Pablo’s New Tourism Project to Immortalize Tooro, King Oyo

Tanzania broadcaster, mind generic Azam TV has been given the broadcasting rights for the Rwanda Peace Cup competitions.

Azam will broadcast matches from the quarter finals that commence on June 20th to the finals on July 4.

Several broadcasters including South African giants Supersport, web TV10, StarTimes and Rwanda TV were interested but lost to the Tanzanian firm.

“It is great to be extending the Azam TV service to Rwanda and starting with a bang by showing the quality of our coverage of the Peace Cup. Football has been fundamental to our success in the region and we are proud to be associated with this great competition,” Azam Media CEO, Rhys Torrington said.

Prior to the decision to award Azam the rights, FERWAFA head of Marketing and Communications, Mr. Jérôme Dufourg insisted on a need to get a quality company with a long term plan.

“We are going to bring on board a TV company to broadcast the Peace Cup live. This will be based on the quality of work they do because it is not just about the money because we are looking at forming a long term partnership,” he said as quoted by Rwanda times.

It was also revealed that the Azam  will broadcast the Cup free of charge but will strike a deal for the league. The league is currently in off season and the round of 16 games will be played on May 30th and 31st. The winner of the tourney will represent the country in the Caf confederations Cup.

Azam Tv is also in Kenya broadcasting Fkf PL, Uganda and Tanzania Premier league.

Rwanda peace cup Round of 16 fixtures;

May 30

AS Kigali vs Pepiniere

Police vs Aspor

Mukura vs Kirehe

Gicumbi vs Etoile de L’EST

Etincelles vs Rwamagana

Sunrise vs Interforce


May 31

Kiyovu vs Hop

Espoir vs Miroplast

Musanze vs Vision FC

Amagaju vs Vision Jeunesse

Muhanga vs Bugesera

Marines vs Sorwathe

Esperance vs SEC Academy

Photo: SC Kiyovu striker Julius Bakkabulindi (C) is sandwiched by three APR players during last year’s Peace Cup quarter-final game.
Comedian Kenneth Kimuli popularly known as Pablo is set to tap into tourism business.

Pablo who is a mutooro by descent told Chimpreports on Monday that he intends to start a stopover at Kicuucu (Along Kasese – Fort Portal Road) targeting tourists.

The idea is inspired by the Comedian’s love and need to celebrate Tooro King Oyo and Tooro heritage.

The spot proposed to be named ‘The Oyo Junction’ will expose tourists to the history, cure customs and the amazing natural endowments within Tooro.

Pablo is disturbed by the fact that there’s not any nice stop over between Kasese and Fort Portal for tourists.

“We chose this very location because of its beautiful view of the Mountains of the Moon” said Pablo.

This spot will be a state of the art cafe (with all dishes to the best taste of tourists) incorporated with artifacts, this crafts, medical sovenirs and historical archives relating to King Oyo and Tooro.

“The place is meant to profile King Oyo. He is on record for being ‘Youngest Reigning Monarch’ world over according to Guinness Book of Records,” he adds.

If all goes well, the spot’s doors will be open to the public by end of this year.

Pablo says that instead of the criticism and pessimism many people have thrown at King Oyo, they should rather make a contribution. He joked, ‘In fact for me, this is the real Oyo Challenge.’

Batooro haven’t been as zealous for their kingdom as Baganda have been.’

The comedian is scheduled to meet the Tooro King to sell the idea to him so the necessary modifications can be made. It’s then that he’ll get full rights to access part of Oyo’s life, heritage and history.

Reluctant Uganda

Pablo believes that government and tourism agencies haven’t paid enough attention to Uganda’s entertainment industry which has potential to sell boost our economy. He borrows the case of Nigeria whose entertainment (music, comedy and film) have enabled its economy to pass South Africa’s.

He argues that if comedian Anne Kansiime who is more popular in and outside Uganda than the president was exploited enough would market Uganda.

“Most Ugandans will look at me in a casual sense because they are used to me but when I’m out there, people value me a lot”

It is also possible for artistes to be creative and use their performances especially while abroad to promote Uganda.

Pablo hails the KCCA for appreciating the value of entertainment unlike other Ugandans who still harbor a rigid mindset that music is a career for the failures.

Pablo outside comedy

While this warm and lively guy is not doing comedy, he’s still busy doing numerous other activities.

He does mentorship in comedy. This involves grooming young talents that are passionate about comedy.

Pablo told us he also does forum theatre. Forum theatre is a communication focused platform that engages an audience on a given theme to basically establish their opinion.

He also participates in peer to peer education in school campaigns especially on reproductive sexual issues.

Pablo says he has done a lot of domestic tourism especially in national parks within Uganda. Sometimes it is through corporate gigs in safari locations where he is invited to perform.

Asked whether Ugandans know Uganda enough, he comments with a saying that ‘The nearer the church, the further to God’ so most people are reluctant to tour their country.

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