Uganda Corporate Bodies Unite for Charity

British Airways Country Manager Faith Chaitezvi (Centre) with Kennedy Mutenyo Events and Promotions Manager Coca- Cola (left), Frederick Olwit Head of Business Development and Sales G4S (2nd left), Richard Kawere Corporate League chairman (2nd right) and Joseph Adoko PR Manager AAR (right) display Shield during a press conference that announced the upcoming British Airways Charity Shield football tournament set for March 1, 2015

By James Mwambai

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Algiers, this site Algeria for a 3-day state visit, rx a first ever by a Kenyan President.

The President received a 21-gun salute before inspecting a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Algeria National People’s Army.

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The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his entourage touched down at Houari Bouediene International airport shortly after 7pm Tuesday Kenyan time.

He was received by senior Algerian Government officials led by the Speaker of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah.

Thereafter, stomach the Head of State visited the Martyr’s Sanctuary at the Revolution Memorial where he laid a wreath of flowers.

At the Martyr’s Sanctuary, President Kenyatta was conducted on a tour of the Mujahid Museum which preserves historical facts of the Algerian nation.

Kenya opened its first mission in Algiers and posted Ambassador Moi Lemoshira who presented his credentials to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last Sunday.

President Kenyatta’s visit to Algeria is part of his efforts to promote people-to-people interaction and boost intra-Africa trade, peace and development across the continent.

While in Algiers, President Kenyatta will hold talks with his host President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and other national leaders.

Key issues expected to feature during the talks include the signing of joint pacts between the two countries. The joint agreements are aimed at developing economic, technological and political partnership as well as channels of consolidating the two countries’ relations.

Kenya and Algeria have forged partnership to push for Africa’s agenda at continental at the international levels.

On his way to Algeria, President Kenyatta made a stopover at Hassan Djamous International airport in D’ Jamen in Chad where he held talks with the country’s Prime Minister Kalzeube Payimi Deubet.
British Airways and the Corporate League in partnership with Coca- Cola, discount AAR, page G4S and Asiatic sports have once again united to raise funds for disadvantaged children through a charity partnership, Chimp Corps report.

The British Airways Charity Shield Football tournament that was initiated last year is on again this 2015.

The event in form of a mini football tournament is set to bring various corporate companies together at Kyadondo Rugby Club on March 1, 2015, with each contributing 1,000,000 million shillings to participate.

During a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday, Faith Chaitezvi, British Airways Country Commercial Manager, Uganda, said, “British Airways and the Corporate League have amalgamated once again to make a difference through Corporate Social Responsibility, in achieving analogous goals and objectives.”

Faith said every child deserves hope and the chance of a bright future.

“This tournament is about giving children and their families a helping hand rather than a hand-out, creating a lasting change, giving street children access to education to giving young careers a break through,” said Faith.

Last year the charity event managed to raise five thousand pounds (£5,000), which officials say has been used for these initiatives in Uganda and some of the poorest countries in the world.


“I am pleased to report almost 30 companies have shown interest to participate in the tournament in comparison to the 24 companies that participated last year. This means we are growing and I encourage more companies to come on board to so we can raise more money for this cause which I am sure is supported greatly by many different companies as part of their activity plan.


“We promised to make this an annual event and have so far followed up and achieved this with the help of our partners,” Faith added.

Commenting on the upcoming tournament, Richard Kawere, Chairman of the Corporate League said, “We are eager to join BA once again and other companies to raise money for this noble cause, an activity clearly marked on our calendar after we launched our partnership last year.”

He continued: “We are not new to these kinds of games seeing as we always have an open season every year, but consider this more of a start to a new season of our games that member companies participate in.”

The games will be executed in group stages which will proceed to knockout stages to determine the teams that will proceed to quarter, semifinals and eventually the finals.

The winning team will receive the British Airways Charity Shield, gold medals and a British Airways World Traveller return air ticket while the 1st and 2nd runner ups will receive trophies.

Other awards will include top female player, top male player, most valuable player, including certificates to all participating teams,” Richard noted.


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