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MTN Group celebrates 25 years in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame.
President Paul Kagame.

MTN Group marked the 25th anniversary of its operating company’s presence in Rwanda, this week, with a ceremony attended by guests, including President Paul Kagame.

Speaking of the company’s entry into Rwanda, Kagame said: "Who else would have found it easy to invest in a country that had just emerged from our tragic history, as we know it? We both took risks; you took a risk with us, and we took a risk with you, but 25 years later, I believe we can say we are pleased."

MTN Rwanda CEO Mapula Bodibe said: "We will continue to invest in Rwanda and are committed to continuing to work with the government and people of this beautiful country to achieve our shared goal of a prosperous and digitally connected nation."

Of MTN Rwanda's employees, she said: "I extend my heartfelt appreciation to MTN Rwanda's exceptional leadership and dedicated staff. Their steadfast commitment, hard effort, and passion were critical to our success and enabled us to make a significant difference in the lives of Rwandans."

The company says it is continuing to invest in networks and systems in order to broaden its reach and bring the benefits of a modern connected life to all Rwandans.

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