The Kampala Capital City Authority on July 15, announced the date, programme and layout of the all new Kampala City Festival that is scheduled for October 6, in Kampala.
The 2nd annual Kampala City Festival will become a much anticipated moment for citizens to share and learn, while acting as an economic engine for organizations to grow, network and prosper.
The Festival’s theme this year is ‘Our City Our Celebration’ and will be a platform to celebrate the many things that set Kampala apart from other cities.
Speaking during the launch, Jennifer Musisi, KCCA Executive Director said, “We have a great history in Kampala that is known the world over and the Festival will be recognition of that rich heritage. It is also a great opportunity for Uganda to show the world that we truly are a Centre of excellence and The Pearl of Africa.”
Having been upgraded to the Kampala City Festival, the event promises to be even bigger and better and it will now be a regular event bringing together all city dwellers, stakeholders and business community.
What began as a vision to bring the people of Kampala City together to celebrate Uganda’s 50 years of Independence has turned into an explosive event that’s not to be missed. It will be a platform to celebrate diversity, richness and culture of the local communities who are part of a solid and common future for Kampala that is constantly moving forward. The Kampala City Festival will consist of a programme of over 200 events that cross the worlds of business, fashion, art and culture, entertainment, technology and industry to engage the whole family and general public.
From a themed procession to an exhilarating concert by Ugandan musicians, the full programme consists of photographic and art exhibitions, tours and trails, street performances, large-scale interactive installations and even a fashion show!
Uganda Breweries Limited under their flagship brand Bell lager have been confirmed as a platinum sponsor of this year’s Kampala City Council Festival, speaking at the press conference UBL Marketing Director Grace Nshemeire Gwaku said, “We are proud to associate the Bell lager brand with this year’s KCCA festival because of its rich heritage thus we promise that this year’s festival will deliver the theme ‘Our City Our Celebration’.”
“For a day, we will transform Kampala into one of the world’s greatest adventure for all. It is a chance to celebrate, support and find out more about our wonderful city and we would like as many people as possible to get involved and attend the Kampala City Festival 2013,”said Musisi.