Chicken And Chips Is Back For The Second Season


The universal appeal of puppetry enables people to be instantly engaged in both the process and product.

Younger children enjoy the excitement of being involved in puppet shows of any kind, while the old people are equally attracted to the more sophisticated use of certain types of puppetry, sometimes linked to particular styles of theatrical performance or even a television show.

That’s why Chicken and Chips Is making a comeback on your television screens for a second season

It will have 16 episodes for 30 minutes every Sunday and the repeated every Friday at 01:30Pm

Initially it aired between October 2016 to January 2017 on NTV and we are proud to announce that your favourite show is resuming in February 2018 only on NTV.

First forward Chicken and chips is a novelty pop culture magazine that focuses on relationships and combines music, journalism, puppetry, animation and reality TV to create the freshest blend of edutainment for young people in Uganda. Programming is research-driven and dynamic, fine-tuned based on audience feedback.

Show segments will include:

Katwe Corner: Recordings of unscripted and uncensored live discussions among peers are brought to life with puppets!

Popcorn Video: Trivia, humor and useful factoids ‘pop up’ in your favorite Ugandan hit videos

Talk on the Town: People in the streets answer personal questions and reveal their love life secrets
Social Experiment: Using hidden cameras, we observe and comment on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with dilemmas that require them to reveal their attitudes and make difficult choices.

Kiki Love: The female puppet host (who in this season has a NAME and a fun PERSONALITY!) engages the audience and introduces different segments. The character has been created by Muppet Show veteran puppeteers in New York and is voiced by celebrity comedian (Fun Factory) and radio presenter, Tindi.

Adungu Life: A Ugandan 5 piece band who play home-made electrified traditional instruments (adungu harp and thump piano), scored the theme song for Season 2, “Looking for Love” and perform it in every episode. Rap vocals by MC Yallah, UG Hip-Hop Awards Winner.

Have you been looking for something to put a smile on your face after a heavy week well look no further because this will make you crack your ribs for the next three months

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Emirates treats children at the screening of “The Nut Job 2”


Emirates offered Ugandans a taste of in-flight experience by treating parents and their children to the screening of “The Nut Job 2”, the 2017 Open Road Films animation release.

Invited by Emirates airline, nearly 20 children with their guardians came together at Century Cinemax, Acacia Mall on 25th January 2018 to watch the much-anticipated animation movie “The Nut Job 2”.
Emirates offers a wide variety of children’s programming including the very best movies and television from Disney, Cartoon Network, CBeebies and Nickelodeon channels plus much more. Passengers can choose from Disney favourites, top kids TV shows and popular cartoons that opens up a world of entertainment for young flyers.

Meal times on board are also given extra attention on Emirates flights. The special meals offered to children aged between two and 12 years old are served on newly designed meal trays featuring the iconic Emirates cabin crew and pilots.

Little explorers can make new friends on their flight with Emirates’ cuddly Fly With Me Animals. These are blanket buddies to wrap up with or little seat critters that attach to the seat belt. Children can be creative with magnetic sketchers, or explore the airline’s Fly With Me Animals magazine.

The little adventurers also receive activity bags which include fold-out world maps, travel journals, plastic drink bottles, cards with world facts and various educational books exclusive to Emirates.

Airtel Uganda announces countrywide mobile broadband


Becomes first telecom operator to have all sites 3G enabled across Uganda

Airtel Uganda announced a major milestone in its operations; becoming the first telecom operator in Uganda to have all its sites across the country 3G mobile broadband enabled. The upgrade in technology to 100% mobile broadband means that all Airtel Uganda subscribers will now have access to high speed internet, regardless of their geographical location.

The announcement was made this morning at an event presided over by the Prime Minister; Honorable Ruhakana Rugunda at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Addressing guests, Airtel Uganda Managing Director, VG Somasekhar said that the network upgrade to countrywide broadband coverage is part of the company’s vision to empower Uganda with connectivity to high-speed internet access which will drive economic growth and social development.

