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Ngamba at 20 Celebrations Spiced as Dr. Jane Goodall Arrives



World famous chimpanzee conservationist Dr.Jane Goodall DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace has arrived in Kampala today, 6 June 2018. She is a Special Guest at Ngamba Island’s grand 20th anniversary celebration, scheduled to take place at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Thursday, 7 June 2018.


Dr.Goodall’s arrival represents a commitment to ensure that her vision and life’s work continue to mobilize the collective power of individual action to save the Chimpanzees in Uganda.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is currently home to 49 orphaned, and confiscated chimpanzees, rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trade. Since 1998, Ngamba opened new doors in great ape rehabilitation and conservation which has enabled it focus attention of the global community on the plight of man’s closest relatives and their environment.


Dr. Jane will meet the chimpanzee care givers and tour the 100- acre Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, located 23 kilometres off the shores of Entebbe where the endangered animals receive an enriching experience.

Dr. Goodall is celebrated for her groundbreaking research and publications on wild chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, and as the first to introduce the observations that chimpanzees have distinct personalities and behaviors, like those of humans, into the scientific world. Her continued research of about 60 years is the longest wild primate study in the world. As a result of her efforts, the world launches the first ever World Chimpanzee Day to be held on July 14 in commemoration of the day she first set foot in Gombe to study Chimpanzees.


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, is currently in a $1 million fundraising campaign for an endowment fund to sustainably manage the sanctuary over the next years.


About Jane Goodall


The 84 year old has dedicates her time to advocacy on behalf of Chimpanzees and the environment. She travels 300 days a year to be a voice for the chimpanzees. As a result, her works have earned her positions, honours and awards. Goodall has received many honours and awards for her environmental and humanitarian work.


She was named a Dame Commander of the British Empire. In April 2002, Secretary-General Koffi Annan named her a United Nations Messenger of Peace. She is a recipient of the 60th Anniversary Medal of UNESCO. Beside becoming the eighth person to be allowed to study for a PhD at Newnham College without first having obtained a BA or BSc, over the years, she has obtained nine honorary doctorates from around the world.


The conservationist is also the recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, French Legion of Honor, Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize, Benjamin’s Franklin Medal in Life Science the Gandhi- King Award for Non-Violence, the Spanish Prince of Asturias Awards, and BBC Wildlife Magazine is proud to have her as one of its member on the advisory board. She has authored books, and has inspired film productions about her works.


Jane Goodall  talking to media on her at entebbe Internatioanl airport.


Jane is an extraordinary individual. Her inspiration, dedication and significant contribution to chimpanzee conservation advanced the establishment of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. She graced our 10th anniversary, and it is an honor to see her return as we mark our 20th anniversary. Her works create a legacy as she passes on her vision to the world of conservation,” says Lilly Ajarova, Executive Director Chimpanzee Trust



Lilly Ajarova welcoming Jane Goodall at Entebbe International Airport

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Uganda Rugby Cranes flagged off ahead of Zambia, Zimbabwe clashes



The rugby cranes today had their last training session at Kyadondo rugby grounds ahead of their return legs with Zambi and Zimbabwe. The rugby cranes were seen off by some of the staff from their main sponsors Nile Special and enjoyed previlage of the company of the American and South African ambassadors.The Uganda rugby team besides going for the wins have also fronted the Nile Special current campaign #NoExcuse which is aimed at reducing sexual harassment in society.

Here is the selected team to fave Zambi and Zimbabwe

1. Ssenteza Santos

2. Kivumbi Saul

3. Kimbowa Collin

4. Asuman Mugerwa

5. Odugo Faragi

6. Kanyanya Ronald

7. Otto Micheal

8. Olet Simon Peter

9. Odong Charles Uhuru

10. Asaba Brian

11. Pius Ogena

12. Ayera Desire

13. Emong Eliphaz

14. Aaron Ofoyrwoth

15. Epilo Paul Emmanuel

16. Ivan Magomu Arthur

17. Masendi Paul

18. Okorach Micheal

19. Munyani Ian Arnold

20. Wokorach Philip

21. Semwami Daudi Ashraf

22. Simwende Kimono Justin

23. Kasito Adrian

24. Oketayot Byron

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Tusker Lite confirm participation in first ever Food Street Festival in September



On Monday, the first ever “KCCA Foodie Street” was introduced to the Ugandan social events scene promising an assortment of delicious local delicacies all aligned to take place at the heart of the city’s most esteemed street, Parliamentary Avenue come Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The Foodie Street will host food lovers within the city to a day of merrymaking on the food filled street is organised by KCCA and My Food Network in partnership with Tusker Lite to bring food lovers an unforgettable food fest.

