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CBA Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show Gets Rwanda Air, Liquid Telecom Boost

The 8th edition of the most coveted classy auto show has received a boost from RwandaAir and Liquid Telecom in addition to the already established partnerships with Commercial Bank of Africa, the title sponsor, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, the show’s venue sponsor, NBS TV and Nxt Radio, the official media partners, Singleton  the official beverage partner and Events Warehouse, the official event and production partners, all joining hands for the success of the show set to take place on July 27th, 2019 under the theme, “Love of Machines”.

Speaking to the press at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Mr. Ivan Mugisha, the Country Manager Rwanda Air Uganda, said the airline will provide tickets for the winners. “As Rwanda Air, we are excited to be part of the most amazing auto show in the country, region and continent. We will offer 2 business class tickets to the winners to test our new route from Entebbe to Gaungzhou in China.

In addition to Rwanda Air’s new sponsorship package, Liquid Telecom has also joined the sponsorship board to provide free Wi-Fi at the show for revelers to enjoy and share their experience with the rest of the world online.

“Internet today is a right and no longer just a privilege. It enables us connect beyond borders and has now become a big player in tourism promotion which fits right into the purpose of the CBA Vintage and Classic Auto Show. Many people fly in to see and be part of the event and the best we can do is supplement the efforts of the organizers in raising such an amazing and unique show by creating the free connector of worlds which is the internet. We urge all the event participants to use the free services availed to them to spread the word so that come next year, we see more tourists and inevitably contribute to the economic growth of the country,” Dennis Keko Kahindi, CEO of Liquid Telecom Uganda said.

Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba, the Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show chairman welcomed the sponsors on board and reassured them and the show revelers of an unforgettable experience larger than those created in the previous shows.

“We are very excited about our new sponsors, Rwanda Air and Liquid Telecom in addition to our already existing long time partners. With all this support, we are left with no room for mistakes or doubt that this will be the biggest and best CBA Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show yet and we can promise all our participants and revelers that they will have a great time!”

 A snail trail of the competing cars will be held on the eve of the event, July 26th, 2019 between 12:00am to 2:00pm from Shell Bugolobi to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gardens.  This will be organized in partnership with Uganda Police to ensure security and non-interruption of traffic on the chosen route.

The competition is expected to be tighter this year. Notable entries include a 1953 Mercedes Benz “Ponton”,1965 Mercedes Benz “Fintail” and a 1970 Mercedes Benz “Tight”. These will tussle it out with entries from showman Hajji Kakooza Wazzir who in addition to entering 4 cars including last year’s runner up will also be dressed for the occasion and competing for “Best Dressed Male”. On the hand Mr. Bill Farmer`s 1951 Citroen Avant, the 2015 overall winner will compete again after a 2-year sojourn while Kalvin Kagwa, the youngest winner will shine with his 1938 Wolseley. In the bike category, Mr. Lule will be presenting his 1939 Matchless as he also tussles it out in the Collectibles Category with notable Collectors Tonny Owana and Emmanuel Ssemwanga who own tons of vintage musical and broadcasting equipment.

Our international judges Chris Eden and Anita Rose Eden from Nairobi will join our own legend Sam Ssali to scrutinize each of the entries, while the indefatigable Bob Dewar will provide historic commentary at the show.

 

The show is endorsed by the Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU), Nairobi`s Concours d`Elegance and Uganda Tourism Board.

PHOTOS: When Phaneroo Held Defining Women's Conference

Phaneroo Ministries International has been known to hold the biggest Christian gatherings in the history of Uganda. Its annual Women's Conference held on Saturday, 6th July 2019 was no exception.

With an impressive turn up of around 20,000 women in attendance, the conference formed yet another building block in defining the destiny of our nation and shaping the character of our society.

It was the platform for advancing Phaneroo's message of equal opportunities for women in society and the need to raise them as pioneers and thought leaders in their various industries.

Santa Anzo, the proprietor of Arapapa Models graced the occasion and shared distinctive wisdom on how one ought to dress for their calling.

 

Pastor Modesta Sweneey of Phaneroo Ministries International underscored the uniqueness of the woman's spirit, saying, "There is a war that only a woman can fight." Inspirational world renowned author and motivational speaker, Dr. Cindy Trimm, CEO of Trimm International had this to say, "The hand that rocks the cradle still rules the world."

