Countdown starts to Kampala City Festival on 06th October


(Posted 15th July 2013)


(KCCA CEO Jennifer Musisi on the right holding the balloons)

Kampala City Council Authority CEO Jennifer Musisi today launched the countdown to the Kampala City Festival due to be celebrated on the 06th October this year. Launched last year to coincide with Uganda’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, commemorating 50 years of independence from colonial masters Britain, the festival was an instant hit with city dwellers and visitors and a re-run will take place this year, according to a source close to City Hall ‘bigger and better than ever before’.

Last year large floats were on display during  a parade through the centre of Kampala, fireworks lit the skies at night, a kids zone took care of the younger generation and for adults there was live music performed by Uganda’s best known bands and songs played by Kampala’s best DJ’s.

It was a street festival not only of sorts but outstanding for East African standards the party lasted from early morning till late at night, with food stalls offering anything from local dishes like ‘Luwombo and matooke’ to pizzas, giant submarine sandwiches and a range of ethnic cuisines, leaving no tastebud craving for more.

Dubbed as Uganda’s answer to the carnival in Rio, though this may somewhat overstate things, it is certainly a day to look forward to, more so as this year’s Annual Royal Ascot Goat Races were postponed until 2014, robbing the socialites of Kampala of one of their great opportunities to go out and flog their latest frocks.

Amends are being done for sure by KCCA, so look forward to Sunday 06th of October for a day out on the town, red paint in tow no less.