The Kampala City Festival is back this October. The event was launched this Monday at Kampala City Hall. The event’s flagship sponsor Bell Lager has decided to renew their sponsorship and they are pumping Shs150m into the festivities.
The announcement was made by Mr. Nyimpini Mabunda, the Managing Director of Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) at the launch of the event.
Minister for Kampala, Ms. Beti Kamya Namisango and Ms. Jennifer Musisi, the Executive Director of KCCA presided over the launch of the event.
“Being an authentic Ugandan but specifically Kampala born brand, there’s no beer brand in Uganda better placed than Bell Lager to support the Kampala City festival. Bell Lager shares a rich heritage with Kampala and we are honoured to be part of the city festival,” said Mr. Nyimpini Mabunda, the Managing Director of Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL).
This year’s festival themed “A Black Yellow Red affair” will focus on celebrating our Ugandan culture and diversity. The festival designed to be the biggest street party in East-Africa is now an annual event that brings together all city dwellers, stakeholders and business people. It focuses on togetherness, one of the city’s oldest and richest cultural ideas.
Speaking at the event, Robert Kalumba, KCCA Spokesperson revealed that the year the festival was introduced, it attracted 300,000 people. This number has since grown. Last year, the festival attracted 4 million people. KCCA hopes to attract 10 million people to attend this year.