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Wu Wei Ling wins 5th edition of the annual Netherlands Business Golf Cup

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Wu Wei Ling poses for a picture with his trophy on the podium.

Wu Wei Ling poses for a picture with his trophy on the podium.

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A total of 180 players gathered for the 5th edition of the annual Netherlands Business Golf tournament that took place on Saturday at the Kintante Golf Club. Wu Wei Ling emerged victorious in the Men’s category with 43 points and Brenda Maraka scored 39 points winning the women’s category.

The tournament is sponsored by dfcu bank in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, KLM Airlines, VIVO Energy, Sadolin Paints and Shares. The intent of the tournament is to create a platform for members of Uganda’s business community in both the public and private sector to provide a networking opportunity with Dutch affiliated businesses.

The tournament teed off at 7:00 am as different golfers battled it out on the greens throughout the day. This was later culminated with an awards dinner to recognize the outstanding players of the tournament.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, dfcu Bank’s Chief Executive officer Mathias Katamba said, “dfcu bank has deep partnerships with the kingdom of the Netherlands, Dutch embassy and community. Looking at all the businesses participating here today, most of them have a connection to the Netherlands and Dutch community. This event is one of the many activities crowning the King’s birthday celebration which happened earlier, but also sports is a great way to bring people together especially around the subject of business. There is no better way to network than around sports. So we are very delighted to participate and will continue to sponsor this tournament.”

There was lots of excitement and joy after the winners were awarded their well-deserved prizes.

“I am very happy tonight for winning this tournament, it was quite competitive seeing that we have so many good golfers who participated. I extend my appreciation to the organizers and sponsors of the tournament,” said Wu Wei Ling.

There was excitement as the day’s champion was awarded for outstanding performance on the greens that enabled him to win the 2019 Netherlands Business Golf Cup. He received a Business class ticket to travel to any destination of his choice in Europe courtesy of KLM.

Last year’s overall winners were Rukundo Paul and Asiimwe Evelyn with 42 and 89 points respectively.

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“Running Out of Trees” relay set for February

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 The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment Alfred Okot Okidi and Uganda Breweries Legal and Corporate relations director Charity Ekudu Kiyemba during the launch of the “Running out of trees” campaign in October last year.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment Alfred Okot Okidi and Uganda Breweries Legal and Corporate relations director Charity Ekudu Kiyemba during the launch of the “Running out of trees” campaign in October last year.

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Preparations are in high gear for the 2-day “Running out of Trees” relay from Kampala to Gulu.

The relay that will have 33 high profile and diverse runners run 10 kilometers each, is set to take place on Feb 7th and 8th February 2020. Flag off will be at Parliament.

The “Running out of Trees Campaign” spearheaded by Uganda Breweries Limited in partnership with Ministry of Water and Environment, was launched in October 2019.

The campaign seeks to rally Corporate Companies to come together and respond to the growing concern of deforestation in the country.

So far, a number of companies have come on board to support the campaign including Liberty Assurance which recently handed over a cheque of UGX 5,000,000 to UBL towards the run. Other companies include TOTAL Uganda and Stanbic Uganda among others.

The objective of this run is to rally every Ugandan to embrace April 25, 2020, the national day of tree planting on which 40million people in Uganda will be expected to plant and grow at least one tree.

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Photos: Fortebet gifts Hoima, Masindi, Kiboga and Kabango clientele

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It was a weekend to remember as Fortebet appreciated it customers in the areas of Hoima, Masindi, Lwamata and Kabango. Just as it has done in all the other parts of Uganda, Fortebet even this weekend gave out lots of gifts to its customers in the above mentioned places.


Many of them walked away with Techno phone, T-shirts, caps, wristbands, pens and many more. Away from the branches, Fortebet also visited and donated to bodaboda riders reflector jackets in Masindi and Hoima. 50 riders benefitted from this free offer.


“What Fortebet has done in Masindi has never been done by any other betting company. They way you have been ‘making gifts rain’ indeed confirms that Fortebet is big. I am so happy that I have been one of the many winners. I am now remaining with one thing-winning 100 million,” said one of the phone winners in Masindi.
This weekend, Fortebet will visit and gift its clients in Kyengera, Kitemu and Nsangi. Don’t miss, be there and win!

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Singleton Golf Challenge returns for 4th season

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Eddy Kenzo entertains guest during the Singleton Match Play Challenge 19th hole experience.

Eddy Kenzo entertains guests during the Singleton Match Play Challenge 19th hole experience.

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The Entebbe Golf Club was draped in all white on Saturday night as the Singleton Match Play Challenge celebrated the opening round of their 2020
edition during an all-white 19th hole experience that took place at the picturesque course.

Undoubtedly one of the most sought after golfing tournaments in the country, the 2020 edition opened up with a bang as over 100 golfers tried their best to make the cut and be part of the 64 pairs that will in the course of the next seven months go head to head on the grueling course for a chance at the grand prize.

The night also saw the cream of Uganda’s golfing fraternity dine and make merry to the start of an action-packed season. Hosted by celebrated comedian Patrick Salvador Idringi, the night was filled with laughter and comedic wit as Salvador took guests and revelers on an emotional rollercoaster with jokes on end.

60 pairs joined the defending champions while the other three pairs (wild cards) were picked by the sponsor(s) to make the final 64 pairs. These will be playing starting on February 8, March 14, April 18, May 9, and June 20 all the way to the grand finale that is slated to take place on July 18.

Addressing guests at the event UBL’s head of Whisky Portfolio Annette Nakiyaga couldnot hide her excitement at how big a vision the Singleton Match Play Championship has become.

“I cannot tell you how excited I am that we are doing this once more, if the last three years have taught us anything is that with hard work, commitment and determination we can build something as big as this. I have a feeling that this is going to be yet another exciting year at the Singleton,” said Annette Nakiyaga, UBL’s Head of Luxury Portfolio.

The winning pair will get a fully-paid trip to watch the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, a series which has welcomed some of the best golfers including Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson. There will also be business class return air tickets for the first and second runner-up pairs, as well as the winners of the subsidiary events in both the men’s and ladies’ categories. Other prizes include monthly subscription packages on DStv, golf accessories and HTC goodies.

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