Ndihabwe, Dropped SC Villa Striker Join Rwanda’s Gicumbi Fc

MTN has extended its services to dfcu customers through its strategic partnership, view that allows Mobile Money customers with accounts in dfcu Bank to deposit and withdraw money from their Mobile Money wallets directly to their bank accounts conveniently on their phones.

According to the telecom company, viagra with the Bank Deposit and Withdraw service, MTN is looking at further extending affordable financial services on the phone in simple ways that customers can use easily use.

The deposit and withdraw service means that customers can save productive time that is otherwise spent in long queues in banks or in traffic jams moving to and from Banks.

MTN has revealed that with this service, customers do not have to worry about the issue of distance for simple banking transactions. A farmer tending to business in their farms shouldn’t worry about losing time moving to banks to deposit or withdraw money.

Launched in 2009, Mobile Money has since transformed the concept of banking. More and more Ugandans now have access to financial services through the phone.

Mobile Money means that customers can access money instantly, pay bills, buy airtime, pay taxes and shop among other things without necessarily moving from the comfort of a home or distracted from the important matters of business.

And with dfcu Bank’s spread of customers across Uganda, MTN Mobile Money’s countrywide network of over 160,000 agents means that customers all around Uganda have access to cash that can then either be deposited or withdrawn from the bank.

The Bank is part of a host of 6 other partner banks that MTN has partnered with for customers to access money in their accounts through the phone.


The other partner banks include; Bank of Africa, Centenary bank, Posta Uganda, Pride Micro Finance, UgaFode Micro Finance and Stanbic bank.

Speaking as the guest of honor at the partnership launch event, Uganda’s Vice President H.E. Edward Ssekandi commended all partners for their efforts towards extending financial services to the majority of Ugandans.

“I would like to thank dfcu Bank and its partners for the effort towards extending financial services to all Ugandans. But I would also urge you to keep the charges at the minimum so as to ensure that the service is affordable,” he said.

On his part, the MTN CEO, Brian Gouldie said, “Our mission this year has been to embed MTN Mobile Money into the fabric of society. MTN prides itself in the ability to identify and meet customers’ needs.”

“dfcu’s MobilePlus is supported by MTN Mobile money and further enhances financial access by reducing the cost of banking while delivering convenience that we believe ultimately leads to increased productivity,” he added

dfcu’s chairman Hon. Elly Karuhanga said, “In line with improving on financial inclusion, dfcu has transcended physical barriers by taking banking closer to the customer through mobile banking. We are pleased to be launching our MobilePlus service today in collaboration with our telecom partners.”

The launch was also attended by Uganda’s Finance Minister, Hon. Matia Kasaija who applauded dfcu and its partners for introducing a banking service that creates linkages between bank accounts and mobile money accounts.

While figures indicate that over 85 percent of mobile payments in the country are through the MTN Mobile Money platform, the continued integration of financial services will ensure further delivery of financial inclusion for all persons across Uganda. This means more productivity for businesses and communities.

MTN Mobile Money subscriptions have grown from 7.3 million in December 2014 to a current total of 8.2 million representing a 12.8%year to date growth. MTN Uganda has a 73% market share which is very much attributed to innovation and consistently addressing gaps in the delivery of financial services.

MTN Mobile Money has also created over 39,000 businesses that employ over 160,000 people as dealers across the country. The partnership with dfcu Bank will undoubtedly deliver more convenience to customers, enabling them to do a lot more.

How the service works:

Step 1.
In order to send and receive money from your bank account, a customer has to be registered on MTN Mobile Money.

Step 2.
The customer should then also register for the service with partner bank branches so that the service is enabled on their account.

Upon registration with the bank the customer will receive a PIN.

Customers can now deposit and withdraw money betweentheir MTN Mobile Money and bank accounts.

To transfer money from your MTN Mobile Money account to your bank account follow the steps below.

  • Dial *165#
  • Select Transfer Money to Bank Account
  • Select 5. dfcu Bank
  • Enter Amount (which you wish to transfer to bank account)
  • Enter Mobile Money PIN
  • You will receive a message from MTN and from the bank confirming thetransaction.

To withdraw money from your bank account to your Mobile Money account.

  • Dial *165#
  • Select Get Money from Bank Account
  • Select 5. dfcu Bank
  • Insert dfcu Bank Mobile Wallet PIN
  • Insert the Amount

A confirmation message from the Bank and from MTN will be sent about the transaction.
Departed former Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima will lie in State at Parliament on Thursday when a special session will be held in his honour.

Members of Parliament led by Parliamentary Commissioner, cialis 40mg Hon. Reagan Okumu and other dignitaries received the body of the Late Hon. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima at Entebbe Airport today.

The body arrived aboard an Emirates Airlines flight at 1.30 p.m. from Dubai.

Gen. Nyakairima died aboard a flight from South Korea on Saturday September 12, viagra 2015.

He was returning from an official trip to South Korea.

The team of Members of Parliament at the airport comprised; Hon. Elijah Okupa and Hon. William Nzonghu.

