King Oyo visits MTN head offices, hails partnership with kingdom

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King Oyo visits MTN head offices, hails partnership with kingdom
King Oyo with MTN Uganda CEO Sylvia Mulinge

In a significant gesture of strengthening ties and fostering collaborative efforts, the King of Tooro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, made his maiden courtesy visit to the MTN Uganda headquarters in Kampala today.

This visit, highly anticipated by both Tooro Kingdom and MTN Uganda, underscores a partnership aimed at driving developmental initiatives in the realms of sports and health within the kingdom, with MTN Uganda as a partner, guided by MTN’s belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life.

The king’s courtesy call to MTN Uganda follows a prior visit made by the MTN Uganda CEO and the MTN Uganda leadership team to the Karuziika palace in Fort Portal, last month.

The king, accompanied by his cabinet members and distinguished Kingdom officials, was received by the MTN CEO, Sylvia Mulinge, alongside the MTN Uganda executive committee members amidst great celebration, before holding a discussion of the ongoing and upcoming projects between Tooro Kingdom and MTN Uganda.

In her remarks, Mulinge said described the visit by His Majesty the King as a testament to the robust relationship between the Tooro Kingdom and MTN Uganda.

“We are greatly honored to host you at MTN Uganda today. Our partnership with the Tooro Kingdom is a prime example of our commitment to societal development. This collaboration aims to leverage MTN Uganda's resources and expertise to further the developmental agenda of the Tooro Kingdom, based on our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life,” Mulinge said.

Over the years, MTN Uganda has partnered with Tooro Kingdom to improve health services, in a move that saw the MTN Foundation renovate and re-equip the maternity ward at Kijuura health center 3 in 2019.

MTN Uganda has also been a staunch supporter of sports as a means of promoting health, unity, and youth empowerment among the youth in Tooro Kingdom.

The partnership with the Tooro Kingdom has seen significant investments in sports programs aimed at nurturing young talent and promoting a healthy lifestyle among the youth.

In his remarks, the king thanked MTN for being a steadfast partner supporting his vision for the Kingdom and the people of Tooro at large.

He spoke to the importance of having MTN Uganda as a long-term partner with whom they are using sports engagements to address the issue of HIV prevention in the Kingdom.

“MTN has been a very strategic and involved partner to Tooro Kingdom. We are happy that they are involved in empowering the youth of Tooro. Through the MTN-sponsored sports activities, we are able to engage with the young people and sensitize them about knowing their HIV status and teach them about HIV prevention,” said  Oyo.

His Majesty's visit was not only a celebration of the existing partnership but also a platform to discuss and explore future collaborative opportunities.

During his visit, he toured the MTN call center, where he thanked the team for its great service before proceeding to plant a tree at the MTN office campus to symbolize the shared commitment between MTN Uganda and Tooro Kingdom, with regard to environmental sustainability.

At the heart of this partnership lies a shared commitment to improving the lives of the people of Tooro. The developmental initiatives supported by MTN Uganda are designed to create sustainable impact and foster a better future for the community.

By focusing on sports and health, the partnership aims to address some of the key challenges faced by the people of Tooro, ensuring they have access to better facilities and opportunities.

The courtesy visit of His Majesty Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV to MTN Uganda headquarters is a landmark event that highlights the strength of the partnership between the Tooro Kingdom and MTN Uganda.

It is a reflection of their joint commitment to driving developmental initiatives that benefit the community.

As they explore further collaboration, the visit promises to pave the way for more impactful projects that will contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the people of Tooro.

Together, Tooro Kingdom and MTN Uganda are unstoppable in their quest to create a brighter future through innovative collaboration for sustainable development.

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