Destination Of The Week; Queen Elizabeth National Park


 

 

The trips celebrating #UgTravelMonth are just a few days away and what best way to start off with knowledge of where  we will be headed to? The trips are going to last throughout the month of October, with every weekend being covered by a trip to go see Uganda in all her raw beauty.

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The first trip is for a fun filled weekend in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most famous destinations in Uganda. A park with the largest variety of wildlife, animals and bird species. Why should you be excited to go you ask?

 

  • Lions and More Lions

You can not think about going to the wild without a picture of a lion popping up in your mind, they define the wild and this park has a whole lot of them. These  lions are known for climbing trees and if you catch them at the right time, you might find a number of them sprawled on branches lazily watching you drive by. The lions are common in the Ishasha area which has earned them the phrase; “tree climbing lions of Ishasha.”

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  • Mountain Rwenzori

There is no one to describe the view of the famous “Mountains of The Moon” from the Queen Elizabeth National Park, breathtaking cannot even cut it. The looming but beautiful sight is quite what the view, even better is that the park offers hiking packages for its visitors to get you an upclose view from up at the ranges. And if you cannot make it to the top, you can still get to see how amazing the elephants, giraffes and other animals look at the same time enjoy the snaking kazinga channel.

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  • Variety

The park is not just an expansive stretch of property but it is also blessed to be a home to several different types of wild animals ranging from the giant but gentle elephant to the lanky giraffes and even huge creepers like snakes. There is always something for you to see, something new to learn from and this means you will be amazed throughout your tour of the park.

Hospitality

The park has a number of lodges that include; Engiri Game Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge among several many others as well as hotels in the neighbouring towns of Kasese and Fort Portal. All hotels and lodges can be easily booked off of Jumia Travel from the comfort of your home with a big discount if you are going for the UG travel month experience.

 

  • Birding

If you are an avid birding enthusiast, Queen Elizabeth will wow you with its many species of birds of which some are not native to Uganda and stop by on their migrating routes. The biggest number of bird species is native to the park and they are estimated to be over 600 of them.

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some of the birds at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • Chimpanzee Tracking

The park offers chimpanzee tracking activities for visitors near Kasenyi and the neighbouring Kalinzu forest reserve where you get a chance to spot the mammals in their natural habitat as well as learn about their habits and species.

 

The trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the UG Travel Month is going to take place from the 1st of October till the 2nd, the travel entourage will set off from Garden City parking lot. If you miss this trip, there is a second trip organised from the 8th- 9th of October and will cost you just a little of 250, 000 UGX for it.

 

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TOP TIPS FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOME


 

Whether you are starting or growing your family, your home must adapt to new arrivals. Regardless of whether you live in a bungalow, shared housing, apartment, gated community, every home needs to make changes to become child-proof.

Global property portal Lamudi asks the question, how can you make your home family-friendly? and the following tips make it worth once followed:

  • Make safety a priority

Whilst the interior design of your home is important, safety should be the focal point when preparing for a new arrival to your household. This includes: installing childproof gates at the top and bottom of staircases; making sure swimming pools are surrounded by a secure fence; and keeping anything out of reach that may be deemed harmful.

  • Hide switches

Today, it is possible to buy shockproof switches and sockets for all electrical outlets. Curious kids are often drawn to plugholes, so invest in advanced designs with automatic shutters, which make it impossible for your children to access the sockets.

  • Don’t scrimp on storage

Children tend to need a lot of things – from toys to clothes, strollers to cribs. Smart storage solutions will not only help make space for all of their essentials, but provide an out-of-reach area for those precious pieces of pottery. Make sure you have enough room, by installing additional shelves, baskets and hangers, and making the most of under bed storage space.

  • Protect your walls

It is inevitable that walls will gather food stains and crayon marks over time. Get ahead of the game by introducing blackboard paint into your interior design plan. This way, drawings can be left on the walls, and you can even use the space to leave notes and lists.

  • Avoid sharp edges

If you have always dreamt of having a circular bed, now would be the time to make the investment. Sharp corners are common enemies for small children, who often bump their heads when exploring the house. If circular furniture is not your style, buy special edge protectors and corner guards to avoid incidents.

  • Consider color

Whilst white may once have been your color of choice, you cannot escape the fact that it is not practical for your family home. Preparing your home for a new addition often means moving away from more neutral shades. Darker colored carpets will hide those muddy footprints as your children get older and more adventurous, whilst bolder colors are said to stimulate brain growth and development in newborns.

