Many of us are always looking out for the cheaper options when buying goods. The place known to many people is “Kikuubo” where you will get products at relatively cheap prices. Kikuubo serves as the whole sale go to place for many duukas, super markets, wholesalers and retailers alike. The products that Kikuubo offers are mainly Fast Moving Consumer Goods like Oil, Fat, Soap, Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder, Pastas, Noodles, Spaghetti, Spices, Snacks, Biscuits, Juices, Tea, Coffee, packed Milk, Milk Powder, Flavored Milk, Sodas, Sprits, Water, Sanitary Pads, Diapers, Tissue Papers, Toilet Rolls, Tooth Pastes, Tooth Brushes, Pens, Pencils, Exercise books, all stationary related products, Shoe Care Products, Plastic Cups, Plates, Basins, Disposables and so much more.
While one is able to get these goods to stock up their shop, they have to deal with inconveniences like closing up their shop to go downtown, dealing with bad weather (Has anyone noticed how it rains heavily of late? How do people stock up in the rain?) and the ever-present inconvenience of navigating through the Kampala traffic.
That was the case, until Kikuubo Online, a comprehensive Online Wholesale and Retail company decided to bring Kikuubo to you at the tap of a button. All you have to do is download the Kikuubo Online App from the google play store at https://bit.ly/2WW5oqw and also on the App store for Apple users, then #Tap2Stock and with that, all your stocking up problems will be solved.
Shop owners and shop keepers do not have to worry about leaving their businesses unattended or closed to run up and down, looking for best prices and losing valuable time in the process since Kikuubo Online offers very competitive prices and stocks over 2000 plus items.
You can trust Kikuubo Online to help grow your business as they deliver the products that you need at your duuka/mini supermarket/Supermarket/retail shop at the best whole sale prices regardless of the weather with their delivery trucks and tri-cycles.
Kikuubo Online is able to deliver the goods you ordered for within 24 hours of placing the order. The company delivers goods within Wakiso, Kampala central business district, its suburbs and surrounding areas. Soon they will be able to scale up operations to the rest of the country.
A customer’s order being loaded onto a delivery truck
Amina, a devoted customer of Kikuubo Online who has retail stores around the city is a happy and visibly relaxed woman since discovering and downloading the Kikuubo Online App. “I have 4 businesses in Kansanga, Wandegeya, Nansana and Kulambiro, it’s a nightmare having to stock up all my four shops; you can imagine all the money, energy and coordination I have to put into having all my shops stocked up, it’s time consuming and draining to say the least!. But with the new Kikuubo Online App, I am able to have all my shops stocked up from one place and I can trust that all my goods will be delivered on time without any hassle, worry of loss of goods, delay or transportation cost. I now have peace of mind when it comes to stocking up, Kikuubo Online has made payment even simpler because now I can pay using MoMo Pay-this means I can stock up my shops and pay for the goods even while sitting at home.” An excited Amina beams with satisfaction.
Think of Kikuubo Online as the name suggests, an online Kikuubo market place with everything the downtown Kikuubo has to offer but only better in terms of pricing, convenience of being able to order whenever and wherever from the palm of your hand without the congestion and fear of “Kifeesi”.
If one also needs to do wholesale shopping for a household, kwanjula, wedding or party, it is possible to do so on the Kikuubo Online App where you will find competitive prices. You don’t have to go through the gruesome process of running up and down when you can do it on your phone.
Corporate entities that do shopping in bulk can also benefit from the new Kikuubo Online App.
Whatever you need from toiletries, powdered milk, tea, Margarine, cleaning detergents and a lot more in office supplies, Kikuubo Online is the App for you. They will deliver to your office premises at no extra cost.
The Kikuubo Online App can be downloaded from the google play store at https://bit.ly/2WW5oqw and also on the App store for Apple users.
Take advantage of their daily and weekly discount offers by downloading the App now and following them on their social media handles. Kikuubo Online, bringing Kikuubo to you.
Vivo Energy donates school materials to Kiswa Primary School
By Our Reporter
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has visited Kiswa Primary School in Bugolobi, Kampala and donated school materials and sanitary towels worth Fifteen million Uganda shillings to enhance its Schools’ Education Support programme.
The donation was handed over by Vivo Energy Uganda Managing Director, Mr. Gilbert Assi in the presence of the school community, Vivo Energy Group Chairman, Mr. John Daly, Non-Executive Director, Ms. Hixonia Nyasulu, Executive Vice President for East and Southern Africa, Mr. Hans Paulsen and staff.
Kampala Capital City Authority’s Director of Education and Social Services, Miss Juliet Nambi Namuddu was the guest of honour at the colourful function that was also attended by the Mayor of Nakawa Division, Hon. Ronald Bamwezo under whose jurisdiction the school is located.
Speaking at the school visit, Mr. Gilbert Assi remarked that education is one of Vivo Energy’s priority areas of community investment. “We believe in empowering the future generation of leaders by giving them opportunities to learn. We hope that the support that we have given to this school today will in turn lead to improved literacy, better grades and overall improvement of the school’s performance.”
He added, “Vivo Energy Uganda’s Schools’ Road Safety Education programmes have in the past five years trained pupils in over 120 primary schools as road safety ambassadors. Kiswa Primary School was one of the first schools that we approached at the time. We are pleased that this relationship has progressed to the point where we are confident in the abilities of the children to support fellow children to observe safe road practices. We focus on children as the future drivers in order to inculcate in them a culture of road safety at a young age. Children can also be effective in influencing their parents’ behaviour and through these efforts, we would like to win them over first as a way to reach their parents.”
