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.

 

Find Sustainable Solutions To Fight Climate Change Impacts

The climate change debate has globally continued to dominate the world agenda aims to finding the lasting solutions to the effects and impacts that is threatening the billions of lives in both developed and developing countries.

This week the Conference of Parties (COP) 22 will be taking place in Marrakech Morocco where negotiators around the world will convene and discus among others strategies in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change that was formulated during the COP 21 in France. In Paris Agreement, countries committed to reduce their carbon a missions and establishes guidelines for international collaboration on climate change.

As the world leaders commence with the discussions in the COP22, Uganda is already battling with the impacts of climate change that has already driven three million people into famine in the cattle corridor; some of the worst affected districts include Isingiro and Kiruhura among others.

The prolonged drought that has mainly affected the cattle corridor stretching from south western to north eastern Uganda is primarily responsible for famine,  as a result nearly Seven million more people are currently vulnerable to famine; the state minister for disaster preparedness Hon Musa Ecweru re-affirmed this last week during his interview on NTV Uganda show.  

As much as government responded by delivering relief inform of food items to the worst affected households and further assuring the country that no person will this time die of hunger, these are temporary solutions that government needs to rethink and find sustainable ones.

It should be noted that, Uganda has persistently suffered from drought and flood that often result into famine for the past decade with Karamoja and Teso sub regions being the most affected with loss of lives and livestock evidenced.

As the country continues to grapple with the challenges of climate change, and negotiations take off in Morocco, it is important for the government of Uganda to reflect and focus on finding sustainable solutions to climate change impacts, which can be done through building communities capacity to adapt to climate change impacts especially in agricultural sector for this matter.

Climate change adaptation can be described as any adjustments to actual or expected climate change hazards and its effects in order to reduce harm or exploit potential benefits. It can enable communities to withstand these impacts and save government billions of money as well.

It should be noted that agricultural sector is the most vulnerable to climate change hazards such as floods, drought, high temperatures among others and these impacts have the potential to slow both economic and social development of the country.

In order to build communities capacities to adapt, the adaptations must be informed by Climate science that will guide to identify the magnitude of the risk and identify the appropriate adaptation strategy. In additions, communities must be involved in the planning and identification process so as to create ownership of the initiatives and to have a better understanding of the increased risks and uncertainties that climate change brings.

In addition, strengthening of local community capacity to access climate related information, managing risk and uncertainty of the impacts is of significant importance in this struggle. Finally, Civil Society Organizations should continue to lobby and advocate for formulation and effective implementation of climate change laws and policies in the country. 

Samuel Okulony

Programs and research coordinator / climate change expert

Africa Institute for Energy Governance

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Huawei Staff Deliver Sh33m Donations To Rahab Girls Home

Huawei has  fulfilled its $10,000 donation to Rahab Foundation to rehabilitate disadvantaged girls. The ceremony took place at Rahab Foundation home in Kasangati and it was attended by the Board of trustees of the Charity home, Huawei Public Relations Southern Africa Regional Director Zhangzhiheng, Huawei Staff and Rahab girls’ representatives.

“Huawei donated desktop computers, laptops, household and food items, and other items worth $10,000 to assist the foundation reduce administrative costs and also to rehabilitate more girls out there”, says Mr. Zhangzhiheng.

Mr. Zhangzhiheng further commended Uganda’s First Lady Hon. Janet Museveni, who has supported the setting up of Rahab Charity Home, and for spearheading the empowering of women and the welfare of the girl child.

Speaking at the event, a moved Board of Trustees chairperson Mrs. Dorah Kabonero said the girls had never seen such a donation in their compound.

Ms. Phionah Namazzi, who was one of the beneficiaries of the Home’s support system but now is a graduate working as a Programmes Assistant at Rahab, “There is no way we could be here unless good willed and responsible people like Huawei Staff come to support. Such gestures give the girls confidence and strength in their psycho-social rehabilitation, knowing many people care for them.”
 
