Airtel in partnership with Buganda kingdom have relaunched the Airtel K2 partnership. This was revealed at a press briefing held at Bulange in Mengo recently.
Started in August 2018, the Airtel K2 partnership saw the integration of K2 customers into the Airtel fold under the number ranges 708 and 709. They have full access to Airtel’s wide range of affordable Voice, data, mobile money services that they opt in.
Speaking at the event, Airtel managing director Manoj Murali said, “We are humbled to utilise this partnership, on our 100% 4G network, as a vehicle for us to give back to the community we serve.”
Since 2018, there has been growth in the number of people accessing the Airtel K2 services. Over the same period, Airtel has added over 800 sites to accomdate the changing needs of the customers and provide the much needed capacity for a 4G network.
“We pledge a full financial and technical resources to this exclusive and long term partnership to transform our people. We would like to do more for the kingdom subjects in areas that the kingdom shall identify and offer guidance us from time to time,” Mr Manoj added.
In his remarks, the Vice chairman K2 Telecom Mr Michael Kawooya Mwebe, said “The Kingdom of Buganda is proud of the role played by Airtel and its great contribution towards the social and economic development of Buganda and the country.”
The Katikkiro of Buganda Owekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga who was the chief guest said: “We are pleased to witness the rebirth of the Airtel K2 telecom, which will enable customers on the Airtel K2 platform to make calls, access Internet as well as send and receive money in Uganda and beyond. I thank Airtel for identifying the Kingdom as the route to market. I will do everything possible to ensure this partnership benefits Airtel K2 and Buganda.”, and youth empowerment. We believe as NRM that the livelihoods of citizens can be transformed with E-Government services. We have seen that digital government will bring efficiency and improved service delivery for our people,” he said.