KFC Opens at Shell Kabalagala

Vivo Energy MD Hans Paulsen, E.D Uganda investment authority Frank Ssebowa and the M.D Kuku foods East Africa the KFC franchise Derrick  Van Houten cut the tap to open the KFC branch at shell kabalagala

Tanzania will soon join the EAC one network area which harmonizes tariffs on voice calls within the East African Community.

The Director General of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), help Dr. Ally Yahaya Simba, ampoule said the harmonization of mobile call tariffs which will significantly reduce roaming charges for calls originating from other EAC Partner States would come into effect as soon as the existing telecommunications policies and regulations have been revised.

Dr Simba disclosed that first to be harmonized would be roaming charges on voice calls with data charges to follow later.

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The EAC Heads of State Summit at their last meeting directed the Council of Ministers to expedite the implementation of the framework for harmonized EAC roaming charges, including the removal of surcharges for international telecommunications traffic originating and terminating within the EAC by July 15th, 2015.

Dr Simba was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the EAC Secretary General, Dr. Richard Sezibera, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha on Tuesday.

The TCRA CEO, who was on a familiarization tour of the EAC Secretariat, was accompanied by TCRA’s Deputy Director (Zonal Coordination), Mr Victor Nkya; Deputy Director (Postal Affairs), Mr Haruni Lemanya; Northern Zone Manager Eng Annette Matindi, and; Mr Julius Felix, Senior Frequency Management Scientist.

In his remarks, Dr Sezibera said the EAC One Area Network which has already been implemented by Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda would greatly enhance business within the Community.

Dr Sezibera said the Community had prioritized four main areas where progress must be made to drive the EAC integration process forward, namely Communications (harmonization of roaming charges); civil aviation (high air travel fares); one stop border posts (transit charges), and; the need to actively engage the private sector in the integration process.

The Secretary General said the EAC was currently negotiating with South Sudan on the possibility of integrating the region’s broadband networks with the world’s youngest nation as a way of reducing voice and data roaming charges.

Dr Sezibera disclosed that postal numbering systems in the region would be harmonized so that people can be identified with their locations or residences.

He hailed the EAC Electronic Transactions (e-Transactions) Bill which is currently before the East African Legislative Assembly, adding that the proposed legislation would provide a legal framework to govern online transactions which is a fast growing sector in the region.

Also present at the function was Mr Philip Wambugu, the Director of Infrastructure at the EAC Secretariat.
Vivo Energy, stomach the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, what is ed has joined force with Kuku foods Uganda (The franchisee for KFC Uganda) in opening of a the 5th KFC restaurant at Shell Kabalagala.

Vivo Energy has invested in a programme to upgrade its Shell service stations to offer a wider range of services to both shoppers and motorists who visit Shell service stations.

The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, Mr Hans Paulsen, said that the company is constantly adding value to its customers’ experience when they visit Shell service stations.

“Our partnership with KFC is one way we are making our customers’ lives better and easier. You can now pick up Colonel Sanders secret recipe chicken when you come to fuel at our Shell Kabalagala or sit down for other delicious treats with your family, friends or colleagues while you service your car at our station,” Paulsen noted.

He said “as a highly preferred Quick Service Restaurant, KFC is well positioned for our customers located around Kabalagala, Muyenga, Kansanga, Bunga, Kawuku and their surrounding areas. It is a high traffic, prime area and is one of our busiest service stations.”

The Managing Director of Kuku Foods East Africa the KFC Franchisee, Mr Derrick Van Houten, said, ” Our expansion of KFC into East Africa is one that we take very seriously, we want to get our brand to reach as many consumers as possible and have them try our delicious product while enjoying them in world class restaurants”

At the opening event, a launch promotion was unveiled where for the next 30 days, the first 15 customers buying a KFC bucket will get free fuel.

Both Derrick and Hans encouraged their customers to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Vivo Energy has identified 18 priority sites in Uganda that are being upgraded by the end of 2015 to offer extra services to customers, including basic groceries, coffee on the go, a quick meal, or car wash and service.

Most recently, Kaahwa2go was opened at Shell Jinja Road and Café Pap at Shell Bukoto in Ntinda, among others.


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