“Airtel Uganda has invested $50m USD in this financial year 2017/18 with a goal to ensure Uganda is 100% mobile broadband in the next 4 months. Currently 154 new sites are being rolled out. An additional 165 sites are under implementation with an objective to enhance rural capacity and coverage thus providing an unmatched internet experience to our customers”.

Concluding his remarks, Somasekhar also noted that the company had recently launched new data blasta bundles that will give Airtel users a customized, simplified and affordable internet experience. “The new data blasta bundles are priced to meet the different needs of all Airtel customers; whether daily, weekly or monthly,” he said. The Prime Minister who was the guest of honor at the announcement commended Airtel Uganda for what he called “…a remarkable development both for the ICT sector and for the country.”

 

“By enabling national broadband internet connectivity, Airtel Uganda will empower millions of Ugandans by granting them access to both the basic functions of mobile telephone technology and the advanced functions which include internet connectivity.” “The government of Uganda has taken on several projects aimed at expanding and improving the ICT sector.

While it is our mandate to enable these advancements, we are aware of the role played by strategic partners like Airtel Uganda. We are honored to witness your efforts as we move to modernize our country through digital advancements,’ he concluded.

Coca-Cola Rewards More Consumers in ‘Vimba’ Promotion


 

Beverage giant Coca-Cola rewarded two lucky consumers as part of their on-going Under the Crown promotion ‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’.

Nagujja Ruth, a retail shop owner, and Ali Afijar, a resident of Entebbe, were handed UGX5, 000,000 each by Century Bottling Company’s Commercial Director Mr. Patrick Oyuru.

Nagujja Ruth, a retail shop owner displays the UGX5,000,000 she received from Coca-Cola's Vimba ne Coca-Cola promotion

“When I received the message and phone call informing me that I had won, I was both excited and confused. I want to encourage everyone out there to walk to the nearest shop and purchase a Coca-Cola. You will not regret,” exclaimed Afijar after he received his money.

Oyuru congratulated the winners and noted that since the promotion was launched, thousands of Ugandans have had an opportunity to win airtime and cash sent directly to their phones, with a few lucky ones taking home the weekly grand prize of UGX5, 000,000.

“I am very excited to hand over millions of shillings to our ‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’ winners. These winners did not do anything extra-ordinary to win – Nagujja bought a crate of soda for her family and Afijar just wanted to quench his thirst – and today, they are millionaires! I encourage consumers out there to keep sending the codes to 6088, this could be you,” he said.

Ali Afijar, a resident of Entebbe, displays his cash received from Coca-Cola's Vimba ne Coca-Cola promotion

‘Vimba nea-Cola’ is a three months promotion that is changing lucky Ugandans’ lives by giving them a chance to win over UGX1,000,000 daily in airtime and instant cash, as well as weekly cash prizes of UGX100,000, UGX200,000, UGX500,000 and UGX5,000,000.

To participate, consumers should simply buy Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Stoney, Krest and Schweppes Novida glass bottle, check under the gold crown for the unique code and SMS that code to 6088.

Lucky Airtel Subscribers walk away with Millions during the 8th Yoola Amajja Promotion


 

Airtel Uganda rewarded subscribers in the eighth draw of their Yoola Amajja promotion.

Mbowa Moses, the highest earner of the day, walked away with UGX 1,340,000 while Nakitende Sarah walked away with UGX 905,000. Other winners – Shakira Namagembe, Byansi Medi and Jacqueline Kemigisha – took home more than half a million shillings each.

Airtel Uganda Yoola Amajja winners pose with their money after the 8th draw. Third left is Airtel Money's Nelson Mugisha

Launched late last year, Yoola Amajja is a cash promotion that rewards customers who are actively using the Airtel Money platform to carry out their daily transactions. The promotion gives all Airtel Uganda subscribers a chance to win up to UGX 2,000,000/- daily. Subscribers have to make transactions on the Airtel Money platform, to be eligible for the weekly draws.

Speaking during the cash handover, Airtel Money congratulated the winners and encouraged all Ugandans to continue using this platform and also stand a chance to win.

