Our reporter caught up with Perfect Events’ Bakora Moses, the organizer of the upcoming second edition of the Jinja Fish Festival. The fest will take place this Sunday December 1, 2019 at Forever Resort Jinja next to the new bridge.
The event is supported by Germany development agency, The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro), among others.
Watchdog: Tell me about the upcoming fish festival in Jinja
Bakora: It’s a family event where the public can learn and celebrate sustainable fisheries on a chilled drink and well prepared plate of fish. It’s an event with exhibitions of fish technologies, fish menus by different hoteliers, school quizzes, art and music, dance and drama competitions as well as entertainment from leading artistes in the region like Rema Namakula, Sandra Sanjay, Mzee Kamada, Kadabada among others. Artistes as key influencers of behavioural change can influence positive behavior towards responsible fisheries management.
Watchdog: What should revellers expect on the big day?
Bakora: Revellers should expect to learn about the fisheries sector, identify investment opportunities, test mouthwatering fish menus, meet and make new connections and have fun.
Watchdog: Why do you think the fisheries sector should be interested in the fish festival?
Bakora: It’s an opportunity for the sector to promote responsible fishing and management of the fisheries resources.
Watchdog: Is there any particular reason the festival is done in Jinja?
Bakora: We are promoting responsible fishing with special focus on the Nile perch fishery along Lake Victoria under the GIZ- Responsible Fisheries Business Chain Project the funder of Jinja Fish Festival. It could be anywhere else along Lake Victoria but Jinja for now is the venue.
Entrance fee: sh5000 for adults, children free
Entrance+fish coupon: Sh20,000
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