The Ministry of Public Service chooses MTN Cameroon to support its digital transformation

Douala – MTN Cameroon, the leading company in the telecommunications sector in Cameroon, announces that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reforms (MINFOPRA) on 13 November 2019.

Through this Memorandum of Understanding signed by Joseph LE, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms and Hendrik KASTEEL, CEO of MTN Cameroon, MINFOPRA will rely on information and communication technologies and MTN’s expertise to improve the quality of service provided to the thousands of civil servants who request the services of this Ministry in the ten regions of Cameroon.

More concretely, digital solutions will be developed to provide simple, fast and secure means of obtaining information needed by civil servants and all users. The technologies and expertise provided by MTN will allow for the automatic processing of online claims to decongest Ministries, improve the information and alert system to better inform users, avoid queues and possible displacements by civil servants from their regions to the political capital of the country. “The improvement and satisfaction of users who seek services from the Ministry that I head is an absolute priority. The solutions offered by digital technology are an opportunity to be seized to achieve this goal. We, therefore, hope that this partnership with MTN Cameroon will enable us to meet our objectives of efficiency, cost reduction and above all satisfaction of civil servants,” said Mr. Joseph LE, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms.

This is, therefore, a huge challenge for the telecommunications leader in Cameroon. “The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is also an opportunity and an honor. An opportunity to demonstrate the know-how of our experts and the quality of our technologies. And it is an honor to benefit the renewed confidence of the Cameroonian Government that we have been supporting for some years now in the digital transformation necessary for the emergence of a viable digital economy in Cameroon,” said Hendrik KASTEEL, CEO of MTN Cameroon.

Several institutions benefit MTN’s simple, accessible, secure and innovative solutions to better communicate, collaborate, protect data, manage payments… These services are available to small and medium-sized companies, public and private sector-based companies as well as government and non-governmental institutions through the MTN Business Department.

#WorldWaterWeek: MTN joins the international community in favor of access to drinking water

MTN Group joins the international community to celebrate, from 27 to 31 August 2018, World Water Week under the theme: “Water, ecosystems and human development.” Organized every year by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week is the focal point of discussions and exchanges on global issues related to water in the world. According to the United Nations Organization (UNO), access to potable water and adequate sanitary systems still constitutes a challenge for populations worldwide, with over 2.4 billion people who still do not have access to the precious liquid. The UN calls for a strong mobilization in favor of potable water access, notably in developing countries because potable water is the center of sustainable development. An opportunity to reiterate that, each day, an African or Asian woman covers an average distance of 5.9km to fetch potable water, a situation that calls for urgent action.

Sensitive to this noble cause in Cameroon, MTN Foundation has seized the occasion this Week to reaffirm its engagement to ease access by the underprivileged population to potable water, while drawing their attention on the necessity to take care of this vital resource. Within the framework of its activities, the Foundation has already built 46 potable water access points which benefit roughly 170,000 people throughout the regions of the country. These potable water access points are deployed in priority in rural areas where access to potable water is still an enormous challenge for the population exposed to waterborne diseases.

The potable water access points built by MTN Foundation are varied, notably manual pump wells built in partnership with PEP Otélé (Otélé Water Project), boreholes built within the framework of several partnerships with organisms such as GIZ, entire potable water supply projects with a distribution network such as that in the locality of  Nzemelem, located some 25Km from Dschang in the West region, or the points undergoing construction in the villages of Young Farmers of the Ministry of Agriculture in Nlobesse (South Region ) and Wassande (Adamawa Region).

It should moreover be noted that water points have also been installed in schools built by the MTN Foundation. These water points are accompanied by latrines to ensure better hygiene for students in particular, and the educative community in general.MTN Group joins the international community to celebrate, from 27 to 31 August 2018, World Water Week under the theme: “Water, ecosystems and human development.” Organized every year by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week is the focal point of discussions and exchanges on global issues related to water in the world. According to the United Nations Organization (UNO), access to potable water and adequate sanitary systems still constitutes a challenge for populations worldwide, with over 2.4 billion people who still do not have access to the precious liquid. The UN calls for a strong mobilization in favor of potable water access, notably in developing countries because potable water is the center of sustainable development. An opportunity to reiterate that, each day, an African or Asian woman covers an average distance of 5.9km to fetch potable water, a situation that calls for urgent action.

MTN Cameroon revolutionizes video streaming with Yabadoo

MTN Cameroon, the leader of electronic communications in Cameroon, announces the launch of a video streaming service codenamed Yabadoo.

