Eve Mbasabye

Eve Mbasabye

Royal Ascot Goat Races Launched In Kampala

The Royal Ascot Goat Races were Friday launched at Speke Apartments in Kampala with a promise to relive its past glory. The event, which was last held in 2012, will be happening on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at its customary venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo.

“The Goat Races were easily the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar for all the time they were held, so we wanted to bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in,” said Sheena Ruparelia, the event coordinator, at the relaunch press conference. 

“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, a food court with up to 10 types of cuisines; a beer garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport games, silent disco areas, and chill-out lounges,” she added. 

“We are excited about the return of the Goat Races, which we consider the social event any fun-loving person would look forward to the most in Uganda. We jumped at the opportunity to partner with the Goat Races because no fun event of this kind is complete without Tusker Malt. We want guys to really make the most of it,” said Grace Namutebi, Brand Manager, Premium Beers at Uganda Breweries. 

The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 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. 

Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50,000, with early bird offers, and special discount days also planned, where one can get a ticket for as low as Shs30,000. 

Continuing with their social responsibility tradition, the goat races will once again give back to society, with Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme being this year’s beneficiaries. Under the programme 250 children train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club every weekend. 

Toto’s Tag Rugby has been instrumental in rugby development in the country. Five of the national Rugby Cranes players representing Uganda at the Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco were nurtured by the programme.  

Pearl Dairy, Sanyu FM and Kampala Casino are the other confirmed partners.

Youth Group Demands For Bagyenda’s IGG Investigations Report

Youth Power Research Uganda, a pressure group advocating for social and economic transformation of youth, has asked the Inspector General of Government (IGG) to publish a report detailing investigation findings into a one Justine Bagyenda

The letter from Youth Power Research Uganda dated 12th July, 2018 has been received by IGG’s office, Office of the Prime Minister and that of Parliament’s  Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE). It is titled Refusal And/Or Delay To Publish Investigation Report Regarding One Justine Bagyenda. 

Bagyenda is under investigations and asset verification by the Leadership Code Directorate in the office of the IGG over illicit and under declared wealth plus accusations of money laundering by the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) over money laundering accusations.

On February 20, a whistleblower petitioned the IGG to investigate Bagyenda, referring to different assets, and the billions of shillings she allegedly had on her accounts. It is believed that her wealth doesnt match her salary as a department director at Bank of Uganda, the country’s central bank and regulator of the banking industry. 

However, it is now  months without producing the report a thing that has prompted the youth to pile pressure on the IGG.  It should also be noted that a section of members of public  allege  that IGG has blocked the of investigating Bagyenda because the two are friends. 

Zahid Sempala the head of publicity Youth Power Research Uganda said that the IGG had earlier written to them indicating that they were acting on behalf of a third party something they deny.

“Our requirement is on the purported illicit undeclared wealth of one Justine Bagyenda and the consequences thereof”. “We wish to clarify that contrary to your fears, we serve no untiring third parties save for self and country the constitution gives us the power.” 

“We wish to clarify that contrary to your fears we in fact serve no untiring third parties save for self and country the constitution gives us the powers to .We at once invited you to redeem our institution and similarly serve country and not individuals as appears to be the case”. reads part of the letter.

Victoria University Students Celebrate Completion Of Semester

The year 2018 is fast becoming a year of success for many people half way into it. And for students at Victoria University Kampala completing semester one of the year was an achievement that was not going to pass by in silence.

On Saturday, students gathered at Kampala Parents’ School poolside in Naguru to celebrate their academic triumph. The party which went on till late night was also used as a farewell gig for finalist students.

The Guild, which organized the party, ensured that food, drinks and music were flawless and flowed in a manner that hyped the celebration through the night.

Victoria University, the fastest growing private university in East Africa, stands out as a pivot of academic excellence, offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers and pushes pedagogical boundaries.

The Jinja Road University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialized and employment-oriented education.

TripAdvisor Rewards Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

For the fourth consecutive year, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has scooped Certificate of Excellence award from globally acclaimed TripAdvisor, Inc.

TripAdvisor is an American travel and restaurant website company providing hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content.

“A massive thank you to all our customers for their amazing reviews and support; we are always striving to become the best and will continue to do so in the future,” the hotel wrote on their Facebook page while announcing the news.

Ajit Singh, the resort’s Rooms Division Manager said the recognition is a big milestone to the five star Resort. He added that they will continue to maintain high quality standards.

“This recognition motivates us to maintain high quality standards in all our services. We would like to thank all the guests who voted and made this possible. This is the 4th consecutive year of winning this award since 2015” he said.

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is a luxurious five star hotel-resort in Kampala. The resort is located in Munyonyo, Makindye Division, in the southeastern part of Kampala, along the northern shores of Lake Victoria.

The resort was commissioned in 2007 and served as the host venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007.

TipAdviser says the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world.

Hotels, Lodges, Inns, restaurants, attractions, and vacation rentals worldwide are eligible to receive a Certificate of Excellence.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and listed on TripAdvisor for at least twelve months.



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