Mobile Telecommunication giants MTN Uganda have awarded Uganda golden athlete Joshua Cheptegei with Shs123m and a monthly services of airtime, data and SMS for the next one year.
According to MTN, the reward to Cheptegei is in appreciation for his recent exploits at the Monaco Diamond League meet, where he set a new 5000 meters world record of 12:35.36, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record of 12:37.35
“In recognition of this milestone, MTN Uganda has offered a cash prize of UGX 123, 536,000, and a telecommunication package of 12GB of data, 35 voice minutes, and 36 SMS per month for twelve months. Both prizes symbolize the new 12.35.36 world record time,” MTN stated.
Speaking at the handover ceremony at Mbale Resort Hotel, MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte said Cheptegei is an inspiration to make athletes reach their peak potential.
“In sport, recognizing and rewarding milestones is widely accepted as an essential motivation in getting athletes to reach their peak potential. And so, as Joshua continues to take on other sporting challenges, Uganda ought to recognize and celebrate this remarkable achievement,” he said