Jacqueline Kemigisha, a marketer from Mutundwe-Rubaga receives her money from Airtel Uganda's Nelson Mugisha

“I am excited to be handing over cash to our subscribers today. Anyone can be a winner – simply transact a minimum of three times on the Airtel Money platform and next time it might be you standing,” he said, adding that the only number that will be used to contact winners is 0752 600222.

“Tremendous efforts have been made to boost the functionality and efficiency of the Airtel Money platform. To foster financial inclusion, the platform now offers services such as; E-city payments, mobile banking, utility bill payments, school fees payments among others,” he added.

My Emirates Pass’ offers this Winter Season


Emirates is extending its popular ‘My Emirates Pass’ programme to customers visiting Dubai this winter season.

The programme gives Emirates customers exclusive offers and discounts across the city by turning the Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership card. Those flying to or through Dubai between 1st January and 31st March 2018 can take advantage of a range of offers at some of Dubai’s best known hotspots by simply showing their Emirates boarding pass* and a valid form of identification. Special fares to Dubai this winter start from USD 419 in Economy Class and USD 1,415 in Business Class.

My Emirates Pass has also expanded the programme with more partners – customers can now enjoy special discounts at over 250 world class restaurants and hotel dining outlets in Dubai. Exclusive offers are also available on a range of leisure activities including visits to championship golf courses, thrilling theme parks or luxury spas across the city.

“Dubai is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, with a diverse range of experiences to suit everyone and keep travellers returning time and time again. This year, we’ve doubled the number of partners in the My Emirates Pass programme to give our customers more options and even better value on their visit. Whether it’s your first time in Dubai or a return trip, there is always something new to explore,” says Puneet Kohli, Emirates Country Manager to Uganda.

With temperatures hovering between 20-25 degrees in the winter months, Dubai provides a great escape for visitors. Its year-round sunshine, world-class shopping and restaurants, stunning beaches and iconic buildings offers something for the whole family. Visitors to Dubai can use My Emirates Pass to enjoy some of the city’s must-see places like Global Village – multi-cultural festival park and shopping destination – as well as theme parks such as Wild Wadi Waterpark and IMG World of Adventures.

Introducing Emirates’ Special Hello 2018 Fares.


Emirates is offering special deals on Economy class and Business class return flights to popular destinations for Uganda’s travellers.

For those looking to take their dream holiday or visit loved ones, the special fare offer is available for booking between 8th January, 2018 until 22nd January, 2018, with travel taking place between 8th January, 2018 and 30th June, 2018. The special sale includes a range of destinations across Emirates’ global network.

Passengers traveling in Economy Class to selected popular destinations can enjoy the offer with USD 960 to Boston, USD 1,620 to Perth, USD 705 to Paris, USD 739 to Guangzhou, USD 419 to Dubai and USD 575 to Ahmedabad.

Customers can purchase Business Class tickets from Entebbe to the selected destinations USD 2,400 to New York, USD 5,235 to Melbourne, USD 2,299 to Paris, USD 1,819 to Bangkok, USD 1,415 to Dubai, USD 1,485 to Mumbai.

Customers who travel with Emirates can enjoy over 2,500 channels of entertainment and films, through ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system. Customers across all cabins are also served a variety of complimentary beverages and regionally inspired cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients. They will also experience the famed hospitality of the airline’s multi-cultural cabin crew, including crew from Uganda.

Vimba ne Coca-Cola’ promotion Excites Jinja Residents


On Friday, beverage giant Coca-Cola handed over UGX5,000,000 to Kasadha Paul, the lucky winner in the third weekly draw of their ongoing Under The Crown promotion ‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’.

The cash handover that took place in Jinja town also saw residents win lots of exciting prizes such as t-shirts and free sodas.

Since its launch, ‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’, has seen Simon Peter Otudu, Paul Ofwono and Wafula Amos take home the weekly grand prize of UGX5,000,000 in the first and second weekly draws.

