Stock photo ID: 560123689 Editorial credit: Denis Linine/Shutterstock
(Denis Linine/Shutterstock) IT11-GOOGL-012517-shutter Zurich, Switzerland - 20 April, 2016: sign on the wall of the Google office building. Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. Stock photo ID: 560123689 Editorial credit: Denis Linine/Shutterstock

Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google’s Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win USD$15,000 (approx. 54Milliion UGX) for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in this year’s international Technovation competition, where girls develop mobile apps to end problems in their communities.

“FGM is a big problem affecting girls worldwide and it is a problem we want to solve,” Stacy Owino told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“This whole experience will change our lives. Whether we win or not, our perspective of the world and the possibilities it has will change for the better.”

The five girls from Kenya’s western city of Kisumu call themselves the ‘Restorers’ because they want to “restore hope to hopeless girls”, said Synthia Otieno, one of the team.

One in four Kenyan women and girls have undergone FGM, which involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia, even though it is illegal in the East African nation.

Although the girls’ Luo community does not practice FGM, they have friends who have been cut.

“We were very close but after she was cut she never came back to school,” said Purity Achieng, describing a classmate who underwent FGM. “She was among the smartest girls I knew.”

I-cut connects girls at risk of FGM with rescue centres and gives legal and medical help to those who have been cut.

Its simple interface has five buttons – help, rescue, report, information on FGM, donate and feedback – offering users different services.

Kenya is one of the most technologically advanced countries in Africa, known for its pioneering mobile money transfer apps.

Technovation, which is sponsored by Google, Verizon and the United Nations, aims to teach girls the skills they need to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders.

“We just have to use this opportunity as a stepping stone to the next level,” said schoolgirl Ivy Akinyi who plans to become computer programmer.

credit: Thomson Reuters 2017

Alibaba’s Founder & CEO Jack Ma, Launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

0
Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., gestures as he speaks at SoftBank World 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. As SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son pushes for a takeover of T-Mobile US Inc., the Japanese billionaire is asking banks to commit financing for a longer-than-usual amount of time, underscoring the intense regulatory review he faces. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma
Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., gestures as he speaks at SoftBank World 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. As SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son pushes for a takeover of T-Mobile US Inc., the Japanese billionaire is asking banks to commit financing for a longer-than-usual amount of time, underscoring the intense regulatory review he faces. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma

Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a USD$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda.

“I want that fund supporting African online businesses,” said Mr. Ma, who is Special Adviser to UNCTAD for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

“The money is set. This is my money, so I don’t have to get anybody’s approval,” he said, adding that he was poised to hire staff for the fund, set to begin operations this year.

Mr. Ma said that he would also work with UNCTAD help bring 200 budding African business people to his homeland China to learn from Alibaba hands on.

“I want them to go to China, meeting our people, seeing all the things we have been doing, all the great ideas China has,” he said.

“They know what they want. And when they know what they want, we can support it,” he added.

In addition, Mr. Ma said that he planned to roll out a partnership with African universities to teach internet technology, artificial intelligence and e-commerce.

Mr. Ma, who is on his first visit to Africa, also visited Kenya on Thursday. He has been sharing his experience of having built his company, founded in 1999, into a global e-commerce giant valued at more than USD$231 billion, and how he met the string of challenges that he faced along the way.

The Youth Connekt Africa Summit, held in Kigali, brought together more than 1,500 participants from government, entrepreneurial and investor communities, multinationals, and startups shaping the African technological ecosystem. Unlocking Africa’s e-commerce is a key priority for UNCTAD, given the potential of online trade to power development.

“African entrepreneurs should not be asking successful businesses, ‘How can I distribute your products?’ Africans should be saying, ‘I have an idea I want to grow – how can you help me to grow it? How can you help me market it?’,” said UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.

UNCTAD is working with Mr. Ma to explore opportunities with African businesses to participate in global trade, as well as to raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the international community in 2015. In addition to his role as an adviser to UNCTAD, Mr. Ma also serves as a UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.

