Stanbic bank is offering a huge discount to all preparing to participate in the forthcoming food festival dubbed the Oktoberfest, which is slated for October 2019 at the Uganda Museum.
It is Stanbic’s second year running to partner with Oktoberfest Kampala.
The bank’s senior marketing manager Sonia Karamagi Kasagga says this year again the bank is making it easier and convenient for Ugandans to come and enjoy themselves.
“The tickets that will be sold for the Oktoberfest go for 20,000 shillings but Stanbic bank has enabled digital payments therefore everyone who has a Mastercard and Visa card will be enjoying a great discount of 5000 meaning that they will pay only 15,000 shillings,” she said
The Oktoberfest Kampala is an annual lifestyle event that involves celebration of food, beer and Bavarian culture.
Ronald Mubiru, the manager sports, recreation and tourism development at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) says the authority has a strategy of selling Kampala City and Uganda at large to the outside world.
“Over the last two years, Oktoberfest Kampala is one of the events that have been identified by KCCA in its efforts to define the nation’s capital as an event destination of the region”
Food vendors, rolex makers and other food dealers at grassroot level will benefit from the event.
The world’s largest food and beer festival first took place in Munich, Germany.
As a result, this year’s edition of Oktoberfest Kampala 2019 will officially be opened by the Germany Ambassador to Uganda Dr Albrecht Conze who will also be the chief guest.
Mubiru also said the event will be graced by Uganda’s top music artists and bands such as ” Sheeba Kalungi, Kwela band among others.
The 2019 edition will be running under the theme “recognising the friendship and strong cultural and economic partnerships between Germany and Uganda and celebrating this unique relationship through food, drink and the arts”
With gates opening at noon and the event ending at midnight, the Oktoberfest Kampala will have costumes competitions, traditional Oktoberfest games such as beer straw challenge, tug of war, beer pong, arm wrestling, beer speed drinking, eating challenge among others.