 

Emphasising the unique role of the woman across the globe, she said, "The day you were born dear woman, you were fully loaded. You carry something for your community and every child you birth and raise is a gift to society."

 

The conference was crowned by Apostle Grace Lubega, the Vision Bearer of Phaneroo Ministries International who stated "Although Africa has carried a patriarchal grace on men, God is raising female generals in our country for He is no respecter of persons."

 

The Women's conference is only one of a series of events that are a precursor  to Phaneroo's upcoming 5th anniversary. On 10th August 2019, the ministry will celebrate 5 years of a phenomenal existence.

 

With its influential reach into various educational institutions across Uganda, prisons allover the country and to countless Christians in and outside Uganda, Phaneroo continues to be a catalyst of generational transformation.

Royal Ascot Goat Races Proceeds To Build Eco Toilets In Kamwokya

The Royal Ascot Goat Races is arguably the most sought after social event in Kampala bringing the country's top business and socialite personalities in one place to party.

And like in the previous years, this year’s Royal Ascot Goat Races will take place Speke Resort, Munyonyo on Saturday, October 12, 2019. It promises to recreate one of the most eagerly awaited weekends of merrymaking and extravagant fashion.

Aside from the fun, the Ruparelia foundation is in it for a good cause. They will be undertaking an Eco Brick CSR project to build toilets aimed at improving sanitation at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya.

This means that a percentage of the money corrected from ticket sales and sponsorship will be given back to this good cause. Tusker Malt Lager returns this year as the platinum sponsor.

Other sponsors include 88.2 Sanyu FM, Goldstar Insurance, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Robbialac and NTV.

Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50, 000, with early bird offers at Shs30, 000. VIP, which entitles you access to the owners’ hospitality tent costs Shs350, 000 for early Bird and Shs400, 000 at the gate.

The goat races will entail eight races over the course of the day, with each race featuring eight goats. Anyone can sponsor a race, or buy a goat to participate in a race. The proceeds generated from the races will then go to a selected charity.

Races go for anything between Shs6m and Shs10m while goats go for between Shs500, 000 and Shs1m. Already, Gold Star, Euroflex and Orient Bank have already acquired goats of their own.

Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia, the organisers of the event, speaking at the launch of the event said the Goat Races are more than just another event in Uganda.

”It’s a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long,” Rajiv added.

Rajiv Says He Is Still Learning From Motor Rally's Big Boys

Rajiv Ruparelia has not let success in his maiden two races get into his head but rather he is choosing to tread carefully as he integrates into the motor rallying fraternity of Uganda.

He launched his motor racing career in May when he launched his rally car, a VW Polo Proto at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar & Grill.

He would later compete for the first time at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 at Zion Estates in Ssisa. In that race, he finished second, behind seasoned race Ronal Sebuguzi.

And this Sunday, during his second race ever, Rajiv won the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) Autocross Championship 2019 in Kayunga. This time he beat Ssubuguzi who finished third behind second placed Ponsiano Lwakataka.

Rajiv finished an impressive time of 05:18.5, ahead of Lwakataka’s time of 05:22.2 and Sebuguzi’s 05:24.5. Speaking to the press, Rajiv said: “I am still learning from the big old boys but I want to match the top five,”.

He said he will now prepare for the Pearl Rally; which also doubles as the Africa Rally Championship event and will be the fourth round on the calendar scheduled for August 2 to 4.

Rajiv received specialized training at the Rallystar Motorsport Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. And with this experience he is giving the much needed artistry leadership of the increasingly people's favorite team, Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team, also known as Dabo Trabo.

Rajiv Ruparelia Wins FMU Rally In Kayunga

Rajiv Ruparelia might be a novice in the motor rally fraternity but he is surely one to look out for if the results in his first two ever appearances are to go by. Equipped with a strong VW Polo Proto, Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team if flying high.

Having come second at his maiden race, at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 at Zion Estates in Ssisa, Rajiv pulled off a stunner when he won the FMU Autocross Championship 2019 in Kayunga on Sunday.

Rajiv finished an impressive time of 05:18.5, ahead of the experienced Lwakataka who came in second place at a time of 05:22.2. Ronald Sebuguzi came third while Arthur Blick Jr settled for fourth.

