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Uganda Marketers Society launched to professionalize marketing in Uganda

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Mr. John Paul Okwi, the first President Board of Governors, Uganda Marketers Society, addresses media during a briefing held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Mr. John Paul Okwi, the first President Board of Governors, Uganda Marketers Society, addresses media during a briefing held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

The marketing practice in Uganda is set to be augmented, following the launch of the Uganda Marketers Society (UMS) which aims to advance the profession towards world-class standards.

UMS which started operations in April this year was unveiled on Tuesday, by Mr. John Paul Okwi, the first President Board of Governors, UMS, at a media briefing at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

“Until April this year, Ugandan marketers lacked an umbrella body through which they could interact, share experiences, discuss challenges and together, work towards professionalising their discipline. We have therefore established Uganda Marketers Society to close the prevailing gap, in our effort to advance the marketing practice to
acceptable world-class standards,” said Mr. Okwi.

He added that the vision of UMS is to be, the leading body of marketing practitioners inspired towards the development, promotion and application of world-class marketing leadership’. To attain this, UMS entered into a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the global marketing professional trainer and member body, which will provide training and professional support to the society and its members. “I take this opportunity to encourage all marketers in Uganda to join UMS as we work together to better our profession,” Okwi said.

Commenting on the board’s immediate mandate, Pamela Abonyo, the Chairperson Board of Governors said, “UMS’ first job is to create a platform through which its members will interact on how to better shape their practice by learning from highly knowledgeable and experienced marketers in Uganda, and the world.”

She acknowledged the support of the leadership team and companies that have supported the established of UMS and pledged to ensure that the goals of UMS is accomplished through boundless leadership.

At the press conference, UMS also unveiled its’ corporate identity, the first Board of Governors, Honorary Council of Advisers and members of the secretariat.

The press launch of UMS was graced by top marketing professionals from different corporations spanning a variety of industries in the Ugandan economy symbolizing the importance of the body.

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J.K Holdings drags CMA’s Kiryabwire to Law Council.

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J.K Holdings has petitioned the Uganda Law Council over Capital Markets Authority’s Angella Kiryabwire for bleaching the professional ethics and the non discourse agreement.
In the letter dated May 18. 2018 from Tumukunde & Luwaga Co. Advocates and signed by Tumukunde N, J.K Holding accuses Angella Kiryabwire for leaking their confidential information to their competitors.
According to the letter, Ref/ 18/TL/05, J.K Holdings Limited sought to establish a Collective Investment Scheme through CMA, upon which Kiryabwire requested the company lawyer to furnish the authority with a checklist of all documents needed before approval.


The letter says that though Kiryabwire and JK. Holdings signed a Non-Disclosure of Information Agreement to third parties before the elapse of six years unless ordered by a competent court, she went ahead and shared the information with Stanlib Uganda Limited who runs a collective investment scheme called Money Markets Fund and IRSTA Limited.
JK. Holdings’ lawyer explained that they had mail correspondences between Kiryabwire, the Chief Executive Officer of Standlib Limited Mrs. Annette Rumanyika Mulira and Lydia Muleembe of IRTSA Limited.
“On August 12, 2018 at 11am, Mrs. Angella Kiryabwire sent all our documents we shared with her to kirabwiretrevor@gmail.com after a few minutes kiryabwiretrevor@gmail.com forwarded all the documents received to Imuleembe@gmail.com this is the personal email of Lydia Muleembe the CEO of IRSTA Limited,”
As a result to sharing this information our software servers have been hacked into, several messages have been sent to our prospecting investors discouraging them from investing with us. “Our prospecting agents in Uganda who had agreed to work with us have been contacted and told not to work with us because we are a fraudster. This has greatly damaged the reputation of the company and its prospecting business,” the letter adds.
“The location of our intended premises which was among our Trade secrets disclosed to Mrs. Kiryabwire has been taken over by our competitor IRSTA Limited.”
According to J.K Holdings, the application to operate a Collective Investment Scheme by IRTSA was granted within one week. The company claims that though they had filed their application over one year ago, they had received no explanation from CMA as to why their application had taken that long.
“The actions of Kiryabwire contravene Rule 7 of the Advocates Professional conduct regulations SI-267-2.”The letter states.


