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Hoima Municipality Wins Sixth Amasaza Cup In Bunyoro

By Businge George

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Hoima Municipality County from Hoima district emerged champions of the 5th edition of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Amasaza cup of Bunyoro Kingdom after a 1-0 win over Buliisa at Sir Tito Owinyi ground on Friday.

The final graced by the Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru 1, who appreciated for the people attended, came to life in the second half after a dull first that had both sides create a few chances.

CNOOC Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Zakaria Lubega termed the tournament a success but noted that they will have to add more efforts in the mobilization of fans especially at the finals.

Over 20 teams from counties and districts of the kingdom participated in the annual tournament aimed at tapping talent from the grassroots and also fostering unity among the Omukama's subjects.

A select team from the tournament will face a Buganda Masaza team at a later date in Kampala.

Kabira Country Club Offering Free Venues For Kids Xmas Parties

Kabira Country Club in Bukoto is offering parents a chance to gift their child a Christmas party at the luxurious hotel without paying for the venue. This offer, the hotel management said, comes with a free cake to every kids party of not more than ten heads.

The hotel has also subsidized on much of the food and drinks on the menu to enable parents afford to show their toddlers love this Christmas season. The menu is exciting, it has juices, burgers, fish, white meat, cheese, pizza, chips and meat balls.

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.

Jumia Food Partners With KFC, Offers Free Delivery

Jumia Food, Africa’s leading online food delivery service has announced that customers in Kampala can now get KFC meals delivered to their doorstep through the Jumia Food App. 

Ron Kawamara, Managing Director for Jumia Food East Africa said: “KFC is one of the most loved food brands in Uganda and globally. We are delighted that Jumia Food can now make delicious KFC meals just a tap away for people in Kampala.” 

Some of the popular KFC signature meals such as the Streetwise 2, Twisters and not forgetting their famous chicken buckets among others will be available on Jumia Food.

Ron further added, “Whether you are at office or home, Jumia Food now has the Finger Lickin’ meals you’re craving, ready to be delivered with just one click and with no delivery fee. Effortless and quick!”

To celebrate this partnership, new customers ordering through the Jumia Food app for the first time can use voucher code JFK4, which gives new users 30% off their first order.

Orders can be placed between 11am and 10pm.

How to download the Jumia Food app and order KFC:

Ordering through the Jumia Food app is an easy process and customers simply need to follow the steps below: 

  1. Open Jumia Food: Download the free app by searching for “Jumia Food” in the Apple or Android app store OR access Jumia Food online by going to https://food.jumia.ug
  2. Pick your delivery location
  3. Select KFC from a list of restaurants
  4. Place your order: Pick the items you want delivered right now or schedule your order to arrive whenever is most convenient for you
  5. Voucher Code: First time Jumia Food customers can use voucher code JFK4, which gives new users 30% off their first order (up to UGX 25K meal value)
  6. Input your address where you’d like your meal delivered
  7. Pay cash on delivery


La Cabana Cocktails Nominated For Kampala Cocktail Week Awards

La Cabana, an exotic multi-cuisine bar and restaurant, is fast becoming the place to be for Kampala party people and those who visit Uganda’s capital.

Their excellent services have caught the attention of The Pearl Guide, a leisure and travel publishing website, also organizers of the first Kampala Cocktail Week.

The swanky bar, located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue, has been nominated for award of Best Craft Cocktail and Overall Top Cocktail Bar.

The first Kampala Cocktail Week kicked off on 29th November and runs till 9th December 2017 with over 30 participating bars offering a Special Edition Celebratory Menu at Shs8, 000 (Shooters), Shs10, 000 (Casual Cocktails), Shs15,000 (Craft Cocktails), and Shs25,000 Singleton Pairings.

La Cabana cocktail Irish Julep was nominated for the Best Craft Cocktail. This is made from refreshing mint pressed with honey and shaken with Irish Whiskey and Uganda Waragi. 

Other available cocktail at La Cabana during the Kampala Cocktail Week include Water Melon and Basil Cooler, Mojito Tangawizi, Gin Bramble, Cabana Christmas, Wake the Dead and Lazy Boy Breakfast.

Speke Resort Munyonyo Gets Jazz Sundays

Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort will every first Sunday of the month host fired up jazzi band called Janzz Music at the hotels’ Lake Grill. The funky jazzi shows kick off this Sunday, 3rd December 2017. Entrance is Shs3, 000 per person.

The jazz show kicks off Christmas festivities which the hotels have aligned this December. Janzi Music, an ensemble of Ugandan performers and gifted instrumentalists specializes in a music style they call UgAfro Fusion.