Rajiv is navigated by Ronnie Walia and managed by Dipu Ruparelia while Mike Mwangi is the Chief Mechanic. The team is now in preparation for the Africa Rally Championship event which will also double as the fourth round on the calendar scheduled for August 2 to 4.

 

Goat Races Set For October Return At Speke Resort In Munyonyo

The Royal Ascot Goat Races, one of Uganda’s most popular social events, was Thursday launched at a cocktail drink up at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto.

The organisers and sponsors confirmed that that fun show in Uganda will be happening on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

The event is sponsored by Tusker Malt Lager, 88.2 Sanyu FM, Goldstar Insurance, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Robbialac and NTV Uganda.

“After much deliberation with my sister, we agreed to bring back the goat races last year and we are glad that even after having taken a long break, it was an incredibly successful event and the crowds that came enjoyed it,” Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia, the organisers of the event, said.

“The Goat Races are more than just another event in Uganda, it’s a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long,” Rajiv added.

“Tusker Malt Lager is proud to once again be a Platinum sponsor of the Goat Races and trust me, it can only get bigger and better. And while you experience all the fun and excitement, you’ll be able to enjoy the unmistakably rich, fresh premium taste of Tusker Malt Lager,” said Cathy Twesigye, Brand Manager, Premium Beers at Uganda Breweries.

The goat races will entail eight races over the course of the day, with each race featuring eight goats. Anyone can sponsor a race, or buy a goat to participate in a race. The proceeds generated from the races will then go to a selected charity.

Races go for anything between Shs6m and Shs10m while goats go for between Shs500, 000 and Shs1m. Already, Gold Star, Euroflex and Orient Bank have already acquired goats of their own.

Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50, 000, with early bird offers at Shs30, 000. VIP, which entitles you access to the owners’ hospitality tent costs Shs350, 000 for early Bird and Shs400, 000 at the gate.

USA’s Author Dr Cindy Trimm To Speak At Phaneroo Conferences

Preparations are in high gear for this year’s Phaneroo Women’s conference slated for the 6th of July 2019 at the Kololo Independence Grounds.

To make the conference exciting, Phaneroo Ministries International is set to host USA inspirational and motivational speaker, Dr Cindy Trimm for the summit whose attention is given to how ‘manifested’ women live.

Dr. Trimm is the CEO and Founder of Cindy Trimm Ministries and Trimm International. She is a bestselling author, life strategist, humanitarian and former senator of Bermuda. She is a sought-after speaker and advisor to multinational corporations and governments around the globe.

An online campaign is already underway by the fellowship drumming up support for the conference, the second of its kind but expected to draw multitudes when it hosted next month.

Equally inspirational speaker and preacher of the word of God, Apostle Grace Lubega will also be delivering sermons that heave made him a household item in the lives of many Born Again Christians.

The largely successful inaugural women’s conference was held in March last year and expectations are high that this year’s will supersede it.

On microblogging site twitter, the hashtag #MyGreatPrice19 is active with many joining the conversation about the upcoming conference.

To show their readiness and excitement, most Phaneroo members are as usual flooding social media sites with flyers of Trimm.

Listed among top influencers, Dr Trimm has for decades shared revelational knowledge of the Gospel translating hard hitting spiritual insights into everyday language that empowers individuals to activate purpose and maximise potential. She is a keynote speaker, radio and television host and guest "opening hearts and minds to Kingdom possibilities!"

She has won numerous humanitarian and business awards from various countries, including distinctions from the Queen of England, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Governor of Bermuda, and the Ambassador to the State of Tennessee.

Trimm has been included in Ebony Magazines "Power 100" list of the most influential 100 people currently working in the world, and she has been named an Outstanding Christian Woman of the Year.

The former senator is a pastor at Embassy Worship Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the author of seven books on faith and empowerment. Her extensive speaking schedule takes her to as many six countries per month.

Dr. Trimm has authored over 45 books. Her two best sellers, Commanding Your Morning and The Rules of Engagement have sold over one million copies. Her newest releases, Prevail, The Prosperous Soul and PUSH are rapidly climbing the bestsellers charts.

The Greek word ‘Phaneroo’ is translated as bringing to manifestation that which existed but is not seen. Consequently, what we want to see in this generation is that Christians start bringing forth things that men never thought existed yet they did in fact exist.