Mr. Ma underscored the importance of internet access in all nations, saying it was an even more important raw material for economies than coal and electricity were in the past.

“Not being connected to the internet today is worse than not having electricity 100 years ago,” he said.

He also pointed to the big implications for economies and the labour market.

“I think e-commerce, Internet, Big Data is the future. You can never stop it. You like it or don’t like it. But you will never stop it,” he said.

“Every time you have a technological revolution, it will kill a lot of jobs and it will create a lot of jobs. This is what history tells us.”

Vodafone Uganda Visits Nina Interiors Ltd During the Top 100 mid-sized Company Weekly Visits

0
Vodafone Uganda Research and Insights Manager Anthony Tenywa (left) expounds the benefits of technology during a courtesy call to Nina Interiors a furniture retail, in Kampala recently. Listening on, were Hurry Mugisha Head of SME, Vodafone Uganda (middle) and Juliana Kagimu Mukasa, Nina Interiors Operations Director.
Vodafone Uganda Research and Insights Manager Anthony Tenywa (left) expounds the benefits of technology during a courtesy call to Nina Interiors a furniture retail, in Kampala recently. Listening on, were Hurry Mugisha Head of SME, Vodafone Uganda (middle) and Juliana Kagimu Mukasa, Nina Interiors Operations Director.

Telecom firm; Vodafone Uganda with its bid of supporting Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda on Friday last week Anthony Tenywa; Research and Insights Manager together with Hurry Mugisha Head of SME at Vodafone Uganda made a courtesy call during the Top 100 mid-sized company weekly visits to Nina Interiors LTD; an enterprises that generalizes in home and office furniture and decorations.

“We aim to enable SMEs to work faster and smarter by identifying their internet needs and develop solutions that directly meet these needs”, said Anthony Tenywa; Research and Insights Manager at Vodafone Uganda.

SMEs contribute up to 70% of Uganda’s GDP, and are therefore an important engine for growth of the economy. The continuous growth in technology is an indicator that businesses need to evolve with it if they are to benefit from these changes. Integration of ICT in business will improve productivity and efficiency of businesses.

“Vodafone is taking deliberate steps to bridge the digital gap and SMEs, so that they can leverage the benefits of ICT integration in businesses” stated Hurry Mugisha; Head of SME at Vodafone Uganda.

Notably, the Top 100 mid-sized companies’ survey is an initiative of KPMG and the Nation Media Group represented by Daily Monitor in Uganda that has been conducted since 2009 in Uganda as well as in Kenya and Tanzania with the purpose of identifying Uganda’s fastest growing medium sized companies in order to showcase business excellence and highlight some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurship stories.

The Essential Phone to Start Shipping to International Markets in the Coming Few Weeks

0
(Photo Courtesy: Bloomberg)

Andy Rubin’s bezel-less Essential Smartphone was unveiled in June this year and had promised to reach its customers in 30 days. However, the 30-day limit has come and gone. According to new online reports, Rubin has finally acknowledged the delay, and has claimed that the Essential Smartphone will be in the hands of the customers in a few weeks.

Google’s creator of Android, released an official statement on Essential Twitter account acknowledging the delay of the smartphone.

“The Essential Phone is now going through certification and testing with multiple US and international carriers, Rubin says. Furthermore, he confirmed that the smartphone will be shipped in a few weeks,” he said in a press statement.

The phone has been reported to be made available in Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, and Ocean Depths color variants at a starting price of USD$699 (approx. 2.5Million UGX), or you can buy it with a 360-degree camera for USD$749 (approx. 2.6Million UGX).

Quoting Gadgets 360, the display is worth noting as it is edge-to-edge, with only a thin bottom bezel. The flushed camera design keeps the phone free of any unsightly bumps. The metal edges house the volume keys and power button on the right side of the smartphone. The Essential Phone is made of titanium and ceramic.

