CNOOC Uganda Limited, an oil and gas company, announced its sponsorship of Ushs87m ($25,000) towards the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2016. This marks five years of the oil company’s support towards the tournamentwhich attracts various counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.
The month-long tournament will attract seven districts in the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom including Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale. The announcement was made at a press conference graced by His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru in Kagadi district.
Speaking at the press conference, Aminah Bukenya,Public relations Supervisor, CNOOC Uganda Limited, stated that CNOOC Uganda was honored to be part of the Amasaza Cup for the fifth year. “As we carry out our core activities in the Bunyoro region, it is important for us to engage withthe residents, embrace their culture, and contribute to their community, as a sign of appreciation for their supportto our Company and employees.”
“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 13 counties. This year, we hope for even greater participation and competitiveness among the counties.”
Emphasizing CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to various efforts, Aminah Bukenyanoted that the Company has supported the education and health sectors both in Hoima and the rest of the country.
“On behalf of the people of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, I would like to thank the management of CNOOC Uganda for their continued contributions tothis region. The Amasaza Cup tournament has continued to promote unity among the Banyoro and this has, in turn, further strengthened our kingdom cultures,” commented His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru.
“We are happy with CNOOC’s support which has boosted talent and sports in Bunyoro Kingdom. We always look forward to the Amasaza Cup tournament.” said Tumusiime Vincent, a player from Buyaga East, Kagadi District.