  • Up cycle

When your children are old enough, your favorite coffee table will be turned upside down and used as a boat, and the sofa will become a trampoline. To avoid the risk of ruining fancy furniture, modify old pieces that can handle the wear and tear.

  • Make the most of your space

It is important to create individual spaces that your kids can call their own, including dens, arts and craft areas, and playrooms. Make sure you also have a place for the whole family to spend time together. Whether this is a bigger dining table, or a comfortable, relaxing space in your living room, as your family grows, your home space needs to adapt.

#5ASideUG


ImageIntroducing the women’s day special by 40 days over 40 smiles is the #5AsideUG that will involve be great music, drinks and eats on sale, play Station, African yoga for ladies as well as the drive in cinema. this will happen on the 8th of March and the entrance is for sure affordable. there will be a panel of judges as viewed from this photo. Each team will have  five players and two substitutes with a girl in a particular team since it’s their day.
Entrance is Shs. 3,000 and the players are paying Shs. 10,000. Each team must have a lady since it is the Women’s Day Edition of the event. hoping to see all of you there

LIDTECH LAUNCHES TAKULA CASH LOTTERY CAMPAIGN


Lidtech Uganda finally launches its new brand at the Constitutional square with the guest of honour being Chairman of Lotteries and Regulatory Board Manzi Tumubwiine.

Takula Cash is a fun Scratch-and-win-instantly game, with 5 Billion in Prizes.

Regulated by the Uganda National Lottery
Aaron Kasozi, the general manager Lidtech Uganda, reassures Ugandans that this particular lottery game is like no other. Not only does it offer high prizes, easily accessible by buying and scratching a card at your nearest airtime vendor and shops, but it has adhered to all the requirements from the Lottery Regulatory Commission.

It has also undertaken stringent and meticulous methods to make sure that respective winners receive their winnings as soon as possible and that the process is uncorrupted and seamless.

Low tier Prizes, below 4 Million Ugandan Shillings, are instantly redeemable by Mobile Money.
High tier prizes, over 4 Million, will be paid by Lidtech Uganda.

The top prizes winners will be communicated in our Facebook page and in the Media.

“Our mission is not only to maximize revenue but also to operate with the highest standards of integrity and public trust; We are committed to meeting our Social Responsibility, so Minors are strictly not allowed to play, and we will also indentify and fund reputable Charities whose activities have a positive impact on the community” Kasozi elaborated.

  • How to play

The object of the Instant Lottery Game is for a Player to scratch the game area and match 3 symbols.

The games to be played are Treasure (win up to 5 Million), Matatu (win up to 10 Million) and Soccer (win up to 20 Million).

  • How to validate your ticket

Upon reaching any of the retailers, every Takula Cash player will need to fill in personal details, namely name, contact and signature and it is the responsibility of the player to ascertain that the Instant Lottery Ticket hasnt been defaced or already scratched.

After the completion of the name, cellphone number and signature section of the Instant Lottery Ticket, the person whose personal details appear on the Instant Lottery Ticket shall be the sole owner of that Instant Lottery Ticket.

“And because the lottery gaming business has been smeared with a rather negative and discouraging perception, often times, affiliated with fleecing of unsuspecting participants”- Kasozi had this to say.

Where to play / in partnership with Telecoms
For ease of accessibility of the Takula Cash cards, Kasozi stated that availability is in the major towns, including Kampala.
“Scratch cards for the Takula Cash can be attained from multiple shops and MTN airtime vendors all over the country. We are expanding our network to reach even more retail outlets so players have access to the game”.

East African Development Bank Completes Another Medical Training in Cancer Management.


The East African Development Bank in partnership with the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians have concluded yet another medical training of selected medical practitioners in Western Uganda.

The training which took place in Mbarara, is part of a medical training programme that EADB is carrying out across four East African countries aimed at curbing the increasing dangers of Cancer while also sensitizing communities in these countries.

