Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, Olivier Prentout has today handed over US$27,000 (Shs 97 million) in cash to the nine winners of the recently MTN Innovation Awards 2017 held in Kampala.
Each of the nine winners were handed $3000 (Shs10.8 million), the company said in a notice dated Nov. 23.
“These innovations are the future of the Ugandan economy. The developers spend a lot of their time trying to find solutions that will leave the Ugandan education system, health sector, entertainment, financial services and e-commerce in a much better way than it is right now,” Prentout said.
The 2017 awards attracted more than 200 entries, a record number since the awards started in 2015. Through an audit process, a shortlist of 45 nominees was made and they showcased their innovations to the public. It is from the 45 nominees that the nine winners were picked.
The awards are in line with MTN’s mission to make the lives of Ugandans brighter.
9 winners of #MTNInnovationAwards 2017 have been given their cash prizes from MTN. They picked their cash prizes totaling $27,000 (Ugx.97.2) during a handover ceremony and interaction with the MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Olivier Prentout. #MTNInnovate @qwicartUG @mambopayapp pic.twitter.com/SgYgxd2b1U
— MTN Uganda (@mtnug) November 23, 2017