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As part of MTN’s ongoing efforts to reiterate and position itself as a Pan-African Pioneer for digital and financial inclusion, the Group is pleased to be participate in the Commonwealth 26th Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be hosted by the Republic of Rwanda to discuss how the Member States and private sector actors will gather under the overarching theme Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.

We are proud to be an anchor sponsor for the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF), an event organised every two years alongside CHOGM. The event is seen as an integral part of CHOGM and brings together Commonwealth’s most senior business leaders alongside Heads of Government and Ministers to discuss trade and investment opportunities.

MTN’s Ambition 2025 strategy is anchored on leading the drive for digital and financial inclusion in Africa, aligning to the development agendas of nation states, and being their partner for socioeconomic development. By sponsoring this forum, we aim to strengthen the existing relationship with host governments which will be attending the forum.

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MTN participation at the Commonwealth Business Forum

Bridging the Digital Divide

MTN Group President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph Mupita will participate in a panel discussion on Bridging the Digital Divide. The address will focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition towards a global digital economy and laid bare the issue of digital divide.

Challenging Protectionisms and Reducing the Barriers to Business

MTN Rwanda Chairman of the Board, Faustin Mbundu will participate on a panel discussion on Challenging Protectionisms and Reducing the Barriers to Business and will explore how the Commonwealth Advantage can be harnessed.

Innovative Financing, Supporting Future Growth

MTN Rwanda CEO for Mobile Money, Chantal Kagame will participate in a discussion on Innovative Financing, Supporting Future Growth. This session will look at the role Government must play to harness innovation and facilitate growth as well as the role of FinTech in growing the economy.

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MTN presence  at Commonwealth Business Forum

MTN will have an exhibition stand at Commonwealth Business Forum, be sure to visit us for more information on how driving Digital and Financial solutions for Africa Progress:

Stakeholder Engagements

MTN hosted a High-Level Ministerial Breakfast centered on building future-oriented partnership to drive digital transformation for Africa’s Progress. 

We thank our key stakeholders and strategic partners for standing in solidarity with us in driving digital & financial inclusion to the benefit of all. 

MTN Group is pleased to announce 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.

Clare Akamanzi, Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive Officer commented saying “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.

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