BBC to Broadcast Swahili entrepreneur competition

The Uganda Prime Minister, Apolo Nsimbambi, will attend the live televised grand final of the BBC Swahili young entrepreneur competition Faidika na BBC (Prosper with the BBC) to be held in Kampala, Uganda on Thursday 26 June.

The grand final will see five young entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to an independent panel of local judges.The winner will receive US$5,000 to help turn their idea into a successful business which will have a positive impact on their community.

They will also receive the Faidika na BBC trophy, designed and cast by Ugandan artist Peter Oloya.The award-winning Ugandan composer and singer, Maurice Kirya, will perform at the final to be broadcast live by the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.

BBC audiences can also hear live broadcasts from 16.30 GMT via BBC Swahili radio and online, at

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