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PHOTOS: UG Pineapple cruises into the sunset on Independence Day

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Independence Day was the perfect day to relax and appreciate the beauty that Uganda is and also marvel at the investments of the rich and famous along the shores of Lake Victoria. What better way to do this than a boat cruise round the scenic beauty that is our country Uganda as you take in the cool breeze.

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As some Ugandans gathered in Kyotera to mark Uganda’s 57th Independence Day, Uganda Waragi Pineapple treated its customers to an Independence Day boat cruise on Lake Victoria.  Borrowing from its descriptor of a relaxed, chill and catch up over a bottle of UG Pineapple.

Uganda Waragi Pineapple is a new variant of your favorite spirit, Uganda Waragi. It was introduced in July and now joins the family of Uganda Waragi original and Uganda Waragi Coconut. It is a delicious combination of Uganda Waragi infused with freshly ripened Uganda pineapples.

The EarthWise boat, docked at Port Bell pier, was dapped in sunflower, pineapples and sunny colours ready for the cruise by midday. A mixologist stood at the foot of the boat to welcome the cruisers with a host of free-flowing cocktails. It was a beautiful sunny day that would turn into a beautiful Pineapple evening. But not everyone was prepared for the ride, some first time cruisers were treated to a rude awakening when they learnt that the fun on the cruise also comes with a bit of bounce served by the strong water waves on the lake.

As we set off, the water glistened silver from the afternoon sun, while the water bounced with low tides. From the onset, the day was set out to be a relaxed, chill and hangout affair over a cocktail or bottle of Uganda Waragi Pineapple. With great hits from Simples Entertainment, the cruise set off at 2pm and took us down to Ggaba. To the left, the all year round lash green islands reminded us that Uganda is a natural beauty.  An assortment of bird species left their sanctuaries in the thick tropical forests and lined the skyline to give the cruisers something to marvel at.

To the right, the beachfront is lined with some of the most exotic mansions to match the affluent housing served by the rich and famous in Uganda’s upscale residential areas. Murmurs of Pastor Robert Kayanja, Salim Saleh, Gordon Wavamuno and even Sylvia Owori made the rounds.

It threatened to rain for a moment but revellers were unmoved, choosing to remain on the sundecks while others were hurdled inside catching up with old friends.  But just like the promise of Noah’s day, it did not rain. And so we sailed on further to Munyonyo. The smiling faces of fishermen from all sides, families catching the Independence Day mood at Speke Resort Munyonyo’s gardens all made our trip worthwhile. Occasionally speedboats zoomed past and created fanfare, and a bit of envy for many a cruiser who is fascinated by speed.

By the time we returned to the pier, the now beautiful orange sun was disappearing into the lake as the reality of the hustle and bustle of busy Kampala life stared us in the face. It was a relaxed day well spent forgetting the hustles of life, even just for a moment.

 

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Joan Lule takea SITIMA Y’AMAKA to Top TV

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Former Bukedde and BBS Preseter has again landed in big monenies after Top TV beckoning the presenter to take on a big slot at the station.

Joan Lule’s signature TV show Sitima y’amaka is back but this time on Top TV. The show that started on 20th April has received massive acceptance and support in its two months on air. Sitima y’amaka airs every Saturday at 11PM.

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Joan Lule has maintained and kept her show interesting for long that all the stations that have sought her services have adopted the show into their programing.

Relatedly, the presenter has also shown interest in politics after announcing she will stand for Woman MP Mpigi district.

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Goat Races to return October

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One of Uganda’s most popular social events, the Royal Ascot Goat Races, which curved a special place as the most anticipated event on Uganda’s social calendar returns this October.

At an official announcement made Thursday at Kabira Country Club, the organisers confirmed the ultimate fun show in Uganda will be happening on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

This event which will be hosted at its customary venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo promises to recreate one of the most eagerly awaited weekends of merrymaking and extravagant fashion, which were the hallmarks of the Goat Races for years.

“The Goat Races are more than just another event in Uganda, it’s a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long,” Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia, the organisers of the event, said.

The goat races will entail eight races over the course of the day, with each race featuring eight goats. Anyone can sponsor a race, or buy a goat to participate in a race. The proceeds generated from the races will then go to a selected charity.

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Ykee Benda becomes a father, set to celebrate in Burundi

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Singer Ykee Benda is over the moon today. The singer today became a father for the very first time after his yet anonymous fiancee gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.

The yet to be unveiled toddler has been named Donte Quain Tugume Muhagazi. Ykee Benda has taken the celebrations to Lacosta beach in Bujumbura, Burundi where he will be performing for the very first time this Sunday.

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An over joyed Ykee posted “Burundi, it’s a special day because you are going to be the first people to see me perform not just as Ykee Benda but as a father of a handsome young king” The website congratulates Ykee Benda on his new role as a father.

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