“Kampala is the entertainment capital of East Africa and KCCa has a strategy to make it the premier entertainment and tourist destination in Africa. One of the ways to do this is to showcast our rich culture and hospitality and we know that showcasing our abundant street food, we can achieve this goal, said KCCA Director of Education and Social Services, Mrs Namuddu Juliet Nambi.It has been touted as a fun outdoors lifestyle food event that will showcase Ugandan street food while offering a variety of treats from the different street food exhibitions set to leave food lovers spoilt for choice. Revelers will be given the option of pairing their dishes with either a Tusker Lite or Coca Cola.

“Tusker Lite remains at the heart of the best food experiences in the country. We are looking forward to bringing foodies the party flavour in the first edition of this fun outdoors food experience come September,” said Balaba Brian, Key Accounts Manager, UBL.The event shall have over 30 street food vendors catering to the public from 10:00am to midnight. The event is a mirror of other street food festivals held in numerous cities around the world like Paris, Berlin, London, Manila and Brussels, just to mention but a few.

From sunrise to sunset the streets will be buzzing with activity with every other stall premise creatively set up as either a café or restaurant with Kampala City Council Authority giving the greenlight on the fun food event. There will also be music, dance and drinks all perfectly placed under one historic venue, Parliamentary Avenue located between the IPS building and Jumbo Plaza. Entry to the event is free.

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Nile Special ‘No Excuse’ Campaign to highlight Sexual Harassment  



Nile Breweries under its flagship brand Nile Special has launched a behavioral change campaign dubbed “No Excuse” with the aim of addressing the predicament of sexual harassment in the country. The brand will address the subject by calling for smart drinking measures among its consumers,since alcohol abuse has been identified as one of the primary catalysts for sexual harassment.The aim of the ‘No Excuse’ campaign is to:

• shine a spotlight on the  sexual harassment problem.

• to bring about a change in long established societal behaviours and attitudes

• to activate bystanders with the aim of decreasing and preventing this act

• challenge the public to take appropriate action against perpetrators of sexual harassment

• encourage stakeholders to support the victims to access appropriate support services.

Attention is increasingly being paid to the prevalence of this vice in Uganda. Whether this is down to more cases being reported or the abuse is on the rise, is a matter worth investigating. What is certain, is that the public space in which women can freely express themselves must be guarded. This calls for collective reflection by all stakeholders on the measures to be undertaken to ensure that every individuals rights and freedom are protected as enshrined in the constitution under Article 20.Utilizing the brand’s online platforms, the campaign will implore the public have its say on what constitutes sexual harassment. The information will be curated and the data presented into a communication campaign to both raise awareness and also educate the public about sexual harassment while changing people’s attitudes and beliefs.

 Francis Nyende, the Nile Special Brand Manager said, “It is a good thing that the plight of women regarding sexual harassment is edging to the fore of the national discourse. But it’s also rather disturbing that almost daily there’s a story about a woman that has been sexually harassed. As one of the leading Ugandan brands we have decided to champion the cause. ”Our ultimate goal is to reduce and prevent the incidences of sexual harassment, which affects the lives of too many women, both directly and indirectly, and thereby make a much safer society.

“Some of the places where women are more susceptible to sexual harassment is during the nightlife (bars, discos etc). At certain hours of the night, after consuming a couple of bottles, some men throw caution to the wind at the expense of the women. So we are here to educate revelers that they should drink smart, there’s no excuse for sexual harassment,” says Nyende.

Ms. Gloria Nakafeero, the Commissioner Gender and Women Affairs, Ministry of Gender,

Labour and Social Development said, “We are using the ‘No Excuse’ campaign as a catalyst to

get people to question themselves and their behaviors. We are aware that by identifying the problem we shall need to do more to try and create meaningful change.  So by raising awareness about the issue, the existing laws and policies as well as the existing support services, we will contribute towards positive change in attitudes to make sexual harassment “inexcusable” and unacceptable and demand positive actions towards the elimination of sexual harassment.

I am happy to be associated with the Nile Special ‘No Excuse’ campaign.  It always starts with a simple insight. What rings true for me was the idea that in Uganda, whenever we observe or encounter of sexual harassment, we’re inclined to absent ourselves of any responsibility – or worse still, excuse behaviour that’s totally inexcusable.”  Article 24 of the constitution protects the dignity of every one in Uganda. No person shall be subjected to any form of inhuman or degrading treatment. This includes respect of a person to their psychological or mental wellbeing.

Enough is enough. Let’s stop excusing sexual harassment. Learn more at the Nile Special ‘No Excuse’ campaign

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