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Gone are the days when tourism was limited to our geography high school books or left last for retirement activities, the young corporates under the umbrella of Kafunda Creative # KioKioUg have taken on the initiative to visit various areas of Uganda
Last weekend, Kafunda Kreative in the company of 30 photographers, writers, social media influencers and travel enthusiasts completed their second #KoiKoiEast tour in their first excursion of 2017.
The #KoiKoiUg initiative is a road trip experience that seeks to tell more authentic Ugandan stories through documentation of affordable, more off-the-path possible local adventures. By documenting and highlighting Ugandan sights and sounds, people and culture, the campaign shows Uganda in a different, more positive light which ultimately works to challenge stereotypes and uplift local and international tourism.
The Kafunda Kreative #KoikoiEast trip in partnership with Airtel Uganda and Shell Fuels & Lubricants traveled to Kapchorwa to explore the legends around the Sipi Falls where participants experienced everything from the high adrenaline abseiling, breathtaking vistas of the Kaphcorwa escarpment and Rift Valley, Sipi Falls, the Sebei culture and the therapeutic experience of traditional root beer tasting
“Returning to be able to continue telling Ugandan stories 18 months after we started this in 2015 is so thrilling for us. That has only been possible due to partners like Airtel Uganda and Vivo Energy Uganda. Our first 2017 excursion into Kapchorwa and the source of the Nile will seek to highlight what we believe is one of the richest tourism regions and culturally rich areas of this country. ”
Speaking at the flag off, Airtel Uganda’s Head of Products, Simon Akuguzibwe commended Kafunda Kreatives for their Koikoi concept.
“At Airtel Uganda, we pride in promoting the magnificent pearl of Africa. Our partnership with Kafunda Kreative goes beyond Kampala to the countryside to bring this beauty closer to our fans through our social media platforms. This is in line with our commitment to reaching out to every Ugandan with quality service and an enduring experience with the smartphone network,” he added.
Shell Marketing Manager, Jean Mugisha who was also on the trip commented “These trips have the potential to really change how people see Uganda. I can’t believe some of the things I have heard and seen. The serenity and landscape are breathtaking but the people are warm welcoming and come from a very rich heritage. I am sure that partnership bringing young people to such places expands their experience of this country and opens new opportunities. That way they find new ways of doing more.”
source: Press release by Kafunda Kreative.
During the month of March, Fresh Dairy will be rewarding its loyal customers with hampers as a way of recognizing loyalty to the brand.
Speaking during the handover of the first hamper to Tracy Gangaram at Fresh Dairy offices today, Monica Kulabako, Marketing Executive Fresh Dairy explained that the promotion will be running on Fresh Dairy’s Facebook page and will be accessible to all page members.
“The rewards are aimed at appreciating customer loyalty as well as engaging new customers to all be part of the enriching experience that comes with taking Fresh Dairy products.” She said.
Kulabako explained that the promotion is open to anyone, all one has to do is join Fresh Dairy’s Facebook page and look out for quizzes whereupon the person with the best answer or best post will be rewarded with Fresh Dairy hampers.
Fresh Dairy has existed in Uganda since 1967, the organization produces Fresh Dairy pasteurized fresh milk, UHT long life Milk, Instant Powder milk, Yoghurt, Butter, Ghee or flavoured milk.
A twenty one (21m US dollar) monument is to be constructed in Uganda, in recognition of the efforts by the National Resistance Army (NRA) dead or alive members who have contributed vitally much to the Liberation struggle in Africa in particular and Uganda in general.
The monument shall among other things recognize those who spearheaded liberation struggles in Uganda most importantly the twenty seven (27) that launched the 1980-86 guerrilla war that brought peace to Ugandans and the entire region.
The brain behind this initiative is NRM TRUST AND REWARD TEAM whose patron is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Oulanya, deputized by a successful business man in Mbarara town, Eric Rutahigwa.
The three phase monument Tourism attraction centre, shall be constructed along Entebbe Highway because of its being strategic hence easy to attract a good number of tourists as its near Entebbe International airport and being near Uganda Wild Life Centre (Entebbe zoo).
