By Our Reporter
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.
Uganda Breweries partners with Kabaka Foundation to construct sanitation facilities in city markets
By Our Reporter
In a bid to improve the sanitation and hygiene that are health concerns in Kampala markets, Uganda Breweries Limited has launched a sanitation project that will see the brewery construct modern public sanitation facilities for the residents and traders of Nakulabye, Katwe, Mengo and Mulago Markets.
The project dubbed the “Kampala City Markets water and Sanitation” has been done in partnership with the Kabaka Foundation, which is an NGO presided over by His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda. The 3 months project which is part of UBL’s “Water of Life” initiative will cost UGX 300 Million and will benefit over 26,000 people.
Under this project, each Market will get a modern sanitation facility with eights units; a toilet for people with disabilities, a washroom for men and women, three urinal bowls for men, one shared attendants room, a water reservoir of 5000 liters, a 1000 liter over- head tank and a water pump.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony at Nakulabye Market, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Mark Ocitti said, “Access to clean sanitation facilities is critical to the health and prosperity of our communities, and yet, too many people especially in the markets around the city do not have access to these basic services. Uganda Breweries is proud to partner with the Kabaka Foundation to reform and improve the lives of more than 26,000 people who live and work around these markets.”
Ocitti noted that this project is not the first done in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom. “UBL and the Kingdom have a long standing partnership to brew Ngule beer, the Kingdoms official beer. The beer is made from cassava and sorghum all of which are sourced locally from Buganda Kingdom.”
In his remarks, Owekitibwa Chris Bwanika, a Trustee in the Kabaka Foundation said, “This project marks another milestone in achieving Kabaka foundation’s aim of improving sanitation. Kampala city markets have dilapidated sanitation facilities and with the construction of these new facilities, we will now be able to address the problem of poor sanitation and the consequent spread of diseases among the residents, especially the children.”
Uganda Breweries Limited has in the past years run similar projects. In 2017, the company constructed public sanitation facilities worth UGX 300 million at Port Bell and Kirombe markets. The project benefits over 12,000 residents, traders and visitors to the two areas. UBL has also previously constructed sanitation facilities in Ggaba market and Kinawataka market.
Sheraton hosts Muslim community to iftar dinner
By Our Reporter
Sheraton Kampala Hotel treated the Muslim community to iftar dinner as they broke their fast on Thursday evening. The dinner was held to thank their Muslim partners, clients and guests for the continued support to the hotel and to also wish them blessings during this holy month of Ramadan.
The dinner was a blend of Middle Eastern and Ugandan cuisine consisting of special and customized meals of starter, salads, condiments & dressing, soups, main course, carving, dessert and a variety of drinks.
While addressing the guests during the dinner, the General Manager, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Jean-Philippe Bittencourt encouraged the Muslims to keep up with the good spirit of brotherhood as they observe this Ramadan. He further thanked them for the immeasurable support to the Sheraton hotel and encouraged them to work as a team for peace and unity to be realized.
“To observe, this holy month, the hotel has set aside a special prayer place where our employees, guests and customers can say their prayer and break their fast. We have a designated area at the Victoria Restaurant where they can have a lavish buffet as they break their fast from Monday to Saturday,” Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt further noted.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam with the fast beginning at dawn and ending at set.
Sheraton hotel during this holy month of Ramadan has special daily Iftar menu packages for individuals, families, groups and companies hosting their Muslim clients or customers to a special dinner.
V-Power weekend is back
By Our Reporter
“V-Power Weekend”, a promotion that allows customers to purchase Shell V-Power at the same price as regular fuel, is back.
Launched in March this year, the promotion is open to all Shell customers and is available at over 80 Shell stations countrywide. The offer runs for the entire weekend starting Friday morning to Sunday evening.
“This promotional offer is aimed at getting car owners to try the advanced fuel formulation and experience the thrilling power and performance of our premium fuel Shell V-Power,” said Emmanuel Ssebunya, Brand Manager Fuels at Vivo Energy Uganda. “Shell’s new fuels contain exclusive DYNAFLEX Technology which helps clean and protect key components in vehicle engines, reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall, reduces possibility of engine knock leading to better engine efficiency and performance.”
The V-Power Weekend offer will run every month till December 2019 to give as many motorists as possible an opportunity to experience Shell premium fuels.
“Whatever car you drive, wherever you are going, visit a Shell station to get a full tank of Premium Shell V-Power at the price of regular fuel and GO WELL,” he added.
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