Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Uganda Friday: Of Trade Shows and Defining Football Games

by Darlyne Komukama

The 2011 UMA Trade Show started on Tuesday 4th October, 2011 and is running until Monday 10th October. This is an annual exhibition that this year, has attracted exhibitors from over 36 countries and 1000 companies.

Entrance for adults is 3,000 shillings and 2,000 shillings for children. If you're in the market for cheaper than average goods ranging anywhere from solar lights to men's dress shirts, from hand made fabric made with Egyptian cotton to agricultural implements then this is the place the weekend needs to find you.

The ladies of Awava passed by the show yesterday and got some soft serve ice-cream and Kate even won herself a mug from Ugandan coffee, Star Cafe.

The talk of the town for the past couple of weeks has been the October 8th football match to be played between Uganda's Cranes and Kenya's Harambee Stars. If the Uganda Cranes win this match, then Uganda qualifies for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 33 years.

Tickets are being sold for 20,000, 50,000 and 120,000 shillings and if you have a ticket, you can take a free train ride to the match.

From Awava, we wish you a fun weekend.


Ishta said...

heard you guys now do duvet covers, looking for one and wanna see pictures!!

a w a v a. said...

Check out! We don't have any in UG right now but will soooooon!!!

claudia said...

That is a nice trade shows in Uganda