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Yakako is a singular verb meaning “You shine” in the local Luganda dialect. On the other side of the spectrum, it is a Ugandan bred service that will enable pre-paid Umeme Yaka users to be able to borrow more units to power their homes and businesses using mobile money. Extension of the service to Post-Paid Umeme customers is in coming soon mode.
Vodafone Uganda has appointed John Ndego as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 11 July 2016. John Ndego replaces Allan Richardson, who returns to the Afrimax Group office in preparation for the next market launches following the recent launch of operations in Ghana and Zambia.
Uganda Revenue Authority last weekend as has been the norm for the last 8 years awarded taxpayers in various categories during its taxpayers Appreciation Day held on Sunday 25th October. The tax payers appreciation awards were co-sponsored by leading telecom Africell Uganda who pioneered the cheapest voice and data bundles in the telecom industry.
M-Shwari has driven CBA’s Q3 net-earnings by 53% to Kshs 3.9 billion
UMEME is better known as the sole power distributor in Uganda covering miles and miles of the country with its power lines. Its well established infrastructure covers a good percentage of the country connecting thousands if not millions (most of them urban households) to electricity on top of having a vibrant metering and billing systems, customer care, maintenance team just to name a few. It is these that have seen the power distributor emerge as one of the biggest publicly traded companies in Uganda, something that outlines the investor confidence vested in the company.
Making calls on WhatsApp however unreliable it is currently can be a life saver especially if you don't have airtime on your smartphone. Until December 31, 2015 Vodafone Uganda will offer its existing a new customers free unlimited WhatsApp calls. This comes at a time when the telecom scene in Uganda is sent for bitter price wars that has seen both Airtel and MTN Uganda slash their call rates to UGX 3 per second or UGX 180 per minute to any number in Uganda.