Royal Ascot Goat Races Set For 2019 Edition

The 2019 edition of the fun filled Royal Ascot Goat Races is set to be launched this Thursday at Kabira Country Club, this news website has learnt.

The organizers have however stayed tightlipped on the details like when and where it is going to happen but we suspect it will return to its traditional home at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

The Royal Ascot Goat Races, held at the Speke Resort on the shores of Lake Victoria, have been an annual Kampala tradition since 1993. It's arguably the biggest event on the Ugandan social calendar.

It is always an amazing experience to attend the Royal Ascot Goat Races as it is big on fun - music, good food and beverages, networking and the goats racing. The organizers have managed to hold on the sponsors of the previous edition, according to the details on the launch invite.

Uganda Breweries Limited Tusker Malt return as the main sponsor with Robbialac, NTV, Goldstar Insurance, Sanyu FM and Speke Resort Munyonyo being the other sponsors.

Speaking at last year's launch, Sheena Ruparelia, the event coordinator, described the Goat Races as easily the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar for all the time they were held.

“So many events have come and gone but there is nothing like the goat races that captured our hearts. We are excited. Preparations are underway. Our aim is that the goat races stays true to itself - the actual goat races,” Sheena said.

The Royal Ascot Goat Races also gave back to community with Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme benefiting. Under the programme 250 children were supported to train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club.

Rajiv Ruparelia Second At Debut Race

The long awaited debut for Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team came this Sunday at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 that took place at Zion Estate, Ssisa.

Rajiv Ruparelia, the team’s lead racer, showed steeliness, resolve and intent that he is in it to compete rather than add to the numbers of racers.

It took the agility of experienced racer Ronald Ssebuguzi to deny Rajiv a debut win. Clocking 10:04 minutes, Ssebuguzi got the better of Rajiv’s 10:44 minutes. In third place was Jonas Kasiime clocking 10:54 minutes.

Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team nicknamed Double Trouble cruises in a VW Polo Proto which was recently unveiled to the public at groovy at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar and Grill. Rajiv is navigated by Ronnie Walia and managed by Dipu Ruparelia.

 

According to today exhibition, Rajiv says he is ready to keep the foot on the accelerator pedal and give it a go in the upcoming Pearl of Africa rally under the Federation of Motor Sport in Uganda (FMU).

Rajiv recently received specialised training at the Rally Sports Academy from Sun Carousel, in Johannesburg, South Africa under the stewardship of Africa’s No.1 trainer Leone Botha.

Photos: Fresh Kid Unveiled At Kampala Parents School

Fresh Kid’s education journey at Kampala Parents’ School teed off in a manner many ghetto kids only dream about. You can say the seven year old rapper is living his dream, if he ever dreamt about it anyway.

Not many child prodigies are unveiled at a new school in such a manner, at a pompous press conference. Ruparelia Foundation come through with their pledge to offer a scholarship to the baby rapper.

 

Fresh Kid, real names Patrick Senyonjo, will study at the prestigious school for free, for seven years. His parents and the foundation signed an MoU to facilitate this scholarship.

Fresh Kid’s mother, excited, said this was a dream come true because they could not afford to take the rapper to such an expensive school.

 

His father Paul Mbogo Mutabaazi said: “We never thought that at one time we would sit with these kinds of people, we feel humbled and very appreciative to all your efforts,”  

 

The principal of the school, Daphine Kato, promised to help Fresh Kid balance his musical career and academics. She warned the rappers managers not to wear him with too many performances because it will affect his class work performance.

 

“We do not want him to come to school when he is very tired and fails to concentrate. We want him to always have time to rest and do his work,” she said.

Fresh kid joins Kampala Parents from St Agnes Kawanda where he was in Primary two. 

 

In April, Ruparelia Foundation director Rajiv Ruparelia promised a seven year scholarship inclusive of all scholastic materials to Fresh Kid following his blossoming music career.

Ruparelia Group's Rajiv Ruparelia said the award of the scholarship to the young musician is in line with Ruparelia Foundation and boost the young man’s education path.

 

“I was moved by his ambition being only seven years old. I would love to see him become a guide and inspiration to many young people out there hence, Ruparelia Foundation is presenting this young man with a full scholarship from the Ruparelia Foundation to go to Kampala Parents School,” Rajiv said.

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