Kampala 7 January 2019 -- Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has handed over gifts to the first winner of its ongoing #LoveUgCoffee campaign.
The winner, Mr. Ivan Winyi Tuesday morning received a hamper that included a pack of roasted Uganda Coffee, a Travel Mug, Key holder among other goodies by UCDA's Corporate Communications Manager, Mrs. Laura Walusimbi.
The handover took place at UCDA's head office at Coffee House.
"I am delighted being the first winner in the #LoveUgCoffee campaign. I have always loved coffee and even those I went with to school can bear witness to this. So when I came across the campaign, I decided to try my luck and fortunately I emerged the winner," said Ivan.
"I urge all Ugandans to participate in the campaign because there is nothing as sweet as Ugandan coffee. It is even sweeter when received as a gift! Ugandans especially youths, who are the most active group on social media shouldn't miss out on this opportunity," an excited Ivan noted.
Commenting on the campaign, Mrs. Laura said UCDA's mandate is to oversee all coffee activities in the country, with a mission to facilitate increase in coffee production, productivity and consumption. In line with this, UCDA promotes domestic coffee consumption and coffee as a value added product.
"We introduced the #LoveUgCoffee campaign during the festive season with the main objective of giving back to Ugandans by promoting Uganda coffee,’ said Mrs. Walusimbi. “Uganda produces great coffee. In addition, Uganda is the largest coffee exporter on the continent. UCDA wants Ugandans to know and enjoy their coffee. We believe domestic coffee consumption will boost the incomes of farmers and other stakeholders along the value chain."
The #LoveUgCoffee is still ongoing and anyone can be a winner. To participate in the campaign, you can nominate yourself or a friend. Type: #LoveUgCoffee, I nominate (Twitter handle or Facebook account). Each week, the tweet and Facebook post with most engagement wins.
"We are pleased to be rewarding Mr. Ivan Winyi for his active participation during the #LoveUgCoffee campaign. We will be rewarding five more winners during this campaign," Mrs. Walusimbi added.