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MTN launches 2016 Kampala Marathon

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MTN Uganda has today launched the 13th edition of the annual Kampala Marathon, with a mission to rally runners to raise funds for the implementation of improved sanitation facilities for pupils through the construction of environmentally friendly smart bio-toilet facilities in a number of selected public primary schools in the outskirts Kampala, in partnership with the KCCA.

The 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon will follow the theme “Run for Kampala”; an extension of the campaign initiated last year and is expected to attract 20,000 participants. Together with partners Stanbic Bank, Huawei, New Vision, Rwenzori Mineral water, the MTN Kampala Marathon promises some big attractions this year with registration inquiries coming from as far as the Netherlands. In association with the Uganda Athletic Federation (UAF) and supported by the Uganda Police, this 13th edition of the internationally recognised MTN Kampala Marathon promises to be an exciting mix of fun and competitive running.

 Partners pose for a group photo shortly after unveiling the 2016 MTN Marathon at MTN Towers.

Partners pose for a group photo shortly after unveiling the 2016 MTN Marathon at MTN Towers.

One of the activities in preparation for the Sunday 20th November 2016 event include a Kapchorwa – Kampala run relay that will feature runners from the athletics heartland of Uganda. With support from the New Vision and the other MTN marathon partners, a not-for- profit organization from Netherlands – From Coach to Coach has organized this fun relay; to raise awareness and support for the budding talent in Kapchorwa region of Uganda. This run will feature some of the big names in Ugandan athletics. Participants in the relay will be running the MTN Kampala Marathon.

Over the last 13 years, 170,000 entrants have participated in the MTN Kampala Marathon and have raised money in excess of Sh1.8 billion to help people in less privileged communities. Collections from previous events have been used in a number of projects; in the early years towards the provision of ‘Mama Bags’ to expectant mothers in the Internally Displaced People’s camps in Gulu and most recently to different water and sanitation projects around the country including Kotido, Karamoja, Amuria and Kiryandongo in Masindi.

Speaking at the launch of the 2016 edition of the decade old charity event, MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte urged the public to register and participate in what has grown to become Uganda’s biggest Marathon. “Your participation (the public) will go a long way in mobilising funds that are improving the wellbeing of children in the less privileged areas of our communities. Apart from improved sanitation, this project has the added benefits of environment friendly bio gas units that will be used in preparing meals for pupils and a rain water harvesting facilities that will improve access to clean water”, he stated.

“People run in the marathon for a number of reasons; to challenge themselves to fulfil a personal sense of achievement but also to contribute towards a worthy cause,” said Wim. “MTN and partners are proud to give the public the platform to express whatever reason they have through the run,” he concluded.

Commenting on Vision Group’s involvement with the MTN Kampala Marathon, Robert Kabushenga, the company Chief Executive noted that, “Vision Group, through our flagship brand New Vision, is proud to be a sponsor of the biggest sporting event of the year and this year we are pleased that once again a worthy cause has been selected. The fact that the money raised this year will be used to provide safe sanitation facilities in Kampala children allows us to be part of an initiative to give back to our community”.

Stanbic Bank is a key partner that has supported the Marathon since its inception. Commenting on Stanbic Bank’s involvement with the MTN Kampala Marathon, Patrick Mweheire, Chief Executive Stanbic Bank Uganda said, “We are extremely proud and excited to partner with MTN once again in what has become a world class event attracting fun runners and elite athletes from across the globe. We have consistently supported the MTN Kampala Marathon because we appreciate the positive impact that the funds raised from the event have on the lives of the chosen beneficiaries and extend communities. Our objective as Stanbic will be to help build on that success through our increased financial contribution and the participation of our staff where we contribute the largest number of runners from a single company”.

On his part, Stanley Chyn the Managing Director – Huawei Uganda said, “This is the fifth time Huawei is participating in this meaningful event as a main sponsor. Kampala is a very beautiful city, secure, clean, hospitable and full of good people. As Huawei Technologies, this has given a good and secure work environment to carry out our operations successfully. We shall continue to support efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation for the urban poor school children in Kampala, and this year Huawei is yet again making a contribution of 250,000,000UGX towards this campaign arranged through the marathon.”

Registration for the 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon will commence on Monday 7th November at the new MTN headquarters (formerly BAT offices) along Jinja road. The public will access the registration points using the gate opposite Meat Packers. For convenience, the public can also register at Stanbic Bank – William Street Branch, the MTN service centres at Lugogo (Shoprite), Forest Mall, the MTN shop along Kampala Road, Kyaggwe Road and MTN service centre at Victoria Mall in Entebbe.

Interested members of the public can register for 25,000/- in cash or 23,000/- if they opt to use MTN Mobile Money.

The marathon kit among others includes a bib encased with a timing chip that will register each runner’s time. This makes the MTN Kampala Marathon the only professionally timed marathon in Uganda.

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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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