Specifications

  1. The phone will pack an Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Essential Phone sports a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge QHD (1312×2560 pixels) display with 19:10 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  2. It is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 835 octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) processor with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM.
  3. Internal storage is limited to 128GB.
  4. There’s a 13-megapixel dual camera setup at the back with RGB and monochrome capabilities in each lens, with hybrid autofocus, phase detect, IR Laser Assist Focus, and 4K video support. At the front there is an 8-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 4K video support here as well.
  5. The battery is at 3,040mAh with fast charging support.
  6. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C port, Nano-SIM support, and GLONASS.

The Basics to a Successful e-Commerce Venture

0
Mobile traffic to eCommerce sites is rising. Image Credit: Expert Beacon
Mobile traffic to eCommerce sites is rising. Image Credit: Expert Beacon

Launching a new e-commerce venture can feel like an impossible climb when stacked against Amazon or Wal Mart, but more and more small businesses are looking to sell goods online. Business Insider cites an uncertain tax climate as one reason. They say that businesses are concerned about the costs of imports, and e-commerce is a low overhead operation that would allow for competitive selling.

The key to success for these ventures involves the right tools. Improving the sales process, automating e-commerce product recommendations to upsell, efficient payment processing and logistics are all key in developing your e-commerce business into a lasting venture.

Generating Traffic and Leads
There are a variety of mechanism you can use to generate traffic, from major services like Google AdWords or Facebook and Twitter ads.These services charge per page view, or per click, so you’re paying only when someone sees your ad and acts on it. This can have value, with analytics to track customer behavior, as you can see whether your product page is attracting customers or turning people off.

Affiliate marketing is another method for gaining additional leads, but it involves some networking. A network like PeerFly would need to host your deal so others can market it for you. Using affiliates, you can save dramatically on advertising costs and improve branding. Set firm guidelines about how your ads can be used, and interact with affiliates frequently if you want to see long term success.

Improving Conversion Rates
Improving conversion rates involves many aspects. You want customers to find more engagement on the page, so they stay onsite longer, and you also want more clicks on relevant products. Keyword association in your ads can play a big role there. There’s a term for this, known as “search-to-ad”, which means that the user’s query corresponds with the text in the ad. If the user is searching for brown shoes, and the add has blue pants, that’s a disconnect that is unlikely to lead to conversions.

Another method to improve conversions is to do what Amazon and other retailers do: list related products users bought or searched for on the same page as the product the user wants to buy. If the product was a television, for instance, selling cables for that TV would be a great example of how to improve conversions through related products.

Excellent Payment Processing
The best payment processing lets the user pay anyway she wants, while providing efficient transaction processing. If you’re in the market for a payment processor, then it helps to look for interchange pricing models that charge based on the type of card the user is swiping. Vendors don’t pay a flat fee for each transaction they process, which can save thousands for even moderately sized retailers.

Don’t undercut the value of third parties like PayPal either. PayPal is one of the most trusted names in payment processing, and adding their button to your site can help provide clients with a bit of peace of mind that they’re placing an order with someone reputable. Also, some countries value digital wallets more than cash or the traditional bank. Offering some flexibility in payment processing opens your market globally.

Final Thoughts
If users can find the products they are searching for on your site, through your ads, then the only missing component is onsite content. Well-written product descriptions that point out benefits and use cases only enhance our buying habits.

Google Play Protect Rollout Begins to Protect Android Phones from Malware, Harmful Apps

0

Google during it annual developer conference I/O this year, announced Play Protect — a rebrand of the company’s security offerings to help safeguard Android devices from malware and malicious apps. Starting from today, Google is rolling out its Play Protect home screen to all Android devices running the latest version of Google Play Services. 

With Play Protect, Google will periodically scan your device to ensure your device and your data are completely safe. The service will silently work in the background without you knowing about it. It is only when Play Protect finds any kind of security risk, you will receive a prompt from it.

You can find the Google Play Protect home screen on your Android device under Settings -> Google -> Security -> Google Play Protect.

