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Monday 16thJuly 2012
NYARUTARAMA – MTN Rwanda today provided four BlackBerry® smart phones to the top four, best performing students of the School of Finance and Banking (SFB), academic year 2011.
The four BlackBerry® Curve smart phones worth over Rwf800,000 were handed over to the four students by MTN Rwanda’s Snr Manger Marketing Operations, Robert Rwakabogo during a give-away ceremony at the school premises.
The students include two best Bachelors of Business Administration students (Mugwaneza Olivier and NyiratwagirimfuraJuliene) and the best two students at Masters level (Ngige Peter and Mutesi Patience). The Vice Rector-in-charge of Academics, PapiusMusafiripresided over the ceremony.
According to the MTN Rwanda’s Robert Rwakabogo the gesture is part of the company’s commitment to promote and prepare young Rwandans into entrepreneurship, by providing relevant efficiencies and cost savings packages to outgoing students.
“Using the BlackBerry devices provides benefits that are not limited to productivity and cost efficiencies. BlackBerry devices allow the user to convert downtime into productive time by giving one access to email at all times,” Rwakabogo said.
“This is probably why our BlackBerry subscription which is exclusive to MTN Rwanda is growing. By the end of June this year we had recorded slightly close to 6,000(both pre-paid and post-paid) active subscribers on BlackBerry. The figure varies depending on the package, because we have users that subscriber for a week or a even day,” he added.
Rwakabogo also said that through a partnership with KCB Rwanda, MTN Rwanda is now providing thesmart phones with packages that make them affordable for every one.
MTN Rwanda early this year (May) entered into a joint partnership with KCB to offer a facility that can allow customers to own a BlackBerry® smart phone on loan. The partnership allows eligible account holders to purchase a BlackBerry® handset including one year subscription and pay in 12 instalments.
According to MTN, customers can visit any MTN Service center to pick an invoice for the BlackBerry® device of his/her choice, apply for a KCB loan and thereafter enjoy BlackBerry® services.
About MTN Rwanda:
Serving you since 1998, MTN Rwanda continues to expand its network, offering new and innovative packages and services. The company has currently registered slightly over 3 million subscribers. MTN Rwanda has also announced a 20 percent reduction on some of the most affordable phones on the market. To find out more about these phones please visit our Facebook webpage www.facebook.com/mtn.rwanda
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