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Johnnie Walker launches Highball as new way to enjoy Whiskey

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The world’s most loved whiskey brand will now have even more people falling in love with it, thanks to its Johnnie Walker Highball signature serve.

Uganda was officially introduced to the Johnnie Walker Highball; a drink that entails signature cocktails served in a highball glass during a press launch at Sky Lounge in Kisementi on Wednesday. Some of these cocktails include; Johnnie and Ginger made of Johnnie Walker Red/ Black Label with a top up of ginger ale and garnished with a lemon wheel. Johnnie& Lemon, on the other hand, is a classic that is served in a highball glass with Johnnie Walker Red/ Black Label topped with white lemonade and garnished with an orange wedge.The campaign is aimed at changing people’s perceptions about whisky appreciation, from just the neat serves in the short whisky glasses that they are used to, to new ways of enjoying their Johnnie Walker, with highball cocktails. The Johnnie Walker Highball campaign will roll out with activations in trendy bars in Kampala and in upcountry towns like Fort Portal, Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara and Masaka starting September.

“We have celebrated the Highball at Johnnie Walker for the last few years but with the trend for longer drinks on the rise, now is the time to scale this Johnnie Walker serve nationwide,” said Roger Agamba, UBL’s International Spirits Brand Manager.In Kampala, the Highball will be served at all Johnnie Walker theme nights around town. These will include La Venti-Chill Sundays, Zone7 ShisaNyama, Pana Wikidi Wednesdays, Sky Lounge Skyhigh Fridays, H20 Siesta Nights, Monot- Fridays,Exo Mix and Grill and Guvnor’s Afrigo Band Night. Whisky lovers will also savour the highball cocktails at Johnnie Walker sponsored events starting this Saturday August 17 at East Meets West,an Afro-Fusion music festival, the Johnnie Walker Soul and Jazz editions at Fezah, NyegeNyege and F1 Whisky Weekends at Zone 7 among others.

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Oulanyah Tells Off Nambooze; Take Matters Of Mistreated Ugandans Abroad To UAERA

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The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has advised Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze to take matters of mistreated Ugandans abroad to the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agency (UAERA).

Oulanyah also tasked UAERA to expeditiously handle the repatriation of workers stranded in foreign countries under uncomfortable working conditions.

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Oulanyah said labour export agencies that are licensed and operating within the law, subscribe to UAERA through payment of insurance, and should handle repatriation or treatment of workers.

“So there should not be any burden to any parent that their child is stranded somewhere and they are looking for money to repatriate them or that they should refund money before they are brought back,” Oulanyah explained.

The Deputy Speaker made the remarks in response to a concern raised by Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze on Thursday, 01 August 2019. Nambooze said that youth who sought employment abroad through labour agencies were stuck and unable to return to Uganda.

Nambooze noted that following the Deputy Speaker’s directive on18 July 2019, several girls are stranded at the Uganda embassy in the United Arab Emirates as they wait for support to return home.

This was after Nambooze raised procedure in which she asked Oulanyah to inform Parliament of a decision he had taken about setting up a select committee to investigate issues of mistreated Ugandans that go to work abroad because she was receiving new cases of Mistreated girls.

MP Betty NamboozeNambooze claims that when she raised the issue of 53 girls that were stranded at the Ugandan embassy in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the ambassador retaliated by chasing away the girls.

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Uganda Airlines announces fares, flight schedules to 7 destinations

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The Uganda National Airline Company Limited, trading as Uganda Airlines will on Wednesday 28th August 2019 take to the sky with its maiden flight heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

The development was announced on Friday morning, during a media engagement breakfast which was held at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala. Uganda Airlines Director Commercial Ms. Jenifer Bamuturaki said the two aircraft CRJ 900 are brand new, with the atmosphere interior, first operator in Africa of this kind and are ready to take to the skies effective 28 Aug and have already undertaken demonstration flights.

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“The CRJ900 has two classes, Business Class that has 12 seats and Economy Class with 62 seats, making a total of 74 seats on each of the aircraft with more leg room, more cabin space, bigger overhead baggage bins than the Embraer, wider galley space for better inflight service, more head space for taller persons and mood lighting-first of its kind” .Bamuturaki also announced promotional fares to all destinations for a period of two month.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), approved a code; UR for Uganda Airlines following the issuance of the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) at the end of July. The Airline Chief Executive officer Ephraim Bagenda in his presentation said “Come 2020 December we expect to boost the National Carrier by receiving 2 Airbus and we will expand to more routes within Africa, to London, China, Hong Kong, India, as well as United Arab Emirates,

The airline also announced that they have offices in Kampala, at Victoria University House, opposite Esso Corner on Jinja road. Other offices are at Victoria Mall in Entebbe Town and a ticketing office at Entebbe International Airport. The offices will be used for ticketing and booking. Across the network, the Airline will have its own offices in some destinations and others will be served through GSA’s (General Sales Agents).

Don Mubiri Systems Manager says travelers shall have the opportunity to book tickets and check in online as an additional service through the Airline Website.

Fares and destinations

The Airline will fly to 7 destinations starting with Nairobi, Mogadishu, Juba and Dar Dar es Salaam on 28th August 2019 and on 13th September 2019, roll out Mombasa, Kilimanjaro and Bujumbura.

The aircraft will fly to Nairobi and Juba twice a day, Mogadishu four times a week, Bujumbura, Mombasa and Kilimanjaro three times weekly and will go to Dar es Salaam daily.

Passengers will part with as low as USD 278 for a return ticket to Nairobi, USD 225 for a return ticket to Juba and USD 590 for a return ticket to Mogadishu. To Kilimanjaro, passengers will pay USD 311, Bujumbura USD 292 and Mombasa USD 325. All fares inclusive of taxes.

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Uganda Airlines promises to have more direct flights and convenient timings and will ensure On-time departures.

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Ugandan Digital Agency “Definite Creations” ranks 9th among top Web Design companies in the world

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Ugandan website designing company Definite Creations has been ranked among the top global website designing companies by Yahoo Finance Magazine. The Ugandan website designing giant beat over 1,500 participating companies to a top slot.

Definite Creations is a premier digital agency in Uganda providing compelling digital solutions in professional website design and hosting services, search engine optimization and social media marketing, mobile Apps and software development to help businesses achieve more.

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Participating in this ranking and emerging 9th out of the top 25, Definite Creations managed to beat over 1,500 participating companies from different countries based on price, portfolios, reviews, leadership and expertise.

Speaking to Definite Creations about this milestone, Lodi Daniel, the founder and CEO of Definite Creations admits that it’s a very humbling experience having your company feature on prominent magazine like Yahoo Finance, “I would like to give the glory back to God and thank all the team at Definite Creations for the great work they are doing thus far. And this is our renewed commitment to continue providing quality and effective Digital marketing services to our clients and urge businesses to embrace Digital to spiral their business growth” He added.

“Definite Creations is currently serving clients in Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa and this ranking will provide opportunities for us to tap into the global clientele”.

 Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-25-design-companies-around-031500171.html

The survey was carried out by DesignRush, a B2B market place that features the top agencies around the world, including the best Digital Agencies, Logo Design, Branding, Digital Marketing, Website Design, ecommerce Web Design Companies, and more.

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