This is a diversified, simple and affordable service that includes live TV, movies, and series, revolutionizing local video content offering to be consumed online. As far as TV is concerned, available to customers are local TV stations of reference such as CRTV, Canal2 International, STV, Vision4, LTM. There are also packages on news, entertainment and for youth, with channels such as AfricaNews, France24, TV5, Vox Africa, Manga TV, Fashion TV, Sports TV, Nina TV, Canal2 Movies, etc.

For series and feature movies, the huge successes of Marvel’s kinematic universe are available, as well as James Bond, John Wick, Transformers, “Moi Moche et Méchant”, “l’Age de glace”, Very Bad Trip, Saw, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Flash, Prison Break, Arrow and others.

Access to Yabadoo content is through the Yabadoo application available by free download on Android and iOS mobile systems. MTN Cameroon subscribers can access Yabadoo by connecting to the leading operator’s mobile internet network. The design quality and ergonomics of this mobile application provide users with a pleasant experience.

In addition, Yabadoo is a revolution because the service offers quality content at affordable tariffs: from 100 FCFA for TV channel packages, 350 FCFA for feature movies and 500 FCFA for a series. Better still, content streaming via the application does not consume the user’s internet bundle.

With this new offer, MTN Cameroon provides its subscribers with quality local and international content to be consumed on the fastest 4G network in Cameroon. For producers and media houses, it is a platform that enables them to widen their audience and improve their revenue. With Yabadoo, MTN reaffirms its position of catalyst in the development of a real digital economy in Cameroon.MTN Cameroon, the leader of electronic communications in Cameroon, announces the launch of a video streaming service codenamed Yabadoo.

The High Commission of South Africa and MTN Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day in Cameroon  

MTN Foundation, the very first corporate foundation in Cameroon is pleased to announce that it is joining the international community to celebrate the tenth edition of Mandela Day, this 18 July 2018. On this occasion, the personnel of the South Africa High Commission to Cameroon and Friends of the MTN Foundation visited the Fondation FACT at the Essos neighborhood in Yaounde.

The delegation was led by the South Africa High Commissioner to Cameroon, Her Excellency Kgomotso Magau Ruth. In view of contributing to improving the welfare of the over fifty inmates of this establishment, the visitors donated foodstuffs, medicines, beds, mattresses and other basic necessities to improve the living conditions of the orphans.

“Let me seize this opportunity to laud all those who, like you and your team courageously work daily and willingly devote their life to improve the living conditions of the underprivileged children,” declared Richard Ashu on behalf of Friends of the MTN Foundation while addressing officials of Fondation FACT.  “By doing so, you are the heroes inspired by the vision of Nelson Mandela on solidarity,” he added.

Mandela Day was instituted in 2009 by UNESCO to celebrate such values and encourage selflessness for the general interest as advocated by Nelson Mandela. This Day is commemorated on 18 July of each year, the birthday of Nelson Mandela, and which in 2018 coincides with the centenary of his birth.

Apart from the Club of Friends of the Foundation, MTN Cameroon employees were called upon to carry out a charitable action of their choice on Wednesday 18 July 2018, to celebrate Mandela, who teaches us that, “it is always time to do good”. An invitation to which MTNers positively respond each year, since 2009, by supporting needy communities throughout the country.MTN Foundation, the very first corporate foundation in Cameroon is pleased to announce that it is joining the international community to celebrate the tenth edition of Mandela Day, this 18 July 2018. On this occasion, the personnel of the South Africa High Commission to Cameroon and Friends of the MTN Foundation visited the Fondation FACT at the Essos neighborhood in Yaounde.

The Ministry of Secondary Education adopts MTN Mobile Money for the payment of tuition and ancillary fees

MTN, leader in Electronic Communications in Cameroon announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) for the use of its Mobile Money solution for the payment of school fees and related charges in Cameroonian secondary schools.

This Agreement was signed on 1 June 2018 in Yaounde by the Minister of Secondary Education, Madame Nalova LYONGA Pauline Egbe and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Saim YAKSAN on behalf of MTN, in presence of several government officials. During the same ceremony, the Minister equally signed similar MoUs with other Fintech operators, namely, Orange Cameroun, Express Union, and Campost.

The Partnership between Cameroon’s Ministry of Secondary Education and MTN is in line with the public-private partnership to build an inclusive Digital Economy in Cameroon. Henceforth, parents will no more have to move and spend hours in queues to be able to pay their children’s school fees. They will now be able to pay remotely through their mobile phones at any time and from any location.  This evolution will also enhance the transparency and traceability in the collection of school fees by secondary schools. This will enable the Ministry of Secondary Education to considerably improve the quality of its services provided to the Educative Community.