In attendance were also the UPDF Army Commander, Gen. Katumba Wamala, Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija and other senior army and Police officers.

The body was taken to the Mulago Hospital for another post-mortem exercise.

Members of Parliament and public will view the body after which a special sitting will be held at 2.00 p.m. in his honour.

An overnight vigil will be held at his residence in Buziga.

On Friday, Gen Aronda’s body will be taken to Kololo Independence Grounds for a Church Service before being flown to his ancestral home in Rukungiri for burial on Sunday.

Gen Aronda last appeared in Parliament between Sept 1 – 3, 2015, when it met to consider the creation of new districts, Supplementary Schedules 1, 2, 3 and the NGO Bill, 2013, which directly fell under his docket and some of which were passed.
The body of the fallen Uganda’s Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima was Wednesday afternoon returned from the United Arab Emirates where he died on Saturday on his way back home from South Korea.

Silence and grief filled the air as the Emirates Airbus A330-200 escorted by a UPDF fighter jet landed at Entebbe International Airport at exactly 1:28 pm.

40 minutes later after the passengers disembarked the plane, medications the casket was lowered onto a roller to  waiting pallbearers – all UPDF Generals — who included the former deputy Chief of Defense Forces, medicine Lt. Gen Ivan Koreta, order the General Court Martial boss Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga and Commander Land Forces Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi.

Salutation for the fallen lion
Salutation for the fallen lion

Other senior UPDF officers who received the casket included Maj. Gen. Julius Oketta, Gen Kale Kayihura, Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador of Uganda to Somalia Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and the   Executive Chairman of the National Enterprise Corporation, the business arm of the UPDF, Maj. Gen. James Mugira.

At this moment, the UPDF brass band honored their fallen comrade by playing the national anthem and the East African anthem.

The widow Linda and the breaved family after saying their goodbyes
The widow Linda (C) and the bereaved family after saying their goodbyes

The departed General’s wife Linda then moved in and embraced the deceased’s casket as a way of saying ‘good bye’ to her darling before it was placed in a waiting Uganda Funeral Services van and escorted by other UPDF vehicles.

Speaking shortly after the arrival of the body, the UPDF spokesperson Lt.Col Paddy Ankunda described the former Chief of the Defense Forces as a great lion that the army and country at large have lost.

Guard of Honor
Guard of Honor

“He got us from grass and left us in glory. He has done a lot for his country and we are grateful for everything,” Lt. Col. Ankunda said of the deceased.

Autopsy  starts at Mulago

The UPDF spokesperson revealed that the body would be driven to Mulago hospital mortuary where an autopsy will be done to find out what caused the death.

Ankunda noted that the first team of pathologists who flew to Dubai was to make sure that the body and documents are not tampered with, and that the full examination would be done from here.

Aronda's body laced in the funeral van to Mulago
Aronda’s body laced in the funeral van to Mulago

“Pathologists will start their work and we will leave no stone unturned in finding out the cause of his death.  We didn’t want to tamper with the body while still in Dubai but at the city mortuary the thorough process will be done,” he said.

Ankunda cleared the air on the day of burial noting that it will be done on Sunday as has been requested by President Museveni in a bid to allow him attend the function.

Gen Aronda will be laid to rest on Sunday
RIP: Gen Aronda will be laid to rest on Sunday

“The President asked his family that burial is delayed to Sunday to enable him attend; considering his busy schedule on Saturday.”

The function at Entebbe airport was graced by UPDF, prisons and police officers led by the CDF Gen.Katumba Wamala, Gen. Elly Tumwine, IGP Gen.Kale Kayihura, Col. James Birungi (Airforce) Johnson Byabashaija; Ministers  Crispus Kiyonga , Mary Karooro Okurut and permanent secretaries from the defence and Internal Affairs ministries among other dignitaries.

The bereaved family leaves the airport
The bereaved family leaves the airport

Gen. Aronda’s body will lie in state in parliament tomorrow Thursday before being taken for prayers at Kololo independence grounds and burial will take place on Sunday in Rukungiri district.

Born on July 7, 1959 the former CDF from 2003 to 2013 is survived by a wife Linda Kahooza Aronda and two children.
Azam Rwanda Premier League club Gicumbi FC have confirmed signing a Ugandan midfielder and striker to boost their squad ahead of the 2015/16 season.

The two; former SC Victoria University’s David Ndihabwe and Rashid Mutebi who was dropped from SC Villa squad at the end of the season, approved will be at Gicumbi for the rest of the season.

“Mutebi and Dihabwe are two good strikers, who I expect to add a lot to our striking line to achieve our target of finishing in the top four. Last season, we finished 6th, but I believe we can improve and finish in a higher position,” Gicumbi’s headcoach Emmanuel Ruremesha revealed to Rwanda media, Times.

The two have been on trials at the club for close to two months.

Gicumbi Fc begin their title campaign against Amagaju Fc on Saturday 19th.

The team finished with 36 points sitting on the sixth place.

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