In Uganda we don’t wear the rolex. We eat it is now a common saying in this beautiful pearl of Africa after the BBC Last year made a joke about the country selling the ‘cheapest rolex’ in the world.
We are talking about the delicious combination of rolled chapati with eggs and vegetables which a is a common snack in Uganda which has taken the fast food business to another level because of its low cost and convenient way of preparation that has now attracted the attention of international media.
This fast food could soon become a tourist attraction after government also joined several voices in promoting it. Just recently cable network CNN the rolex as the fastest growing fast food after it topped the list of ‘The Africsn foods finally taking off’.
Tomorrow, there will be a big festival at the Uganda Museum in honor of the rolex following the official launch by State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi who described the rolex as traditional Ugandan delicacy that originally started as a road side delicacy before gradually becoming a household fast food with more ingredients coming into play.
“Rolex is truly a humble Ugandan success story from deep down Kampala ghettos, to roadside of town centres and on menus of top hotels and restaurants of Kampala and whole of Uganda,” He said.
Miss Tourism Busoga 2015, Enid Mirembe who came up with the idea of Kampala Rolex Festival said it was time to promote the rolex as a delicacy that the world needs to know more about.
“World over, it’s known that it is only Uganda that has a rolex that’s not a watch. In a few years to come, we may have people travelling from all over the world to taste this delicacy,” she said.
In addition to the traditional chapatti and eggs, other foods will be available too like chicken, sausages and veges. Tickets are on sale at Shs 10,000 for adults and Shs 5,000 for children with gates opening at 10am. There will also be a band playing live music and performances from singers such as Maro not forgetting a children’s play area for the youngsters.