Chi­nese oil firm con­trib­utes

East African Business Week - - SPORTS - BY PAUL TENTENA

HOIMA, UGANDACNOOC Uganda Lim­ited, an oil and gas com­pany last week gave UGX 87 mil­lion (about $25,000) to cul­tural King­dom of Bun­y­oro, for the Bun­y­oro Amasaza Cup 2016.

It marked five years of the oil com­pany’s sup­port to­wards the tour­na­ment which at­tracts var­i­ous coun­ties in Bun­y­oro Ki­tara King­dom. This is in west­ern Uganda.

“As we carry out our core ac­tiv­i­ties in the Bun­y­oro re­gion, it is im­por­tant for us to en­gage with the res­i­dents, em­brace their cul­ture, and con­trib­ute to their com­mu­nity, as a sign of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their sup­port to our Com­pany and em­ploy­ees,” Ami­nah Bukenya, Pub­lic Re­la­tions Su­per­vi­sor, CNOOC Uganda Lim­ited said.

“When we be­gan op­er­a­tions in Bun­y­oro, we made a com­mit­ment to be part of all-round growth in our area of op­er­a­tion. And over the years, we have seen this com­mit­ment come to life through var­i­ous lo­cal pro­grams.”

“Spon­sor­ing the Bun­y­oro Amasaza Cup for the fifth year is a demon­stra­tion of CNOOC Uganda’s ded­i­ca­tion to the growth of sport in this re­gion. Last year, the tour­na­ment was played across all sub coun­ties in Bun­y­oro Ki­tara King­dom and at­tracted 13 coun­ties. This year, we hope for even greater par­tic­i­pa­tion and com­pet­i­tive­ness among the coun­ties,” she added.

The month-long tour­na­ment will at­tract seven dis­tricts in the Bun­y­oro Ki­tara King­dom in­clud­ing Ka­gadi, Kaku­miro, Kiryan­dongo, Bul­li­isa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale.

His Royal Majesty the King of Bun­y­oro Ki­tara King­dom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, at­tended the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony in Ka­gadi district.

Em­pha­siz­ing CNOOC Uganda’s ded­i­ca­tion to var­i­ous ef­forts, Ami­nah Bukenya noted that the Com­pany has sup­ported the ed­u­ca­tion and health sec­tors both in Hoima and the rest of the country.

CNOOC Uganda be­came a ma­jor player in Uganda’s oil sec­tor in Fe­bru­ary 2012.

THANK YOU: King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru sam­ples the tro­phy and other prizes up for grabs in the com­ing tour­na­ment.

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