Apps on the Play Store will also soon be getting a “Verified by Google Play Protect” badge. There will also be a Play Protect card available in the Updates section of the Play Store from where one can initiate a manual scan of all the installed apps on their device. This is still rolling out to users though, and it will take a while to be available to the billions of Android devices out there.

Google Play Protect is not a new feature per se from the company. It has long been scanning Android apps on the Play Store and the ones installed on your Android device silently for security risks. Previously, this feature was commonly known as ‘Verify Apps’.

Credit: AndroidBeat

Ugandan Innovator Among Three Winners at 6th Edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa

0

The 6th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA2017) which took place in Accra Ghana from 17th to 18th of July 2017 came to an end with the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) awarding three more African innovators for their incredible innovations.

Out of the total of over 2500 applications, 10 nominees were selected, and from these Aly El-Shafei of Egypt emerged as the Grand Prize winner, with Philippa Ngaju Makobore of Uganda landing the Second Prize, and Dougbeh-Chris Nyan of Liberia winning the Special Prize for Social Impact. Each one of the seven remaining nominees also went home with US$ 5 000 voucher to be used to further develop their innovations. Moreover, all nominees and winners will benefit from IPA post prize activities aiming at moving their innovations to the next level.

“This edition of IPA has been all about galvanizing support for African innovators in order to mobilize increased investments to help them commercialize and scale their innovations at a greater rate. AIF has rewarded IPA 2017 for developing solutions that can truly add value to the lives of Africans, and I believe that these innovations have incredible commercial potential and will succeed in attracting the right investments to go to the next stage,” said AIF Founder, Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais.

IPA 2017 Chairman of the Jury, Prof Nyasse Barthelemy explained that the deliberation was tough as the quality of innovations were high. “Each of the innovations, in their own respective ways, were winners as they represented local solutions to local challenges. It came down to the wire but we believe we have awarded the most compelling innovations this year. We look forward to seeing what comes next for the incredible innovations from IPA2017 innovators and wish them the very best.”

The patented innovation, Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing (SEMAJIB), by Dr. El-Shafei who walked away with the Grand Prize of US$ 100 000, is a smart bearing that significantly improves turbine performance in single line combined cycle plants as well as conventional generator technology. Patented in the US since 2010 with another patent pending, the device is designed to be used to support energy generating turbines more efficiently and cost effectively in Africa. SEMAJIB is an innovation that does not currently exist in the West, and already Siemens’ has indicated interest in the device. A world class innovation originating from Africa, SEMAJIB reverse Africa’s image as a technology consumer to technology producer. Production of these bearings in Africa will also generate jobs and increased revenue for Africa.

Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set (ECFG) by Philippa, who bagged the Second Prize of US$ 25 000, is designed to accurately administer intravenous (IV) fluids and drugs by controlling the rate of fluid flow based on feedback from a drop sensor. It is easy to operate and has key safety features, which include alarms for rate of infusion (rapid or slow), total volume (over or under) and faulty sensors. A battery utilizing a hybrid (AC mains and solar) charging bed powers the device. IV infusions are critical for both adults and children in various situations. Over 10% of children admitted to East African hospitals need immediate infusion therapy. Findings from the FEAST trial indicate that over-infusion in children increased the absolute risk of death by 3.3 percent at 48 hours. Erroneous delivery rates can result into serious adverse effects. The ECGF has the potential to save lives by providing accuracy and safety at 8% the cost of a brand new infusion pump.

Dr. Dougbeh, who was awarded the Special Prize for Social Impact of US$25 000, developed a rapid test that can detect and simultaneously differentiate at least three to seven infections at the same time. His diagnostic test is fast and easy to use in any setting and is able to detect and distinguish multiple infections which bear the same symptoms for instance, when a patient has yellow fever, malaria, and Ebola. Whereas most testing methods take three to seven days, this device gives test results in ten to forty minutes. Dougbeh is currently working on the second prototype of his innovation after obtaining positive results from his first prototype. The results have been validated with human clinical samples, peer-reviewed and published in several respected scientific journals such as ‘Nature-Scientific Reports.’ His innovation has the potential of being a game changer in the continent in the detection and management of infectious diseases for quality patient-care.

