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Tropical Bank bankrolls 2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games

BY Paul Mayambala Tropical Bank Uganda Limited has bankrolled the 2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games with a financial support UGX 6.8 M (Six Million Eight Hundred and forty Thousand shillings) only. The cheque was officially handed over to the UMEA Sports organising committee chairman Hajji Twahil Kiteezaala. Dr. Sulaiman Lujja, the Manager Islamic banking at […]

Mombasa Cement and Krystalline salt bag Energy Management Awards

Cement manufacturing firm Mombasa Cement has bagged the best new entrant in the recently concluded Energy Management Awards.
The firm won the award in the category of large energy consumers during the 15th edition of the awards that were held on Friday...

Uganda Waragi launches Pina Colada weekend.

By Julius Senyimba Uganda Waragi on Tuesday announced the launch of the country’s first and biggest cocktail festival dubbed the Pina Colada Weekend that is scheduled to be held in Kampala between April 18 and 20, 2019. The festival is three days of mixing, shaking, creating, drinking, tasting and sipping on some of Uganda Waragi’s […]

Crysto Panda appointed Africell Ambassador

By Joan Murungi NTV’s teens show presenter Crysto Panda has recently been appointed the new Africell media ambassador. “I knelt down and asked God to bless me with a deal and he finally heard me. I have been appointed the new Africell media ambassador. Thank you Afriell .Iam super exited to be part of your […]

UTB Launches Golf Tours

By Solomon Muleyi By 5:00pm, the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Course was teeming with Golfers. They were busy, battling, strutting about the turf wearing not just their colorful shorts and Polo T-Shirts, but also the look of strife. It wasn’t going to be easy on anyone. At the end of the day, Charles Odere (in […]

Authorities seize counterfeit goods worth sh1.5 million at a mall in Karen

Nairobi, KENYA: The Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) on Thursday seized goods worth sh.1.5 million at a mall in Karen. The Authority raided Madora shop at the Hub mall in Karen following complaints from a customer who had purchased products from the shop. “We got a complaint from a customer who had bought two bottles of Sexy 212 perfume from the shop, when she tried the perfumes at home she discovered they smelt different from the one she was using,” said Peter Wafula from the Anti-Counterfeit Agency. The Agency seized Sexy 212, Gucci, Polo products among other high end perfumes. “When we raided the shop the only purpose was to seize the perfume that the customer complained about but we noticed that some of the products had problems, for instance there were Gucci products with different manufactures and different packaging which makes it difficult to know which is the original,” said Peter. The raid came just three days after ACA and ERC discovered an illegal petroleum depot disguised as a garage in Kariakor, at Crystal Motor Garage, Starehe Constituency. Also read: Five arrested for selling illicit oil Once the samples seized have been tested and found fit they will be taken back to the shop.

Musician Beenie Gunter joins taxi business

By Solomon Muleyi Artiste Beenie Gunter wears his hustle on his sleeves. One glance at him and you can tell that his path to the present glory was riddled with strife. After years of churning good music that never left the music industry underground, he finally got a breakthrough last year. Through songs like ‘Tubaayo’ […]

Kinyara Sugar Supports Refurbishing of Bunyoro Kitara Parliament

By Alex Balimwikungu Kinyara Sugar Limited extended support to the refurbishment of the Orukurato Rwa Bunyoro-Kitara. The General Manager of Kinyara, Ravi R. handed over executive furniture and computers worth Sh8 million to the Omuhikirwa of Bunyoro Rt. Hon Andrew Byakutaga at the Orukurato Rwa Bunyoro Kitara, the Parliament, in the presence of other officials. […]

Five arrested for selling illicit oil

Nairobi, KENYA: Is the oil you are using in your car safe? Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) on Tuesday arrested five suspects dealing in illicit oil and Lubricants in Nairobi’s Kariokor area, and seized counterfeit products worth three million shillings. The authority recovered oil packaging paraphernalia including equipment and containers (bottles, drums and jerrycans). The authority also managed to recover brand labels for Shell, Total Kenya and National Oil. The suspects will be arraigned at Makadara Law Courts on Wednesday morning. At the same time, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) will be demolishing the facility where the goods were found. The arrests came just a day after five more suspects were nabbed for selling counterfeit gadgets in a sting operation by ACA at Luthuli Avenue in Nairobi’s CBD area. In the Monday raid, ACA seized counterfeit goods including mobile phones, chargers, phone covers, batteries and earphones worth eight million shillings. The authority also seized machines used to package the counterfeit devices including branded seals. Some of the counterfeit products bore branding for HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and Sony. ACA Chief Inspector Ibrahim Bule said the authority will continue carrying the raids until they rid the market of illicit goods. “We were basically looking at Moi Avenue and Luthuli area because that is a place known for phones, phones accessories and affiliate products,” said Bule. Also read: Counterfeit goods worth sh 10 million destroyed “This initiative is a way to improve innovation and will also give opportunity to brand owners so that we expand our marketing basement and improve direct investment in our country,” he added.

Multi Choice launches digital hub for filmmakers

By Paul Waiswa MultiChoice Uganda has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) portal, a digital hub for filmmakers. The online portal is the third touchpoint of the initiative following the launch of three regional MTF Academies (in West, East and Southern Africa respectively), a 12-month film training program is aimed at upskilling the next generation […]