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Hennessy Global Ambassador Introduces New Cognac Flavors to Uganda

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Hennessy Global Brand Ambassador Benjamin Smith has held an exclusive media testing event at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Mr. Benjamin Smith met journalists and explained the origin of Cognac and its deep relation with Hennessy right from the roots of the first bottle of Hennessy that was produced by Richard Hennessy, the founder of the company that was opened up in 1765.

He held a deep media master class explaining the manufacturing of different versions of Hennessy which include; the V.S (Very Special), V.S.O.P (Very Special Old Pale) and X.O (Extra Old) versions of Hennessy which are distilled and stored according to the years they were manufactured.

Mr. Smith also dug into the deep immersion of the rich heritage, finesse and sophistication of Maison Hennessy at the Serena Hotel, Kampala as guests quenched their thirst to the rich tasting flavors of Hennessy.

He also took us through the rich history and ‘savoir-faire’ of Hennessy, a truly global adventure dipped in the history of French origin that started in 1765 as he mentioned that;

“With 1st shipments traced back to 1898, Hennessy has a long history in East Africa. Today East Africa is one of the most dynamic regions in the world for Hennessy, with exciting new occasions and venues attracting diverse consumers to the brand. The entrepreneurial energy is obvious in Uganda and blends well with the DNA of Hennessy.”- Mr Benjamin Smith stated.The Global Brand Ambassador used the stages of a 3 course fine dining meal to let the cognac lovers sip and savor the different pearls on the Hennessy crown. Journalists were also able to learn and taste the great cognacs of Maison Hennessy; the Very Special (VS), Very Superior Old Pale (VSOP) and of course the ultimate Extra Old (X.O) accompanied by stories of how each name came to be.

WHY HAS HENNESSY COME TO UGANDA:

Mr. Benjamin Smith revealed that Hennessy has been in East Africa since early 1800’s and now they are back in Uganda to expand the brand and make it a household name as it has been in different countries allover the world including Nigeria where they have Timaya as the brand ambassador.

“We are expanding the Hennessy Family allover the continent and this being my first time in Uganda, I am here to make sure we are truly understood by people. We also want people to understand that Hennessy is not a spirit as most people thought but rather a Cognac that is distilled and preserved for perfection.

Currently we are looking at expanding our market to fit into the daily lives of Ugandans. In fact, we are also looking forward to getting full time brand ambassadors in Uganda.That’s one of the reasons I came to Uganda,”- he concluded.

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Live luxuriously in and around town on budget at fully furnished Eric Wilkins Apartments, open to public now

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Eric Wilkins apartments are a new home away from your home and are now open. The new apartments are located in different parts in and around Kampala. Eric Wilkins apartments first have been made affordable considering it will be a place everyone would love to spend, a day, week, month or even make home. They have been confirmed for tranquility and conducive ambiance around the city. The 2 bedroom lavish apartments are fully furnished and are available for short and long stay.

The website has learnt the apartments have availed packages for clients who can stay a day, week, month and even a year. They are located in Nyanama-Bunamwaya, Najeera and Entebbe.

Eric Wilkins apartments have 2 bedrooms, a modern fully equipped kitchen, Luxurious furniture, Spacious living and dining space, Gazebo with outdoor comfy furniture and family lounging shelter, Ample parking space, 24 CCTV surveillance and guaranteed security, Solar powered lights, Well equipped laundry area.

The new apartments are suitable for Couple getaways, Honeymooners, Retreat away from home, Business travelers, Expatriates and much more.

To book, go to www.ericwilkinsapartments.com or ericwilkinsapartments.co.uk or Contact Dauda Ashiraf on +256 785 61 52 65 / +256 702 61 52 65

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Bobi Wine, shine the light where you should – Leader, Africa’s First Economic War, Charles N. Lambert

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Bobi Wine with some of Charles Lambert’s Development Channel youth

My dearly beloved brother, Robert Kyagulainyi Ssentamu, my name is Charles N. Lambert and I am a Ugandan based social entrepreneur with proven commitment in Uganda towards job creation, poverty alleviation and increased standard of living for Ugandans and Africans in general. Just like you, I have been fought by all those same forces of darkness which you talk about. I have suffered consequences of doing good, arrested and detained for no single reason till date, scandalized and brutalized for trying to love my fellow Africans in Uganda yet I know the problem is not with President Museveni, hence I shine the light where I should at corrupt, egocentric, arrogant and high minded heads of agencies and ministries.

