Author: BigEyeUg1

By Our Reporter  Known for its prestigious golf display and its luminous 19th hole fanfare, the Singleton Challenge was at it again as golfers kicked off Round One of this year’s tourney on Saturday at the Entebbe Club. The day started off with grueling action-packed tee-offs on the green, as 62 pairs fought to stay afloat in the challenge and make it to the next round. From the course, the golfers transformed into Old school hip-hop stars, clad in 80s’ and 90s’ themed attires, wigs; and anything to match the Oldies themed 19th Hole Experience. Given the COVID-19 restrictions, the…

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By Our Reporter Vivo Energy Uganda has announced a partnership with Unilever Uganda to promote safety across all Shell service stations for both staff and customers. The campaign named ‘Clean and Safe’ will involve deep cleaning and thorough disinfection of frequently accessed facilities at all Shell service stations across the country. “We are grateful for this support and partnership from Unilever through which we will receive hygiene supplies worth UGX10 million. Your health and safety whenever you visit us at Shell is our utmost priority. This partnership strengthens our hygiene protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone who…

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By Our Reporter In commemoration of World Environment Day, Uganda Breweries Limited Staff in partnership with the Ministry of Water & Environment and Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU), have planted 5000 trees in Nakaseke District. World Environment Day is commemorated on June 5th every year. This activity is also part of the initiatives to support the Running out of Trees Campaign. In 2020, the Ministry of Water and Environment launched a National Tree Planting Campaign Running out of Trees (ROOT) to engage local stakeholders in both the public and private sector in making a contribution towards attaining national restoration goals. This…

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By Our Reporter MTN Uganda, in partnership with BBS Terefayina, has launched a bicycle racing competition amongst the 18 counties (Masaza) of Buganda. The launch took place at the Buganda Kingdom administrative headquarters in Bulange Gardens, Mengo, Kampala on Thursday. Dubbed “Kengere ya BBS ne MTN”, the challenge is expected to revive cycling as a competitive sport in the kingdom and return the consequent social benefits to the people in Buganda. Bicycling commonly known as Obugaali is a social event that was enjoyed in Buganda for many years. In the past, the kingdom organized bicycle races across counties; and following…

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By Our Reporter  Ride-hailing app SafeBoda, in partnership with the Ministry of Health – Uganda and Kampala Capital City Authority, will run a free COVID-19 vaccination drive for its SafeBoda Drivers and employees at the SafeBoda Academy in Kyebando, from Wednesday 26th May 2021 to Friday 28th 2021. The drive is a continuation of SafeBoda’s commitment to its value proposition of safety to its community of drivers, employees and customers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first vaccination drive will prioritize SafeBoda drivers aged 50 and above, their spouses, and company employees categorized as a high risk given the nature…

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By Our Reporter Bank of Uganda has granted Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited two payment services licenses which include; Payment Service Provider (Class A) License, and the Payment Systems Operator License (Electronic Money Systems). This follows enactment of the National Payment Systems (NPS) Act, 2020 in September 2020 and the gazetting of the NPS Regulations on 5th March, 2021. This means Airtel Mobile Commerce will now conduct all Airtel Money services in Uganda while Airtel Uganda focuses on providing voice and data services to its customers. The licenses were issued in line with Section 9 of the NPS Act, 2020…

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By Our Reporter MTN Uganda has announced its partnership with the Masaka Catholic Diocese ahead of the upcoming Martyrs Day celebrations on the 3rd of June. This year’s celebrations shall be led by the Masaka Diocese, having been cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic that made it impossible for the Catholic church to organize the event that brings together close to a million people every year. On Wednesday, the telco handed over a cheque of UGX 20 Million to Masaka as a contribution to help the diocese in its preparations for the upcoming celebrations. While announcing the partnership,…

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By Our Reporter  The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water and Environment, Mr. Alfred Okidi led the Tororo Archdiocese on a tree planting exercise in Mbale as a way of boosting the ROOTs Campaign which was launched in March this year. The Running Out Of Trees campaign, also commonly known as the ROOTs campaign is an initiative that has brought together both the private/public sectors together to raise awareness about the adverse impact of tree cutting activities on our environment. This initiative between the Ministry of Water and Environment in partnership with the private sector led by Uganda Breweries…

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By Our Reporter It’s been over a year since the emergence of COVID-19 in Uganda which tested the fortitude of many of the country’s structures, the health sector the most. Around the steep slopes and hills of Kabale district, news of the virus outbreak broke at Kabale regional referral hospital. According to the Ministry of Health, Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is a 280 bed hospital located in Kabale Municipality in Southwestern Uganda, approximately 426 Kilometers from Kampala. The hospital serves a population of about 2 million people in the districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri, Kanungu and some parts of Ntungamo…

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By Our Reporter Hariss International Limited, one of Uganda’s leading manufacturers of Food & Beverages, has officially unveiled their new premium water brand dubbed ‘Krystal Natural Mineral Water’. The new mineral water was unveiled on Monday with a drive through Kampala city. The procession which started in Kawempe division featured a fleet of Krystal Water branded staff and vehicles. The objective of the drive was to showcase and sample the water to onlookers along the areas of Kawempe, Nakawa, Makindye and Rubaga division. Krystal Natural Mineral Water is a premium water brand processed and bottled locally by Hariss International Limited.…

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