EADB’s aim is to train 600 medical professionals within a period of four years, to specialize in the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders.
The East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) is an EADB initiative to build capacity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in the fields of neurology and oncology. EADB’s mission is to promote sustainable social-economic development in East Africa by providing development finance support and advisory services.
Through the Medical Training and Fellowship(METAF) Programme, EADB aims to increase capacity towards early detection, research and access to treatment of cancer and neurological disorders by increasing the number, quality and deployment of medical doctors in public service with specialty training in the treatment cancer and neurological disorders of in the East Africa region, especially in communities and areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

EADB is working in partnership with the British Council to manage and deliver the METAF Programme and with the Royal College of Physicians as the technical partner.
This is the fourth training taking place in Uganda. It follows similar trainings that were held St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya, at the Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago in 2016 and in Soroti earlier this year. Other trainings have also taken place in Kenya and Tanzania.

There has been a recorded increase in the number of cancer patients in the region, and close to 80% of these patients find out when the cancer is in its late stages. Dr. Abrahams Omoding, a Specialist Medical Oncologist with the Uganda Cancer Institute and also one of the programme trainers says that Cancer now kills more people than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined.
Although the signs and symptoms of the disease are still not well-known in many communities, there have been tremendous efforts to sensitize people and train medical practitioners in early identification of cancer cases.
The programme continues to focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders especially in communities where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

“This course is key in down staying late cancer detection. By training the doctors on the most important information on the signs and symptoms of cancer, we shall improve the ability to identify cancers at an early stage.” said Dr. Omoding.

Ms. Vivienne Yeda, the Director General of EADB reiterates that EADB’s course objective is to upgrade the ability of the target group of physicians to be able to better manage the patients with common neurological disorders.

“We are receiving positive feedback from the doctors who have so far taken part in the trainings. Through these doctors, we are surely having an impact. The fight against cancer should be taken up by all of us and as EADB we shall continue to train doctors until we meet our target of training 600 medical practitioners in four years.” Ms. Vivienne Yeda added.

Doctors who attended the medical training programme in Mbarara were in agreement for an increased need of such trainings across the region.
“I have learnt a lot of new things and through this training, I will now be able to look at medical cases from a different aspect so as I can be able to diagnose my patients with utmost surety.” said one of the doctors that took part in the training.
Non Communicable Diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors are an emerging problem in East Africa although the focus has been directed to infectious diseases to a greater extent. EADB is thus extending a supporting arm so as to raise awareness of the severity of NCDs.

These diseases are driven by forces that include ageing, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles. For example, globalization of unhealthy lifestyles like unhealthy diets may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids, and obesity. These are called ‘intermediate risk factors’ which can lead to cardiovascular disease, a NCD.
All age groups and regions are affected by NCDs. Very often, these illnesses are associated with older age groups, but evidence shows that 16 million of all deaths attributed to NCDs occur before the age of 70. Of these ‘premature’ deaths, 82% occurred in low- and middle-income countries.

Children, adults and the elderly alike are all vulnerable to the risk factors that contribute to Non-communicable diseases, whether from unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, exposure to tobacco smoke or the effects of the harmful use of alcohol.

Satellite broadband to decipher economic growth in rural Uganda


The African Development Bank projects that Uganda’s GDP will grow from 5.1% in 2017 to 5.8% in 2018. Among other factors, the government has highlighted the role of information communications technology (ICT) as a key enabler for this trend toward growth.

As key stakeholders in the country continue to promote the use of ICT for economic and social growth, Uganda’s internet penetration has increased in the last two years from 31% in 2015 to 53.9% in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
In East Africa, Uganda is second only to Kenya in terms of internet penetration.

While this figure is significant, a section of Uganda’s population still lacks internet access. A critical issue is that many live in rural areas that are hard to reach through traditional methods.

Satellite broadband can break through both the cost and planning barriers to these remote areas. Since it is not subject to the same physical and infrastructure limitations of cable-based systems, satellite broadband offers an alternative that is less costly to connect and requiring less complicated infrastructural planning.

This could significantly improve connectivity in rural areas for individuals and businesses.
In neighboring Kenya, many unserved and under-served rural areas are already enjoying the benefits of satellite connectivity. One of the main segments to benefit is the country’s public healthcare sector. In Kiambu County, for example, satellite connectivity is delivering quicker and more effective patient care through the sharing of knowledge and resources via the internet.

Through the provision of satellite broadband connectivity and the implementation of new software, local healthcare facilities are now able to share critical information and better manage patient inquiries since medical records are now available to all connected healthcare facilities within the county. Anyone can go to the nearest facility and receive the consultation and medicine they need within a matter of minutes.

