Capital City Authority KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has revealed that the city is expecting over two million people to attend the 2015 Kampala City Festival.
The annual event which draws thousands of city dwellers was started in 2012 with the aim of bringing residents of Kampala, neighboring countries and districts together as a way of celebrating the city.
The fourth Edition of the carnival is organized under the theme 'Color and Climate Change. This festival will aim at bringing Ugandans and other nationals to celebrate their heritage, color and climate.
"We want to lead in the climate change, sensitize people on how to protect their environment by planting a lot of trees and avoiding dumping of rubbish in drainage systems," Musisi said.
Musisi also revealed that KCCA requires Shs875m for this year’s festival with half of the funding expected from sponsors and traders. She made these statements while launching this Year’s event and accounting for last year’s funds to over 50 sponsors at City hall gardens.
Last year’s event raised sh806m of which 583m was used during the occasion leaving a deficient of sh223m, this amount Musisi revealed is the balance in the KCCA festival account.
Musisi said that a bigger number is expected this year, due to the positive feedback from the previous year’s events and the fact that Ugandans in the diaspora have embraced the festival with many expected to attend from the United states and united Kingdom.
The event which is expected to take place on October 4th is sponsored by the Vision Group, Airtel, MTN, City Tyres, Mukwano, Huawei, Ham Enterprises,Bell Breweries, Total Uganda among others.
Total Uganda injected sh100M, Uganda Breweries sh150m, Airtel 100m, Coca Cola, Huawei, City Tyres, Crane Bank, Bank of Africa, Movit are among other sponsors.