“It’s going to have a national and International outlook and construction work is due to commence in July 2017 and it is estimated that on conclusion, Government shall be earning between 400m -800m shillings annually and that more than 300 people will get employment” Gerald Ahimbisibwe, the chairman of NRM Trust and Reward team explained.
Hon. Mwine Mpaka, the Youth MP Representative western region sounded similar sentiments saying the idea was a well thought of.
In regard to the monument for peace, senior elders of this country have been consulted and they enlightened the team about the background of peace that is being enjoyed by Ugandans and the entire region.
“In a consultative meeting that was conducted with senior elders at Golden Leaf Motel in Mbarara elders revealed that the past regimes prior to 1986 were characterized and masterminded by an enormous bloodshed, sectarianism, military rule, insecurity and violation of human rights and that it was the NRA which liberated Ugandans from a killer government that had claimed lives of more than 500,000 people.
A contribution from Mrs. Evangilista Kabucuriro Kokoya, a 78 year resident of Bukiro Kashari , Mbarara District revealed that “ When I remember what happened during Amin’s regime, I really shade tears. People died innocently, there was no respect for life, and all was a situation of hopelessness.
That’s why I will support NRM until I breath my last” other elders including Iswarara Moses 68 from Kikyenkye Ibanda, Adolf Manyindo from Fort portal, Ahiirwe Nathan Bungonzya 56 from Itendero-Kabwohe, Sheema District, Rt. Rev. Canon Y.K. Labon 74 from Butare Ntungamo, Rev Can Bangirana Alfred Rupiiha 73 from Igara Kyeizooba Bushenyi District, Dr Asiimwe Birondwa from Sanga , Kiruhura District, Mr. Remegio Muhweezi from Rubirizi District among others all expressed all expressed their appreciation to the NRA/NRM government for having liberated Uganda from what was called “ a grave yard” and called upon Ugandans to preserve the existing peace as a glass that may break into pieces project to recognize NRA bush was comrades and elders who scarified for existing peace as the monument shall be a communication tool that peace as a tenet of development should be preserved for now and future generations.
Gerald Ahimbisibwe, the Chairperson of NRM Trust and Reward Team says that the monument shall be constructed along Entebbe Road because it’s a strategic area which will attract a number of tourists being near the Airport and Entebbe zoo. According to Ainebyoona Brain, the spokespersons of the project, the monument will not only be for Ugandan but Africa in general since Uganda has become a fountain of peace not only to its boundaries but also across the borders.
Celebrated Radio consultant Joel Isabirye is on cloud 9 after the winning the heart of the girl with the biggest curves in Kampala.
Joel is once again set to be introduced by City socialite Natie K aka Hipscious Kylar Nicky real name Natalie Lukanga. The ceremony is slated for March 26th, 2017 at her parents’ home.
The two are reported to have started dating about a year ago but kept the romance under wraps given Isabirye’s well documented dating history.
However, the pair decided to take their romance to another level as Isabirye and the Hippy Natie K got engaged on Valentine’s Day. The surprise engagement do was only attended the pair’s closest pals and a few relatives.
Hours after the engagement, a super excited Natie K rushed to update her relationship status on social media to indicate ‘Engaged’. She also posted a short video showing off her engagement ring while celebrating the achievement.
Star singer Jose Chameleone has called on Ugandans to stand in unity and fight the devil in the wake of Police Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi’s killing. “If we can unite even the devil will be defeated,”Jose said.
Posting on his wall after seeing off his fallen friend yesterday, Jose said, “I have failed to understand how people can almost crucify you for being just a step ahead. We can’t Wise up by putting Ignorance in Wisdoms place. Why are We substituting Basic Humanitarian Values?, NO – Love for one another?, NO – Fairness?, NO – Advisory?, NO – Mercy?, NO – acceptance?, NO – Well wishing? We are unknowingly cultivating a fruitless Future ahead of us. Applaud winners, don’t condemn Losers. We need Remedy.RIPANDREWFELIXKAWEESI”.
The ‘Basiima Ogenze’ singer is back with his music shows and is slated to host a concert dubbed ‘Legend’ on 30th June 2017 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Government has moved to implement the Justice Bamugemereire Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) probe report even when the line Minister of Works has not presented a white paper to cabinet as is the norm.
