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Deacons opens in Uganda at Acacia Mall

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Deacons Uganda, a subsidiary of Deacons Kenya Limited has further expanded its presence in the region by opening other outlets for Mr Price, Mr Price Home and Bossini at Acacia Mall in a bid to broaden its market footprint in Uganda.

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Mr Price Home and Mr Price stores at Acacia Mall.

Mr Price Home and Mr Price stores at Acacia Mall.

The company has been operating the Mr Price store at the Oasis mall since April 2009. This store has created employment for 12 staff members and now with the opening of the three new stores – Mr Price, Mr Price Home and Bossini at the Acacia Mall, Deacons have created additional 23 new jobs ranging from Senior Customer Relationship Manager, Supervisors, cashiers and sales advisers.

The investment has come at a cost of USD 1.74 Million, about Ugx 4.98Billion.

“This is part of the company’s expansion strategy to reach its target market in line with its business plans across the region and asserts our focus to continue offering quality and affordable products to its customers with contemporary fashion and design,” said Mr. Muchiri Wahome, Deacons chief executive, during the opening ceremony in Kampala.

“Bossini offers a full range of good value for money casual wear apparel products; including ladies, men’s, kids’ and youth wear which are designed to fit our customers’ needs. Mr price Clothing range covers all genders in outer wear, clothing, intimate wear, footwear and accessories whereas Mr Prime Home offers affordable modern living products, ranging from the latest in contemporary home textiles (bathroom, bedroom), kitchenware and home accessories,” Mr. Muchuri added.

As part of its launch, Deacons announced a fashion show dubbed “Feel Good Collection 2015” that took place at their stores. The fashion show featured Uganda’s top designers who competed in a fashion battle showcasing Bossini and Mr Price 2015 Collection. The winner of the competition walked away with 4million Uganda shillings.

Commenting on fashion show, Mr. Muchiri said that, “Deacons as company believes in unity and for this purpose, the company decided to partner with other designers/stylists in fashion industry to make this first of the kind fashion show in Uganda. We are glad they welcomed the idea with open arms.”

Mr. Muchiri also emphasized that the brand has been successful since inception and each year recording growth in turnover, the growth has been enabled by philosophy of making quality fashionable clothing and apparel accessible and affordable to the customers.

The brand has continued to stand the test of time, and this has been replicated in other markets too. Apart from Mr Price, Mr Price Home and Bossini, Deacons is the umbrella company for other brands including, Woolworths, Truworths, Sheet Street, Identity, Angelo ,4U2, Babyshop, Adidas and Life Fitness.

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GOtv’s Albert Nga appointed MultiChoice Uganda Marketing boss

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Albert Nga, Marketing Manager MultiChoice Uganda addresses media during the Pearl Magic TV launch on Monday.

Albert Nga has been appointed the Head of Marketing, MultiChoice Uganda.

Albert Nga has been appointed the Head of Marketing, MultiChoice Uganda. He previously served the position of GOtv Marketing Manager and has worked at MultiChoice for over 6 years.

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He will be responsible for developing and sustaining MultiChoice Uganda’s Marketing strategy in line with the companies purpose to enrich lives using the power of entertainment through the company’s cutting edge technology on the DStv & GOtv platforms while sustaining the pay TV’s position as market leader.

Albert has 18 years of marketing experience, 14 of which he has spent in Management positions. He began as the Marketing Manager MultiChoice in 2012 and for the last 4 years, Albert served as Marketing Manager for GOtv. His new position requires him to manage strategies for both DStv and GOtv brands.

Albert in the past has worked with Diageo (East African Breweries Ltd) and was the custodian for commercial planning for Bell and the Cold Department. He joined the brewery from Coca Cola where he spent 6 years working in various marketing roles from Trade Marketing Manager to Country Marketing Manager / Head of Marketing.

Albert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Marketing and Accounting from Bugema University and a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Paris, ESLSCA Business School (France).

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Emirates appoints new Country Manager in Uganda

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Emirates has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda.

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Emirates has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda.

Mr John, whose appointment was effective from December 17, 2018, is now responsible for Emirates’ overall business in Uganda, overseeing sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo, management and airport operations and reports directly to Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Africa.

Mr John holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management Studies obtained from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. He has worked with Emirates for four years, during which time he served as Business Analysis Manager within the Commercial Operations covering mainly the Latin American markets.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr John said: “I am honoured and very excited to be leading the Emirates operations in Uganda. I look forward to working with our local team of dedicated and talented staff to ensure Emirates growth and continued success in the market.”

Customers travelling on Emirates can look forward to world class service and hospitality from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew, including Ugandan nationals, while enjoying complimentary gourmet meals and beverages. Emirates also offers over 4,000 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment on its award-winning ice system, from the latest movies, music and games.

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Civil engineer wins 39,449,025 UGX with 1,000 UGX stake to become betPawa Uganda’s first BIG winner of 2019

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