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French Embassy partners with Airtel to boost tourism

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The French Embassy in Uganda has partnered with Airtel Uganda to celebrate the France – Uganda Friendship Week.

French Ambassador to Uganda Stephanie Rivoal addresses the media at the announcing of the partnership. on her right is UOC boss William Blick while singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool is on her left. All photos Hussein Musisi

 

Scheduled for 18th to 25th March 2017, the friendship week will be used to organize a joyful, positive series of events concretising the friendship between Uganda and France through music, culture, food, wildlife and sport.

Some of these include; Francophonie in collaboration with other francophone embassies, eco-tourism, Good France to promote the French fine dining, debates at Makerere University, sports in schools and the music and football event at Mandela Stadium on the 25th of March.

There will also be a charity dinner at the French Ambassador’s residence, proceeds of which will be given to a chosen charity project.

Musician Bebe Cool addresses the media while the French Ambassador Stephanie Rivoal and UOC boss William Blick look on.

Speaking during the press conference to announce the partnership at the French Embassy, Mr. Phanindra Nichanametla, the Airtel Uganda Finance Director, expressed happiness with the partnership.

“Partnerships are essential to the development of a brand and we at Airtel Uganda have always been and will always be willing to get into partnerships that promote culture, wildlife, music and sports,” he said.

“One of the activities that very strongly resonates with us during this week will be the football match between the Uganda Cranes, which we sponsor, and the French Military Football Team,” he added.

 

 

 

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