The event which is under the support of the president of Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) and Ghana 60 Years On Planning Committee in partnership with the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) brought the country’s top innovation leaders together at a roundtable to discuss the important opportunities in supporting local innovation.

Credit: Ventures Africa

MTN Uganda Slashes Rates for MTN Callertunez

0
A client using the MTN Mobile Money platform. Image Credit: NewTimes

Thanks to feedback from customers, MTN CallerTunez has been made more affordable and easier to use. Because of MTN CallerTunez, it doesn’t have to be expensive to change the boring ring-ring sound heard by those calling ‘you’.

This is after the MTN CallerTunez service was revamped to make it more affordable at a reduced price of UGX 700 for a tune, having previously scrapped the subscription charges for the service. In addition to the price reductions, each activated caller tune will now be valid for 30 days from the date of activation (not necessarily 30 calendar days).

This change makes it more convenient for MTN CallerTunez customers, whose feedback has been that much as the daily renewal notifications were good and transparent, the messages were overwhelming.

It now means that for only UGX 700 per tune, MTN CallerTunez customers can have one, two or more tunez activated for an uninterrupted period of 30 days. Customers can thereafter renew their tune or select other tunes from MTN’s CallerTunez rich play list.

MTN CallerTunez which sees callers listen to a song or other recording of the called party’s choice is a widely used application by MTN customers with benefits that go beyond the traditional ring back tone. Customers have the option of selecting tunes that can be entertaining, informative, educational, spiritual or inspirational.

“With the revamped MTN CallerTunez our customers will not have to renew their preferred caller ring back tune every day. The new offering now allows customers a monthly activation or renewal at only UGX 700 per month for a tune” said Kenneth Kiddu, the MTN Ag. Chief Marketing Officer from MTN.

Kiddu explained the journey of learning, improvement and innovation that MTN CallerTunez has gone through: “The MTN CallerTunez was originally charged a monthly one off subscription of UGX 550 plus another UGX 550 for every MTN CallerTunez activated per month. This was then moved to a daily fee of UGX 50 per tune activated, per day but was later reduced by UGX 15; moving onto a daily fee of UGX 35 per tune, per day. With the revamped MTN CallerTunez we have moved back to the more affordable and convenient monthly fee of UGX 700 per tune”

“We are a people company and model our products and services to the tastes and conveniences of our customers. For a product like caller tunes, the customer demands for variety and convenience. We believe we have accommodated those attributes and are providing value in our revamped MTN CallerTunez service” said Kenneth Kiddu, the MTN Ag. Chief Marketing Officer from MTN.

Customers can choose from a variety of over 2 million tunes on the MTN CallerTunez play list comprising of hit songs (local and international), inspirational recordings and teachings plus popular name tunes among others.

This service is fast growing to become a major source of revenue and earnings for content of local artistes and producers. The works of very many Ugandan music artists and producers has been boosted as a result of listing their music and recordings on MTN CallerTunez.

Some of the Ugandan artistes that continue to earn from MTN CallerTunez  include; Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine, Ziza Bafana, Lillian Mbabazi, Eddie Kenzo,  Ronald Mayinja, Navio, Tonix, The Mith, Keko, King Saha, Palaso, Radio & Weasel, David Lutalo and Rema Namakula amongst a host of other artists.

In 2015, MTN Uganda run the MTN CallerTunez Awards that promoted and recognized various local artistes with prize monies for having their music recordings as the most activated tunes by MTN customers.

How to activate and what you need to know about MTN CallerTunez

  • To activate or download MTN CallerTunez, SMS the TUNE CODE to 170 e.g. to down load I Know Who I Am (by Sinach), SMS 51511601 to 170
  • For a list of trending CallerTunez, SMS TOP to 170 for FREE.
  • Each CallerTunez download or renewal costs 700 /- for every 30 days
  • No subscription fees required.​
  • You can have as many MTN Callertunez as you wish to have
  • If a customer no longer wants a caller tune, they simply have to deactivate it i.e. SMS the word DEL [leave space] then the TUNE CODE and send to 170 e.g. to delete I Know Who I Am (by Sinach), SMS DEL [leave space] 51511601 to 170.

