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