MTN Group announces Anchor Sponsorship for Commonwealth Business Forum

On 1 June 2022 at 10:00

MTN Group has announced that it will be an anchor sponsor at the upcoming Commonwealth Business forum (CBF) scheduled to take place from 21 – 23 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Commonwealth Business Forum is part of the official CHOGM programme and will be the first & largest in-person gathering for governments and businesses across the Commonwealth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s Forum will address the theme Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating and Transforming.

MTN Group will support this event as an Anchor Sponsor, to the value of Two hundred and Thirty Thousand American Dollars (US$230 000), as a sign of its commitment to advancing initiatives that are geared to strengthen relations between business and government.

“As an organisation that is committed to Africa’s sustainable socio-economic development and progress, we are honoured to be supporting this gathering. The engagements that will take place here between government and private sector leaders have potential to create conditions that will help our host governments realise the aspirations under Agenda 2063: The Africa We want,” said Ralph Mupita, MTN Group President and CEO.

The Forum is hosted as a partnership between the Government of Rwanda and Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC). The week- long gathering is held every two years on a rotational basis, and as the youngest member, this would be the first time Rwanda hosts the Commonwealth since they joined the committee in 2009.

Commenting on the development; Clare Akamanzi, Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive Officer said: “The Government of Rwanda welcomes MTN as an anchor sponsor to this year’s Commonwealth Business Forum, a unique platform for interaction between governments and the private sector from all Commonwealth countries. We look forward to interacting with MTN Group executives and having meaningful exchanges that lead to practical solutions and generate high level policy recommendations which will set the agenda for Rwanda’s two-year tenure as Chair-in Office of the Commonwealth.”

CHOGM will bring together several Heads of Government and over 5,000 delegates from across the Commonwealth including policy makers, business leaders, innovators across several sectors, global thought leaders and the youth.

“We are pleased to be a partner to the Commonwealth Business Forum. We look forward to the meaningful connections that will be made and to exchanging knowledge with Heads of States, Policy Makers, and Business Leaders among others. This will create the grounds by which we can propel further, our core belief that everyone deserves a modern connected life on the basis of sustainability for a common future,” said Mitwa Ng’ambi, MTN Rwanda Chief Executive Officer.

About the MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our customers. We are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code ‘MTN’. Our strategy is Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

MTN Group has announced Anchor Sponsorship for Commonwealth Business Forum.