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MTN Uganda partners with Breathtaking Uganda to promote domestic tourism

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By Our Reporter

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MTN Uganda has entered a partnership with Breathtaking Uganda that will
see young Ugandans explore more of their country.

The partnership targeted at mainly the youth, is a co-marketing initiative between the two organizations with the aim of growing domestic tourism awareness and encouraging young Ugandans to explore their country.

In the partnership, Breathtaking Uganda; a local tourism promotion firm, will organize monthly trips to different exciting locations of the country culminating into the big one at the end of the year in which Ugandans will move across the country in a 31-day trip from 1st December to 31st December.

MTN Uganda will engage its millions of subscribers especially under the Pulse segment with a special discount of up to 25% on fully paid trips. This will bring the planned experiences within reach of many Ugandans under this category.

Pulse is MTN Uganda’s youth platform created for the young at heart and mind.

Also worth noting is that MTN’s over 5 million social media base will learn more about their country through regular updates of Breathtaking Uganda’s activities, get discounted offers or win free tickets to the adventure destinations by following the activities on the MTN and Breathtaking Uganda digital platforms.

Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Pulse Manager said, “This is a partnership that provides a great opportunity to drive the domestic tourism agenda by taking Ugandans to various breathtaking destinations through our digital platforms. This also ties in with our duties as the leader in telecommunications business and gives us the chance to share locally made and generated organic content that is unique and very appealing to our subscribers.”

“We also want to encourage the growth of the tourism business. We are therefore happy to partner with Breathtaking Uganda and we encourage all Ugandans to look out for these exciting excursions and content on all our digital.” She added.

Breathtaking Uganda has a year-long domestic tourism promotion campaign where Ugandans and even non-Ugandans pay discounted rates for an experience of a lifetime to tour Uganda’s breathtaking destinations.

During these trips various exciting activities are engaged in such as – road trips, nature walks, camping, quiz nights, wildlife/game viewing experiences, campfires and barbeques, pool parties, beach parties, gorilla/primates tracking, bird watching, scenery viewing and photography, mountain hiking, silent disco, water rafting, zip lining and boat cruises to mention just a few.

According the Breathtaking Uganda’s CEO Isaiah Jobs Rwanyekiro, there are five more trips before the end of year starting with;

• Kibale/Semuliki National Park Fort Portal from 26th – 28th July

• Sipi Falls (Mt. Elgon National Park) in Mbale on 30th August to 1st September

• Queen Elizabeth National Park on 27th – 29th September

• Kalangala Island Beach festival on 25th to 27th October at Brovad Sands lodge

• And the grand trip “Around Uganda in 31 breathtaking days” from 1st to 31st December 2019.

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Photos: Scandinavian Kitchen (SK) launches in Kampala

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Scandinavian Kitchen and Bath, the makers of quality and durable kitchens and baths has launched in Kampala.

Addressing a Press at their showroom at Munyonyo Salaama, Paul Ndiwalana said Scandinavian Kitchen (SK) is a company with a skilled team of interior designers and constructing architects from Denmark.

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They mainly focus on minimalistic and neat designs that put you in a cozy mood. “We deliver quality whether it’s Kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, furniture and extra,” he said.

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Denmark is among the top 3 countries in Europe to be known for its creativity when speaking of architecture & design. The popular opera house in Sydney Australia was designed by a Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Your Kitchen is made by Experts

At the factory skilled cabinetmakers, industrial painters, fitters and other professionals are in charge of manufacturing your kitchen.

The Best Materials

Whether it´s countertops, drawers, doors or everything you can´t see, they only use carefully selected materials for your kitchen.

Quality

Denes are the definition of good quality, anything designed and manufactured in Denmark is surely of good quality and will last for many years.

Paul said the fit your house with classy Modern Kitchens fitted to suit your style, SK is the solution. Contact them on +256701 059196 or WhatsApp them +4550168590 for more details or visit them at their Salaama road Munyonyo Kampala, Uganda showroom.

The entire set and fitting of the kitchen costs $20,000 (Approximately UGX 80m) but it is surely quality and durable.