For Saim YAKSAN, CEO of MTN Cameroon, “This agreement participates in the reinforcement of the public-private partnership in the domain of inclusive digital economy in Cameroon, beginning with Education, a key sector that characterizes Government’s action.” He continues, noting that “At MTN, we are proud to count the Ministry of Secondary Education amongst the State organs that rely on solutions by MTN Mobile Money to improve their services”.

Launched in 2010, MTN Mobile Money is an innovative and a secure payment service. Born from the latest technological advancements and convergence of telephony services as well as means of payment, MTN Mobile Money transforms the mobile phone into an electronic wallet. Today, Mobile Money is used by thousands of Cameroonians to pay electricity bills, do purchases, pay tuition fees, buy airtime, transfer money, pay-TV subscriptions and buy goods as well as services at supermarkets and major accredited shops.MTN, leader in Electronic Communications in Cameroon announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) for the use of its Mobile Money solution for the payment of school fees and related charges in Cameroonian secondary schools.

MTN Cameroon celebrates with its subscribers

The leading telecommunications company, for its end-of-year promotion, is offering new vehicles and millions of francs to its customers.

Douala, 15 October 2019: MTN, Cameroon’s leading telecommunications company, announces the launch of its 2019 end-of-year promo during which its customers stand the chance to win a new car every week and 5,000 FCFA in cash every 5 minutes. This campaign runs for 11 weeks, from 15 October 2019 to 5 January 2020.

The promo is open to any customer who subscribes to a voice or data bundle of at least 250 FCFA or does MTN MoMo transactions of at least 5,000 FCFA.

To win the prize of 5,000 FCFA every 5 minutes, you must be the first customer to subscribe to a bundle of 250 FCFA or do a MoMo transaction of at least 5,000 FCFA within the 5 minutes concerned. Payment of prizes to winners will be done automatically every 5 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm.

With regard to the vehicles staked, a raffle draw will be organized each week to determine the weekly winner of a magnificent brand-new TOYOTA Rush. All subscribers to a bundle of at least 250 FCFA or who have done a MoMo transaction of at least 5,000 FCFA in the week concerned, will be considered for the weekly draw. 11 new vehicles will be offered to MTN Cameroon customers throughout the promo.

After the MTN Cash and Wanda Back-to-School campaigns, MTN Cameroon pursues through this promo, its mission to make the lives of its customers ever brighter. “We don’t just do business; we bring value to those around us. This new campaign is proof of this, and above all, it enables us to thank the millions of subscribers who trust us in Cameroon,” said Hendrik Kasteel, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon.

MTN Global Yello Care Day: Drugs and violence amongst youths in Cameroon at the centre of discussions at the National Assembly

The CEO of MTN Cameroon led a powerful delegation to the National Assembly on the occasion of the conference-debate organized by the company on Thursday, 20 June  2019, under the theme “Drugs and violence amongst youths in Cameroon”.

Chaired by the Right Honourable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, Speaker of the National Assembly, this action falls within the framework of our 21 Days of Yello Care social programme, notably the MTN Global Yello Care Day, which focuses on the causes that affect youths. In total, 300 social stakeholders (pupils, students, young MPs, parents, teachers, etc.) will participate in the activities led by experts, who will facilitate the various discussion panels. Through this meeting, MTN Cameroon intends to contribute to the various ongoing initiatives promoted at the highest level of the State by the President of the Republic, who has created an Inter-Ministerial Committee against the cultivation, marketing and consumption of narcotics.

The Ministries of Posts and Telecommunications, Secondary Education, Public Health, Social Affairs, Youth and Civic Education among others, took part in the deliberations as partners of the event.

This event also includes the organization of a hackathon, application development competition, which will allow young developers representing several universities and higher education institutions to demonstrate their creative ingenuity in the field of digital innovation for the benefit of our youth. 

 

MTN Cameroon announces a structural reorganization of its operational teams to better serve its partners

MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications market in Cameroon, announces the structural reorganization of its operational teams in a bid to enhance its efficiency, become more customer-centric, and ensure future growth.

Within a rapidly changing telecommunications industry, MTN Cameroon needs to readjust its operational model in order to reinforce its competitiveness. With this structural reorganization, the company is transforming into a more agile organization focused on two main objectives: 1- better serve and satisfy an increasingly demanding customer base who seeks more performing services; 2- be at the forefront of technological innovations needed by the Digital Economy in Cameroon.