Other sectors such as education facilities continue to reap similar benefits. Today, a student is able to access vast amounts of e-learning tools with a simple click of a button. Information that is essential to learn, grow and pursue his or her ambitions is now more readily available.
In addition to enabling students and medical professionals, satellite broadband has also enabled government organisations to streamline their processes and ensure that their services reach individuals, no matter where they reside.

In South Africa, approximately one in every ten pensioners was either unaware of the value of their pensions, or was unable to access them. Hence, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) launched an outreach project aimed at engaging with pensioners.

An always-on broadband connectivity facilitated real-time access to pension data, no matter how remote the location of the pensioner. Through collaboration between public and private organisations, 1.2 million members of GEPF and their beneficiaries were able to gain access to valuable financial services.

These are just some of the examples of how satellite connectivity is driving social and economic change. Through satellite communication, communities can now access many services, and the way they educate their children, access local and global markets for their goods and maintain good health is also changing.

Until very recently, these kinds of scenarios would have seemed far-fetched.
According to the World Bank, the GDP of developing nations rises by 1.38% for every 10% increase in broadband connectivity. With such a direct correlation between investment in broadband connectivity and the growth in economic activity, connecting rural Uganda is central to the achievement of the 5.8% growth expected in 2018.

The collaboration between governments, technology partners and businesses is key to extending the benefits of connectivity.

Airtel Uganda carries out 4th draw for Yoola Amajja


Airtel Uganda, held the 4th draw on their ongoing Yoola Amajja promotion where 4 Airtel customers won cash worth UGx3,771,000 at their head offices on clement Hill.

Namugaya Sandra, a resident of Bugembe , Jinja Distrcit and Kizza Charles, painter from Gayaza took home, UGX1.238,000 and UGX1,191,000 respectively.

Other winners where Kimbugwe Gonzaga, a resident of Kajjansi who took home UGX580,000 and Mazolo Ezekiel an Electrician and resident of Kasese who took home UGX762,000.
Commenting about the draw, Namugaya Sarah a business woman from Bugembe who owns a Mobile money kiosk said, “I am so excited about today; I have got more money to add into my business. I mainly use Airtel Money to send and receive money.

Yoola Amajja encouraged me to do more things on the platform and I am glad that today I have been rewarded for it”.
Airtel Uganda Customer Service Director, Lynda Nabayinda was present to handover money to the winners.

“This is the 4th draw of the promotion and our subscribers are being given an opportunity to win simply by transacting on Airtel Money. Through Yoola Amajja and similar promotions, we believe we are bettering the lives of our subscribers with Yoola Amajja.” She commented

“You can win up to UGX2,000,000 with a very low initial investment. Simply transact on Airtel Money at least thrice a week and you could be the next instant winner,” she concluded.
To take part in the Yoola Amajja promotion, Airtel Money customers should dial *185# on their phones and carry out any 3 of these transactions weekly;

  • Send money
  • Pay bills like pay TV, water, electricity, school fees etc.
  • Purchase a data or voice bundle through Airtel Money
  • Top up a minimum of 500/= airtime through Airtel money
  • Transact on your bank account through Airtel Money
  • Wewole loans service

Lucky winners will be allowed into the cash box to grab up to 2 million shillings and will strictly be called using 0752600222.

East African Development Bank Completes Another Medical Training in Cancer Management


The East African Development Bank in partnership with the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians have concluded yet another medical training of selected medical practitioners in Western Uganda

The training which took place in Mbarara, is part of a medical training programme that EADB is carrying out across four East African countries aimed at curbing the increasing dangers of Cancer while also sensitizing communities in these countries.

EADB’s aim is to train 600 medical professionals within a period of four years, to specialize in the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders.

The East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) is an EADB initiative to build capacity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in the fields of neurology and oncology. EADB’s mission is to promote sustainable social-economic development in East Africa by providing development finance support and advisory services.

Through the Medical Training and Fellowship(METAF) Programme, EADB aims to increase capacity towards early detection, research and access to treatment of cancer and neurological disorders by increasing the number, quality and deployment of medical doctors in public service with specialty training in the treatment cancer and neurological disorders of in the East Africa region, especially in communities and areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

EADB is working in partnership with the British Council to manage and deliver the METAF Programme and with the Royal College of Physicians as the technical partner.