Ms. Aisha Bagaya Ntege, the Head Teacher of Kiswa Primary School commended Vivo Energy Uganda for identifying the school’s challenges and supporting the administration to address them. “Our school population consists of over 2000 children, drawn from the less fortunate communities near and far from our location. We try our best to manage the existing challenges such as limited learning resources, nutrition, absenteeism of female students due to poor management of menstruation and more. I am delighted that companies such as Vivo Energy Uganda have a heart for the communities around them and reach out to support education. We appreciate this gesture.”
KCCA Director of Education and Social Services, Ms. Juliet Nambi Namuddu expressed her appreciation to Vivo Energy Uganda for supporting education in Uganda: “On behalf of KCCA, that manages public schools in the city, we commend Vivo Energy Uganda for continually partnering with us to make education experience for the children less of a challenge. We encourage like-minded organisations to join us in a similar initiative.” Adding, “It is a sad reality that one out of 10 African girls skip school or drop out of school entirely due to lack of menstrual products and proper access to proper sanitation according to United Nations Children’s Fund. However, this hindrance to the education of female students is now a priority for the KCCA and for the Ministry of Education.”
Vivo Energy Group Chairman John Daly and Non-Executive Director, Ms. Hixonia Nyasulu are currently in the country on a business familiarization tour of Vivo Energy Uganda.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa contributes to improved access to clean drinking water for vulnerable households
By Our Reporter
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda, through Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies, has launched a collaboration with Nyonta Relief to provide increased access to safe water for vulnerable households in Ndeeba, in Kampala.
Supporting the project “Nyonta Tree For Life”, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa will supply 100 ‘Nyonta Kits’ to families in Ndeeba, which will give them clean drinking water for use in their households for drinking, cooking and other uses.
The Nyonta Kit uses gravity to purify over 100 LPD of any water from a fresh water source making it safe for human consumption. The contribution is valued at UGX33million and will go to 500 people in the Ndeeba community.
Conrad van Niekerk, Managing Director of Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies, said the company support to the vulnerable communities in Ndeeba was underpinned by the belief that all people around the world deserved a chance to access safe water for life.
“It is therefore critical for us, as part of the world’s leading beverage company, to use water responsibly in our operations and also lead in giving it back. We work to protect local water resources and provide safe, clean drinking water to communities in need,” he said.
He said water was a key issue for the Coca-Cola system around the world and pledged that the company would continue using water responsibly to ensure that the bottling operations in Uganda reduced water use and supported the provision on safe, clean drinking water to communities.
Explaining the project, Nyonta Relief Patron, Hon. Joyce Nabosa Ssebugwawo, said that in Uganda, it is estimated that 33 children die every day due to diarrhea from contaminated drinking water.
“That is why we launched the ‘Anti33’ campaign; to bring together people and organisations who feel the moral obligation to help reduce the number of children dying of preventable drinking water diseases. We are happy that Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has joined us today,” she said.
Hon. Ssebugwawo further noted that since mothers are the custodians of household health, ensuring the availability of drinking water in homes is their direct responsibility. She encouraged all women to join the campaign.
“Having access to clean drinking water is key to a healthy life. Additionally, availability of clean drinking water has the power to encourage gender equality, stable education for children in a home and income generation for mothers who will have ample time since sickness in a home is eliminated.” She added.
It is worth noting that millions of people across the world are deprived of this essential need. The issue is particularly problematic in Southern Africa. According to UNICEF, in Uganda it is estimated that 60% of the population has no access to potable water, leading to the death of 33 children every day.
The Ministry of Water and Environment in July this year presented Coca-Cola Beverages Africa with an award for Water Usage Efficiencies at the Mbarara Plant, after a sector audit covering 24 companies in Uganda.
Local farmers exposed to modern farming practices
By Our Reporter
On Tuesday, Agilis Partners, an agricultural development company, hosted smallholder farmers to a farmers day event where they exposed the farmers to modern farming practices in a bid to help them improve the quality and quantity of their yield. The event which was held at one of the company’s farming units in Kigumba, Kiryandongo district was attended by hundreds of farmers from sorrounding areas.
The farmers were introduced to the advanced farming techniques used on the Agilis farm throughout the lifecycle of the crops from proper land preparation to good post-harvest handling and storage practices.
Sitting on over 15,000 hectares of land, the Agilis farm is divided into four different units with the main crops grown being maize, sunflower and soyabean. The farming is highly mechanised with two production systems which are harrowing(use of tractors to prepare the land) and conservation farming(a system in which the soil surface is not broken).
According to Jadribo Martin, the agronomist in charge of smallholder farmers at Agilis, they have repackaged their farming protocol into an easy to understand document which has then been shared with the farmers.
“The document is divided into three stages – growth stage, business planning and investment stage. This way farmers are able to go and replicate our mode of operation at their own farms,” he noted.
With a vision to make Uganda the continent’s food basket, Benjamin Prinz, the Agilis co-managing partner postulates that there is infinite potential in the sector which can be realised if all stakeholders work together from investors, to smallholder farmers as well as other industry players.
“We have the capital and technical know-how to maximise our yield as well as access to markets. It is therefore our responsibility to share this knowledge, resources and markets with the community.” He explained. “We do not only invest in land and farming activities but also partner with farmers to help them co-market their grain with us. This way the whole community benefits and promotes their well-being.”
Founded in 2013, Agilis Partners operates two different companies; the Joseph Initiative Limited which is one of the leading exporters of grains from Uganda to the East African region and Asili Farms which is one of the largest farming companies in Uganda. The company’s main customers are food manufacturers, aid organizations and protein producers with in the region.
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