Museveni, Bigirimana Win Africa Leadership Awards

The most anticipated teens’ event, recipe the Buzz Leavers Rock is back. The event, more about scheduled for December 6, 2014 promises to be bigger and better given the shs100 million boost it has received from Mountain Dew, a brand bottled by Crown Beverages Limited.

According to Mr Innocent Tibayeita, the head of Sales and Marketing at Crown Beverages Limited, the Buzz Leavers Rock is a platform for all teens to showcase their bold, daring and adventurous traits as they wind off the school year.

“Buzz Leavers Rock fits in well with brand Mountain Dew’s attributes. It is an event to let loose and show your bold, daring, different and adventurous side after a long school session.

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As Mountain Dew, we want the youth to know that we recognize all this and are giving them the platform to amplify that,” says Mr Tibayeita.

Party revellers this year should expect performances from Dr. Chameleone, Cindy, the dynamic duo of Radio and Weasel, Irene Ntale, Pallaso, Fille and A-Pass, among others. Last year, Peter Miles, Vampino, Navio, Irene Ntale, Reef HD, Santana, Fille and Toniks left the partiers yearning for more as they took them through their hit songs all day.

ChimpCorps have since also learned that two floors of Garden City will be occupied by the teens.

Among other sections will be a gaming hub, cafeteria, VIP section where teens will have a meet-and-greet session with their celebrities, a social media corner where internet will be free for all.

To spin the discs will be Deejays Shiru, Roja, Urbanstar, Slick Stuart, KasBaby, Mark, and Vito.

Organisers say for only shs10, 000, which will come with a free Mountain Dew, teens will be able to experience all this.
President Museveni has said that a united East Africa and Africa at large is the best mode of ensuring prosperity of the people of Uganda.

“Integration is the channel to ensure our security. The youth have the task to find out how best to ensure our prosperity and security. If you are young and teaching tribalism, see what use are you to society?” he asked.

He, stuff strongly advised the youth of Africa that they must sort the way forward for the future of the continent adding that the youth should use study groups to find solutions to Africa’s challenges.

The President made the remarks last evening at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel as chief guest where, as winner, he also received the Pan Africa Excellence Award at the Africa Leadership Awards 2014 ceremony. A number of individuals and entities were presented with awards in different fields.

The Vice-President, H.E. Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, presented the award to the President in recognition of Mr. Museveni’s contribution towards the socio-economic transformation of Uganda, Africa and the world.

The President’s personal contribution and participation in the liberation of Mozambique, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Somalia were also recognized by the Africa Leadership Awards.

President Museveni thanked the organizers for the award. He also commended the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Gender, Mr. Pius Bigirimana, for being a whistle blower against the thieves in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Bigirimana won two awards for his outstanding contribution to youth economic empowerment in Uganda.

Museveni said several people tried to bring down Bigirimana after he stood firm against corruption in OPM and other government bodies, a move he rejected.

The President further hailed the Permanent Secretary for “turning around” the Gender Ministry “which was not doing well at all.”

He also paid tribute to another winner, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Kabagambe Kaliisa who emerged the best Civil Servant of the year 2014 and described him as a person who learns quickly.

He noted that Mr. Kabagambe Kaliisa was among the pioneer Ugandans who used the knowledge they gained to discover oil in the country.

Mr. Museveni called on the young people to see the social and economic forces that are operating in Africa saying that there was need to see how best to assist the entrepreneurs to promote their businesses. He tasked the youth to promote business in Africa and noted that when businesses sell a lot, they expand and create more employment opportunities. He, therefore, called on them to work for the promotion of wealth creation through the production sector.

President Museveni said that the youth should work together to develop Africa saying that the continent is the richest area on earth. He appealed to them to become guided missiles in their varied contributions to wealth creation.


PS Pius Bigirimana receives his award from President Museveni

Other Award winners included Mioraj Bharot for being a leading entrepreneur. The other Engineer Chris Manyindo, Ambassador Francis Butagyira and General Elly Tumwine were winners in the second category

The award for construction was scooped by ROKO Construction Company; Mr. Andrew Mwenda took one for media while that one for Banking went to Mr. Nicholas Kkwi. The Tourism sector Award was taken by the Big Five Tourism Club while the Foods and Beverages Award went to Riham Group. The late James Mulwana took the Award for the latest legacy.

The Woman Achiever of the year 2014 was Ms. Allen Kagina. Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi received the Award for Communications; Mr. William Byaruhanga won the award for the young entrepreneur. The Health Award went to Case hospital.

The Team leader of Africa Leadership Awards, Mr. Denis Akampurira, saluted the President for his good leadership at both the national and international levels. He observed that Uganda has made tremendous progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge and Ebola fever. He observed that one of the reasons why Africa had lagged behind in terms of development was because of bad leadership.

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