“It is irregular but as Government we need to act and move things as the UNRA report discovered, that over four trillion (4 trillion shillings) meant for road works was swindled,” UNRA official said.
According to the report seen by this reporter which was handed over to the president, implicates politicians including ministers, Technocrats at UNRA and works Ministry, contractors and Consultants among others.
Former Executive Director of UNRA Peter Ssebanakita is specifically sighted in the report for admitting favouring Energo Project in the UGX 165bn construction of the Deal Kawempe – Kafu Road, designed to connect the northern corridor to South Sudan.
“Confessed Ssebanakita have directed the contracts committee to select Energo Project as the winner of the contract.
In a letter he wrote to them dated 10th February 2010, by giving them one option to select Energo, which tantamount to abuse of office” an official at the Ministry on condition of anonymity said.
In a blame game to hide his identity for any wrong doing, Ssebanakitta admitted signing for double payments for Energo project but quickly blamed his Juniors for the mess.
In addition, ten (10 contractors) had bided for the Kafu – Kawempe Road but in their recommendations, the contracts’ committee had dust binned Energo Project company for having presented the same human resource and equipment for three different projects, and as a result brought about future variation of prices for the Kafu- Kawempe Road Asphalt overlay project.
“UNRA bosses for one reason or another went ahead and did several contracts price variations by adjusting the amount in the contracts and ended up paying Energo Shs 11.3bn, Shs. 2.2 bn and 862m for different pieces of work completed along same section but within 18 months contracts period” One member of the probe team revealed.
As if that was not bad enough UNRA, Management the probe reported, approved UGX 30 billion to Energo project to stabilize what they referred to as inflation of Uganda shillings which was abnormal.
Mr. Bruno Musoke was reportedly a point man between management of Energo project and UNRA Officials the report revealed.
Project supervisor Aurecon, Project Manager Bruno Musoke, David Luyimbazi and EnergO project must refund the money which they refer to as nugatory expenditures, by the Auditor General.
Relatedly the Kawempe – Kafu Road has emptied Ugandan tax payers’ pockets of a total of over 210 bn shillings whose construction process began way back in 2005, and by 2007-8, the same Road Engineers reported that the road had started developing cracks and portholes.
Mr. Milivoje Milisavjevic, the Serbian Company Managing Director has on several occasions blamed the South African Consultant Aurecon Amei for any wrong doing.
“We as contractors do work on the specifications given to us by the consultants and produced evidence of the three addendum that were signed. “This is abnormal how can a project meant to be completed in eighteen months at a total cost of UGX 28bn, take over 10 years and a cost of over 250 bn shillings on top of working under a direct bidding and expired contract.
The Solicitor General in a heat of anger said that the Kawempe – Kafu and Kafu-Kiryandongo Road stretch was illegal and not authorized by his office.
Mr. Gashirabake Christopher said construction work by ENERGO Project, and Consultancy by Aurecon Amei were on site then illegally.
Dott Services and Energo, project the probe report recommends for punitive measures to be taken against them ranging from being blacklisted to refunding the money obtained illegally.
The report further recommends that their funders World Bank, IMF, IDA and European Union will in future become reluctant in funding infrastructure projects in Uganda if punitive actions are not taken to redress the misconduct and in ethical practices these contractors have developed. Notwithstanding the huge financial loss cause to the nation as well as delay in infrastructural development.
It sighted that Uganda losses billions of shilling annually to dubious deals between contractors, technocrats and consultants. And no punitive action is taken to address the loss or even stop the vice.
The current UNRA Boss Allen Kagina said UNRA has put strict measures to tackle misconduct, unethical practices and shoddily work by contractors. And has adopted a no tolerant regulations against perpetrators.
Local musician Geosteady has jetted off to South Africa.
The “Tokendeeza” singer set off this morning and will perform in South Africa late this month in a concert dubbed “Musawo-Ndiwamululu”.
He made his travels known on social media where he posted: “South Africa am coming.”
Geosteady will perform alongside Swangz Avenue songstress Winnie Nwagi in different cities in South Africa including Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town this weekend.
They will be accompanied by other acts who will include Brown Sugar, Ambassador Ssali and Minayo Brenda among others.
