Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tigo launches high speed 4G internet service on Samsung J1 Ace

Kigali, Tigo Rwanda, a subsidiary of Millicom, leader in telecommunications, mobile money and digital services, announced today the launch of 4G service on the Samsung Ace J1 smartphone. High speed mobile data will now be available exclusively from Tigo for postpaid customers. 

Customers will be able to access 4G internet on the go. From their 4G Samsung Ace smartphone, business users will experience significantly enhanced web browsing, email and video streaming while uploading social media content and video download become almost instant.

Tongai Maramba, Chief Executive Officer- Tigo Rwanda, expressed: “As Rwanda’s leading Telecommunications and Internet provider, I am delighted that we have delivered 4G service on mobile. With this, we underline our commitment to provide a great quality internet service that offers true value.“

According to RURA, report of June-15: there are over 0.5M smartphone connections in Rwanda which represent 7.1% penetration. Further, quarter on quarter growth rate is 1.2 percentage points (March=5.9%, June= 7.1%) in the country showing the growing demand to access the internet and all the services and entertainment it can provide.

4G Mobile Devices
At launch, customers can choose from two of the latest android handset models. Subscription to the service can be accessed from any Tigo Service Centre in Kigali or from Tigo stores in Rubavu, Musanze, Rusizi, Huye, Rwamagana,Ngoma, Karongi and Muhanga districts.

Tigo Live it.  Love it. A new focus on delivering the Digital lifestyle:

Tigo recently unveiled its refreshed brand image and new corporate slogan, ‘Live it. Love it.’ focused on internet, innovation and providing digital solutions to Rwandans.

Maramba continued: “People have big dreams for themselves and their families and they are increasingly seeing the internet as one of the most important enablers in their lives for self-development, staying in touch, doing business, making life simpler and even entertainment. It is an internet world, and we are aligning with our consumers’ expectations to deliver on that and democratize internet for the Rwandan consumer. In the process we deliver experiences worth living and loving.

About Tigo Rwanda
Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to almost 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million African customers.

Monday, September 14, 2015


Tigo Rwanda is part of a global telecommunications company- Millicom with a presence in Africa and Latin America. Launched in 2009, we are the second largest telecommunications company in Rwanda, offering GSM, 2G, 3G and 4G as well as mobile financial services under the Tigo brand. In addition, we offer Wimax and VPN services. Our mobile financial services (MFS), launched in 2011 under the Tigo Cash brand, bringing banking to the unbanked. By October 2013, 36 per cent of our customers were active users of Tigo Cash, depositing or withdrawing money, paying utility bills and school fees via text message. Tigo Cash Rwanda has been recognized by the GSMA as one of the top five fastest-growing mobile financial services divisions in the world. We are seeking to fill the position below;


The Tax Manager is responsible for the Company’s tax compliance, tax planning, accounting for income taxes and preparation of tax returns. You will ensure tax returns are accurately and timely completed to minimize tax exposures.
·         Responsible for tax related regulatory reporting disclosures.
·         Manage local tax audits, appeals and litigation matters, including implementation of tax audit strategy to effectively manage risk.
·         Provide input as needed into the Company’s government relations strategies as it relates to taxes.
·         Documentation and quantification of uncertain tax positions as per Tax laws and IFRS.
·         Review and validation of tax provisions in partnership with the controlling team.
·         Manage the information gathering and review all inputs for Rwanda taxes disclosed in the Company’s reporting.
·         Proactively review and provide input to the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team for any tax inputs in project models.
·         Work with the FP&A function to understand assumptions and ensure reasonable and accurate tax calculations in all Business Plans, taking into account current legislation a necessary. 
·         Manage the timely and accurate filing of all corporate tax lodgings (income tax, non-income tax, direct and indirect tax), payments, documentation and reporting. Includes any new filing requirements that may arise (e.g. Transfer Pricing). 
·         Review and recommend reasonable assumptions for quarterly self-assessment payments (estimated payments). 
·         Bachelor  level degree in Accounting
·         ACCA/CPA Part Qualification preferred.
·         Minimum 3 to 4 years Tax Consulting experience in a Big 4 Firm.
·         Strong accounting, analytical, time-management, and organizational skills
·         Strong computer skills; proficiency in tax software, Microsoft office (Excel, Word)
·         Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
·         Working knowledge of local GAAP
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please follow this link to view the detailed job description and apply;    http://careers.peopleclick.eu.com/careerscp/client_millicom/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=5854&localeCode=en-us
Deadline for submission: Monday 21st September 2015