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21 Mourners Drown In Lake Albert, Police Retrieve Bodies


BY George Busiinge

A total of 21 people drowned in Lake Albert last week; Julius Hakiza, the police spokesperson for mid-western region revealed. Police managed to rescue 11 people while still living but unfortunately the other 10 were dead. The bodies were retrieved after an intensive search by fishermen, marines and the police.

Of the 10 who died in the accident, police retrieved 8 dead bodies last week and 2 more were retrieved Monday morning. Hakiza  says  that  the people  who drowned  were coming  from  a burial ceremony  which took place at Kabolwa landing site in Buliisa  while  proceeding to a  landing site  called  Kagoya  in Nebbi district.

Hakiza explained that a hole in the boat caused the drowning accident. Water entered the boat through the hole leading to the drowning. He  added that  these  people had carried  firewood  and other heavy  things  to use  while  at  the  burial  ceremony. The leaking boat was overwhelmed by the weight and it gave way.
Meanwhile  dead bodies  have been handed  over to  the relatives for  burial  except  the  2 which  have  been  retrieved  on Monday morning. They are also going to be handed over to the relatives after identification process.


Christmas Comes Early At Sheraton Kampala Hotel

The Holiday season is already in full gear, but one of the biggest debates is when should we really get into the Christmas mood?Do we start singing Christmas carolsin November…Or is that too early?

At the Sheraton Kampala, it’s already time to start celebrating Christmas!Sure, the calendar stillsread November butthere are so many pleasant things about the festive season sowhy wait for December and this is exactly what Sheraton Kampala celebrate Christmas... in November.

Many of Kampala's business elite turned up at Sheraton Kampala Hotel’s Rwenzori Ballroom to discover the phenomenon.

Christmas comes early at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, with the themed cocktail event dubbed“Christmas in November.”

This extraordinary Christmas themed event has been a tradition for the Sheraton Kampala Hotel for over a decade, with a variety of decadent meals and drinks served to the invited guests who are mainly clients drawn from the different sectors of the economy. The guests are given a real seasonal treat that prepares them for what to expect in festive season.

This year Christmas at Sheraton Kampala Hotel started on 17th November with the Hotel throwing a dinner for itsclients and partners. The event was hosted by Kampala’s leading Comedian SalvadorIdringi and entertainment by the Kangie Band and this year’s edition featured a special mixology bar courtesy of Uganda Breweries. Great Lakes Coffee was on present at the event showcasing some of Uganda’s finest coffee blends

“We are very grateful to all the support we have received from our customers, partners and well-wishers this year.  At Sheraton we don’t take this for granted and we are want thank all our friends and partners from all sectors on this. Christmas is a tradition at Sheraton Hotel and we use this to appreciate and also connect with everyone who we have worked with for the year. It’s a light evening of eating, drinking and mingling with other business minded people.” Said Mr Jean Philippe Bittencourt the Sheraton GM.

The Sheraton Christmas in November cocktailis one way for Sheraton Kampala Hotel to say thank you to its clients for the support through the entire year. It’s an evening for guests to wine, dine and net-work as they get into the Christmas spirit. After this themed cocktail the guests will always continue singing Christmas songs, regardless of the fact that the radios stations are yet to start playing the Christmas music.

Hoima Woman MP Supports Apprehension of Farmers Mismanaging Technology

By George Businge

Hoima District Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Tophasi Kaahwa Byagira has said she is in support that a law introduced to apprehend farmers who mismanage government farming technologies.

Tophasi said this after visiting several sub-counties in Hoima district and found some few seedlings which were given to the people but refused to plant them leaving them to dry under the trees in the villages after picking them.

Tophasi requested the residents if they are not to plant these seeds they should leave it to other people who want to plant them because many people are in need of this initiative of their president.

She appealed to the people who got the seedlings to plant them before they pass out this law because it might begin with them yet she doesn’t want her voters to be affected.

She added that those who were given coffee have a good chance because of the oil in the region. “With oil in our region, the demand for coffee is going to increase and so will the price especially during the process of oil drilling because we shall be having many people looking for different goods including coffee.” She said.

While in Kabarole recently, President Yoweri Museveni said government is drafting a law that will penalize farmers who receive Operation Wealth Creation seedlings and later abandon them in their homes. The president was upset over reports that over 40 percent of the district technologies died in people’s compounds unplanted.

Lt Kaahwa Andrew, the Operation Wealth Creation in charge Hoima Municipality, earlier this year said that they have faced the challenge of people taking seedlings and they don’t plant them leaving them in their compounds to get destroyed.

Tophus Kaahwa observes that the tendency of people not putting to use the inputs has caused government financial losses in billions of shillings. However Tophasi Kaahwa Byagira cautioned government against late delivery of these inputs like cassava and other seedlings.

Shell V-Power Customers Win Trip To Abu-Dhabi

Entering its 8thyear, the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the Middle East’s biggest event and a standout sporting event of the year that offers all visitors an unparalleled social and motor sport experience. 

Bigger than ever before, the Yas Marina Circuit will host GP2 and GP3 as the support races for the final race of 2016 season. The circuit features a 60-metre solar powered Shams Tower and a pit lane, which sees the cars exit via a tunnel passing under the track.

This year, Shell V-Power and its partners Etihad airways and Serena Hotel are flying 10 loyal customers and members of the Shell V-Power club to Abu-Dhabi to tour the Ferrari world theme park and also attend the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. The number of customers travelling to Abu-Dhabi has doubled from 5 customers last year to 10 this year making the campaign bigger and more exciting.

This is the climax of the months long promotion that engaged members of the Shell V-Power club which was formed to reward the members based on a points system every month, and enjoy exclusive rewards from various partners leading to the grand prize of a fully paid trip to Abu Dhabi.

While handing over the fully paid trip packages to the winners at Kampala Serena Hotel, Vivo Energy Marketing Manager Jean Mugisha speaking on behalf of the Managing Director Hans Paulsen, hailed the customers for being loyal to the brand and encouraged them to continue using Shell V-Power because it gives your engine better performance.

“Shell V-Power is a unique premium petrol designed with a metal free formulation and advanced technology to allow an engine to achieve its full power potential. Shell V-Power is Petrol with higher octane rating (95) and the higher the octane level the better the fuel and there is no other fuel with 95 octane levels” said Jean.

“This is not the end of such exciting promotions, at Vivo Energy we always give back to our customers. The Shell V-Power Club rewards will continue so please keep fueling and earning points. The next program will have more exciting rewards” Jean noted.


The winners of the fully paid trip to the Ferrari world will leave for Abu Dhabi on 25th and return on 28th November.

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