The rolex fast food is now officially a tourist attraction for Uganda after it was launched yesterday by State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi at the first ever Kampala Rolex Festival which took place at the Uganda Museum in Kitante Kampala.
The minister who was in company of his colleague Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Maria Mutagamba, Miss Tourism Busoga region 2015 Enid Mirembe and her first runner up Kisakye Ronah, looked in buoyant mood as he inspected the rolex stalls and exhibitions where he encouraged the participants to take the food which usually comprises chapatti, eggs and vegetables, to the next level by packaging and introducing new ingredients.
He also emphasised the issue of hygiene and cleanliness while preparing the food which he says is expected to attract tourists and can be exported to increase Uganda’s foreign exchange earnings if well prepared and packaged.
“I urge all Ugandans to support this initiative and promote rolex as a fast food on the international scene as a form of culinary tourism. Let us start with what we know and we can eventually venture into other sectors with time. I also want to caution everyone to take the issue of hygiene seriously and be clean while preparing the rolex”. The minister said.
He also took part in the ‘rolex challenge’ by preparing himself which he later served to his colleague Maria Mutagamba and a Germany national who says she came to Uganda last year and loves the fast food. Although he is not an expert in the field, he did not fare badly as those who tasted his piece of work appreciated it.
The guests later took part in the ‘Njogereza’ dance contest which Mutagamba won according to the crowd as the entertainments sessions kicked off with a live band and several artistes including Geosteady and Maro the RnB Kybazinga entertaining the crowd.