PHOTOS: Juliana, Byanyima Win Warid’s “Women of Substance” Awards

viagra order http://crazytour.am/wp-admin/includes/ms.php geneva; color: #222222;”>Women from across the private, medicine public sectors, entertainment and sports triumphed and were treated to a night of entertainment and fine dining.

Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka was the Guest of Honor at the ceremony held at the Serena Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday.

Recognizing excellence, innovation and achievement the 2nd annual Warid Women of Substance Awards opened with dance performances from the Ndere Troupe and a comedy routine from acclaimed Ugandan comedienne Anne Kansiime.

Afro Jazz band Code 9 provided the soundtrack for the night which was topped off by performances from comedy act U-Turn.


Five outstanding women took home awards on the night. Newly appointed, Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, who won the International Recognition category, accepted her award in a video address from New York.

Juliana (L) and other winners of the 2013 Warid’s ‘Women of substance’ awards

Golfer Flavia Namakula won in the sports achievement category, with Dr. Margaret Mungherera receiving the Social Work award.

Singer Juliana Kanyomozi who won for entertainment gave an impromptu performance and owner of Delight Industries Julian Adyeeri Omalla’s story of determination and success saw her take home the award in the entrepreneurship category.

The final award recognized the work of Warid Women and went to Sarah Namuwange.

Kiwanuka said remarked: “It is people like you who are helping us lift our economy, our spirit and who’ll help make sure that women don’t just compete and contribute in this society, but really thrive in it.”

She added: “I want to thank-you for everything you’re doing and I want to congratulate everyone recognized at the Warid Women of Substance Awards.”

Influential attendees included Rhoda Kalema and Joyce Mpanga. Socialite Judith Heard and fashion designers Stella Atal and Santa Anzo also graced the red carpet event.

Chief Commercial Officer for Warid Telecom, Shailendra Naidu also addressed the gala saying, “The awards were created to recognize the myriad of accomplishments women in Uganda have achieved.”

Women who are an inspiration in their communities, who have shown strong leadership, created change and made significant contributions to society. They are shining examples of how women are pushing this nation forward with bold innovation and impressive leadership.”

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