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KCCA to host food festival

By Simon Peter Tumwine, Juliet Waiswa

Added 19th August 2019 03:24 PM

According to My Food Network operation manager Denis Asiimwe, the event is to convey a variety of foods such as “akalo, mulokoni” and so much more from all parts of Uganda at a low cost on the streets of Uganda.

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Mrs. Juliet Nambi (director of education and social services) Denis Asiimwe, operation manager of My Food Network( center) and Moses Miyabi, vendors manager during the press briefing. (Photo by Simon Peter Tumwine)

According to My Food Network operation manager Denis Asiimwe, the event is to convey a variety of foods such as “akalo, mulokoni” and so much more from all parts of Uganda at a low cost on the streets of Uganda.

 Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in partnership with My Food Network (MFN) is set to host and deliver the first-ever street food festival dubbed Kampala Foodie Street in Uganda.

The tourism based event promises to bring together all Ugandans with an opportunity to introduce all categories of local dishes to the world on the streets of Kampala. The event is to attract more culinary tourists to visit the city.

The event is slated for September 7, 2019, on the Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala from IPS building to Jumbo Plaza.

“Kampala is the entertainment Capital of East Africa and KCCA has a strategy to make it the premier entertainment and tourist destination in Africa. One of the ways to do this is to showcase our rich culture and hospitality and we know that showcasing our abundant street food, we can achieve this goal,” said KCCA Director of Education and Social Services, Juliet Nambi Namuddu.

According to Namuddu, the event is to create a signature event of the capital, showcase food as a tourist attraction for both local and international visitors to Uganda.  The event is being a mirror of other street foods festivals held in various cities around the world such as Paris, Berlin, London and so much more.

“We are going to partner with shell Gas which is one of our sponsors and this is to reduce on charcoal usage and also be more environmental friendly. In this I would like to remind you about our campaign weyonje that is aimed at keeping our city clean and healthy, Namuddu noted. 

According to My Food Network operation manager Denis Asiimwe, the event is to convey a variety of foods such as “akalo, mulokoni” and so much more from all parts of Uganda at a low cost on the streets of Uganda.

We found out that some of the shops in Kampala use spring water and we are going to use this opportunity to educate the people about there health and hygiene and this is going to be done by the directorate of Public Health Directorate, the Pubic Co-operation Affair Director, Peter Kaujju said Monday.

We are going to issue certificates to all the vendors who are going to exhibit there various dishes, Kaujju noted during the press conference.

The free event shall have over 30 street vendors catering to the public from 10:00 am to midnight and every vendor booth will cost sh50,000 per square meter from KCCA. The food will be sold from a portable food booth, cart or truck.

 The event will be sponsored by various companies such as Tusker Lite, Coca Cola, Aromat, Loyal Cuts and La Paroni’s restaurant.

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