By Our Reporter
At this point in time, you have probably heard about, watched or attended a galore of festivals in Uganda, most promising much but not all delivering to expectations.
When we first heard about the Uganda Fish Festival, we thought it was just like the others, till we had a chat with Betty Aliba, the Marketing Director at Perfect Events, who are the organizers of the #FishFest17 – she cleared all my doubts.
we can confidently say we were looking forward to this much-anticipated event and no I am not jesting. In this festive season, the said festival is a good way to try out new things with friends and family, with no risk of getting it wrong.
First off, the venue, UWEC(Uganda Wildlife Education Center) is a beauteous place with immense memories. Remember those years in primary school when you would go on tours to the ‘Entebbe Zoo’? I am quite positive, that nostalgia is something you would like to re-live at least one more time. The ambience there is extremely appealing; random Monkeys jumping around for bananas and belching at the satisfying aroma of deep-fried ‘ngege’ – alluring!
Actually, I forgot to mention that all the species of fish that can be found in Lake Victoria will be up for munching. It is clear that those that will attend will be spoilt of choice. Nile Perch, Tilapia, Catfish and other species whose ‘scientific’ names I can hardly remember, will be on the menu.
“Do you reminisce that captivating taste of Nalongo’s ‘Mamba’ served with bars of fried cassava? Do you long to taste that ‘mpuuta’ that you last had on a road trip upcountry? Do you still have sweet dreams of the ‘nsonzi’ you used to fish with your peers back in the day? Or are you simply that guy who likes his ‘ngege’ the sleek old way? You are all covered. These were the lucid words of Mrs Aliba: making me believe that the UGX 5,000 for children and 10,000 for adults is more of a philanthropic offer”.
And more interesting still, the Annual Corporate Beach Soccer Christmas Challenge will also be held simultaneously with the Festival – win-win for soccer lovers, right? Yes! Watching young people showcasing talent by the cool water breeze in the white sand can be therapeutic.
All we can say is, if there is any new thing you will ever try by the end of this year, it will be the Uganda Fish Festival at UWEC Entebbe, come December 17th.