Socialite Bad Black, real name Shanita Namuyimba, aspires to be a Ugandan Jennifer Lopez.
The ex-con, who shocked the nation after leaving prison more light skinned, has revealed that she will never stop bleaching.
“I am the best in mixing bleaching chemical.” She bragged, adding; “I will never never stop bleaching until I reach Jennifer Lopez.”
True to her word, the once dark skinned socialite can now be mistaken for a half-caste.
Meanwhile, Bad Black recently gave her life to Christ, but it appears she is yet to let go of earthly pleasures.
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The Sitya Loss Kids aka Triplets Ghetto Kids have landed a huge international gig.
The popular dancers are set for a mega show in Australia this April. They will perform in different Australian cities including Sydney, Perth and Melbourne among others during the Easter weekend.
The dancers could not hide their excitement about the coming shows and promised to stage a thrilling performance.
“Australia, we are coming this Easter. Parents book tickets and bring your kids for a great dance show,” they said.
The shows promise to be a family day out with several other fun activities lined up including face painting and jumping castles among others.
Four students have been nominated to contest for Gulu University guild presidency in elections set for April 2nd.
The exercise held on Saturday saw Pastor Joseph Okidi, Daniel Mbazira, Herbert Okodi Ogetta and Walter Moses Ojok get nominated.
Mbazira who is from the Faculty of Medicine said its time to cause fundamental change that focuses on zero tolerance to corruption so that student funds are not squandered by a few people.
He emphasized the need to seek public opinion on how best the university image can be improved.
“I want to put in place a guild leadership that is student centred to consolidate unity and strengthen good relations beyond the campus environment,” he told New Vision immediately after nomination.
Having served on the legislative council, he claims there has been a lot of oppression which must be eliminated.
Just like Mbazira, Okodi from the Faculty of Education also highlighted the need to improve the university’s relationship with the surrounding people.
Okodi noted that community engagement is important in fostering unity.
“Our academic engagement with the university needs improvement so that the students don’t suffer,” he added.
James Onono Ojok a first year student of Public Administration decried the high level of bureaucracy in the payment of tuition fees yet sometimes even after clearing the dues, students’ names are not reflected in the clearance book.
Ojok wants the new guild president to sit down with the university management and put in place a perfect system to address this problem.
“Some students that have paid end up missing exams. It’s not proper because a student is getting a retake at the expense of the university,” he said.
Another student, Constance Akoth, called for the improvement of sanitation at the campus noting that it’s not conducive at all especially for girls.
“When there’s no water, it’s next to impossible to visit the toilets. You find faecal matter littered all over the floor. The university should come up with alternative sources of water,” she said.
Emmanuel Odit, the electoral commission chairman, called for calm during campaigns and asked the aspirants to desist from any kind of party politics as per the university guidelines.
Reporting by New Vision
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The Uganda Police Force is currently hunting their own Officers who shot dead a three year old girl Viola Nakuwuka
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Security Operatives have arrested two people in connection to the Killing of the Police Spokesperson AIGP Felix Kaweesi. The two
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From walking long miles to the studios and rotating his songs all over Kampala music library’s, musician Lil Pazo was
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Socialite Sheila Nadede aka Sheila Don Zella is back to doing what she does best, flaunting all her body parts. If it's not about one of her many tattoos, it's about a show where she will perform the two songs about her ex-lover, Big Eye. This time, it was about her body parts.
After posting a series of selfies in the last one week showing her long legs from all angles, the singer who is currently in Trump's land decided to change tactics.
The mom of three bounced back in a red court on a black strapless top completed with a red lace and red heels. This was like throwing a huge rock at a bee nest.
Her followers, mostly females came out telling her that the "US Fashion" she was trying to showcase had fallen short..but trust Sheila, she shot back saying, "It's a free world. I will not dress the way you want me to and we are all different.."
"Am not hating, this lady is very rich, but I had never liked the way she dresses, she always dresses like .....Some one feel the gap...money can't buy class," one wrote.
Sheila has in the past days been taking shots from all angles showing off her 'curves' attracting lots of social activity mostly from female followers who were of the view that as a mother, she ought to dress better.