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Those arrested at La Venti to be quarantined for 14 days

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Interesting developments as told by socialite and events promoter Onyango Gareth reveal that those arrested while hanging out at La Venti bar on Sunday night will be quarantined for 14 days at their own cost.

Operations carried out by Uganda Police saw over 22 revelers arrested on Sunday night at La Venti bar. A manager at Cask Lounge was also arrested after violation of the COVID-19 guidelines.

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Bars and other hangouts were not allowed to resume operation and remain closed according to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s address made on 21st July 2020.





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Six Videographers, Photographers partner to present ‘The Uganda Virtual Safari’

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Since the coronavirus crisis began, tourism sector has been one of the most hit sectors not only in Uganda but globally. Given that scientists have confirmed that COVID-19 is here to stay until a vaccine is discovered, sectors have been reopened under strict safety measures.

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the promotion arm of the Ministry of Tourism and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) are partnering with a crew of six travel videographers and photographers (Julius Mugambwa, Jonathan Benaiah, Edgar Batte, Abiaz Rwamwiri, Denis Katulume and Geoffry Kibisi) who will traverse the country over the next couple of day’s, capturing and showcasing Uganda’s key attractions to encourage international travels to start planning their holidays soon, as the country’s airport is set to reopen soon.

The virtual experience of Uganda will be enjoyed in two episodes that is exploring the tourist attractions in Western and South western Uganda first before heading to Eastern Uganda.

Abiaz Rwamwiri, the founder and director Africa Wild Explorations admitted that the sector has been hit by the pandemic but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. He disclosed that the crisis has presented them with the opportunity to focus on promoting domestic tourism.

Rwamwiri the campaign’s team leader added that through the campaign, Uganda would be able to send out a message that all of Uganda’s national parks are open; all the savanna, mountain and primate parks can’t wait to have visitors back.

 “The virtual Safaris experience will create awareness and also educate Ugandans on the various tourist spots around the country,” said Rwamwiri.

Speaking at the flag off yesterday at the Uganda Museum, Uganda Wildlife Authority’s Marketing Manager Mr. Paul Ninsiima mentioned that UWA was excited about this campaign.

“The world has been in need of a breath of fresh air and we are gladly opening up our parks to the team to create content and share with the rest of the world real-time,” Ninsiima said.

Ninsiima revealed that the sector was bringing in revenue worth Shs10 billion per month before lockdown but the last months have been terrible and the average revenue has been Shs1 billion.

He believes that there is no better time to restart tourism than this period when we are heading into the festive season. He says the virtual safaris will cover eight national parks that have been surveyed and declared safe to host travel enthusiasts.

These include; Kibaale, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo, Muchusion Falla and Mgahinga among others. Other tourism sites that will be explored include; Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo.

“As UWA, we want Ugandans to understand why Uganda is ‘The Pearl of Africa’. Many of our people love going abroad for holidays yet Uganda has a lot of great tourist experiences,” said Ninsiima.



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Eddy Kenzo, Sheebah, Sasha Vybz and Keko nominated in 2020 AFRIMA Awards

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After many years without releasing a hit song, forgotten Ugandan female rapper Keko has surprised many with a nomination in the 2020 AFRIMA Awards.

Keko was part of the Hip-hop revolution in the Ugandan music space and her contribution to the genre can never be undermined.

The rapper who is currently staying in Canada is on the list of the 7th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards and music festival ‘AFRIMA’ which will take place in Dallas, Texas on November 15, 2020 .

Eddy Kenzo nominated in the best male East Africa, Sheebah Karungi nominated in the best female East Africa, Vinka nominated in the best female East Africa, Sasha Vybz nominated in the best Video Director, Keko nominated best female rap, Masaka Kids Africana nominated in the best African Dancer, James Onen nominated in the Radio/TV Personnel of The Year

Other African big talents nominated, Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz, Aya Nakamura, Sauti Sol, Davido, Master KG, Ali Kiba, among others.

According to AFRIMA the awards aim at celebrating the beauty and diversity of African music and the 2020 edition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards will be held virtually in USA.



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Abryanz asks for opportunity to design President Museveni

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An opportunity to work on and improve president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s fashion sense is what local fashionista and Abryanz Fashion Collection CEO Ahumuza Brian a.k.a Abryanz.

Widely recognized as the best fashionistas on the continent, ASFAs chief Abryanz wants to use his expertise to add a bit of flavor in H.E Y.K. Museveni’s wardrobe.

Through his Twitter, Abryanz in reply to NBS TV journalist Daniel Lutaaya’s tweet, noted that he “badly needs” the job to design the president.



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