If a customer doesn’t know the TUNE CODE but wishes to deactivate a particular callertune, they can call 100 (toll free) for assistance

Gotv Uganda Launches Campagin ‘Kwata Kavu’ to Give Back to its Customers

0
In Pictorial (L to R): Ann Taylor, Albert Nga; Gotv Uganda Marketing Manager; GOtv Sports Ambassador; Maldinho, Sauya Nakiyaga; Head of Retention at MultiChoice Uganda, Tina Wamala; Head of PR and Communication at Multichoice Uganda, and Kasuku officia. (Photo Courtesy)
In Pictorial (L to R): Ann Taylor, Albert Nga; Gotv Uganda Marketing Manager; GOtv Sports Ambassador; Maldinho, Sauya Nakiyaga; Head of Retention at MultiChoice Uganda, Tina Wamala; Head of PR and Communication at Multichoice Uganda, and Kasuku officia. (Photo Courtesy)

After a successful school fess campaign, Digital Pay Television; Gotv Uganda on Wednesday rolled out an exciting customer incentive campaign dubbed Kwata Kavu to reward, appreciate and encourage customers for their loyalty with cash prizes and memorabilia.

The campaign which is applicable effective today till 19th October, 2017 is to ensure that the firm provides Gotv customers with prizes that can resonate with their current needs, bearing in mind the harsh ongoing economic times.

Gotv subscribes stand a chance to win themselves weekly cash prizes worth 10 million UGX. There will will also be a Gotv Ambassador who will conduct below the line activities through his football juggling skill set around different areas and localities where Gotv has signal. Customers and revelers who actively participate in his challenges will win themselves prizes basing on how best they juggle.

During a press media briefing at Kati Kati Gardens, Gotv Uganda Marketing Manager; Albert Nga, said their primary focus this year as a brand has been on their customers, who they intend to reward throughout this year.

Gotv Uganda Marketing Manager; Albert Nga pictured briefing media houses at the Kati Kati Gardens, Kampala during the launch of the Kwata Kavu campaign on Wednesday 19th, July 2017. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@iam__one)
Gotv Uganda Marketing Manager; Albert Nga pictured briefing media houses at the Kati Kati Gardens, Kampala during the launch of the Kwata Kavu campaign on Wednesday 19th, July 2017. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@iam__one)

Sauya Nakiyagga; Head of Retention at MultiChoice, adds saying, “This is a season for giving as GOtv. We shall continue to acknowledge the incredible support of our loyal customers by rewarding them.”

How to participate in the campaign:
Subscribes are required to either buy a Gotv Kit at 87,500 UGX or renew their Gotv subscriptions; for Value or Plus packages.

Once your package is activated, subscribes will have to send their IUC number (which is located below their decoder) to 6488 and will automatically enter a draw to win various prizes.

Through a live weekly television draw which will be broadcasted on Bukedde Tv, 10 customers will win themselves 200,000 UGX each and only one out of the 10 winners will return to win up to 5 million UGX in the cash box.

Advertisement Advertisement

See Also

(Photo Courtesy: One Acre Fund)

A UN Study Shows That Digitization of Kenyan Farmer Payments Helps...

In a new study that was conducted by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance firm, has shown how agriculture nonprofit organization; One Acre Fund in...

INNOVATION

UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabaazi lauded the ACIA participants for the wonderful innovations they managed to develop at the 2017 ACIA during the award ceremonial at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday 26th, May 2017. (Photo by: @nathyjrernest)

Ugandan Innovators Invited to Apply for UCC Incubation Support Initiative

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has opened applications for the 2017 incubation support initiative, a mechanism through which promising and emerging ICT businesses will...