Tourism minister launches Rolex festival, challenges MPs


Minister Kiwanda


On Thursday 18th August 2016, a parliamentary Rolex challenge cocktail will be held at the parliament gardens in a bid to celebrate the Rolex empowerment to Ugandan communities.

State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi told press on Wednesday that on Sunday August 21, the Kampala Rolex Festival will take place at the Uganda Museum from 8:00am till late.

He described a Rolex as a top traditionally delicacy of Ugandan origin.

It started out as a roadside snack compromising of eggs and a chapatti

It later evolved into a mix of vegetables, chapatti and eggs later on more additions came into play sausages, beckon and chicken.

“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.

Recently, the Rolex made news when CNN featured a story about it as the fastest growing fast food in Africa.

It has created employment opportunities for youth who are involved in building and operating Rolex stalls, cooking it, charcoal business, supply of ingredients and to farmers who produce eggs, tomatoes, onions, green paper and cabbages.

It also provides business to companies that produce cooking oil, baking flour, salt and packaging materials.


“The Kampala Rolex festival season one targets enhancing the Rolex community empowerment through creating more demand for the Rolex as a fast food and Rolex making as a commercial activity,” the minister told press in Kampala.

He said the festival also aims at promoting the health and quality of standards in the Rolex business and enhancing it to attract more youth to get involved as suppliers, stall operators, Rolex chiefs ad customers.

“The ministry of tourism, wildfire and antiquities is endorsing Rolex as a proudly Ugandan product that is also enjoyed by tourists.”


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