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Lucky Shell customers win brand new minibuses and motorbikes

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Vivo Energy Uganda has handed over 2 brand new taxi vans and 2 motor bikes to lucky winners in the just concluded Juzza Akameeza promotion. The prizes were handed over to the winners amid excitement during a grand draw held at the Old Taxi Park.

The Juzza Akameeza promotion sought to reward Taxi and Truck drivers who use both Shell Rimula Diesel Engine oils and Shell Fuel Save Diesel in their taxi vans and trucks.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Vivo Energy Uganda Managing Director, Gilbert Assi thanked the customers for their continued support and loyalty towards the Shell brand. “Our customers are at the heart of our business, it is therefore no surprise that we appreciate the taxi and truck drivers. This vital segment spends a lot of time on the road and derives livelihood from their vehicles. Our high quality products, Shell Fuel Save Diesel and Shell Rimula Diesel engine oils are designed to deliver more value to the drivers and reduce their operation costs so they can have more money left over for themselves and their families.”

“Through our Juzza Akameeza promotional campaign, we have given both taxi and truck drivers an opportunity to transform their lives by becoming business owners. Twelve drivers have won brand new motor bikes and 2 have won brand new taxi vans among other amazing prizes won through the course of the campaign.” He added.

The four-month long countrywide campaign has seen a total of 12 regional draws conducted at various taxi parks around the country with drivers bagging prizes worth over UGX 250 million. These prizes include 2 brand new taxi vans worth UGX 130,000,000, 12 motor bikes worth UGX 50,000,000 and household items including sugar, rice and salt worth UGX 70,000,000.

Mr. Yusuf Wavamuno, winner of one of the two brand new taxi vans said he could not believe his luck. Yusuf, a taxi driver who plies the Jinja – Kampala route said he stopped for a Shell Fuel Save Diesel refill at Shell Clock Tower and was asked to participate in the campaign. “This new taxi means a lot to me because I now have an extra source of income for myself and my family. Thanks to Vivo Energy Uganda, I now own a brand new taxi, my life has truly been changed! I encourage other taxi and truck drivers to continue using Shell Fuel Save Diesel and Shell Rimula Diesel engine oils.”

Vivo Energy remains committed to the taxi and truck drivers and additional offers have been lined up for this segment during the course of this year.

To participate in the Juzza Akameeza promotion, drivers simply had to spend UGX 50,000 on Shell Fuel Save Diesel or service their vehicles with Shell Rimula Diesel engine oils. The campaign attracted participation from over 6,000 taxi and truck drivers.

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Uganda Breweries announces scholarship scheme for needy students

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In an effort to curb youth unemployment and high school drop outs, Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has announced a scholarship scheme for academically deserving yet economically disadvantaged students in Western and Central Uganda.

Under this scholarship programme, Uganda Breweries will pay total fees of up to UGX 115,960,000 (One hundred and fifteen million, nine hundred and sixty thousand shillings) for 40 students to study from African College of Commerce and Technology (ACCT) Kabale, a training institution in Business, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Information Communication Technology and DATAMINE Institute based in Kampala.

The programme that is running under Uganda Breweries’ “Skills for Life Initiative”, will entail payment of tuition for their second year of study, entrepreneurship training as well as seed capital for those that would have excelled in the program.

It will be managed and run on behalf of UBL by technical expert, Enterprise Uganda, who have vast experience in SME development, training and mentorship in entrepreneurship.

Speaking during the announcement at ACCT Kabale, UBL Communications Manager, and Rhona Arinaitwe said, “At Uganda Breweries, one of our key priority areas is skilling youth. This is why under our Skills for Life Initiative, we continue to offer special opportunities to the nation’s brightest scholars who are less fortunate.”

Arinaitwe added that UBL does not stop at awarding these scholarships but goes ahead to provide career guidance and mentorship support for the beneficiaries on business start-ups and expansion skills which they will later use to increase job opportunities in their communities, improving their incomes and eradicating poverty in the long run.

“With this current programme, UBL shall give practical skills to these bright and innovative but less privileged students so that they can utilize the services to generate income and employ others from within their communities.”

The Director for ACCT Kabale, Adrian Ndemere, hailed Uganda Breweries Limited for its contribution towards uplifting education in the Western region in Uganda.

In 2018, UBL offered scholarships to 20 young and bright students from the farming communities in Acholi sub region in Northern Uganda, and offered them practical skills to enhance their employability or be used in self-employment. The two technical institutions that benefited from this project were Kitgum Technical Institute and Daniel Comboni Vocational Institute. From the total beneficiaries that were sponsored and skilled in October 2018, 86 percent of them have gone ahead and started businesses of their own.

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Kawempe blesses Chameleone for new political journey, declares self independent candidate for Mayoral race 2021

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Celebrated singer Jose Chameleone aka Joseph Mayanja today started his journey to his political career. On 8th April the singer in a press conference announced he had intentions to run for Mayor ce 2021.

This morning Joseph Mayanja started his journey with a visit to his birthplace in Kawempe where he did general cleaning in Kawempe market before he played soccer with natives.

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Joseph Mayanja then addressed residents and made his intentions for Mayoral race more clear. “I started my music journey here and you were the first people to support and push harder. Today I begin a new journey and I seek your blessings like you did with my music journey 20 years ago.” Chameleone said.

Joseph Mayanja has over time stressed he doesn’t hold any political card as he is an independent candidate. “I do not belong to any party, I am independent.”

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Kabira Country Club to host Easter Carnival

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The Easter holiday is upon us. In the spirit of Easter celebration, Kabira Country Club is organizing a mega Easter Carnival slated for Saturday, April 13th.

Dubbed “Kabira Easter market”, it will be a fun-filled affair featuring an artisan market with over 100 vendors and lots of entertainment including a live band. There will also be plenty of kids’ activities like face painting, egg treasure hunt, and full access to a playground fitted with jumping castles, swings and more games.

The event is free entrance and gates will be opened mid-morning.

With 95 luxurious guest-rooms and exceptional amenities, Kabira Country Club offers a perfect getaway for relaxation.

“Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, Kabira Country Club has all you could possibly need in a modern, comfortable hotel, situated in a wonderful location.” Vismay Maniyar, the general manager of Kabira Country Club noted.

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