Vivo Energy Uganda announces refreshed 2019 Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that markets and distributes Shell branded fuels and lubricants has announced the 5th edition of the famous Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival. The event takes place annually and aims to position Shell gas as a clean, safe and affordable cooking solution among customers that included food enthusiasts, home owners, hotels, restaurants, cafes and institutions both public and private.

The Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival will take place on Sunday 14th September 2019 at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel gardens in partnership with Coca-Cola, Tusker Lite, Ugachick and Next Radio. This year’s festival has been billed as the ultimate experience for food lovers. Activities include live entertainment, cooking competitions for the children and adults, various Tokosa offers, food & wine tasting and an exhibition by invited restaurants and cafes.

The event has lined up some of the best chefs and food experts who will provide live cooking tutorials to festival-goers. The day will also feature entertainment from Lillian & the Sundowners, live performances from Vinka, Winnie Nwagi and Joh Blaq, Zumba flash mobs and live DJ Mixes.

Speaking at the media launch held at Sheraton Gardens Kampala to announce this year’s festival, Vivo Energy Uganda’s Managing Director, Gilbert Assi said the 5th edition of the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival is about celebrating diversity of cultures, food and relationships.

“In Africa, every meal served is a celebration. Through the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival, Vivo Energy Uganda aims to not only celebrate this fact with our customers’ families and guests but to further enhance every cooking experience by providing safe, clean and affordable cooking solutions. Shell Gas the perfect partner to create good times and build long-lasting memories . Choose Shell Gas for these moments,” he said.

He added, “This annual festival offers an opportunity to appreciate our Shell Gas customers as they enjoy the festival. As a special offer for our customers, we have reduced further the prices of refills for all packed gas. We invite you to take advantage of this offer which is valid until 30 September 2019.”

Proceeds from this event will go towards improving the wellbeing of children under two charity organisations; Grace Villa which is located in South western district of Kabale and to Bless A Child Foundation, Uganda.

Bless A Child Foundation provides palliative cancer care services for terminally ill children. Through the Foundation, the children can access shelter, education, care and warm food for free. The Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival will supply the foundation with piped gas for a year. This will help address the challenges that it currently faces when using unsafe methods for cooking such as firewood and charcoal. The Festival proceeds will include donations of food, clothing, learning materials and domestic items.

Grace Villa, a home in Kabale provides disadvantaged girls with life skills training and support. The home recently started the ‘Wateeka Initiative’ to offer free lunch for children at school who are unable to afford it. In 2018, the Home received a new kitchen with a year’s supply of Shell piped gas from Vivo Energy Uganda. This year, the company will use the proceeds to construct a new dining hall for the home in addition to continued Shell Gas supply.

Shell Gas is available in three sizes – 6kg, 12kg and 45kg, as well as the bulk solution suitable for real estate developers, schools and hospitals. Vivo Energy has further slashed the price of Shell Gas refills accordingly:

6KGUGX 57,000UGX 50,000
12KGUGX 110,000UGX 100,000
45KGUGX 320,000UGX 300,000

Gates will open at 10:00am and the entry fee is 10,000/= for adults and free for children below 10 years.

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