Eve Mbasabye

Eve Mbasabye

Dangote Partners With Jumia To Sell Cement Online

In a new move designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase of its products, the management of Dangote Cement Plc has signed a pact with the foremost e-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria to offer for sale its cement to customers online.

At the unveiling of the deal in Lagos, Dangote Cement, Key Account Director, Chux Mogbolu said Dangote Cement was happy to partner with online shopping giant, in a bid to make Dangote cement available with ease to customers.

According to the deal, Nigerians and corporate bodies wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50kg of Dangote Cement and above can now order on Jumia from the comfort of their rooms at a reasonable price of N2,500 per bag as opposed to how much is sold in the open market and see them delivered to any place of their choice without any extra cost for transportation.

Mogbolu, however disclosed that the purchase would only be within Lagos, Port- Harcourt and Abuja for now.

He said: "Dangote Cement decided to work with Jumia Nigeria based on its credibility and excellent performance over the years in online shopping management", adding that the new initiative would help arrest the scams perpetrated by online fraudsters who deceived the people by asking them to come and purchase Dangote Cement for N1000 per bag.

"For now, the pilot scheme is live in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, but we can extend to other cities depending on the level of demand and performance of the new deal".

"With the deal, Nigerians in need of seamless supply of cement from Dangote can now place order and pay online and wait for the delivery in record time from any of Dangote's nearest cement plant to Lagos, Port Harcourt or Abuja.

"We are starting with Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of 300, 600 and 900. We may increase depending on demand surge as time goes on," Mogbolu explained.

Speaking on the deal too, Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah said the deal with Dangote Cement is part of efforts to deepen service delivery on Jumia Nigeria online platform.

She said she was of the belief that the deal will be beneficial to all parties involved and deepen further online shopping in Nigeria as obtained all over the world.

The Jumia Nigeria boss reflected on the 2017 Black Friday Festival ran by her organization and said the Festival has attracted more than 14 million visits since the commencement of the campaign on November 13th.

According to her, "the annual sales event, which was initiated in Nigeria in 2013 by Jumia remains the busiest and largest shopping day of the year on both online and offline stores. This year's explosive Black Friday numbers demonstrates the increasing capacity and flexibility of the online retail space in Nigeria."

"We deliver to the 36 states across Nigeria, and are able to reach neighborhoods and shoppers who traditionally have not had access to a wide variety of products and deals. This year we also see the increasing interest in groceries and other FMCG products which reflect the increasing relevance of Black Friday to the average Nigerian."

Some key highlights of the 2017 figures presented by Jumia Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday showed among other things more than 1.9 million visits on Black Friday Big Bang. 14.4 million visits since the start of the sales event; Overall, 85% of all visits were made on a mobile device, compared to 72% in 2016; and 86,000 smartphones and counting have been sold in the past two weeks.

Regular Exercises Are Part Of A Health Living – Fitness Experts

Exercising your body regularly must be part of your health lifestyle as the year comes to an end and prepare to start another, fitness experts at The City Gym in Kampala have with emphasis advised.

“Regular exercise is a big part of a healthy lifestyle and you should commit to it for a longer life,” James Oketch, the manager and lead trainer at the City Gym said. He added: “Working out with consistency is important for achieving fitness results,”

He explains that creating a workout plan will help you to achieve greater consistency. “Commitment to a regular workout routine will increase your fitness level, improve your health and generate a greater sense of mental wellbeing,” he pointed out.

The City Gym offers gym services like Kick Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts, Dance Fitness, Zumba Classes, Body Pump, Yoga, Sauna and a fruit bar using state of the art equipment from Italy. It is located on Kampala Boulevard building on Kampala road.

Oketch further explains that a written workout plan not only provides a layout for the day ‘but it also sets up the big picture for weeks or months to come,” “In other words, an established plan dictates the work that must be done in order to reach the goal,”

“If you're serious about losing weight and getting in better shape, 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” the trainer says.

If you have a hectic schedule and full-time job that doesn’t leave you with a lot of time for yourself, you can always talk to your gym instructor so that a suitable schedule can be drawn to fit your lifestyle.

Sadolin, Little Hands Go Green Tie Up Environment Conservation Deal

Uganda's Little Hands Go Green, a Non Government Organisation (NGO), has got the backing of Sadolin Paints, Uganda's leading paint, to continue its environment conservation ahead of the Green Xmas Festival.

Sadolin and the NGO will give out 3,000 fruit trees during this year’s Green Xmas Festival set for 17th December at Kololo Airstrip. The fun filled festival targets children as a way of encouraging them to plan fruit trees.

This, according to Joseph Masembe, the CEO of Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green, is one way of giving responsibility to the youngsters to protect the environment they live in. He says climate change is a reality which needs to be address wholesomely.

This December it’s going to be bigger and better with the kids having far much more fun with their parents at the festival. We want to teach children to love the environment,” Masembe said.

Uganda's Little Hands Go Green is also partnering with Sadolin Paints, Milkman, NEMA, NBS Television, Riham Soda, Capital Radio among other partners.

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut revealed that the tree planting campaigns are good for the environment since they create sustainable livelihoods.

Sadolin Paints recently relaunched onto the Ugandan market after had canceled a contract with Sadolin Paints East Africa who where their local distributors. Sadolin Paints East Africa has been bought by Kansai Plascorn. 

Thereafter they partnered with Crown Paints East Africa to distribute, market and seek Sadolin Paints in Uganda. The relaunch of Sadolin Paints means ugandans can still access and enjoy they favorite paint. 

Johann Smidt, the director AkzoNobel decorative paints in sub-Saharan Africa, speaking at the relaunch in Kampala recently said they will offer global standard quality paint that the Ugandan people can enjoy.

“We are confident that with our partnership with Regal Paints, a subsidiary of Crown Paints East Africa, our new sales and distribution partner, will service Uganda and the region with excellence.”

Rakesh Rao, the chief Executive office Crown Paints East Africa, said the partnership is a strong statement on the investment by AkzoNobel and continuity of the Sadolin brand in Uganda and the whole region.

“The Sadolin brand has been a household name for many years. We embrace the level of professionalism, quality and global best practices that the brand enforces and are thrilled to enter into this partnership and facilitate the continued supply of Sadolin in Uganda and the region,” Rao said. 

 

Speke Apartments - We Are The New Face Of Luxury

You don’t miss it when striding on Jinja road, just opposite ministry of internal affairs or when climbing up Wampewo Avenue. Speke Apartment has since become another beauty in Kampala’s skyline.

The classy apartments is part of Speke Group of Hotels owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia’s Ruparelia Group. This explains why the facility is such a magnificent piece of work. The businessman is known to going for quality in every bit of his investment.

Speke Apartments specialize in self-catering apartments for corporate, leisure and family travellers in Kampala for short or long term lets. Combining a great location with a secure, quiet, clean, serviced apartment accommodation spread out over five floors.

“We are the new face of luxury and decadence in the apartment world with incredibly spacious apartments, villas and penthouses that open up to beautiful balcony views, perfect for your relaxation moments,’ Sajeev Kulangarath ‎Assist General Manager in Speke Group of Hotels

“Live the Uptown urban lifestyle you crave. Our two and three bedroom apartments balance the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury rooms.

Speke Apartments offer spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, sumptuous bedrooms and bathrooms, designed to make you feel at home. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, these full furnished apartment have all you could possibly need in modern accommodation in Kampala.

Located within close proximity of the Central Business District, the apartments have convenient access to all parts of Kampala and essential social amenities.”

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