“We disclosed this information to Mrs. Kiryabwire trusting that she is an advocate of the High court who respects Advocates Professional conduct regulations. The information we disclosed included; the unique products the company was to bring on the market, sources of funding, marketing strategies, trade secrets, branding materials, contingent agency contracts, prospectus and passwords to soft wares executed between our client and prospecting investors.”The letter explains.
Now that Tumukunde &Luwaga CO. Advocates on behalf J.K Holding Limited has filed a complaint against Angela Kiryabwire head legal department Capital Markets Authority, shows that Angela Kiryabwire Kanyima is no stranger to controversies.
Angela Kiryabwire superintended over the money bonanza in the 74 Km Katosi road scandals where Shs24billion was dished out to a non existing US firm without a bank guarantee.
Kiryabwire as Chairperson of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Board failed in her oversight role and tax payers’ money was lost.

The story was first published by Uganda’s leading daily; the New Vision how UNRA through the Housing Finance Bank paid sh24.7b to a ‘ghost’ firm without a bank guarantee.
Kiryabwire moved and sacked UNRA managers except herself. The Minister for Works and Transport later sacked Kiryabwire and her entire board from overseeing UNRA and replaced her with an efficient and confident former State Minister for Finance; Fred Jachan Omach.

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Movit announces partnership with Nkozi Marathon

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Vicar General of the Kampala archdioceses of Kampala receiving a dummy cheque from Movit's John Tumwesigye

Vicar General of the Kampala archdioceses of Kampala receiving a dummy cheque from Movit’s John Tumwesigye

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Movit has announced its partnership with the Catholic Church in the annual Nkozi Marathon, a community-based initiative meant to improve the lives and communities in different parts of the country.

Movit Products Limited cemented its partnership with the Nkozi marathon during a press conference held at the Cardinal’s residence Nsambya catholic church on Wednesday. They contributed over 27 Million shillings to this noble cause this year whose proceeds will go towards building of the accident, injury and trauma center at Nkozi hospital.

The trauma center, estimated to cost over UGX 7bn will help in improving the quality of care given to the victims of the accidents along the Kampala Masaka Highway. On average, the hospital receives 15-20 accident victims weekly.

During the press conference, Omulangira David Wasajja advised road users to be vigilant when using Masaka road and applauded this as a lifesaving cause worth supporting. Among the other notable attendees was Hon. Ssentamu Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine who also promised his support towards the run and applauded the Hospital for taking on such an initiative.

John Tumwesigye, the events and promotions manager at Movit also assured Ugandans that Movit products limited will continue to support community-based events as they are the cornerstone of our nation.

The annual Nkozi Marathon aimed at raising funds for the construction and equipping of a trauma center will start from the equator on the 16th of June, 2018 and the chief runner will be the Managing Director of NSSF, Mr. Richard Byarugaba.

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Taxify partners with Total Uganda to Give Driver-Partners Fuel Discounts and Competitive Product Offers

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Kampala, 17th May 2018 – Taxify Uganda has partnered with TOTAL to give Taxify Driver-Partners fuel discounts and competitive product offers at Total service stations. Taxify Driver-Partners will access these great benefits by applying for the Total Card therefore spending less on fuel and consequently bringing in better earnings.

Julian Byamugisha, Taxify Uganda Operations Manager said, “We are always looking  for partnerships and opportunities that will enable driver-partners reduce the cost of doing business and have better earnings. We have always believed that happy driver-partners translate into better customer service for riders. Driver-Partners are excited about reducing their fuel cost as well as having access to discounted products at Total petrol stations.”

Benefits of the TOTAL Card:

Bonus: Taxify Driver-Partners will get a percentage bonus every time they load their Total card.

  • Fuel discount: Driver-Partners will get fuel discounts every time they fuel their vehicles at Total petrol stations
  • Control: The card will allow Driver-Partners to easily manage their monthly fuel costs.
  • Wide network coverage: Over 125 service stations countrywide where TOTAL products and services may be accessed.

About Taxify

Taxify is one of Europe’s leading ride-sharing platforms, connecting millions of riders and Driver-Partners around the world to make travel easier, quicker and more reliable. Taxify’s efficient and tech-enabled business model benefits both Driver-Partners who have to pay a smaller commission as well as riders who end up paying less for their ride.

Founded by Markus Villig, Taxify launched in 2013. It’s one of the fastest-growing ride-sharing platforms in the world, focusing on Europe and Africa since 2017, In Uganda, Taxify is available in Kampala..

Taxify has more than 10 million customers in over 20 countries globally.

www.taxify.eu

About Total

TOTAL Group is the fourth largest Oil and Gas Company in the world. Operating in over 130 countries, the group is involved in exploration & production, refining & chemicals, new energies & solar and marketing of energy products.

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in solar energy with SunPower and Total Solar. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.


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