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Online Kikuubo shopping Comes To You

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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.

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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.

Amina a Devoted Kikuubo Online Customer

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.

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Fanfare in Masaka as MTN launches “MoMo Nyabo” promo

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Bebe Cool entertains revelers in Masaka. Bebe Cool entertains revelers in Masaka.

Bebe Cool entertains revelers in Masaka.

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Business was brought to a standstill in Masaka town on Friday afternoon as MTN Uganda launched the second edition of the “MoMo Nyabo” campaign which is aimed at encouraging customers to transact using Mobile Money.

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The campaign which was officially launched during a press briefing held at Brovad Hotel was marked by a flurry of fanfare, much to the excitement of the town dwellers.

The launch was followed by a procession around the town displaying the brand new Toyota Wish cars and motorbikes that will be given away during the campaign.

It culminated in a mega concert which was hosted at the Masaka Recreation grounds. Revelers were entertained by Uganda’s top artistes including Jose Chameleone and Bebe Cool among others.

During the concert, the first winners in this year’s MoMo Nyabo campaign were also announced. Kigundu Rashid and Steven Nanziga emerged the lucky winners and each walked away with a motorcycle.

Hundreds turned for the concert at the Masaka Recreation grounds.

Hundreds turned for the concert at the Masaka Recreation grounds.

Meanwhile, prizes worth Ugx 1.5billion will be won by lucky customers in the eight week campaign.The prizes include 24 cars, 32 Boda bodas, 160 smartphones as well as mobile money.

The MoMo Nyabo promotion is part of a series of offers the telecom company has launched in recent times to reward customers including bonus on data bundle purchase via MTN Mobile Money and a few days ago, MTN slashed mobile money sending rates by more than half.

“This will be a double win for our customers. First of all, they will be sending money at half price. While doing that, they will be entered into a draw to win one of those exciting prizes. So in a way, all our customers will be winners”. Samuel Gitta, MTN Uganda’s Ag. GM Risk & Compliance said.

“We are continually evolving to make our customers’ lives better. We value and appreciate our customers and all that we are doing is just to give back to them for continuing to support us,” he added.

For customers to stand a chance to win one of the prizes, all they have to do is dial *165*1#. Customers will then automatically enter into a draw to win the exciting prizes.

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Vivo Energy in joint venture with Kuku Foods to accelerate roll-out of KFC restaurants

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Vivo Energy plc (Vivo Energy), the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has agreed to form a non-fuel joint venture to accelerate the roll-out of KFC restaurants in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. The 50:50 joint venture will manage and operate the restaurants in the three markets on behalf of Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings (Kuku Foods), who will remain the local KFC franchisee. Completion of this transaction is subject to standard legal agreements and regulatory and competition authority approval.

The restaurants, 22 in Kenya and 8 in Uganda, are located in shopping malls, city centre locations, and service stations. Kuku Foods plans to open its first KFC restaurant in Rwanda in 2019.

The 5 KFC restaurants operated by Kuku Foods Tanzania, the KFC franchisee in Tanzania, will not form part of the transaction.

The joint venture will enable a significant increase in the number of KFC restaurants in the portfolio in the coming years. It is envisaged that many of the new restaurants will be opened at Vivo Energy’s network of service stations across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, which leverages Vivo Energy’s retail footprint, with more countries to be considered in the future, based on market opportunities.

Commenting on the transaction, Christian Chammas, CEO of Vivo Energy, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Kuku Foods to replicate the KFC joint venture model we pioneered in Botswana and Côte d’Ivoire. Kuku Foods shares our ambition to invest in order to grow the number of restaurants and give more African customers access to the internationally renowned KFC brand. This partnership further demonstrates our ambition to continue to offer more convenience to satisfy the evolving needs of our growing number of African customers.”

Derrick Van Houten, Group CEO of Kuku Foods and Principal Operator of the KFC franchises, added: “Having launched our first KFC in East Africa in 2011, we have successfully grown the business over the last eight years. We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Vivo Energy to continue this growth, bringing our world-renowned KFC products and experience to as many customers as possible.”

KFC Africa’s General Manager, Tarun Lal concluded: “We are delighted that KFC can leverage the joint venture entered into between Vivo Energy and Kuku Foods to continue to grow its network of KFC restaurants in Africa. We are confident that the KFC franchisee will continue to provide customers with a great KFC experience, driving improvements in customer
service and quality through its relationship with Vivo Energy.”

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Rising Woman initiative returns for second edition

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Monitor Publications Limited’s (MPL) flagship brand Daily Monitor in partnership with dfcu Bank’s Women in Business Program and Uganda Investment Authority(UIA) have launched the second edition of the Rising Woman initiative.

The Rising Woman initiative which was started last year under the theme ‘Taking your business ahead’ is meant to recognize, celebrate and promote a culture of mentorship among women in business in Uganda and targets Ugandan business women, Small scale investors, Entrepreneurs, Members of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL), Members of Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) and Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) members.

Speaking at the launch, dfcu Chief Executive Officer Mathias Katamba called the initiative a “…fundamental step on the path to creating a financially-enabling environment for female entrepreneurs.”

He went on to note that the bank has created programs and products which specifically address the financial needs of women across the country. “As a financial institution that believes in building thriving communities, dfcu embarked on a journey to creating an enabling environment for Small and Medium Women owned Enterprises starting in 2007, with the introduction of the Women in Business program. Our primary motivation is the fact that despite women making up over 52% of the population of Uganda, it is not reflected in the ratio of women who have access to financial services.”

“Through the program, we work with women in diverse ventures to turn business ideas into realities which in turn become vehicles for change in communities. With over 53 years of lending to SMEs, and at least 10 years running the WiB program, dfcu Bank understands the financial needs of women and goes ahead to provide tailor-made solutions for them,” Katamba added.

He also officially announced the call for business proposals through the bank’s official website which will begin the contention for the top 10 business ideas.

The proposal submission is already underway and will run up to 20th September 2019. The top 3 winners will walk away with Ugx 15 million, Ugx 10 million and Ugx 5 million respectively and the top 10 will take part in an all-expense study tour trip to Nairobi.

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