Rwanda Express (Kigali)

Rwanda: MTN Launches New Brand

MTN Rwanda this Wednesday 30th May 2012 launched the company's new brand campaign, "We Are Better Together"

According to MTN Rwanda officials, the new campaign has evolved from 'My People, My Country, My Network', which identifies with all Rwandans and the growth of the country, to 'We Are Better Together'.

Yvonne Makolo, MTN Rwanda's Chief Marketing Officer said that the telecom company started operations in Rwanda over 13 years ago at a time when there were very few foreign investors in the country.

She said over the years the company has grown with the economic development of Rwanda, introducing innovative products and services that have touched almost all aspects of lives of Rwandan people.

"Since our inception in the Rwandan market in 1998 we have pioneered many services and products that have had an effect on Rwandans from all aspects of life. For example in February 2010 we introduced, the mobile money platform and to date it has registered more than 475,000 customers and transacted volumes of over Rwf 67 billion since it started operations," Ms Makolo said.

"With 'My people, My country, My network' our brand reaffirmed that we continue to grow as a network and continue to be relevant to the lives of close to 3 million subscribers across the country. The new brand campaign not only highlights MTNs role in every aspect of people's lives but it also emphasises the sense of community in the country and how life is better when people come together".

In Rwanda MTN has supported and promoted the development of sports. This year alone the company's sponsorship for the '2012 Peace Cup' soccer tournament was worth Rwf51.4 million. The company has also promoted local musicians and still continues to support all kinds of arts.

"Our brand has evolved with locally produced music. The success of local music is now synonymous with the MTN brand. The annual 'Salax Music Awards', which recognizes the achievement of local artists is sponsored by MTN. Our brand ambassadors are local musicians. The models featured in all our brand campaigns are proudly Rwandan,"Ms. Makolo added.

MTN has also put a smile on many by supporting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and community activities.

MTN is a global telecommunications company and world-class cellular network with operations in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In Rwanda MTN has been serving since 1998. With close to 3 million subscribers and slight more than 475,000 on MTN 'Mobile Money' MTN Rwanda continues to expand its network to offer new and innovative packages and services.

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