This donation was a result of Huawei staff taking part in team building activities at the “Gather for Love” event at the Speke Resort Munyonyo on 16th October 2016 to raise points that were generated into monetary terms worth 10,000USD.

“‘Gather for love’ is originated from this contribution, and we’ve decided to use this theme for all our charity events. This is the way we show our love to Uganda and Ugandan people, we want to use this slogan to call for people around us to gather for love and gather for better lives,” says Mr. Patrick Tong, Huawei Uganda Public Relations Director.

Board Says They Are Taking Crane Bank To Next Level

Members of the Board of Directors at Crane Bank Limited have set their eyes on taking the commercial bank to the next level, a press statement released by the Kampala Road based bank declared. This vow is in reference to the bank’s move to sell part of its shares to an investor deemed suitable and acceptable by Bank of Uganda, the regulator of the banking sector in Uganda.

“A few years back, the Stakeholders and the Board of Crane Bank Limited made a decision to bring in a strategic equity Partner possessed of a more global Banking outreach and profile. This is aimed at taking Crane Bank to the next level,” the bank’s statement explained in the first paragraph.

In pursuance of this agenda, the bank engaged a potential investor a process that was according to the bank misinterpreted by the media. The media in the last few weeks have been reporting inaccurately that Sudhir Ruparelia the main shareholder of the bank was selling off the bank due to poor performance. This was followed by malicious social media reports emphasizing the same falsehoods.

Last week the bank and Bank of Uganda were forced to issue press statements when messages from anonymous sources on social media said the central bank had asked customers of Crane Bank to withdraw their money. The central bank said this was false explaining that Crane Bank was in sound financial health.

“It has been brought to our attention that messages have been circulating on WhatsApp instructing depositors to withdraw their money from Crane Bank within the next week. We wish to categorically state that these messages were not issued by Bank of Uganda,” a statement by Bank of Uganda noted.

In reference to the talks between Crane Bank and a yet to be named investor, Bank of Uganda explained that commercial banks have a right to sell part of their shares to the right people. “However, any new investor in a commercial bank must satisfy the regulator that they are fit and proper,” the central added. The central added that they have not received any request from Crane Bank to approve a change in shareholding.  “Should such a request be received, the proposed shareholders will be vetted for fit and proper credentials and positively considered if they warrant approval,” the statement continued.

Crane Bank said they have not engaged the central bank because they are still talking to the said investor.  “The investor has remained undeterred by what perhaps was aimed at discouraging them. To our customers, we are indeed proud of those who have stood with us and demonstrated their loyalty during this unfounded social media onslaught,” Crane bank explained.

The board and management of Crane Bank condemned the individuals behind the fabrication and circulation of these malicious messages. “In the same breath, we urge all responsible members of the public to desist from sharing and or forwarding such damaging information as it baseless.  We wish to reassure all our present and future customers that Crane Bank remains your solid and committed financial services provider.” It said.

PR Firm Burson-Marsteller Expands

Burson-Marsteller, a leading globalstrategic communications and public relations firm, and exclusive affiliate to fireworks advertising in Uganda, recently announced the continued expansion of its presence in Africa with the launch of Blast Burson-Marsteller in the Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comores) and MO Burson-Marsteller in Angola.

The firm also extended its existing partnership with Icon Burson-Marsteller in Cameroon into two new territories –Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon. The award-winning Burson-Marsteller Africa network covers 53 of the 55 countries on the continent.

“The announcement reinforces our commitment to ensuring we have a strong presence in every region where our clients need strategic counsel and cutting-edge integrated communications services,” said Don Baer, Worldwide Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller.

“Africa is one of the world’s most important emerging markets and a vital region for our clients’ global growth strategies. With the mosthighly developed and expansive footprint on the continent, we have the reach and depth of resources to serve clients currently operating in Africa as well as those planning expansion into the region.”

“Our African network has been in operation for more than 20 years and has been recognized both locally and internationally as the preeminent network across the continent,” said Jeremy Galbraith, CEO, Burson-Marsteller Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Global Chief Strategy Officer.

