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MTN Marathon Goes To Gulu, Run Expected to Attract Over 1,000 Participants

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  • Gulu is the second leg of the 2018 MTN Marathon Season
  • 1,000 participants had registered for the run by Wed 7th Nov 2018
  • There will be a 5km and 10km run
  • Registration is still open till Saturday 10th November

 

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Gulu: From the East in Mbale to the North in Gulu. The 2018 MTN Marathon Season is picking up steam after the Gulu 5km and 10km run were officially unveiled this morning at a press conference held at the Bomah Hotel in Gulu, Northern Region.

Speaking at the event, Valery Okecho, Manager, Corporate Communications, MTN Uganda said that the proceeds from the Gulu registration would be used for maternal health support in Gulu: “We believe that no mother should die giving birth and therefore as we invite people to come, have fun and enjoy the run, they should do so knowing that they have done this for a good cause”.

 

He, in addition, revealed that the support to the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) from MTN Uganda goes into developing the regional athletics talent: “With this run, and the other three in the regions, we hope to improve the athlete’s timings that will help improve Uganda’s talent of exports that represent us abroad”

 

These remarks were supported by Omony Okot, the Vice President of the Uganda Athletics Federation who stated that the 7th place position they achieved overall in the Gold Coast Games was thanks to MTN Uganda’s support to the UAF.

 

He also stated plans were underway to introduce longer versions of the runs and in other parts of the country:  “We are looking forward to better runners coming to take part with the longer versions of the run and hope that other districts will come on board for this run”.

 

At the launch, other MTN Marathon partners and sponsors who were present included Ibrahim Kakaire, Sales & Marketing Manager – CocaCola Beverages Africa, Bernard Ogwal, Regional Manager, Northern Region at Stanbic Bank and Allan Kyobe, Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda.

 

Photo Caption II and III: L – R: Allan Kyobe, Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda, Valery Okecho, Manager, Corporate Communications, MTN Uganda and Bernard Ogwal, Regional Manager, Northern Region at Stanbic Bank, Ibrahim Kakaire, Sales & Marketing Manager – CocaCola Beverages Africa and Omony Okot, the Vice President of the Uganda Athletics Federation.

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Preparations for Tecno Heroes in Color run in high gear

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Tecno Mobile together with their partners Infinix Mobility, Fresh Dairy, Trevor Investments, Capital FM and BEAT FM have organized a mini marathon dubbed ‘Tecno Heroes in Color run’ and preparations are in high gear.

The charity event that is slated to take place on 18th November 2018 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds has been organized with the sole aim of collecting funds to purchase Re-Usable Sanitary Pads for a Girl Child in Kamuli District.

The Color RUN is a mini-marathon event where participants play with Color for Fun.
It’s quite a new experience in Uganda but has been existing in the developed countries like UK and China.

The Girl-Child in Kamuli between 8 – 15yrs miss school during their menstrual days due to lack of Sanitary Pads. Some use unhygienic means like old cloths and sponge which leaves them at a big health risk. Proceeds from the event will go a long way in helping the girl child in Kamuli.

To be part of the event, the general public can simply pay for an ordinary ticket is at 20,000shs or a VIP ticket at 50,000shs. There is a special offer for children below 13 years. They will get tickets at 10,000shs only.

Another special offer which has been set up is the couple early bird tickets which are being sold at 30,000shs ordinary and VIP at 80,000shs.

Speaking about the event, Lindah Nakityo Kasasa, who is on the organizing committee said that there will be a lot of fun, music performances from Lydia Jazmine, Fille, DJs Slick Stuart & Roja and MC Kats who will be the official MC of the day among others. For the children, bouncing castles have also been included.

Prizes have also been set aside. Infinix and TECNO smartphones along a grand prize of a voucher worth one Million shillings for a lucky winner are up for grabs.

Getting a ticket to the event is very easy. You can purchase yours today from any TECNO or Infinix branded shop in Kampala or at TECNO offices, Kampala Road, The Prism level 6.

There is a hero in each one of us. Let us come and run for the girl child in Kamuli.

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Stella Atal and Judith Heard Represent Uganda at International Fashion Event in Paris

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By Consolate Namyalo

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Legendary fashion designer, Stella Atal together with model and fashion enthusiast Judith Heard, represented Uganda at this year’s ‘Africa Fashion Reception’ held in Paris that happened yesterday, the 7th of November.

The Africa Fashion Reception is a Pan African initiative, organized by legendary Gold limited in collaboration with the African Union and UNESCO which invites African designers from all over the African continent and the Diaspora to showcase their skill and talent in fashion.

This year’s event gathered fashion icons, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic fashion discipline with the proud theme ‘Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion’. Only one designer is usually nominated to represent each African country, and Stella Atal held the flag for Uganda this year, accompanied by Judith Heard.

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UBL Captain Morgan Gold pirates launch

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Hey hey Ho ho yo ho, there’s a new Captain in town, Captain Morgan Gold. Get on Board. Hey hey Ho ho
This week, Uganda Breweries Limited launched Captain Morgan Gold onto the Ugandan market at an exclusive invite only party on a Pirates’ ship at Portbell Pier, Luzira. The new expertly blended rum is an addition to Uganda Breweries Limited’s collection of Rums, whiskeys, gins, cognac, scotch, vodka and beers.
Extending its Captain Morgan Legacy, UBL’s Marketing Director Juliana Kagwa says UBL is introducing a new flavour of Captain Morgan to meet market demands that now favour different blends and flavours.

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“In an industry like ours that is fast moving, consumer needs and tastes are constantly evolving. In addition, over the last couple of years, we have witnessed a growing consumer preference for spirits. We continue to listen to our customers and carry out market research to meet their ever-changing needs. The introduction of Captain Morgan Gold is proof of our ambition as Uganda Breweries to lead in innovations in our market,” Ms. Kagwa said.

The delicious, smooth golden rum with vanilla spice flavour comes in 250ml and 750ml packs and retailing at Shs. 10,000 and Shs. 30,000 respectively.
The launch was a beautiful night, with a Captain Morgan Gold cocktail in one hand, a generous plate of BBQ in the other hand and a cool breeze to wash it all down. The Innovations Team at Uganda Breweries LTD turned an abandoned ship at Portbell Pier into a rustic pirate venue. With red black and white dotting the ship, the Captain Morgan look was one to marvel at as guests walked in by 4pm. The launch was on a boat to fit the brand’s essence and association with Captains and Pirates.

Captain Morgan’s Global Brand Ambassador Captain David was flown in by the Diageo group from New York for the colourful event. He didn’t spare a moment to make his presence felt. His tall stature and flamboyantly elaborate pirate costume drew wide stares but it was his loud and animated persona that attracted revellers to dance and take selfies with him. He was the perfect lime topping for this cocktail pirates party.

The Captain Morgan brand is inspired by a legendary sailor who lived a life full of adventure and fun times with his crew. It is world famous for being fun and enjoyed around the world by young adult consumers dating back to 1944 when it was first produced.
A secret recipe of spice and natural flavours that are expertly blended with fine Caribbean rum – then aged – create a taste and colour for a smooth and refreshing tasting drink. The rum is best served in a tankard over ice, with cola and a slice of lime.

UBL continues to lead the market with new innovations including Uganda Waragi Pineapple and Coconut Flavours, Black and White Whiskey, Pilsner Lager.

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