MTN Uganda to support Makerere’s centennial celebrations with Ugx180m
“This support to Makerere University is also very important to MTN as it is synonymous with our core values anchored on empowering and skilling youth to achieve sustainable societies, which is a key pillar of our organization strategy,” Somdev Sen said.
MTN Uganda yesterday pledged its commitment to support Makerere University’s centenary celebrations through a sponsorship worth UGX180million.
The sponsorship by MTN will be dedicated towards supporting the events organized by Makerere University in celebration of 100 years of its existence which include an exhibition showcasing the journey of Makerere at 100.
The exhibition which is scheduled to take place from 27th September to 10th October, 2022 at the Freedom Square, Makerere University will be held under the theme: “A Century of Service to Humanity.”
Makerere University’s celebrations of 100 years of service to Uganda, Africa, and the world commenced in October 2021 and will climax in October 2022. Opening its doors to 14-day students in 1922, Makerere University has grown to become one of the most prestigious Universities in Africa.
Speaking during the announcement ceremony held at MTN Headquarters, Makerere’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Administration, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe lauded MTN for its support, noting that the company’s dedication to supporting youth in Uganda was of mutual interest to the institution.
“Makerere University welcomes MTN Uganda’s support through this partnership that will benefit both the students at Makerere University and the youth in Uganda as a whole. This gesture acknowledges that you cannot talk about Uganda’s development and socio-economic transformation without involving the youth. Makerere and MTN are both in the business of giving the youth a platform to achieve their full potential. This partnership will therefore inspire our students and the youth in general to innovate and contribute significantly to the transformation of Uganda,” he said.
Somdev Sen, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer highlighted that as one of the leading employers in the country, MTN has taken the opportunity to appreciate the esteemed institution for its contribution to educating a sizeable population in the job market.
“This support to Makerere University is also very important to MTN as it is synonymous with our core values anchored on empowering and skilling youth to achieve sustainable societies, which is a key pillar of our organization strategy,” he said.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer – Mak@100 Secretariat, Mr. Uwihanganye Awel mentioned that “By celebrating 100 years, Makerere is celebrating innovations, ground breaking research and excellence in human capital development the university has undertaken over the last century”
Makerere University’s celebration of 100 years marks the end of a century of excellence, and offers a chance to look beyond, and see how to participate in “Leveraging the 100 Years of Excellence in Building a Transformed Society”