“Our approach to Africa involves building relationships over time with partners that progress from being non-exclusive affiliates to exclusive affiliates and then to branded partner agencies. Each step in the process brings the partner agencies closer to us and provides them and our clients with even greater benefits. With these new partner relationships, Burson-Marsteller is now well-positioned in the Indian Ocean Islands, Angola, Congo and Gabon.”

“For 27 years our commitment to growing partnerships has underpinned Burson-Marsteller’s activities across Africa,” added Robyn de Villiers, Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller Africa. “Today’s announcement is evidence of our commitment to strengthening relationships with our existing partners in Africa. This approach allows our partner agencies – each of which is a respected business in its own market - to share more fully in the benefits of being part of a global network throughgreater access to expertise and training, among many other things. This addresses the requirement for skills transfer which is so important in Africa, and benefits both the staff in our network and our clients.”

In 2014, Burson-Marsteller rebranded the network it acquired in 2011 to Burson-Marsteller Africa and simultaneously announced branded partner offices in 27 countries.  Later that year, that number increased to 29 with the signing of two additional affiliate partnership contracts, both of which had been long-standing exclusive affiliates.

The Burson-Marsteller Africa network is headquartered in Johannesburg and continues to be run by Robyn de Villiers, who founded the network over 25 years ago.

Customer Care Tips To keep Your Business Customer Friendly

From the 3rd of October till the 7th, Jumia Travel and the rest of the world is celebrating Customer Care week and this means we bring you tips and experiences by people including our very own team, that has dealt with thousands of different customers and hotels through the course of our business.

Customer care is defined as the art of looking after customers and ensuring their satisfaction with one's business and its goods or services. Jumia Travel, being an online based business with over 820 hotel partners all over Uganda, our biggest goal is to ensure that service delivery is always on a timely and customer respectful manner that will keep our clients happy.

How then does a business build its customer care standards to suit its business?

Reception/ Foyer

The first part of your company that people will see is the reception, it being the welcoming area for your customers. You have to make sure your reception is warm and inviting to clients and other business partners you deal with. This is very important especially if you are operating a hotel; the professionalism at the reception shows future residents a glimpse of what they will get when they book their rooms.

Front Desk Service

Away from how your reception looks like, the people that receive your clients will always leave a lasting impression on them. This starts with the security officer, the concierge to the front desk manager. Are they polite, patient and understanding with the customers or always too busy and unprofessional to the clients? This makes it easy for clients to run to your competitors without a second thought.

Professionalism Is Key

It is of utmost importance to hire people that know what they are doing in your business; people who will understand that whether they like it or not, the customer’s needs come before everything else around them. Staff that do their job to a satisfactory point and make the client happy give your business that extra spark.

Personalised Services

Is your business customer friendly? Do you have before or after services that are offered to your clients, or when done with them you run off to the next one without ascertaining if they were pleased with the services they received? Every client you have is unique in their way so make sure to get personal with them, to understand their experiences with your business.

Unique Delivery

Every business has that something unique in their brand delivery that makes them stand out; what is yours? Whatever makes the company unique always revolves around your company goals and the target market, the moment you polish it out to attract clients you have to keep it going for the better.

Get Experimental

Sometimes clients get bored with the same exact thing they keep seeing or receiving in your business, but this does not mean you have to discard that completely without experimenting on how many customers would prefer change and which ones would not. Experiment with your service delivery strategies whenever you can because this teaches you a lot about the clientele you have.

Interaction

Whenever the chance avails itself, make sure you interact with your clients to see how their experiences are with your services. Pay attention to their conversations even if they are not talking to you or their behaviour around some of your staff.

Availability

Businesses are built on customer awareness and the hard work of its staff, but most of the time customers have queries and a little assistance with some of the services offered. It's important to have a team available to offer assistance whenever possible to your clients.

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COP22 Meeting Must Focus On Building Adaptive Capacity Of Africans

Recently, members from the Morocco Steering Committee for the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) met with the some civil society organizations to discuss the possibilities of having enhanced civil society participation in COP22 meeting in Marrakech Morocco.

