The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga officially laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Rotary Center of Excellence- sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bweyorerere-Namboole in partnership with the Kingdom of Buganda. The Kingdom provided 1.5acres of land on which the center will be built.
The center which will be built in Kira Municipality next to the Kira Gombolola headquarters will upon completion provide vocational training to equip youth and women with practical skills for self-sustainability.
The President of the Rotary Club of Bweyogerere-Naboole Rotarian Ruth Mukasa in her address thanked the Kingdom of Buganda for its generosity in providing the land and said the project is in line with two of the six Rotary focus areas of Basic education and literacy and Economic and community development. She said it will hopefully help address the issue of youth and women unemployment which is rampant in Kira Municipality and Uganda at large.
The Katikiro in his remarks thanked the Rotary Club of Bweyogerere- Namboole and the Rotary fraternity for always striving to make a difference in the communities in which to live. He asked the local community to support the project since will directly benefit them and help upskill the youth and women in the area. The Katikiro later planted a Muvule tree at the site in commemoration of his visit.
Present to welcome the Katikiro to the function were the Kingdom of Buganda cultural leaders led by the Kira Ssabaddu, Betty Namukwaya, local civic leaders led by the Mayor Kira Municipality Julius Mutebi, Mayor Emeritus Mamerto Mugerwa, clergy, and Rotarians from various clubs in Kira Municipality.
AFRIMA announces exciting event programme for GHANA 2018
The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, and The African Union Commission, AUC, have announced the program for the biggest music event in Africa, the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 holding in the Gold Coast City of Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24 under the theme ‘Africa is Gold’.
Ghana was unveiled as the 5th AFRIMA Official Host Country by the AUC on September 5 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Subsequently, the Republic of Ghana accepted the Official Host Country rights on Tuesday, September 11 during a media event held at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City Accra and attended by top Ghanaian government officials led by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana, Honourable Catherine Afeku.
Kicking off the back-to-back exhilarating events program for the 5th AFRIMA on November 21 is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree, a reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and delegates, African Union officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, media and other invited guests.
This is followed by the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. To be held under the theme “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”, the annual AMBS is a panel discussion platform to interrogate and strategize on the business of music in Africa while charting a synergistic way forward for development and economic empowerment for the music talents. It is a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, media and financial sectors of Africa while discussing the potentials present in the continent’s music industry and ways to harness its socio-economic gains.
Later in the day on November 22, at the AFRIMA Music Village, lovers and fans of African music are in for high octane performances by upcoming and A-list artistes from across the continent in a festival-style music concert which holds at the 100,000-capacity Independence Square, Accra, from 5.00 p.m. till dawn. The event will be broadcast live on dedicated satellite event channels.
In a bid to showcase the cultural and historical dynamism of the beautiful host city, invited guests will be treated to a tour of landmarks and sights of Accra on Friday, November 23. This will be followed by the Nominee’s Party from 10.00 p.m.
The live broadcast Main Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 24 will have in attendance high profile guests from across the continent and the Diaspora. Scheduled for the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana, by 7.30 p.m., the star-studded awards show will begin with the live-broadcast red carpet at 4.30 p.m. where all the glam, glitz and high fashion of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 will be on display. The awards ceremony to be broadcast to 84 countries on 105 partner media channels will also feature a potpourri of performances from some 2018 AFRIMA nominees, past award winners, and special guest artistes.
Wrapping up the thrilling event programme is the 5th AFRIMA After-Party at the Pool Bar, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast, Accra, Ghana.
Expressing her excitements at the coming events, Hon. Catherine Afeku said “On behalf of His Excellency, the President of Ghana and the people of the Republic of Ghana, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana welcomes African artistes, African media and event delegates to the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA-Ghana 2018. We take pride in ourselves in hosting this continental awards between November 21 and 24 which is consistent with our national development agenda to the growth of culture and the creative arts. We project a boost to the tourism economy of Ghana and the creation of opportunities for artists and investors in the culture and creative arts industry of Ghana. We expect more of such opportunities to be created in the national economy as we host AFRIMA events in the coming years. This will become one of the vehicles to deepen the collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Africa Union to drive the Government’s transformation agenda. We look forward to welcoming you with the warm Ghanaian hospitality, Akwaaba!”
Also sharing his enthusiasm, AFRIMA Country Director for Ghana, Francis Doku extolled the virtues of the Host Country saying, “We are very excited to be the host for the 5th AFRIMA, Ghana is a very beautiful country, and the most hospitable people on earth, and we want the whole of Africa and the rest of the world to come to see how we can also help developed the culture of Africa through music. It is also an opportunity to show the world what Ghana looks like, who we are, and the fact that we can also help to bring Africans together just as we did during the colonization of Africa. He went further to implore the world to come to Ghana, enjoy the food, the weather and the people from 21st to 24th of November, 2018 when Africa and the world will meet in Accra for the 5th edition of the All Africa Music Awards. Welcome to Ghana”. He concludes.
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA seeks to reward Africa’s music talents living on the continent or in the diaspora, it stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African musical and artistic heritage for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling the attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world for global competitiveness.
People Power activist Goes Missing ahead of Bobi Wine visit in Nairobi
As the People Power Movement continues to dominate Uganda and East Africa, ahead of Bobi Wine visit in Kenya, news coming in is that the People Power activist known as Herbert Luyinda has gone missing after being the front head who was mobilizing and organizing Bobi Wine’s visit in Kenya.
Herbert Luyinda was last seen on Nairobi streets a few days and is rumored to have been abducted by known people who are yet to contact his people. Herbert went missing even before Robert Sentamu, a.k.a Bobi Wine Kyagulanyi landed in Kenya.
Herbert Luyinda a 27yr old youthful man who has been doing Ground work since “Tojikwaato” Campaign. A close family friend who preffered anonymity, stated that; “We are worried about Herbert, Hope all goes well as we countinue to search for him”
TECNO Mobile to equip graduates with practical skills in select programs
By Our Reporter
TECNO Mobile Uganda last week conducted a recruitment event for its inaugural Graduate Trainee program. The Graduate Trainee program is aimed at equipping fresh graduates and university finalists with hands-on skills as they ready to step into the employment world.
The mobile devices company established two registration platforms to the program; the online registration platform and an offline event that happened at MUBS on Friday, October 5.
The program is open to individuals who are interested in getting practical skills from highly qualified professionals in the fields of Digital Marketing, Marketing, Retail, Graphic designing and Human Resource. The successful candidates will be trained by skilled teams in the select fields at their Kampala Head Quarters on Kampala Road, Prism Building.
The TECNO Graduate Trainee programme will be an annual programme, with plans to extend it to the countryside so that students outside Kampala can also benefit from the opportunity.
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