This is the fourth training taking place in Uganda. It follows similar trainings that were held St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya, at the Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago in 2016 and in Soroti earlier this year. Other trainings have also taken place in Kenya and Tanzania.

There has been a recorded increase in the number of cancer patients in the region, and close to 80% of these patients find out when the cancer is in its late stages. Dr. Abrahams

Omoding, a Specialist Medical Oncologist with the Uganda Cancer Institute and also one of the programme trainers says that Cancer now kills more people than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined.
Although the signs and symptoms of the disease are still not well-known in many communities, there have been tremendous efforts to sensitize people and train medical practitioners in early identification of cancer cases.
The programme continues to focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders especially in communities where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

“This course is key in down staying late cancer detection. By training the doctors on the most important information on the signs and symptoms of cancer, we shall improve the ability to identify cancers at an early stage.” said Dr. Omoding.

Ms. Vivienne Yeda, the Director General of EADB reiterates that EADB’s course objective is to upgrade the ability of the target group of physicians to be able to better manage the patients with common neurological disorders.

“We are receiving positive feedback from the doctors who have so far taken part in the trainings. Through these doctors, we are surely having an impact. The fight against cancer should be taken up by all of us and as EADB we shall continue to train doctors until we meet our target of training 600 medical practitioners in four years.” Ms. Vivienne Yeda added.

Doctors who attended the medical training programme in Mbarara were in agreement for an increased need of such trainings across the region.
“I have learnt a lot of new things and through this training, I will now be able to look at medical cases from a different aspect so as I can be able to diagnose my patients with utmost surety.” said one of the doctors that took part in the training.

Non Communicable Diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors are an emerging problem in East Africa although the focus has been directed to infectious diseases to a greater extent. EADB is thus extending a supporting arm so as to raise awareness of the severity of NCDs.

These diseases are driven by forces that include ageing, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles. For example, globalization of unhealthy lifestyles like unhealthy diets may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids, and obesity. These are called ‘intermediate risk factors’ which can lead to cardiovascular disease, an NCD.
All age groups and regions are affected by NCDs. Very often, these illnesses are associated with older age groups, but evidence shows that 16 million of all deaths attributed to NCDs occur before the age of 70. Of these ‘premature’ deaths, 82% occurred in low- and middle-income countries.

Children, adults and the elderly alike are all vulnerable to the risk factors that contribute to Non-communicable diseases, whether from unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, exposure to tobacco smoke or the effects of the harmful use of alcohol.East African Development Bank Completes Another Medical Training in Cancer Management.

Uganda Farmers to benefit from capacity building by Agribusiness Development Centre (ADC)


dfcu Bank & Rabobank Foundation inject USD 2.8million into ADC

Farmer Based Organization’s (FBOs) that have potential to contribute to the agricultural value chain finally have a chance at improving their operations and ultimately become bankable.

The organization’s that currently lack technical or structural capacity to operate in a sustainable way have started receiving technical support from the Agribusiness Development Center (ADC) with the backing of dfcu Bank & Rabobank Foundation in Netherlands.

Both dfcu & Rabobank Foundation have injected a combined USD 2.8million (two million eight hundred thousand US dollars) for the next five (5) years.

The Agribusiness Development Center (ADC) which started operations in October this year has skilled 44 farmer leaders from 20 FBOs from Lira, Dokolo, Kole, Alebtong and Oyam with skills in governance.

According to the ADC Executive Director, Anja de Feijter the ADC business advisory team is pre-visiting over 100 farmer based organisation’s (FBO’s) country wide in 2017. Since October 70 FBOs have been selected to receive the training skills in governance; financial management; financial literacy; marketing; risk assessment and so much more.

“With these skills, the Farmer Based Operations will continue to grow their operations in ways that are of benefit to both them and the wider communities,” she added.

Speaking at the official launch of ADC in Kampala today, dfcu Bank Chairman of the Board Jimmy D. Mugerwa, commended the efforts being taken by the farmer based organizations to acquire finances through forming groups.

“Agriculture is the number one breadwinner for our country and there is need for collective effort to support it. By facilitating ADC in its operations dfcu and Rabobank are building capacity for the farmers to access much needed financial services, he said.

“dfcu Bank already provides tailor-made products for the farmers and with the capacity building delivered through ADC the small holder farmers will be more eligible for financing from commercial banks.

They will also be better placed to increase productivity and possibly embrace commercial farming which is more profitable at household and national level,” he added.