I am an admirer of your story, your rise from obscurity, your devotion to your talent and your ambitions and belief in your abilities. I also share your positions on various societal ills especially youth idleness and gross unemployment. Right in your proud Ghetto-Kamwokya, I single handedly led a movement that built the largest call center in Africa at your back yard creating 5,000 jobs and this wonderful call center was collapsed through constant orchestrated attacks from various government agencies but you never said a word and 5,000 jobs were lost in your backyard Bobi. I became intricately connected to you from the very minute I invested over 3 billion shillings and countless personal energy and time in your beloved ghetto creating 5,000 first class call center jobs for your people, your community and your kindred.

Inside the world class 5,000 capacity call center which provided jobs for youth in Bobi Wine’s Kamwokya

I am however writing you this open letter as an opportunity to educate all your followers in areas where you might be emotionally misleading people. Bobi, a lot of those words you speak about freedom is such a far cry from the reality on ground in Uganda. Uganda is by far the freest society in all of Africa. There is no place anywhere in the developing world that has the combination of Freedom and Security such as Uganda. It sounds to me that maybe you were born in a wrong era, maybe you should have been born in times of colonial oppression. You crave to fight this oppressor but there is actually none. No one is oppressing Ugandans AT ALL. In fact, if there is anything such as too much freedom, this country is the picture of that. Brother, please shine the light where you should.

You also talk so much about unemployment to the point I begin to wonder if you truly understand how job creation works. The private sector is the number one catalyst for job creation Not the government my dear brother. Lack of jobs simply means lack of production activities by people living in Uganda yet they have power, water, security, road and peace to do anything they want and create jobs. How do we talk about job creation and point all the blames on the wrong person. I am sure you wouldn’t even want to be held responsible for the action of your child in school let alone the inaction of over 40 million people. Brother, please shine the light where you should.

One of the two buildings that housed the 5,000 capacity call center.

You are a member of parliament; your colleagues are the administrators and custodians of most apparatus of government. Your colleagues are the embezzlers, the corrupt, the looters, the oppressors of the masses YET you have never called them out. You have never set your pressure group to check mate the activities of these your colleagues you see every day but instead you choose to insult, degrade, abuse, and stain the priceless legacy of my hero, my idol, my inspiration, and my father.

A picture displaying Charles Lambert influence on Ugandan youth.

Well, while it is obvious to me that you have only decided to take this direction as a way to score political points and buy sympathy, it is something I am NOT willing to tolerate and I am asking you as a brother to kindly tone down the Rhetoric or you will realize that those who are for Museveni, are more lethal than anything you or those encouraging you can muster. The foundation for you to become anything you may wish is respect and without respect, you don’t deserve to ever be the leader of the thousands of youth I myself lead in Uganda and I will surely be sending them to teach your people the value called Respect.

Please brother, shine the light where you should.

Africa and the entire black race Needs Uganda as created by Museveni (Not the one of 1962 created by the British).

Your brother in every ramification of the word.

Charles N. Lambert

Leader, Africa’s First Economic War.

Chairman, DC

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MTN Uganda Rewards the First Winners of new campaign “MoMoPay Trolley Dash”

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MTN Uganda today started its MoMo Pay trolley dash campaign rewarding it’s first three winners each with 1 million worth of goodies at Ntinda based Fraine supermarket. The telecom giant last week announced it will reward 20 customers who are paying for their goods/services using MTN MoMoPay.

Wycliff Bamulanzeki, John Masembe, Ayiko Rogers, Sharon Tumusime, and Florence Amoit were the first winners of the new campaign however only Masembe, Tumusime, and Amoit were present today.

The trio participated in a UGX1 million trolley dash at Fraine Supermarket. Each took turn to shop their interest in a time period of 1 minute with conditions not to break anything or exceed UGX1 million.

On their thoughts of cashless payment, the trio commended MTN for introducing that ease payments. Quote, “this easy, fast and convenient.” For Mr. John Masembe he further stated that nearly 90% of his payments are through MoMoPay.

MoMoPay is a year old since its introduction in Uganda. And so far have over 80,000+ merchants from supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, hardware shops, fuel stations, among others registered.

MomoPay is to combat the pain experience by customers while making transactions – especially when it comes to customer’s change. Therefore, the telco through MomoPay is simplifying financial transactions by enabling people transact comfortably and conveniently using their mobile phones.

The Transaction

To be in position to use the MomoPay system, one has to be registered to MTN mobile money. Because you will have to pay for the product/service using mobile money at no extra cost. The customers sends money straight to the merchant’s code and all is done instantly.

Using Point of Sale (POS) systems

In supermarket for instance, you can use MoMoPay on POS. Using the scenario of Shoprite, from the POS machine. One selects option to pay using MomoPay. Inserts their mobile phone number, and confirm payment from the phone using mobile money pin.

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