This goes by the mixing of Uganda's traditional instruments, like the Adungu, Akogo, Endongo, amadinda,Endigidi blending with the guitar, keyboard, saxophone and alike to produce music for the world from the traditions, cultures and lifestyles in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has earned worldwide recognition as ‘the Presidents’ hotel’ for hosting numerous high profile guests, from Heads of State to foreign dignitaries and international celebrities, who consider it a home away from home.

Public In Bunyoro Cautioned On Existence Of Fake Renewable Energy Appliances

By Busiinge George

As Uganda’s market gets flooded with different electronic technologies like solar energy among others, the public has been warned about the existence of fake products.

There are different types of renewable energy like cooking stoves, solar energy, appliances and more being sold on the market but the question of durability remains a challenge.

Steven Byaruhanga Mfashingabo, the Kagadi district chairman explains that he recently fell victim when he bought an energy saver stove that did not last for a week.

Byaruhanga says there is need to guide and direct the public on the genuine manufacturers and suppliers of durable renewable energy technologies if people are to embrace it.

Speaking at a regional dialogue on sustainable and renewable energy at Miika Eco Resort hotel this afternoon, John Steven Ekom, the Hoima resident district commissioner however challenged leaders to carry out vigorous mass awareness to ensure people buy genuine products.

According to Ekom, people can hardly distinguish between the genuine and fake products on the market. This, after over 15 civil society organizations are promoting the usage of solar energy as an alternative source to using firewood and charcoal.

Florence Kyalimpa, a research assistant at Advocates Coalition for Dev’t and Environment said once embraced, renewable energy can steer economic and sustainable growth.

Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi district LC5 chairman says there is need to regulate some products on the market to protect citizens from fake products.

Dr. Joshua Zaake, the executive director International Alert said government needs to avail electricity at a relatively low and affordable price to ensure people can access and utilise renewable energy sustainably not only for lighting but even cooking among others.

CNOOC Bunyoro Amasaza Cup Kicks Off

By Busiinge George,

CNOOC Uganda Limited, an oil and gas exploration and production company, on Thursday unveiled a Shs100 million sponsorship of the CNOOC Amasaza Cup 2017. This marks 6 year of the company’s support towards the tournament which has attracted various counties in Bunyoro  Kitara Kingdom.

These counties include, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kiryandongo, Buliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale.

The tournament was launched by His majesty King of Bunyoro Solomon Gafabusa Iguru and the Queen Mother Karunga Margret Adyeeri in Kakumiro County in Kakumiro district.

The football tournament aims at advancing the glory and culture of the Bunyoro Kitara kingdom through sports in the region.

CNOOC’s continued investment in the Amasaza Cup is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and underlines its willingness to the development of vocational skills, education and talent through sports.

Speaking at the kick off, Aminah Bukenya, the public relations supervisor CNOOC Uganda Limited stated that this is the sixth time since CNOOC started sponsoring the Amasaza Cup in Bunyoro region.

BUkenya added that sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup for the sixth year is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sports and development of talent in this region. This year the tourney has attracted 13 counties of Bunyoro region.

Emphasizing CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to various efforts , Bukenya noted that the company has supported the education and health sectors both in Hoima and the rest of the country.

Zakalia Lubega the CSR and Social Performance Manager at CNOOC Uganda Limited added that CNOOC Uganda Limited has dedicated its efforts and resources to the development of Bunyoro through an active CSR programme that supports Environment protection initiatives, education, Health, Sports and Talent development.

The King of Bunyoro, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, expressed his gratitude towards the oil company’s continued commitment to his kingdom and invited his subjects to support CNOOC in its developments of the area.

The King proved that CNOOC is a very good neighbor to the people of Bunyoro Kitara and ‘supports the growing of our people through all major aspects such as education, health skills and talent development’.

CNOOC Uganda became a major player in Uganda’s oil and gas sector in February 2012 following the acquisition of significant interest in the exploration blocks in the Albertine region.

CNOOC is the operator of kingfisher oil field, which was awarded a production license in September 2013 .

Total Football League Kicks-off In Buliisa

By Businge George

The 2017 4th Edition of Total mini football league kicked-off Monday in Buliisa district with eight (8) football teams from Kigwera and Ngwedo sub-counties competing alongside Total E&P Uganda team comprising of staff and contractors.

The seven (7) participating teams were selected during qualifier matches organised by Buliisa district football association during the month of September that attracted more than 30 teams.

