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Buliisa Wins Seventh Amasaza Cup In Bunyoro

By George Busiinge   

Buliisa County, representing Buliisa district, won the 2018 CNOOC Uganda Limited sponsored Bunyoro Amasaza Cup, following their 2-1 defeat of Hoima municipality that represented Hoima municipal at Sir Kyatiri grounds in Bululi County in Masindi district.

The match was presided over by the Prime Minister Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Andrew Byakutaga and attended by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) members.

The Prime Minister thanked CNOOC for their continued contributions to this region. “I believe that the energy and talent exhibited in this tournament will inspire even more young people to develop and grow their talent further not just in Bunyoro but also take on national and international sports,” the King commented.

The month-long tournament that is aimed at strengthening ties in the Bunyoro- Kitara Kingdom attracted seven districts with 13 counties in the kingdom including Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale.

Aminah Bukenya, Public relations Supervisor at CNOOC congratulated the players upon a successful tournament which culminated into the finals. “When we began operations in Bunyoro, we made a commitment to be part of all-round growth in our area of operation. And over the years, we have seen this commitment come to life through various local programs.”

“Sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup for the fifth year is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sport in this region. Last year, the tournament was played across all sub counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and attracted 14 teams from 13 counties.

 

Kabira Kids Holiday Camp Breaks Off For Xmas, Returning January

After an exhilarating week long Kabira Kids Holiday Camp, at Kabira Country Club hotel in Bukoto, the camp broke off for Christmas and is set to resume on 2nd Jan 2019, the hotel said.

“The Kids' Camp is breaking off for the Christmas holiday and we shall be resuming again on 2nd Jan 2019! Happy Holiday,” the hotel posted on their social media pages.

The kids’ holiday camp at Kabira Country Club was organized by Kinetic Sports in conjunction with Kabira Country Club. It is jam-packed event with activities such as arts and crafts, dance and drama, life skills training sports and so much more.

 

The Kids' Holiday Camp which took place between 14 December and 21st December saw kids enjoy games like dance and drama, tennis, basketball, soccer, swimming, painting, drawing, board games, book reading and life skills.

It Is A Pizza Christmas At Speke Hotel

For the lovers of pizza, Speke Hotel, Plot 7-9, Nile Avenue, Kampala, is the place to on Christmas Day. It will be a nice experience for the not so fun of pizza people to have a change of their christmas day meal by trying out a pizza.

Speke Hotel, a member of the Speke Group of Hotels is one of Kampala's oldest hotels, located in the heart of the Kampala Business Centre has  three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.

And on Christmas Day, revelers will have tomato mozzarella or fresh clear garden peas soup as a starter ahead of the heavy meal consisting of either grilled highland fillet mignon or skewed grilled chicken or christmas pizzeria pizza. You can wash down this saucy meal with something sweet, a banana fritter garnished with strawberry sauce or christmas roll topped with custard cream.

This exotic meal at the hotel named after British explorer, John Hanning Speke, who discovered the source of River Nile in July 1858 will cost you a paltry Shs80,000.

Masaka United FC Wins Total Trophy In Buliisa

By George Businge 


Masaka United FC of Kigwera sub county has emerged champion of the 5th Edition of the Total mini football league, 2018 after beating Ex-International FC 4-2 goals in a penalty shoot-outs during a thrilling match that was played at Ndandamire primary school playgrounds in Buliisa district on Saturday December 15, 2018.

The Total mini league final match between the two clubs; all from Wanseko landing site in Buliisa district ended a goalless draw before heading into penalty shoot-outs to determine the champion of the mini league. Masaka United FC was handed-over the big trophy amidst cheers. 

and ululations from their fans for keep after winning the league for the last three years consecutively. The losers’ match played between Ngwedo Town FC and Total E&P Uganda FC ended 3-1 and Ngwedo Town FC took the 3rd position while Total E&P Uganda emerged 4th best team.

Buliisa district LC5 chairman, Simon Agaba Kinene who was the chief guest at the final, applauded Total E&P Uganda for organizing this league which has helped in talent identification and development among the young people of Buliisa district.

He later on handed over a trophy, a bull, and Awango by Total solar lamps to the winning teams and other participating teams.

According to Chris Ocowun, the Total E&P Uganda Public Relations Officer, Total E&P Uganda the company launched the mini-football league in 2014 with the aim of fostering interaction, promoting and strengthening relationships between the company and the communities living in their areas of operations. 

The function was attended by local authorities and local communities from Buliisa district, Kigwera and Ngwedo sub counties as well as staff of TOTAL E&P Uganda. Through such leagues Ocowun notes that Total E&P Uganda hopes foster interaction with the communities while promoting and strengthening relationship within its area of operations.

The Total E&P Uganda mini football league 2018 attracted 8 teams from Kigwera and Ngwedo sub counties in Buliisa district and they include; Masaka United FC, Total E&P Uganda FC, Ngwedo Town FC, Katanga FC, Kilyango Supershine FC, Avogera Red Bull FC, Kiyere FC and Ex-International FC. All the matches were played in a very friendly and entertaining manner that ended without any serious injuries to the players.

Once again, this mini-football league as provided Total E&P Uganda an opportunity to continuously interact, engage, communicate and work together with our neighboring communities to not only build mutually beneficial and lasting relationships but also enhance the culture of togetherness. 

