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Rwenzori Bottling Company in £12k Sponsorship Deal

Rwenzori Bottling Company in £12k Sponsorship Deal

Rwenzori Bottling Company (RBC) is sponsoring the 15th International African Water and Sanitation Congress and Exhibition. The event is taking place this week at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala and has been organised by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation and the African Water Association. RBC is SABMiller's recently acquired water subsidiary in Uganda and the sponsorship deal with the congress is worth over UGX40 million (£12,336). [...more]

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SABMiller To Build $16m Malting Plant In Uganda

SABMiller To Build $16m Malting Plant In Uganda

SABMiller's Ugandan subsidiary, Nile Breweries Ltd, today announces that it is to build a US $16 million malting plant following the success of its initiative to convert locally grown barley into brewing malt. Construction will start in January 2010 on Nile Breweries' existing site in Jinja, and is expected to be completed towards the end of the year. Mark Bowman, Managing Director of SABMiller Africa said, "The construction of the new maltings plant in Uganda is further evidence of what can be achieved when African governments and business work collaboratively to benefit the local communities in which we operate. "This significant investment comes as a direct result of the success we have had in Uganda of the local raw material sourcing strategy which we are seeking to introduce across all of our African operations." [...more]

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Peroni Brewer Steps up Efforts To Fight Aids in Uganda

Peroni Brewer Steps up Efforts To Fight Aids in Uganda

SABMiller, the brewer behind Peroni and Pilsner Urquell, is stepping up its efforts to fight Aids in Africa by extending HIV testing to the spouses of farmers inUganda. The farmers provide sorghum to make SABMiller's best-selling Eagle beer in Uganda. The company's innovative approach is to offer free HIV testing and counselling, anti-retroviral drugs and condoms not just to its own employees, but also to its supply chain in Uganda - truck drivers, farmers and bar staff. So far, more than 4,800 people have been through HIV awareness training and 29% of them have been tested for the virus. Last year, 10,000 condoms were distributed to SABMiller's suppliers and bartenders selling its beer in Uganda. "Truckers are mobile, so prevalence among them is much higher," said Jenni Gillies, group HIV consultant to SABMiller. "We've reached half the farmers in terms of getting them through voluntary counselling and testing. [...more]

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