KCCA calls off annual street carnival

KCCA calls off annual street carnival

Jenifer Musisi leads a throng during one of the Kampala City carnivals

By Norah Mukimba

The yearly Kampala City Festival street carnival has been called off! At a press conference this morning at City House, KCCA announced that there will be no street fanfare in the annual celebration that painted the city.

According to KCCA, this year, they will focus sponsor’s contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cause. KCCA ED, Jennifer Musisi started that the money from proceeds will go towards rehabilitation of schools.

The carnival has always witnessed much fan fare

“This year, we have agreed to focus the contributions of our partners to actually implementing projects to improve our schools and health centres. We shall start with re-roofing Nakivubo Blue and Nakivubo Settlement Primary Schools and also, build a maternity ward at Kiswa Health Center,” said Jennifer Musisi.

“The purpose of this press conference is to inform you that we shall not have a street party this year but focus on CSR”, she stated.

Over the years, the KCCA has been throwing the biggest street party in East Africa that attracts multitudes to Kampala every October to celebrate culture, unity and social life.

Since its inception seven years ago, every first week of October, Kampala becomes animated with flamboyant sights, vibrant sounds & lively rhythms in concert with an array of floats winding through the streets with dancers on show as they spin, whirl & twirl to mesmeric beats of celebration along the festival route revealing all facets that uniquely depict our profusion of brilliant culture and social life.