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Search for Mirinda Miss Teen goes to schools

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After a successful launch in Kampala last month, the search for Mirinda Miss Teen 2013 starts its school tour this weekend.

On Saturday, the Mirinda team will be at Gayaza High School and the following day at Rubaga Girls‘ Secondary School (Our Lady Queen of Africa) starting 2pm until 5pm.

Mirinda Miss Teen is an annual teen’s talent contest that aims at showcasing the great talents and characters of today’s teenage girls. The competition involves a search for a teen girl between 15 and 18 years who is attractive, intelligent, warm, playful with a keen sense of humor, bold and focused. Miss Teen must also be spontaneous, provocative, well groomed and a role model in her community.

Ms Berna Kizza, the Mirinda brand manager, said, “The theme for Mirinda Miss Teen 2013 is Beach Edition. This was chosen because beach moments are associated with fond memories of fun and excitement for everyone regardless of age and gender.”

Ms Kizza said the Mirinda Miss Teen experience will re-create beach moments in all its events as was witnesses at the launch party at Garden City Rooftop, and have more interactive activities.

“We want to give the girls the kind of fun they are looking forward to but before they take part, they must seek for parental consent,” she added.

Ms Kizza said Miss Teen embodies the true character of brand Mirinda.

“It’s a fun, playful, provocative and smart brand that is loved by many teens. Therefore the Miss Teen contest is the appropriate platform to spot the girl with the likeness of Mirinda which comes in a variety of flavours including; Fruity, Orange, Pineapple and the recently launched Green Apple.”

Five schools will be toured individually during the search for the fairest teenager this year. In addition, four clusters have been created, each having up to 15 schools in all the regions of the country.

In total, according to Ms Kizza, girls in more than 50 schools will have a chance to compete for the crown.

Besides the ultimate prize, girls will also compete to be Miss Fashionista, Miss Popular, Miss Fashionista, Miss Brainy and Miss Entrepreneur.

Having FUN the Mirinda way at Rubaga girls S.S.

Having FUN the Mirinda way at Rubaga girls S.S.

This weekend’s judges will be New Vision society editor Nigel Nassar, who was also a judge last season, Sophie Tatu of Urban TV and Yvonne Koreta.

These and other judges will traverse the country with the Mirinda team in search of a girl who knows how to free their fun side, an attribute of Mirinda.

“Mirinda Miss Teen judges will be on the lookout for more than just beauty,” said Ms Kizza.

Last year’s winner was Abigail Amahoro, a Senior Five student of Seeta High School who took the crown after emerging best out of the 20 girls.

Mirinda has promised to make this year’s search for Miss Teen, the utmost definition of fun and pleasure.

“We shall have games like hola hoop, disc throws, a Green Apple juggling challenge, in addition to other games where girls will win prizes,” said Ms Kizza.

During the school tour, girls will be entertained by some of the top musicians.

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Uganda Breweries partners with Kabaka Foundation to construct sanitation facilities in city markets

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In a bid to improve the sanitation and hygiene that are health concerns in Kampala markets, Uganda Breweries Limited has launched a sanitation project that will see the brewery construct modern public sanitation facilities for the residents and traders of Nakulabye, Katwe, Mengo and Mulago Markets.

The project dubbed the “Kampala City Markets water and Sanitation” has been done in partnership with the Kabaka Foundation, which is an NGO presided over by His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda. The 3 months project which is part of UBL’s “Water of Life” initiative will cost UGX 300 Million and will benefit over 26,000 people.

Under this project, each Market will get a modern sanitation facility with eights units; a toilet for people with disabilities, a washroom for men and women, three urinal bowls for men, one shared attendants room, a water reservoir of 5000 liters, a 1000 liter over- head tank and a water pump.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony at Nakulabye Market, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Mark Ocitti said, “Access to clean sanitation facilities is critical to the health and prosperity of our communities, and yet, too many people especially in the markets around the city do not have access to these basic services. Uganda Breweries is proud to partner with the Kabaka Foundation to reform and improve the lives of more than 26,000 people who live and work around these markets.”

Ocitti noted that this project is not the first done in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom. “UBL and the Kingdom have a long standing partnership to brew Ngule beer, the Kingdoms official beer. The beer is made from cassava and sorghum all of which are sourced locally from Buganda Kingdom.”

In his remarks, Owekitibwa Chris Bwanika, a Trustee in the Kabaka Foundation said, “This project marks another milestone in achieving Kabaka foundation’s aim of improving sanitation. Kampala city markets have dilapidated sanitation facilities and with the construction of these new facilities, we will now be able to address the problem of poor sanitation and the consequent spread of diseases among the residents, especially the children.”

Uganda Breweries Limited has in the past years run similar projects. In 2017, the company constructed public sanitation facilities worth UGX 300 million at Port Bell and Kirombe markets. The project benefits over 12,000 residents, traders and visitors to the two areas. UBL has also previously constructed sanitation facilities in Ggaba market and Kinawataka market.

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Sheraton hosts Muslim community to iftar dinner

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Sheraton Kampala Hotel treated the Muslim community to iftar dinner as they broke their fast on Thursday evening. The dinner was held to thank their Muslim partners, clients and guests for the continued support to the hotel and to also wish them blessings during this holy month of Ramadan.

The dinner was a blend of Middle Eastern and Ugandan cuisine consisting of special and customized meals of starter, salads, condiments & dressing, soups, main course, carving, dessert and a variety of drinks.

While addressing the guests during the dinner, the General Manager, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Jean-Philippe Bittencourt encouraged the Muslims to keep up with the good spirit of brotherhood as they observe this Ramadan. He further thanked them for the immeasurable support to the Sheraton hotel and encouraged them to work as a team for peace and unity to be realized.

“To observe, this holy month, the hotel has set aside a special prayer place where our employees, guests and customers can say their prayer and break their fast. We have a designated area at the Victoria Restaurant where they can have a lavish buffet as they break their fast from Monday to Saturday,” Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt further noted.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam with the fast beginning at dawn and ending at set.

Sheraton hotel during this holy month of Ramadan has special daily Iftar menu packages for individuals, families, groups and companies hosting their Muslim clients or customers to a special dinner.

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V-Power weekend is back

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Emmanuel Ssebunya, Vivo Energy Brand Manager – Fuel refills a customer’s car at Shell Bugolobi.

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“V-Power Weekend”, a promotion that allows customers to purchase Shell V-Power at the same price as regular fuel, is back.

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Launched in March this year, the promotion is open to all Shell customers and is available at over 80 Shell stations countrywide. The offer runs for the entire weekend starting Friday morning to Sunday evening.

“This promotional offer is aimed at getting car owners to try the advanced fuel formulation and experience the thrilling power and performance of our premium fuel Shell V-Power,” said Emmanuel Ssebunya, Brand Manager Fuels at Vivo Energy Uganda. “Shell’s new fuels contain exclusive DYNAFLEX Technology which helps clean and protect key components in vehicle engines, reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall, reduces possibility of engine knock leading to better engine efficiency and performance.”

The V-Power Weekend offer will run every month till December 2019 to give as many motorists as possible an opportunity to experience Shell premium fuels.

“Whatever car you drive, wherever you are going, visit a Shell station to get a full tank of Premium Shell V-Power at the price of regular fuel and GO WELL,” he added.

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