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The Uganda Fish Festival: Why It Is Worth Giving A Try

In this coming festive season when there are so many upcoming events, one needs to be careful on deciding which evens to attend as some will end up as sham while some will be a lasting pain in revelers lives. However one event worth trying out is the upcoming first-ever Uganda Fish Festival scheduled for December 17th at UWEC (Uganda Wildlife Education Center).

From the word go, this got us intrigued and excited at the same time. So when we talked Betty Aliba the M the Marketing Director at Perfect Events, who are the organizers of the festival, she broke it down and cleared all doubts. She said the festival is a good way to try out new things with friends and family, with no risk of getting it wrong.

The first interesting bit being the venue UWEC which is a beauteous place that brings childhood memories of school tours to the Entebbe Zoo. Who doesn’t want to reminisce all the color, freshness nature has to offer? The ambiance there is extremely appealing; random Monkeys jumping around for bananas and belching at the satisfying aroma of deep-fried ‘ngege’ – alluring!

Perhaps the most important aspect being that, all the species of fish that can be found in Lake Victoria will be up for munching. It is clear that those that will attend will be spoilt for choice. Nile Perch, Tilapia, Cat-fish and other species whose ‘scientific’ names will be assignment for the day for revelers to remember.

“Do you reminisce that captivating taste of Nalongo’s ‘Mamba’ served with bars of fried cassava? Do you long to taste that ‘mpuuta’ that you last had on a road trip upcountry? Do you still have sweet dreams of the ‘nsonzi’ you used to fish with your peers back in the day? Or are you simply that guy who likes his ‘ngege’ the sleek old way? You are all covered.” These were the lucid words of Mrs. Aliba as she painted a vivid picture of the festival.

And more interesting still, the Annual Corporate Beach Soccer Christmas Challenge will also be held simultaneously with the Festival – win-win for soccer lovers, right? Yes! Watching young people showcasing talent by the cool lake breeze in the white sand can be therapeutic.

All that for, Shs. 5,000 for children and 10,000 for adults as entry fee where gates will open as early as 10am in the morning with the event running till late with an after party for the corporate guests.

Ruva is a Graphic designer, Good dancer and Journalist

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