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19 May 2023 | Communities

MTN Uganda has joined forces with Tooro Kingdom to promote Healthy Living and Sports Development. The development comes after MTN Uganda announced its partnership with the Kingdom for the highly anticipated second edition of the Bicycle Racing and Masaza Football Tournament. With a commitment of over Shs150 million in sponsorship, MTN is dedicated to fostering healthy living and sports development among the youth in Tooro Kingdom. The Masaza Football Tournament and Bicycle Racing, organized by Tooro Kingdom, is set to attract audiences as it runs concurrently across the nine counties of the Kingdom for two months. The initiative serves as a catalyst for engaging the youth in sports activities and providing them with a platform to channel their energy into healthy pursuits. [caption id="attachment_12353" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Some of the participating county football teams pose for a group photo with Prime Minister Stephen Kiyingi and MTN's John Paul Okwi[/caption] MTN Uganda believes in the transformative power of sports to uplift communities and empower individuals. John Paul Okwi, the Head of Sponsorships and Events at MTN Uganda, expressed the company's dedication to this cause.  "We call upon all the subjects of King Oyo to embrace sports as we raise our voices and encourage the youth to prioritize their well-being by taking good care of themselves, both physically and mentally," Okwi said. The Prime Minister of the Kingdom, Stephen Kiyingi Amooti, highlighted the significance of these events. "Our King HM Oyo Kabamba Iguru has dedicated a lot of his own time and effort to ensure that youths take the reins of leadership in every sphere and area where they are found, but this can only be achieved if they embrace a healthy lifestyle," he said. [caption id="attachment_12354" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Toro Kingdom Ministers and officials attending the launch of the second edition of the Masaza Cup at Mucwa Kingdom Headquarters[/caption]  Michael Wandera, the Tooro Kingdom Minister for Sports, commended MTN for their consistent partnership and support. "We appreciate the partnership with MTN, which aims to promote healthy well-being among the youths of Tooro through sports." The collaboration with Tooro Kingdom for the Masaza Football Tournament and Bicycle Racing showcases MTN's dedication to uplifting the youth and promoting a healthy lifestyle through the spirit of sports.

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