The launch was presided over by His Excellency Henk Jan Bakker, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherland who is also the patron of the ADC.

The Agriculture Development Centre started its operations in October 2017 in Eastern, Western, and Northern Uganda. Lira is the first District whose Farmer Based Organizations received two-day training in the introductory module for cooperatives.

ADC envisions promoting self-sufficiency as an effective tool to transform the agricultural sector in Uganda. This can be achieved by strengthening Farmer Based Organizations in respect of efficiency and creating economies of scale, in order to make them profitable, sustainable and bankable enterprises that are able to provide efficient and effective services to their farmers.

Winding Up 2017 With some End Of Year Frenzy


The end of year frenzy is upon us, which means that preparations in most organizations are already in high gear.

The Christmas trees are going up, lights have been set up, ornaments have been hung and budgets have been made with everyone in the company eager for an end of year celebration.

After 365 days of hard work, it’s always nice to reward your team with a treat before everyone heads off to be with their families and friends for Christmas. Here are top 5 ideas of what you can do.

  1.  End of year party
    

    This one is a classic plan for most organizations. The end of year Christmas party involves food, drinks, music and dancing and allows employees to interact freely and shake off the year’s stress. It also allows the administration to find out in a casual way how the year has been and what they can do to improve in the year to come. Please be warned about the one office drunk who never puts his glass down and the overly flirtatious individual who uses this as a chance to “mix and mingle”.

  2.  Work retreat
    

    This is another idea that has become very popular in the last few years. Despite being expensive, if planned well a corporate retreat could be the perfect way to wind down the year. There are so many beautiful locations in Uganda and even Kampala itself where you can head to as an organization and get time away from the office to bond and destress from the year’s pressures.

  3.  Secret Santa
    

    Secret santa is a new tradition that has been added to the list of things to do for end of year. Basically, it is a way to have everyone in the office reward one another. With secret santa, every employee picks a name that they have to buy a gift for without telling them.

  4.  Dinner Gala
    

    This is another classic. A simple dinner always works to get everyone in the company together and to make it more special a band or comedian or musician could be hired. It may be less costly than a retreat and is much easier to organize once you have the venue sorted out. For Hotel options, Jumia Travel is your definite go to here.

  5.  Talent show
    

    This a creative and fun way to close off the year. Being in work mode from January to December with no play is bound to get exhausting, so allowing people to show off their talents is a nice way too show off different ides of people within the work space. The talent show could have play showcases, fashion show and singing/karaoke competitions to mention but a few.

Jumia Travel is currently working around the clock to make it less stressful to figure out what companies should do to close off the year. So if you need a venue for a Christmas party or dinner do not hesitate. It also has some great corporate packages which make it more affordable to accommodate a team of 5 or more.
So, what will you be doing this year? Whatever it is, hope it closes off 2017 with a bang (sets off fireworks)!

MTN Foundation takes this Year’s CSR a Top Notch Higher


The MTN Foundation has today donated 100 beds to nine health centers under the jurisdiction of the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA).

The beds and amenities
including mattresses, bed sheets, blankets and mosquito nets were handed over to Jennifer Musisi the Executive Director, KCCA by Anthony Katamba, the General Manager, Corporate Services MTN Uganda on behalf of the CEO Wim Vanhelleputte, at Kawaala Health Center.

“This donation will go a long way in addressing the shortage of beds in the health centers around the city.

According to a 2012 report from Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET-U) on the state of regional referral hospitals in Uganda, most facilities and equipment in these hospitals countrywide are in a state of disrepair.

Bed capacity in hospitals and health centers is still low resulting into overcrowding and poor quality care of inpatients.

The nine health centers set to benefit from this donation include Kisugu, Komamboga, Kisenyi, Kitebi and Kawaala.
“MTN has realized this need and through our the MTN Foundation Access to Health Initiative, a budget has been set aside to ensure that we can provide equipment like beds to more hospitals and health centers in the country.

MTN’s aim is to always make lives of people around us brighter” he added

The MTN Foundation Access to Health Initiative is a Ugx.400m support program aimed at improving the quality of health-care in Uganda.

This is in line with Goal 3 of the UN
Sustainable Development Goals that aims to achieve “Good health and well-being” for all.

The MTN Foundation is the charity arm of MTN Uganda that carries out charitable activities.