The COP, which will sit from 7-18 November 2016, is expected to bring together over 181 countries under the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC).

It is an opportunity for African to reflect on the challenges it has faced in dealing with climate change impacts and exploit the opportunity to ensure that the outcomes of the Conference address their concerns. It should be noted that Africa has already hosted two COP meetings before that is, COP12 that took place in 2006 at Nairobi Kenya and COP17 that took place in 2011 at Durban South Africa.

Even so, COP22 comes at a time when climate change impacts have intensified in the recent times, with frequent hazards of high magnitude resulting into loss of lives, property, agricultural land and pollution of water bodies among others that is already driving millions of people into abject poverty.

For instance, in the 2010 Bududa district in eastern Uganda suffered one of the worst climate change hazards in recent time where thousands of people were buried by mudslides, lives and property was lost. In addition, in 2011, Teso Sub region was hit by floods that destroyed agricultural land and human settlements; this resulted into an outbreak of famine in the region. Further, in 2014, Karamoja region in northeastern Uganda suffered a prolonged drought that last over six month, lives and livestock was lost that required intervention of government for food aid.

The author of this article Samuel Okulony

As much as these hazards occur both in developing and developed countries, the developed countries has a better means of dealing with the impacts whereas the developing countries lack the technology and human capacity to predict and mitigate the hazard and to contain the hazard as well.  For instance during the mudslides in Bududa,  government of Uganda with the help of the army and community members used hand hoe to dig out the bodies and would be survivors, this intensifies the risk even further.  

It is important that the negotiations in the COP 22 whose theme will be monitoring sustainable development goals and commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change focus on establishing the strategies through which Africa can be best adapted to managing climate change impacts. 

Therefore, the representatives from partner countries who will be participating in negotiations must advocate for establishment and operationalisation of Climate Change Finance for Africa that will be used to build the adaptive capacity of local communities to climate change hazards in rural communities and prone areas of Africa. 

In addition, there must be avenues for technology development and transfer of technology from developed countries to developing countries on best mechanism of dealing with climate change especially on water and agricultural sector, which supports more than half of African population. 

Finally, as a means to embrace sustainable development, respective governments must be urged to embrace mitigation through subsidizing the cost of exploiting renewable energy, planting more trees to absorb carbon emissions and encouraging use of public transport as opposed to personal cars. 

By taking actions jointly on Climate change, we shall be able to pass on a better sustaining environment to the next generation than we actually inherited and avoid blame game.  

 

This article was written by;

Samuel Okulony

Environmentalist

Programs and research coordinator

Africa institute for energy governance

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Interior Design Tips For The Best Look

There is a uniqueness and an air of class when you put in effort into the interior of your property; in fact you do not have to explain to people what the style is. The designs will speak volumes to any of your guests according to what you chose to do with the living space. Here is how you can easily achieve the best interior design for your hotel or home. 

Identify The Styles

Depending on what you want to do, the first step is always to pick a certain style of design that you will go with. It is important to not clutter so many different styles in one place, the design comes off handed, uncluttered and confusing to the eye. Unless of course you are aiming for an abstract, design blocking theme then you will be on the right track. 

Color Fusion

Dull colors tend to make a room look so drab and boring, but a couple of bright palettes here and there will bring out the best of your design. This is usually one of the most important steps in interior design and it seems very easy to achieve; the only issue here would be that it is not easy as it looks. You cannot pull off different color schemes unless you know how easily the different pops of color fuse or else you will have so much in one making for a disastrous stain on designs. 

Viewpoint

Every well designed room needs that one item that draws gasps of admiration from your guests, something that will easily start a conversation and at the same time enhance the beauty of the room. You can use pieces of art, chandeliers or the vibrancy of well placed flowers among many things as long as it will stand out beautifully. 

