By Benjamin Emuk
Kampala: Movit Products, the leading personal care company in Uganda has today been unveiled as one of the sponsors of Tooro’s inaugural ‘Ekyooto Ha Mpango’ cultural festival scheduled for this month.
Organized by Tooro Kingdom, the 4-day festival will be happening from 25th to 28th, November at the heart of the Kingdom’s palace in Fort Portal Tourism City.
The Ekyooto Ha Mpango festival that is designed to become Africa’s premium cultural tourism festival was launched by King Oyo Nyimba IV on the eve of his 26th Coronation Anniversary under the theme,Experience Tooro and Harness the power of culture.
Speaking at the unveiling event held Thursday November 18, 2021 at Fairway Hotel in Nakasero Kampala, Mr. Stephen Adinyai the Movit Brand Manager called upon youth to take advantage of the Movit hair dresser training sessions which will be carried out throughout the entire festival in Fort Portal for a selected number of youths to benefit.
“Movit wants to make it possible for the youth, especially those interested in crafts and beauty to tap into a money making venture through beauty,” said Adinyai.
Adinyai added that beauty business pays and never disappoints, “Those who have been in this business can testify that it is one of the most paying business, one that improves one’s confidence, delivers self-love, hope and directly connects to culture, for sure one can’t go wrong with that kind of business.”
Here is what to expect at the Festival;
The main event features include;
• Royal Tours as Royals from different Kingdoms visit key Tourism destinations in the region.
• Business clinics from the 24th- 28th November, with a focus on Tourism and related businesses.
The participants will learn from facilitators like Laura Kagame of TravelNeza, Amos Wekesa of Great Lakes Safaris, Owek. Joan Kantu of Let’s Go Travel, Justus Koojo of Ultimate Sports, Dennis Aguma of NASE-Africa, Jimmy Otim from Brac, Steve Williams of Kyaninga Lodge and Diary and Daniel Kigozi (Navio) of Navcorp and Zuri Model Farm
• Tourism and Cultural Trade Expo on the 25th and 26th November
• Ekyooto high level discussions on the 25th of November
• Royal Dinner Gala on the 26th of November with a fashion showcase by SKP featuring Mrs Uganda World Sylvia Namutebi Allibhai, Miss Elite Africa Judith Heard and Miss Uganda Earth Ahlam Ismail (Lamu).
• Movie Premiere of ‘Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon’ documentary featuring Ms. Lilly Ajarova, Joshua Cheptegei and Golola Moses.
• Sporting activities on the 27th of November, including a Boat Regatta, Adventure cycling and Marathon. These will not only entertain and keep participants fit but also showcase the beauty of natural geographic features in the region.
• Virtual Music Concert on the 27th featuring leading artists from Tooro region and special guest artists including Janzi Band, Spice Diana, Aziz Azion, Beenie Gunter, Draei Bitsc, Pearl of Africa Stars, Ayesiga Muzamil, Kigambo Araali, Sagio Mhza, Carol Kay and Tony Blackman among others.
• Inter- religious thanksgiving service and closing ceremony on the 28th of November
• CSR activities including the ‘Pet A Tree’ greening campaign, Save River Mpanga and ‘Clean Up Fort Portal’ campaign Owing to the prevalent pandemic, the festival will be live on NBS TV, with limited physical elements and major virtual features to ensure people from all over the world can take part in the festivities ahead of the Kingdom’s celebration of 200 years of existence next year.
To be a part of the limited physical audience, register through www.ekyoototooro.com or call/whatsapp +256 (0) 777 564 997.
Take advantage of festival discounts on hotels and tourism trips from the 24th to the 28th of November and experience the jewel of the pearl.