Airtel Uganda launches campaign to showcase, celebrate and recognize outstanding Ugandans.
On Monday, 7th March 2022, Manoj Murali, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director launched the Uganda Needs More of You, at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Speaking at the launch, Manoj revealed that the campaign would require participants to share stories of how they have utilized technology to positively impact the lives of others. Adding that the submissions were intended to discover, tell and celebrate some of the inspiring stories of Ugandans with whom Airtel Uganda shares its growth story.
Citing the story of Mr. Dickson Mushabe, who founded the Dolphin Fund, a unique crowdfunding website through which Ugandans are raising funds to support nobel causes within their communities, the story of the famous Ella Clear Foods by M/s Catherine Nakatudde, who used WhatsApp to ensure that the meals of workers in Kampala City continued to be delivered to their tables especially during the covid-19 pandemic lockdown and that of Dr. Davis Musinguzi who founded Rocket Health in the health sector which unlocked the power of telemedicine to save lives in many places, Manoj said he is confident that #UGNEEDSMOREOFU campaign would help discover and celebrate more of these Ugandan stories.
He noted that these stories demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Ugandans that gets sparked by challenges and opportunities. The stories which represent the power of the many change makers in Uganda who are leveraging the power of technology to transform their communities are expected to inspire more Ugandans to aspire for more.
Manoj revealed that Uganda Needs More of You Stories will be broadcasted on select media houses. “On a monthly basis, the stories submitted will be vetted and the top 3 will be selected to proceed to the next stage. The final transformative stories will receive support for their causes” he said.
“Airtel Uganda is pleased to support this movement of change makers in their causes and scale up their impact and awareness in Uganda and across borders and remains committed to enabling all Ugandans to connect, innovate and do business by providing the widest 4G coverage network, without differentiation, across Uganda and at the most affordable prices,” he said.
By Racheal Nuwahereza