KAMPALA February 12, 2018:- The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), together with Kampala Capital City Authority and Kampala Hash House Harriers, have today launched the 2018 Edition of the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Run aimed at raising shs400 Million for the renovation of selected public schools in Kampala.
The run will be held on March 25, 2018 starting at Pearl Africa Primary School, Nsambya. It will cover a distance of 21km, traversing the historical seven hills of Kampala – Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya.
Addressing media at the launch of the run at Mbuya Primary school, NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba said that this year’s proceeds from the run will go towards the renovation of selected public schools that include Mbuya Primary school and St Paul primary school Nsambya.
“We are proud to have raised more than shs190m in the previous runs, supporting 4 schools namely Nakivubo Settlement Primary school, St. Ponsiano primary school, Makerere University Primary school and Summit View Primary school. This year, we have challenged ourselves to raise more than double that amount for more schools to benefit from this cause. I therefore call upon corporate companies doing business in Kampala to join this cause to improve the learning conditions of the children in public schools in Kampala,” Byarugaba, said.
Kampala Capital City Authority has 79 Government grant aided primary schools with a total enrollment of close to 70,000 with an allocation of about shs500m per year. Due to the inadequate funding, most of the schools have dilapidated facilities and require refurbishment, amongst other challenges.
The KCCA Ag. Deputy Executive Director, Juliet Namuddu, said, “We plan to continue to improve the functionality of the schools’ infrastructure through renovation of existing facilities as well as construction of new facilities. It is through such partnerships with organizations like NSSF that we will achieve this”
The Kampala Hash House Harriers Master, Steven Luswata said that this year’s run will be bigger and better compared to the previous ones.
“We expect about 2000 runners to participate this year. The 7 seven hills challenge is no mean feat – I therefore advise participants to start preparing now by running three to five times a week so that their bodies can adjust gradually to the long hilly run on the d-day.”
Over 8 companies are already on board including Vision group, Monitor Publications, Pinnacle Security, Housing Finance Bank, Cementers limited, Galaxy fm, Bank of Uganda and Mukwano Industries.
NSSF has in the past years engaged in a number of social responsible projects like the recent countrywide blood donation drive which collected over 5000 units from staff, members of the Fund and the general public.
Emirates appoints new Country Manager in Uganda
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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Lucky subscribers and agents win millions in new Airtel promo
With the New Year beckoning, Airtel Uganda has handed over millions in cash prizes to over twenty lucky subscribers and agents in the second cash handover ceremony of the ‘Beera Millionaire ne Airtel Money’ promotion.
Launched in December this year, ‘Beera Millionaire with Airtel Money’, will run for 90 days and is set to reward all customers that carry out a financial transaction such as Cash In, Cash out, P2P, Recharge Airtime or Data, Bank to Wallet, Wallet to Bank & Bill Payment in a single day, as well as all active financial transacting agents.
During the handover, a business lady, photographer, journalist and electrician, all from Kampala were joined by a teacher from Mbale, a farmer from Mukono, a trader from Mityana, a driver from Kakiri, a mobile money agent from Kawempe and many other winners to celebrate as they received their cash from the Airtel Uganda’s Head of Revenue Planning Mr. Michael Lukyamuzi.
“As a brand, we are committed to changing lives of Ugandans regardless of location, occupation or socio-economic class and this promotion is making this commitment a reality. Some of the winners here today transacted for as little as ten thousand shillings and now they have become millionaires,” Lukyamuzi remarked.
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As part of the ongoing promotion, all participating customers and agent numbers will be uploaded into a randomizer to pick the lucky winners. Five lucky customers will win 1 million shillings each (5 million shillings daily, 1 million for each) and 1 lucky customer will win 10 million shillings in the weekly grand draw. 1 lucky agent will stand a chance to win 1 million shillings daily and 1 lucky agent will win 1 motorbike in the weekly draw.
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