Youth in Uganda challenged to monetise innovations

Winners of the MTN Innovation awards 2017 were unveiled at a gala dinner hosted by MTN Uganda. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr Olivier Prentout, the MTN Uganda chief marketing officer, revealed the high number of entries as more than 200 as an indication of Uganda’s innovative potential.

Technology presents an opportunity for transforming the economy and experts maintain that it must be harnessed. Mr Prentout said building a sustainable ecosystem requires that all stakeholders especially government and private sector work together.

Nine innovators selected by a panel of judges from a nominee list of 45 highly recommended applications were each honoured with USD 3,000 and a plaque.

Winners included Qwicart, the best small and medium enterprise and most innovative mobile application.

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