The Total E&P Uganda mini football league kicked-off on November 24, 2018 under the management of Buliisa District Football Association, and ended on December 15th, 2018.

Comedy Settles In At Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar & Grill

With a lineup of the leading comedians in the country, Rock Comedy happening every Tuesday at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar & Grill has steadily become the home of comedy in Kampala and Uganda at large.

Every Tuesday, the country’s best comedy acts queue up to perform at Rock Comedy and last Tuesday, it was not any different. The night kicked off early with a number of musicians taking to the stage with an assortment of some the world’s best music renditions.

Witih a line up of comedians MC Mariachi Comedian, Musiimenta Ronnie McVex, The Talkers, Snake and Zolo, Jajja Wasswa, and the Magician and host Kasuku from Spark TV, Rock Bar cracked up in laughter as the picture below suggest.

Photos: When Speke Resort Hosted Ginuwine

Speke Resort Munyonyo offered music lovers an early Christmas when it hosted celebrated American RnB singer Ginuwine, real names Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, at the Johnnie Walker Soul Safari concert, on 1st December, 2018.

Like many events that are organized and hosted at Speke Resort, Ginuwine’s concert was a master piece and will go down in history as one of the most amazing music show to grace Ugandan entertainment industry.

Before Ginuwine hit the stage, Ugandan artistes like Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda entertained revelers many of whom are 90s kids and well understood Ginuwine’s music and songs. Below are some of the photos captured.

Speke Resort Offers Discounted Ginuwine Accommodation Rates

If you are planning to attend to the Annual Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari 11th Edition on 1st December, Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, the two hotel luxurious hotels hosting the music show have spiced your experience at the shores of Lake Victoria a little better. 

The hotel is now offering discounted rates on accommodation to extend the fun filled experience for revelers who will attend the show. This means that after the music show, you don’t have to trek the nigh back to Kampala or wherever you have come from. You just check in and have a beautiful sleep.

Deluxe Single room will go for $101 for room only, $129 for bed and breakfast, $139 for full board and $160 for bed and breakfast plus one gold ticket to the show of the night. Also Deluxe Double rooms will go at $114 for room only, $149 for bed and breakfast, $188 for full board and $229 for bed and breakfast and two gold tickets to the show.

American singer Elgin Baylor Lumpkin commonly known as Ginuwine is lined up to headline the much anticipated show. He will be curtain raised Uganda’s mwoyo king, Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda.

Ginuwine stands out as one of the most iconic artistes of our times, an example of progress and success, said Roger Agamba, IPS and Reserve Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited. TShaka Mayanja, the Soul Safari show organizer said Ginuwine has the pedigree and consistency to give Ugandans a good show.

Kabira Country Club Christmas Carnival Returns

The second edition of Kabira Country Club Christmas Carnival will take place on 25 November, 2018 at Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) in Bukoto. The hotel apologetically announced they had moved the carnival from the hotel premises 'due to unavoidable circumstances'.

Kabira Country Club is a lavish hotel in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, offering accommodation, Health & Leisure, Food & Beverage, Conference & Events. It said the carnival is a perfect start to ‘your Christmas Season and ideal occasion to get all your Christmas gifts,’

“Join us for a heartwarming Christmas event that offers you entertainment, delicatesse, artisan market with over 100 vendors, live band, grand tombola raffle, kids’ activities, playground, jumping castle, face painting, and lots more,” the hotel management said.

Kabira Country Club is a full-service hotel, offering elegance and comfort in a relaxed atmosphere in Kampala's northern suburb of Bukoto. With stunning views of the greater Kampala cityscape, Kabira combines gracious hospitality with contemporary style.

With 95 luxurious guest-rooms and exceptional amenities, Kabira Country Club is perfect for a relaxing get away and somewhere to hold a special event or an impressive venue for a business gathering.

KISU Christmas Carnival Returns

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) will on on 24th November hold it's annual KISU Christmas Carnival at the school campus in Bukoto, Kampala. As it has been the case in the previous years, the event will have lots of fun activities for kids, live band, food and drinks on sale, crèche for toddlers and much more.

Kampala International School Uganda is the leading international school in Uganda educating over 600 students representing 60 nationalities.

Students at KISU participate in an extensive range of extracurricular activities including outdoor education and overseas trips, to diverse destinations such as The UK, France, Italy, Mount Kilimanjaro and a yearly ski trip in Europe.

It's state-of-the-art facilities include four science labs, three computer labs, three music rooms, three performance areas, an indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, 25 metre eight lane competition swimming pool, two libraries, smart boards in most classrooms and a five acre playing field. It has accreditation status with CIS, NEASC and IBO.

Speke Resort To Host Legendary RnB Star Ginuwine

On 1st December all roads will literary lead to Speke Resort Munyonyo as fun loving Ugandans rush to attend on of the music shows to ever happen on Uganda soil. 

On that day, American singer Elgin Baylor Lumpkin commonly known as Ginuwine, the legendary RnB singer will be performing at the Annual Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari 11th Edition.

He will not be alon, curtain raising the smooth singer and dancer will be Uganda’s mwoyo king, Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda.

TShaka Mayanja, the Soul Safari show organiser said Ginuwine has the pedigree and consistency to give Ugandans a good show. "He’s coming with a full band and dancers.” Mayanja said.

Ginuwine stands out as one of the most iconic artistes of our times, an example of progress and success, said Roger Agamba, IPS and Reserve Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited.

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