State Minister for Tourism Hon.Godfrey Kiwanda has today officially launched the Kampala Rolex Festival.
A ‘Rolex’ is a traditional delicacy of Ugandan origin that started out as a road side snack made of eggs and chapatti.
The Rolex has this morning been endorsed as a proudly Ugandan product that is also enjoyed by many tourists who visit the country.
Meanwhile we spoke to a cross section of members of the general public who have expressed mixed reaction about the Rolex, with some saying its a waste of time because there is nothing special about it while others think it can be one of the ways to support the young people to get economically independent.
The launch was witnessed by local musician Maro, who hails from Busoga where the Rolex was invented.
Minister Kiwanda has also told journalists that a Parliamentary Rolex challenge cocktail will be held at parliament tomorrow in bid to celebrate it and empower communities.
Story By Elizabeth Muwombi