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By Joel Mugabi

MTN Uganda has joined thousands of well-wishers in congratulating the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and the people of Buganda on the king’s 28th coronation anniversary.

The 36th Kabaka of Buganda, Mutebi II ascended to the throne on July 31, 1993. The Kingdom has today celebrated the anniversary in Buddu County, Lwengo District at the Kabaka’s palace found in Nkoni Village.

While previous anniversaries have been attended by thousands of the Kabaka’s subjects, this year’s coronation celebration had fewer people showing up due to Covid19 restrictions.

As a company that enjoys a cordial relationship with the Kingdom of Buganda, MTN has always held colorful celebrations at its offices and service centers to offer tribute to the King of Buganda on his coronation anniversaries. But this time, Covid19 meant that there were not celebrations at the leading telecom’s head office and service centres. Nevertheless, MTN Chief Executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte led several of his staff in taking time to congratulate Kabaka Mutebi II on his coronation anniversary.

“On behalf of MTN, I would like to congratulate the Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II upon his 28th coronation anniversary. I and everyone at MTN extend our best wishes to you and all the people of Buganda. Ayi Mukama Kuuma Kabaka Waffe, Wangaala ayi Ssabasajja,” said Vanhelleputte.

Vanhelleputte further noted that MTN reveres kingdoms because they are a strong community establishment that fosters shared beliefs and unity of purpose, a fact that proliferates MTN’s #GoodTogether concept which recognizes how much can be achieved through such relations among different entities. The MTN Uganda boss also pledged the telecom’s continued support and working relationship with the Kingdom and the people of Buganda for the years to come.

Apart from Vanhelleputte, a selection of MTN staff also paid tribute to the Kabaka on behalf of the company. They included: Joseph Bogera, the General Manager for Sales and Distribution; Margaret Nantongo, the Quality Assurance supervisor; Aisha Nakiryowa, a quality assessor; Sumayah Naluyima, an administrator; and Omulangira Moses Lukanga, the call center team leader. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at 





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