In effect, the reorganization needs a change of the structure within the company’s operational teams. In addition, framing down the organization by 10% was required to assure focus and executional excellence.  MTN Cameroon effectuated the redundancy within the ambit of Cameroonian legislature, under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and in collaboration with Employee Delegates and Unions.

MTN Cameroon thanks the Government who permitted and accompanied this reorganization, which was indispensable for MTN to maintain its role as a key partner in the development of telecommunications and Digital Economy in Cameroon. The company also remains committed to providing Cameroonians with simple, innovative and affordable solutions that meet their communication needs and make their lives brighter.

 

MTN strengthens its leadership in the Cameroon market

With nearly 8 million subscribers, representing 47.20% market share and a turnover of FCFA 212 billion, MTN Cameroon ended 2018 on a positive note, with strong growth in the fourth quarter of the year.

MTN Group, Africa’s leading telecommunications company with operations in 21 countries around the world, including Cameroon, published its consolidated financial results for 2018 on Thursday, 07 March 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The results were driven notably by strong growth in the number of subscribers, which stood at 233 million on 31 December 2018 in the 21 countries, compared with 217 million in 2017.

Encouraging commercial performance

In Cameroon, after a particularly difficult 2017, MTN began to improve its performance curve in 2018. If the turnover impacted by the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions is consolidated at FCFA 212 billion, MTN Cameroon achieved a very encouraging commercial performance in 2018.

Notably, the company recorded 11.7% growth in its subscriber base, which stood at about 8 million subscribers on 31 December 2018. MTN Cameroon also achieved a sustained performance on new revenue streams, including a strong increase in Data revenue and an exceptional 170.2% growth in Mobile Money revenue, with the number of subscribers consolidated at close to 5 million on 31 December 2018.

Reinforced leadership

With nearly 8 million subscribers, representing 47.20% market share and a turnover of FCFA 212 billion, MTN is strengthening its leadership in the telecommunications market in Cameroon. The company looks to the future with optimism, driven by the exceptional performance recorded at the end of the year.

Indeed, in the fourth quarter of 2018 aloneMTN Cameroon was able to recruit approximately 800,000 new subscribers and recorded a close to 2% increase in turnover over the same period, being its best quarterly performance in the last four years.

Commenting on the company’s results for 2018, the Chief Executive Officer, Hendrik Kasteel said, “MTN Cameroon is back. Bold steps were taken last year to get our company back on the growth path. These measures are beginning to yield positive results. We have also begun to reap the first benefits of MTN’s investments of roughly FCFA 300 billion over the past four years to better serve our customers and provide them with the fastest network in the country, a network that meets their needs.” 

Call for Applications for the selection of 50 young students for Academic Internships at MTN Cameroon

MTN Cameroon, within the framework of implementing its social responsibility policy, is launching the MTN Youth Internship Programme which aims at providing young Cameroonians with the opportunity to enhance their academic training and/or benefit from a first-time professional experience within a corporate environment.

 

I.   Purpose of the Invitation

The purpose of this invitation for Applications (Ref: n°1-2019) is to select 50 (fifty) young Cameroonian students for a 3 (three) month academic internship at MTN Cameroon from 1 July to 30 September 2019.

 

II.  Areas covered by the academic internships

The academic internships offered within the context of the MTN Youth Internship Programme covers the following areas of activity:

  • Corporate Management and Administration
  • Audit and Management Control
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Commercial Legal Services (including Litigations)
  • IT and Network Infrastructure
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Human Resources
  • Telecommunications (Telecoms Engineering)
  • Sales and Distribution

 

III. Selection criteria for the academic internships

The academic internships offered by MTN Cameroon as part of the MTN Youth Internship programme are open to young students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Cameroonian nationality
  • Be enrolled in a Cameroonian university or Higher Institute of Learning
  • Be at least 18 years on 1 July 2019
  • Have a good command of at least one of the 2 official languages (English/French)
  • Be available for the entire duration of the internship (1 July to 30 September 2019)
  • Be punctual and assiduous
  • Have an open mind and be prepared to learn
  • Demonstrate readiness to work effectively in a team and under pressure

 

IV. Application for the academic internships 

Young students who meet the eligibility requirements for the academic internships offered within the framework of the MTN Youth Internship Programme can apply by filling the application form available on our careers website at https://careers.mtn.cm no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

 

V. Conditions for the academic internships 

  • Each intern will be placed under the management of a Supervisor who will ensure their integration and training throughout the academic internship
  • Each intern will be required to submit an internship report with MTN Cameroon at the end of their academic internship
  • A monthly cash stipend will be given to the interns to defray the cost of transportation etc.

Douala, 29 May 2019

The General Manager Human Resources, MTN Cameroon