Create Character

Giving most of the rooms in your property different design themes give them a sense of character especially if it is a hotel room. In most hotels; rooms, suites or floors have a very unique naming to them and this makes them stand out, so why not make the design unique to complement the name? An example would be; the Elgon suite, the detail works have to bring the character with a number of pieces of the culture of people who live around. Play around with the theme to bring out a good an appealing warm character. 

Simplicity

Nothing becomes confusing as seeing overdone interior designs, it comes off too strong and not as inviting as you intended it to be. When creating a beautiful design plan for your home/ hotel, make sure to remember that the simplest things always leave the best mark; a little splash of color here and there and not too much of it or maybe a few intricate art pieces in the room will bring out the vision you were working to. 

Flow

Let your design throughout easily breeze into the whole property. If you can do this, it gives the whole place a sense of rhythm that flows, giving your guests a sense of understanding without you having to explain what you were trying to do in the first place. 

Balance It Out

Furniture is the best way you can finish off the look without looking like you tried too hard. This means the pieces you buy have to help balance the designs in the house. The fit, shapes and sizes should be proportional to what style you chose to go with. For example, you cannot choose to go with an African styled living room then fill it with modern futuristic furniture, it will stand out as a sore spot on the whole interior. 

The most important step to remember is that; just because it is expensive doesn't mean it shows taste or class. Infact, you might fill the room with very pricy pieces and it ends up looking cheap or tacky. Do not be constrained by finances because you can get very well done less priced items that will bring out the full taste of your designs, even more than the expensive ones. At the same time you have to remember that some of the good pieces are expensive, but they are worth it. 

 About Jumia Travel

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At Jumia Travel, we have hundreds of travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our offices are located in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France).

Before June 2016, Jumia Travel was known as Jovago. Jumia Travel was founded in 2013 by Jumia and is backed by MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange, Axa and financial partners.

Why You Should Join Victoria University Today – The Reasons

University education is the final lap in a student’s knowledge acquisition race and for that matter it must be of top quality. Parents when choosing a university for their children are very demanding. They want their children to go to a quality university.

In Uganda, there are quite a number of public and private universities. Some make the cut as good universities, some don’t. Sometimes amidst this variety, picking out the university that suites your needs as a learner can be troubling. Often times many students end at institutions that doesn’t address their needs.

As one of the top private universities in Uganda, Victoria University stands out as a fulcrum of academic excellence, offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment for studying. It has rapidly risen as a learning center of choice for many students. It has nurtured critical and progressive thinkers.

Victoria University

In an interview, Victoria University vice-chancellor, Dr Stephen R Isabalija, the Jinja based learning institution offers first class facilities that makes learning a joy. These include State of the Art Clinical skills Lab and Simulation Centre, fully Air Conditioned Lecture Rooms, State of the Art computer Lab, spacious Student Lounge and modern Reference Library.

Victoria University is located in the middle of Kampala City, precisely on Jinja Road, opposite Dewinton Road, providing convenience and accessibility to all our students. This makes it easily accessible and makes it easy for students come in and attend lessons without much hustle.

Victoria University is the first and only University located principally at the heart of Kampala city. Student’s accommodation Hostels are also conveniently located within the city.

Demand Driven Courses

The University provides over 40 degree, diploma and certificate courses that have been bravely selected to meet modern day job market demands in different fields. Ahead of the August intake which is still ongoing, the University introduced short oil and gas courses for people working in the oil sector. This was an addition to other oil and gas courses the University offers.

Some of the degree courses the University offers under the Business and Management department include Business Administration, Procurement and Logistics, Banking and Finance, Bachelor of International Business (BIB).

Under the Humanities & Social Sciences department, the University teaches courses like Public Administration, Social Work & Social Administration, Journalism and Media Studies, Human Resource Management, International Relations and Diplomatic Studies and Tourism and Hotel Management.

Under the Science and Technology department, the university offers Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Business Computing, Information Technology while under the HEALTH SCIENCES department, students can study Public Health. Environmental Health Science, Midwifery Science, Nursing Sciences and Nutrition & Dietetics. You can find similar courses under degree and certificate level.