“We would like to thank MTN Uganda for this donation. The role of the private sector is not only to make money, create jobs and pay taxes.

It also supports initiatives that will
improve the delivery of services. This donation obviously reduces the burden on KCCA and for patients, finding beds in a health center will be a relief.

It helps in their recovery
process,” said Jennifer Musisi, the Executive Director KCCA.

In the next few months, the MTN Foundation is expected donate additional 500 beds to several hospitals in Uganda through the Ministry of Health.

 

Bugema university Student Wins Big in Yoola Amajja Draw


Sententembe Isaac a Mechanical Engineering student at Bugema University won himself UGX1,199,000 shillings in the 3rd draw of Airtel Uganda Yoola Amajja promotion

The visibly excited Sententembe Isaac reacted to the win, saying; “I am so excited; I now have my tuition for next semester. I have been using Airtel Money and now Airtel Uganda has changed my life today.

I encourage everyone out there take part in Yoola Amajja; I am proof that they are indeed changing lives of us, ordinary Ugandans.”

Another winner Onyona Geoffrey a resident of Bugolobi and self-employed, took home UGX 1,388,000. He too was overjoyed with his prize and pledged to encourage his friends and family to take part in the promotion.

In his remarks, Airtel Money Manager, Nelson Mugisha who was present during the handover in his comments said, “Once again, we are giving our subscribers an opportunity to win simply by transacting on Airtel Money. Through Yoola Amajja and similar promotions, we believe we are bettering the lives of our subscribers with Yoola Amajja.”

“You can win up to UGX2,000,000 with a very low initial investment. Simply transact on Airtel Money at least thrice a week and you could be the next instant winner,” he concluded.
To take part in the Yoola Amajja promotion, Airtel Money customers should dial *185# on their phones and carry out any 3 of these transactions weekly;

Sendm money
Pay bills like pay TV, water, electricity, school fees etc.
Purchase a data or voice bundle through Airtel Money
Top up a minimum of 500/= airtime through Airtel money
Transact on your bank account through Airtel Money
Wewole loans service

Ladies Scoop big at the Second Airtel Yoola Amajja Draw


 

Airtel Uganda’s second Yoola Amajja draw, held this morning at their head offices on Clement Hill, saw three lucky ladies grab a total of UGX2, 850,000 more than their male counterparts who managed to grab only a total of UGX 2,650,000

Sarah Nansubuga, a resident of Namasuba, and Wabwire Susan from Bweyogere took home UGX1, 157,000 and UGX1, 693,000 respectively while Ndugga Samuel from Wakiso grabbed UGX 1,313,000 and Boniface Kiiza from Gayaza grabbed UGX 1,337,000

NDUGA SAMUEL, WAKISO- 1,313,000

Commenting about the draw, Sarah Nansubuga expressed gratitude to Airtel Uganda for this promotion that gives back to Ugandans.

“I mainly use Airtel Money to send and receive money. Yoola Amajja encouraged me to do more things on the platform and I am glad that today I have been rewarded for it. It has been an exciting morning,” she commented.

Launched at the beginning of November, Yoola Amajja is a cash promotion that rewards customers who are actively using the Airtel Money platform to carry out their daily transactions. 2017 marks the second consecutive year that the telco is holding this promotion that is geared towards rewarding subscribers for using the Airtel Money platform to transact.

Airtel Money Director, Richard Yego was present to hand over the money to the winners.

“Once again, we are giving our subscribers an opportunity to win big simply transacting on Airtel Money. Through Yoola Amajja and similar promotions, we are bettering the lives of our subscribers in ways that they could not even imagine,” he commented.

“You can win up to UGX2,000,000 with a very low initial investment. Simply transact on Airtel Money at least thrice in a week and you could be the next instant winner,” he concluded.

Yego Richard, Airtel Money Director(2nd left) pose with the winners during the Yoola Amajja 2nd draw.

To take part in the Yoola Amajja promotion, Airtel Money customers should dial *185# on their phones and carry out any 3 of these transactions weekly;

  • Send money
  • Pay bills like pay TV, water, electricity, school fees etc.
  • Purchase a data or voice bundle through Airtel Money
  • Top up a minimum of 500/= airtime through Airtel money
  • Transact on your bank account through Airtel Money
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Lucky winners will be allowed into the cash box to grab up to 2 million shillings and will strictly be called using 0752600222.