Thousands of other Ugandans have won airtime and cash sums of UGX100,000, UGX200,000 and UGX500,000 sent directly to their mobile money accounts.

On receiving his prize, Kasadha encouraged Ugandans to keep drinking Coca-Cola products to stand a chance to win.

“Whenever I would drink soda, I would send the code that I would find under the crown. I never imagined that I would end up winning this week’s grand prize,” he commented.
Commenting about the promotion, Coca-Cola Uganda Marketing Manager Margaret Kigozi said, “As part of this promotion, we are rewarding all the consumers of Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Krest, Stoney and Schweppes Novida to purchase a glass bottle soda and stand a chance to win over UGX1,000,000 daily in airtime and instant cash, as well as weekly cash prizes of UGX100,000, UGX200,000, UGX500,000 and UGX5,000,000.”

To take part in ‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’, consumers should simply buy Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Stoney, Krest and Schweppes Novida glass bottle, check under the gold crown for the unique code and SMS that code to 6088.

Airtel Uganda subscribers start new year on a high note


• Transact with Airtel money today and stand a chance to win up to 2,000,000/= daily.
•Stand to win up to 20,000,000 in the grand draw.

Following the launch of the ‘Yoola Amajja’ promotion last year, Airtel Uganda has continued to reward its subscribers in the new year through the telecom company’s Airtel Money promotion.

The promotion gives all Airtel Uganda subscribers a chance to win up to UGX 2,000,000/- daily.

Subscribers have to make transactions on the Airtel Money platform, to be eligible for the weekly draws.

Speaking during today’s draw, Moris Seguya; Commercial Manager, Airtel Money congratulated the day’s winners. On behalf of Airtel Uganda, I congratulate our winners in today’s draw. “Yoola Amajja” is our way of rewarding our loyal customers for their use of our Airtel Money platform.

The Airtel Money service allows our customers to pay utility bills, school fees, make bank transfers at their convenience. The winners of the 7th draw have not only enjoyed this convenience, but they have also been rewarded for using it.

Seguya encouraged Airtel subscribers across the country to take advantage of the promotion which could win them millions of shillings. “Yoola Amajja” is a countrywide promotion and I call upon all our customers to transact with Airtel Money for the opportunity to win great cash prizes.
Tremendous efforts have been made to boost the functionality and efficiency of the Airtel Money platform.

To foster financial inclusion, the platform now offers services such as; E-city payments, mobile banking, utility bill payments, school fees payments among others.

Otudo, Ofwono Win Big in First ‘Vimba Ne Coca-Cola’ Draw


Last evening, residents of Kawempe and surrounding areas were treated to fun and excitement as Coca-Cola held the first draw of their end of year rewarding promotion ‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’.

The promotion which commenced last week has already seen close to 40,000 Ugandans winning different prizes including two lucky consumers – Simon Peter Otudo and Paul Ofwono – taking home the weekly grand prize of UGX5,000,000 each.

A visibly excited Ofwono encouraged consumers to drink Coca-Cola products this festive season.
“I cannot express the excitement and gratitude I feel this evening. With this cash prize, I am sure I will have the best festive season ever. Thank you Coca-Cola,” he commented.

Coca-Cola Uganda Marketing Manager Margaret Kigozi thanked the residents of Kawempe for showing up to celebrate with Coca-Cola and encouraged them to continue consuming and stand a chance to win.
“This promotion is about giving back to our consumers who have supported us throughout the year.

We encourage you to buy Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Krest, Stoney or Schweppes Novida and just SMS the code to 6088,” Kigozi commented.
‘Vimba ne Coca-Cola’ will run for the next three months during which consumers of Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Krest, Stoney and Schweppes Novida will stand a chance to win over UGX1,000,000 daily in airtime and instant cash, as well as weekly cash prizes of UGX100,000, UGX200,000, UGX500,000 and UGX5,000,000.

To participate, consumers should simply buy Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Stoney, Krest and Schweppes Novida glass bottle, check under the gold crown for the unique code and SMS that code to 6088.