‘I Will Only Enter That Anticipated Showdown If The KCCA Will Agree To Let It Be No Time Limit’
Legendary singer Jose Chameleone has said he remains undisputed champion in the Ugandan music industry. The ‘Basima Ogenze’ singer said this after performing at Comedy Store show last night at UMA show grounds Lugogo.
On his rumoured music battle with Bebe Cool, Jose said he has heard of the battle with his big brother but revealed that no one has come forward to put the deal on table.
He also said that he will only enter that anticipated showdown if the KCCA agrees to let it be of no time limit.
“Blessed are my friends with whom we partied tonight at the UMA show grounds comedy night with Alex Muhangi, Madrat and Chico, Mariachi and the best comedians in the region. I really enjoyed being onstage for everyone. I remain the undisputed!!!!
I have heard of the battle with my big brother though no one has come forward to put the deal on table. I am a music Dynamo and who so ever wants to battle should know that that’s the day you are going to be buried before your disciples!!
And I will put a cross on your grave as I engrave R.I.P. I WILL ONLY ENTER THAT ANTICIPATED SHOWDOWN IF THE KCCA WILL AGREE TO LET IT BE NO TIME LIMIT!! He who runs out of music, Goes home. Stay blessed my people,” Jose Chameleone said.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), together with Kampala Capital City Authority and Kampala Hash House Harriers, have today launched the 2018 Edition of the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Run aimed at raising shs400 Million for the renovation of selected public schools in Kampala.
The run will be held on March 25, 2018 starting at Pearl Africa Primary School, Nsambya. It will cover a distance of 21km, traversing the historical seven hills of Kampala - Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya.
Addressing media at the launch of the run at Mbuya Primary school, NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba said that this year’s proceeds from the run will go towards the renovation of selected public schools that include Mbuya Primary school and St Paul primary school Nsambya.
“We are proud to have raised more than shs190m in the previous runs, supporting 4 schools namely Nakivubo Settlement Primary school, St. Ponsiano primary school, Makerere University Primary school and Summit View Primary school. This year, we have challenged ourselves to raise more than double that amount for more schools to benefit from this cause. I therefore call upon corporate companies doing business in Kampala to join this cause to improve the learning conditions of the children in public schools in Kampala,” Byarugaba, said.
Kampala Capital City Authority has 79 Government grant aided primary schools with a total enrollment of close to 70,000 with an allocation of about shs500m per year. Due to the inadequate funding, most of the schools have dilapidated facilities and require refurbishment, amongst other challenges.
The KCCA Ag. Deputy Executive Director, Juliet Namuddu, said, “We plan to continue to improve the functionality of the schools’ infrastructure through renovation of existing facilities as well as construction of new facilities. It is through such partnerships with organizations like NSSF that we will achieve this”
The Kampala Hash House Harriers Master, Steven Luswata said that this year’s run will be bigger and better compared to the previous ones.
“We expect about 2000 runners to participate this year. The 7 seven hills challenge is no mean feat – I therefore advise participants to start preparing now by running three to five times a week so that their bodies can adjust gradually to the long hilly run on the d-day.”
Over 8 companies are already on board including Vision group, Monitor Publications, Pinnacle Security, Housing Finance Bank, Cementers limited, Galaxy fm, Bank of Uganda and Mukwano Industries.
NSSF has in the past years engaged in a number of social responsible projects like the recent countrywide blood donation drive which collected over 5000 units from staff, members of the Fund and the general public.