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Earth Tremor Hits Rwenzori, Houses Destroyed

South African Airways in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Kampala Serena Hotel are organizing the 5th South African Wine festival at the Kampala Serena on Friday 24th October 2014.

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This year’s tasting will focus on celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa and will highlight developments in the wine industry since the advent of democracy and promote awareness of the South
African category and introduce new brands into the Uganda market.

The tasting will be a walk around, white table cloth format. Trade, media & consumers, as well as portfolio managers working in the food and beverage/hospitality industry will be invited to the event.

The festival aims at providing a platform for Ugandan consumers of South African wines to interact directly with the celebrity winemakers behind the famous wines produced from the rich vineyards of Cape Town

Uganda’s hospitality industry has over the years been on a steadfast growth, which has led to the increased consumption of some of the best quality wines in the world.
South African Airways in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Kampala Serena Hotel are organizing the 5th South African Wine festival at the Kampala Serena on Friday 24th October 2014.

The event is expected to attract over 400 guests including trade, medical http://corepr.pl/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php media, story http://classlitigation.com/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php VIP Corporate clients, Diplomats and Senior Government Officials.

This year’s tasting will focus on celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa and will highlight developments in the wine industry since the advent of democracy and promote awareness of the South African category and introduce new brands into the Uganda market.

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The tasting will be a walk around, white table cloth format. Trade, media & consumers, as well as portfolio managers working in the food and beverage/hospitality industry will be invited to the event.

The festival aims at providing a platform for Ugandan consumers of South African wines to interact directly with the celebrity winemakers behind the famous wines produced from the rich vineyards of Cape Town

Uganda’s hospitality industry has over the years been on a steadfast growth, which has led to the increased consumption of some of the best quality wines in the world.
The mid-western region has Friday morning been rocked by an earth tremor which left many residents wounded and others in panic.

The US geological survey reported on its website that the tremor measured 4.7 magnitudes on the Richter scale, medications http://dcointl.com/wp-includes/cache.php with the epicentre of 30 kilometres swept through Lake Edward and North West of Kasese.

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Many residents in Kabarole district reported buildings shaking vigorously before seeking shelter in plain areas.

In Kabarole, the tremor struck at 4:00am Friday. Many people reported some damages of their property and other sustained minor injuries.

Rose Murungi, a civil servant with East division Fort Portal Municipality, is nursing injuries at Fort Portal Referral hospital after she was hit by a falling wall in a house she was residing at Kitumba former Works quarters.

“I am feeling chest and head pains,” she told Chimpreports at the hospital. “It was a very terrifying moment for my family but I am glad we are all alive.”

Charles Sanyu Atwooki of Kaihokwa Kitumba East division is now homeless after his permanent house was destroyed by the tremor.

Sanyu survived with minor head injuries. Other 8 family members in the house were unharmed.

She says this is the second time his house is being damaged by the earth quake before appealing to government for assistance.

Allan Okello, the regional prisons commander, lost his vehicle in the tremor.

Charles Sanyu whose house was damaged by the quake showing our reporter the head injury
Charles Sanyu whose house was damaged by the quake showing our reporter the head injury

“My Corona Registration number UAK 279W was seriously damaged when the wall in the garage crumbled in Maguru South division,” he noted.

Officials are yet to receive reports of destruction of property in the neighbouring districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kyenjojo.

However, the quake sent chills down the spines of millions of people.

Interestingly, farmers said the earthquake points to a possible change in weather seasons.

John Mugisa, an elder in Fort Portal, predicted the earthquake could trigger a dry spell since the region has been experiencing heavy rains since August.

Although described as the heaviest earthquake in recent years, Mugisa said it does not match the tremors of 1966 and 1994, which wreaked havoc in the mountainous Rwenzori region.

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