On Tuesday, August 3, MTN Uganda handed over Shs 15 million to its 15 millionth subscriber, Jamirah Nalukwago, a resident of Kyanuuna village in Busunju county in Wakiso district.
The cash prize to the 15 millionth customer is the telco’s way of celebrating the big milestone while at the same time thanking customers for embracing the ever-growing network.
Now with 15 million subscribers, MTN has further reinforced its number one position as Uganda’s biggest and most preferred network.
Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Chief Executive Officer handed over the Shs 15 million dummy cheque to Nalukwago in a press conference held at the MTN Headquarters along Jinja Road in Kampala.
“You made the right choice by joining the biggest and the best network. Senkyu (thank you) for being the unique customer who joined the network a few days ago, as the 15 millionth customer. We are very happy that you made the right choice and we are happy to celebrate with you the unique history of our company,” said Vanhelleputte to Nalukwago while handing over the symbolic dummy cheque.
The overwhelmed Nalukwago who could hardly believe her luck, being one of the newest customers on the MTN network, said that she chose MTN because of its clear network and good services.
“I am too happy! I decided to buy an MTN line because of the MTN Senkyu loyalty program and its clear network. MTN is the best Network in the world,” said Nalukwago who was accompanied by her husband, Ibrahim Kakaire, and their two children.
In line with MTN’s #GoodTogether belief that fosters the spirit of togetherness and sharing, Nalukwago gets to pocket Shs 5 million as the winner and share the remaining Shs 10 million with her loved ones.
Nalukwago chose to share her prize with her husband, mother, father, and siblings among others, who will all receive their money from MTN through MTN MoMo.
“I will use part of my winnings to construct a house and to start a business,” said the 24-year-old who has until now, been a stay-at-home mom.
According to Vanhelleputte, reaching the 15 million customer milestone is a great achievement for MTN Uganda and it goes to show that more people are embracing the benefits of a modern connected life that MTN delivers.
“We made 10 million customers in 2017. And now in 3 and a half years, we now have another 5 million customers bringing our subscriber base to 15 million customers,” said Vanhelleputte who attributed the significant growth partly to the growing population of Uganda but also importantly, MTN’s commitment to better service delivery.
The CEO further noted that the achievement of 15 million customers is simply the beginning of yet another race to the next milestone as MTN is intent on giving everyone in Uganda the benefits of a modern connected life. Vanhelleputte lauded the management and staff of MTN Uganda as well as the MTN subscribers, the Government, and regulator as well as technology partners for their support to MTN in achieving this 15 million customer milestone.