Research Driven Education

High quality good value courses need to be backed by a solid reputation of research, the vice chancellor explained in an interview. Therefore Dr Isabalija believes that through research driven education, Victoria University wants to be the best University in East and Central Africa.

Victoria University has already partnered with global institutions like IP3 Washington and Coventry University to help build its research capacity.

Cosmopolitan University

Victoria University is home to Ugandans, Rwandese, Tanzanians, South Sudanese, Barundi, Congolese, Indians, Zimbabweans, Cameroonians, Sierre Leoneans, Ethiopians, Eritreans, Somalis, Nigerians, and Ghanaian & Gambians, among many other nationalies.

With students coming from over 20 countries, Victoria University puts itself on the forefront as an international University with an open door policy that welcomes people from different walks of life. This policy endears it to foreigners who are living or intend to live in Uganda.

“Your experience and career advancement at Victoria University will help you gain responsible and technically challenging positions in life. Be assured of increased sense of self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment and personal satisfaction when you enroll for a course at Victoria University. You will find welcoming classmates, engaging faculties, and a built-in community that will help you feel at home.” The University said in a statement.

Employment Oriented Education

No one goes to university without the desire to get a job or create one. Therefore preparing students for employment is a key mantle under which Victoria University operates. The University makes sure that graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

Input is provided from researchers, current market and industry practitioners, professional bodies to ensure that the curriculum and content fed to learners are up-to-date and relevant. The University has a dedicated Career Service team which is always at hand to assist students on embarking on their chosen career after graduation.

The University has also nurtured a very good working relationship with government ministries, agencies and departments and the private sector institutions and market leaders. Through this relationship they are able to get internship positions for their students for hands on training in a working environment.

Qualified Staff

Dr. Isabalija confesses that getting the right tutors to teach students to the level Victoria University desires is a hard task especially for demanding courses like oil and gas and health related courses.

He however reveals that they have managed to assemble a teaching staff that is doing a good job. The Ruparelia Group which owns the University has cut a niche in the education sector and ensured that the University does not only have the right facilities but also personnel.

For example, the admissions office provides a comprehensive resource for prospective students and current students to make the process of admissions hassle-free, flawless and as straightforward as possible while the University Council is a deliberative and broadly representative forum which exists to consider the activities of the University in all its phases.

Shell V-Power Club Members Rewarded

Vivo Energy Uganda, last year created a Shell V-Power club to establish a community of like-minded car enthusiasts and Shell V-Power fans to meet, socialize, establish networks, and share car related information, tips and ideas.

The members each signed up for a Shell V-power card which earns them points whenever they consume Shell V-Power at any Shell service station across the country. Every litre of Shell V-Power consumed earns the customer 10 points, and the highest consumers are rewarded every month.

Vivo Energy together with Etihad Airways and Serena Hotel, have once again rewarded V-Power club members who consumed the highest volumes of V-Power in the month of July, with different prizes. The prizes included a set of 4 tyres, a 2-week end gate-away at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel and branded tool kits

Speaking while awarding the winners at Serena Hotel, Vivo Energy country sales manager, Edward Walugembe, said the campaign is aimed at rewarding existing customers to boost loyalty among them, as well as to encourage other motorists to try the brand.

“Shell V-Power customers will have the double benefit of winning different prizes such as a trip to Abu-Dhabi, with all air tickets being sponsored by Etihad airways, complementary fuel, a set of tyres and week end gate away at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel among others, as well as   enhancing the performance of their cars by using the high performance fuel, helping them get the most out of every drop” said Walugembe.

“We are seeing an increasing uptake of Shell V-Power especially by motor bikes looking to save on fuel. This is as a result of their appreciation of the fuel’s capability to enhance everyday driving performance and responsiveness,” He concluded.

The fuel has been formulated to meet with the latest environmental standards, as it is designed to reduce engine deposits, helping engines achieve optimum combustion, ultimately making them produce less emissions.

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