The 3rd annual Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala will be held at the Serena hotel in Kampala on December 30.
The Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala was created out of the desire by Ronnie Mayanja, a Ugandan USA based businessman to recognize the contributions of Ugandans living abroad and to celebrate their achievements.
This Networking gala will help to build synergies that will not only lead to private and government partnerships, but inspire the nation to pursue even greater heights as a people whilst encouraging brain gain.
Some of the people that are set to be recognised this year include Winnie Byanyima, the new Executive Director — Oxfam International, Mr. Patrick Masambu, the Deputy Director International Satellite Agency, Ambassador Rhoda Tumusiime of the African Union, Ntare Guma the Ugandan American Hollywood Movie star who was featured in the movie Blood Diamonds and many other television series like HEROES, BONES, ER, and CSI. Entertainment will feature seasoned entertainers like Isaiah Katumwa, Exodus, UK based Fashion Designer Doreen Faith, Ras Kasozi and Joe Malaika.
Diaspora crew will also pay homage to Maama Irene, the founder of the Irene Gleeson Foundation that looks after kids in Northern Ugandan.
This year’s event will be conducted in conjunction with South African based – Home Coming Revolution trying to encourage the repatriation of Ugandans living abroad.
The glamorous event will be hosted by Ronnie Mayanja, the creator and founder of the Ugandan Diaspora as well as UK based Fashion Designer, Doreen Faith.