Total values football as a universal language, synonymous with socializing, enthusiasm and, of course, energy! It’s a universal sport that everyone gets excited about, whatever their social or cultural background. Football mirrors Total's deeply held values of collective performance, listening and promoting unity.

While flagging-off the 2017 Total-Buliisa mini football league in the presence of key Buliisa district local leaders like LC5 chairman, District Community Officer and District Education Officer at Ndandamire primary school playgrounds on Saturday November 4th, 2017, the RDC, Bisoborwa advised the youths to play a competitive but friendly game with discipline and avoidhurting themselves.

He thanked Total for introducing such league to identify and promote sporting talents among the youths of Buliisa district.

According to Chris Ocowun, the Total E&P Uganda Public Relations Officer, “Total E&P Uganda introduced this mini football league in 2014 with the hope of increasing its interaction with the local communities and authorities while promoting unity and healthy living among the young people.”

Ocowun said that Total E&P Uganda refurbished eight (8) football pitches located within Ngwedo and Kigwera sub counties in Buliisa district to promote games and sports.

The participating teams include; Masaka FC, Kisansya United FC, Ngwedo Town FC, Kilyango Super Shine FC, Kisomere Nile Hot Spa FC, Mukene FC and Total E&P Uganda FC. All the eight (8) teams and referees received full jerseys and two footballs each from Total E&P Uganda.

Ocowun stated that Total E&P Uganda extended a similar mini football league to Nwoya district benefiting eight local teams in Purongo and Got-Apwoyo sub counties.

The matches will all be played at Ndandamire primary schools play grounds and officiated by referees identified within the communities.

How Aerobics, Break Dance Will Help You Fight Diseases, Lose Weight

The need for any person to maintain a physically fit body cannot be over stated as it largely guarantees a health living. Experts say physical exercises strengthens the heart (heart muscle) and helps keep arteries and veins clear.

Experts further say that exercising strengthens the lungs, reduces blood sugar levels, controls weigh, prevents cancer, regulates pressure and strengthens bones. Exercising however comes in many forms and of the most effective is aerobics and break dance.

Aerobics, according to James Oketch, a professional trainer at The City Gym, helps you lose weight, get healthier arteries, a stronger heart, reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower risk of chronic disease, improved mood and a sharper mind.

The City Gym, located on Kampala Boulevard building on Kampala road, offers all services one would require at such a health facility including aerobics. Aerobic exercise also known as cardio-exercise stimulates the heart rate and breathing by pumping oxygenated blood by the heart to deliver oxygen to working muscles.

According to its program, The City Gym has aerobics classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00am - 7: 00 am (morning classes) and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 7:00pm- 8:00pm. “Now that you are aware of all the reasons aerobic exercise should be part of your healthy lifestyle.” He advises. 

Relatedly, The City Gym is using break dance as an option to guide clients attain desired fitness levels. Break dancing is an athletic global and groove style of street dancing also known as b-boying commonly associated with hip hop music.

 “Break dance as part of your regular cardiovascular routine burns calories, builds muscle and aids in weight loss on top of being a fun and enjoyable experience.” The gym said on social media.

The gym with state of the art equipment imported from Europe, offers unique fitness programs for people of all ages and interests. It was designed for the busy professionals and City residents.

The gym offers programs like Boxing, Mix Martial Arts Training, Spin Classes, Spin Classes, Aerobics Classes, Aerobics, Zumba, Sauna and Yoga.

The City Gym believes that regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. “A regular exercise routine is one of the surest paths to a longer and healthier life. There's no better time to start than right now. The longer you put it off, the more excuses you'll come up with and the longer it will take you to see results.”

Dance fitness, which includes break dance, is a type of group exercise class that incorporates some or many forms of dance. It’s a full body aerobic workout, divided into different tracks that provide peaks and troughs of intensity. The overall intensity of a class varies depending on the style you’re doing.

Interpol Clears Socialite Jackson Pemba

Interpol in Kampala has issued a certificate of good conduct to Tanzanian born businessman Pemba Jackson Akim. Pemba has been reportedly been arrested by Uganda police on a couple of times. It now looks like he has no case to answer to the authorities.

 “This is to certify that according to the criminal records maintained in Uganda, Pemba Jackson Akim, holder of Passport Number 517521005 issued by the Government of the United Kingdom has never been convicted of any criminal offence or come to adverse police notice,” Nabirye Lukiya said in the police letter confirming the issuance of the certificate of good conduct.

The letter adds, “This information on this certificate is as of the date of the issue. The certificate is issued without any alterations or erasure and it is valid for six (6) months from the date of issue.” 

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