Paul Ndiwalana is a Ugandan architect who has lived in Denmark for the last 20 years and proudly party SK team.

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Infinix Uganda dines and entertains fans as they unveil the mighty Infinix Note 6

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The afternoon of Saturday 13th July 2019 saw Infinix phone lovers and fans gather at Kololo based hangout Fame Lounge to dine, party and get entertained from Infinix Mobile Uganda. The event was highlighted by comedian Tumu Siime.The event dubbed Campus X club saw Infinix phone lovers walk away with goodies like phones, Infinix kits among other give aways.

Infinix Uganda also unveiled to the gathering their latest on market phone Infinix Note 6. “The infinix Note 6 has been made affordable to Ugandans and is available at only UGX730,000. The Infinix Note 6 has in it’s first week since we launched sold out and we have made sure to have more stock by end of this week.” Officials revealed.

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Infinix Note 6 Summary Infinix Note 6 smartphone comes with a 6.01-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels.

Infinix Note 6 is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM.

The Infinix Note 6 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The Infinix Note 6 supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Infinix Note 6 on the rear packs a 16-megapixel primary camera with an f/1,8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera and a third 2-megapixel camera. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Infinix Note 6 runs XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Infinix Note 6 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Infinix Note 6 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, USB OTG, and Micro-USB. Sensors on the phone include ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

It was launched in Midnight Black and Mocha Brown and Aqua Blue colours.

For more info: http://www.infinixmobility.com/ug/smartphone/note-6/

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Uganda Breweries announces new Managing Director

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Uganda Breweries Out going Managing Director Mark Ocitti (L) hands over The Bell to the new UBL Managing Director Alvin Mbugua (R). Looking on is Japeth Katto the UBL Board Chairman.

Uganda Breweries Out going Managing Director Mark Ocitti (L) hands over The Bell to the new UBL Managing Director Alvin Mbugua (R). Looking on is Japeth Katto the UBL Board Chairman.

By Our Reporter

The Chairman of the Board, Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has today announced a change in leadership under which Alvin M. Mbugua takes over as Managing Director effective this month. He replaces Mark Ocitti P’Ongom, who has served as Managing Director since 1 st August 2016.

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Mark Ocitti will be moving to the role of Managing Director, Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) effective August 1, 2019.

A seasoned commercial professional, Mbugua joined East African Breweries Limited (EABL) in May 2013 as the Group Finance Controller before transitioning to Uganda as Finance and Strategy Director in October 2015. Prior to his new appointment, Mbugua was Head of Sales of the biggest Sales division in Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a role that he has held for the last 17 months. Mbugua was also recognized as 2017 Chief Finance Officer of the Year and took home the Strategy Execution Award at the Annual CFO Awards organized by the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Deloitte Uganda.

Commenting on the appointment, Japheth Katto, UBL Board Chairman said, “Uganda is not a new market for him, having previously served as the company’s Finance Director for almost 4 years. His strategic leadership and focus should sustain the unprecedented growth achieved under Mark’s successful tenure.”

Mbugua possesses a wealth of experience, having held senior roles in various sectors including oil and gas, logistics and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geospatial Engineering and Master of Commerce Degree in Development Finance. He’s also a certified member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Mbugua takes over from outgoing MD, Mark Ocitti who has completed his three-year tenure.

Ocitti is credited for the improved business performance at Uganda Breweries Limited by delivering important margin expansion growth. Under his stewardship, UBL has realized great milestones including, capacity expansion to increase production capacity, resounding business growth, impactful community projects in education, sanitation and alcohol in society and a spirited, empowered staff.

“Mr. Ocitti, as many of you will know, was the first Ugandan Managing Director we have had in over a decade and thinking about how he has led the business should give us pride as a nation. Mark leaves us to start a new leadership journey in Tanzania as the Managing Director for Serengeti Breweries Limited, which is also a member of the East African Breweries Group. He joins another great individual, Mr. Baker Magunda as the second Ugandan Managing Director within the Diageo family working on the African continent, outside their home market – and I congratulate him on this great achievement”.

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