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Complete List of Winners at 2017 Digital Impact Awards

A number of contributors the Uganda’s economic sector were Friday recognized at the 2017 Digital Impact Awards Africa at a function held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Some companies, because of their extra efforts, won more than others, for instance, MTN Uganda scooped 5 awards, while Stanbic Bank got gongs from two categories.

The ceremony was graced by former Uganda Investments Authority boss, Dr. Maggie Kigozi, and David Karubanga, the state minister for public service.

Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) is a platform that promotes Digital inclusion, financial inclusion and Cyber security under the theme maximizing the Digital Dividend.

Stanbic bank officials receiving their award; wearing all-black outfit is Dr. Maggie Kigozi
Stanbic bank officials receiving their award; wearing all-black outfit is Dr. Maggie Kigozi

The Awards are aimed at recognizing and appreciating different organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums in this respect.

While handing out the awards at a function that was organized by Hipipo Uganda, Dr. Maggie Kigozi, who was the guest of honor, praised Stanbic bank for standing the test of time and being with Ugandans in good and bad economic conditions.

Karubanga asked the different companies that won and those who were nominated to continue working towards achieving great service delivery to their customers as they go about the business of making money.

“This is a liberalized economy, the services and prices are determined by market factors. However, you must remember that you have a responsibility to deliver better, affordable services that solve your customer’s problems if you want to stay relevant,” Karubanga said.

The gala was also punctuated with entertainment from cultural performers and instrumentalists.

Cultural performers entertaining revelers at the function held at Serena hotel, Kampala on Friday
Cultural performers entertaining revelers at the function held at Serena hotel, Kampala on Friday

Here is a complete list of the 4th Digital Impact Awards Africa winners

Category                                                          Winner

DIAA Investment Leadership Award         Prof Maggie Kigozi

Digital Brand of the Year                                  MTN

Best Digital Financial Service Platform for Africa Mahindra Comviva Mobiquity

Best Mobile App for Africa           My Vodacom App

Best Online Banking        Standard Chartered Bank

Best Mobile Banking       Stanbic Bank

Best Digital Embrace by Microfinance Institution               Pride Microfinance

Best Technology Brand on Social Media MTN

Best Financial Services Brand on Social Media     Centenary Bank

Best Digital Customer Service by Utilities Brand  NWSC

Best Mobile Financial Service for Africa  MTN Mobile Money

Best B2B Payments/Transfers Integrator              Yo Uganda

Best Consumer Goods Brand on Social Media     Movit

Best Financial Inclusion Product/Service                MTN/CBA MoKash

Best Government Body on Social Media                NWSC

Best Cybersecurity Practice         Standard Chartered Bank

Best Promoter of Financial Literacy          Stanbic National Schools Championship

Best Digital Customer Service by Financial Services Brand              Centenary Bank

Best Digital Customer Service by Technology Brand          MTN

Commended use of Digital in Consumer Goods Sector   Movit

A performer manning a drum at the function on Friday at Kampala Serena Hotel
A performer manning a drum at the function on Friday at Kampala Serena Hotel

Best E-Commerce Service            Jumia

Commended use of Digital in Real Estate Sector                National Housing & Construction Company

Commended use of Digital in Retail & Distribution Sector              Nina Interiors Limited

Commended use of Digital in Education Sector   UTAMU

Best E-Service   KCCA (Ecitie)

Best Pay TV/VOD Service for Africa          DSTV

Best Remittances Service for Africa         WorldRemit

Best Smartphone Brand for Africa            Samsung

Best Corporate Website for Africa            Safaricom

Best Fintech Innovation for Africa            M-KOPA

Best Consumer Payments Service            Payway

Best Industrial Goods Brand on Social Media       UMEME

Best Use of Digital for Brand/Product/Service Marketing Campaign          Africell ‘Don’t be Cheated’

Best Use of Digital for Event/Sponsorship/CSR Marketing Campaign        Airtel “Tulumbe AFCON”

Commended Connectivity Initiative        Africell Triple Mbs

Commended Digital Content/Apps Initiative       Vodafone Jump

Commended use of Digital in Travel Sector          RwandAir

Commended use of Digital in Foods & Beverage Sector  Riham

Commended use of Digital in Energy Sector         Total Uganda

Commended use of Digital in Agriculture & Agro Processing Sector           Jesa Farm Dairy

Commended use of Digital in Insurance Sector   UAP Insurance

Commended use of Digital in Healthcare Sector Case Hospital

Commended use of Digital in Tourism Sector      Great Lakes Safari

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