A long list of Christian organisations and Churches have been confirmed as sponsors of this year’s Kampala City Festival expected to run under the theme; “Celebrating 7-years of rebuilding the city.”
The festival will take place from 5th to 7th October, and proceeds will go towards removing asbestos rooftops from the 10 remaining government aided schools across the city to curb the threat of cancer.
“The future of this country depends on the children we are raising, so lets work together to improve their lives,” KCCA Executive Director Jennifer S. Musisi said in her remarks during the Festival launch at City Hall – Kampala.
“This year we celebrate the improved infrastructure, livelihoods, street dressing, the most livable city, improved learning environment and growing partnerships,” she added.
Present at the launch was Pr Patrick Makumbi of International Gospel Healing Centre in Lweza- Kajjansi who injected 5 million into the fete.
Light House Television, which sponsored the event last year, returned again with Ush20 million.
Other Christian sponsors are Watoto Church, Christ Embassy Church, Kingdom TV among others.
Mrs Musisi unveiled the top sponsors including; Bell Lager, City Tyres, Movit Products, Coca Cola Uganda and MTN Uganda among others.
The event is fully funded by the private sector as a major business and publicity opportunity for them. Each official supporter is introduced to special privileges depending on the sponsorship package they choose.
During the 3-day celebration, Kampala becomes animated with flamboyant sights, vibrant sounds and lively rhythms in concert with an array of floats winding through the streets with dancers on show as they spin, whirl & twirl to mesmeric beats of celebration along the festival route.
The Christian Stage, like last year, will be lifted at the Sheraton gardens.