Roke Rewind 2016
2016 was quite eventful for us as a company, we held a number of events, conferences, product launches and somuch more, these were some of our major highlights of the year;
Having officially launched our latest product, the “Rokespot wifi” in December of 2015, we continued to boost awareness of the product online.
We engaged our online community on social media with an online crowd sourced campaign to help us get a suitable slogan for Rokespot. The winning slogan, “Roke Solid Wifi” was given to us by Moses Serugo.
We also had the 12th edition of Blankets & Wine headlined by Uhuru with other well re-known supporting acts like Maddox also gracing the stage.
Our second quarter saw us host South Africa’s biggest act Micasa for the 13th Edition of Blankets & Wine alongside other great supporting acts like Jackie Akello and Mo roots.
In the third quarter, we sponsored the final circuit of the Rugby sevens which we dubbed #Roke7s. The days circuit was won by the Hima Cement Heathens with the Betway Kobs being the overall winners of the tournament. The teams took home 2 million shillings and 2.5 million shillings respectively courtesy of Roke Telkom.
We also sponsored the XIV Edition of Blankets and wine which took place at the Lugogo Cricket Oval, having officially moved from the Uganda Museum. It was headlined by Mafikizolo with supporting acts from Levixone and Saint Evo.
We participated in the Capacity Africa 2016 conference which took place at Speke Resort Munyonyo, and was the biggest Telecom company conference ever held in Uganda.
Afterwards we celebrated our 10 year anniversary with an all exclusive party at Big Mikes attended by friends, family, clients, partners, service providers as well as delegates from the Capacity Africa 2016 conference.
In October,we kicked off our CSR month dubbed #RokeGivesBack. We took part in a different activity every weekend for the entire month. We visited the good Samaritan childrens home in Entebbe, bless a child foundation in Bwaise, painted the zebra crossings in Bugolobi and nakawa area and also cleaned our resident bugolobi market
In November we added one more awesome product to our product offering when we launched Roke Mega, an internet solution for small and medium sized businesses that offers a whooping 80Gb at speeds of upto 10mbps at only sh500,000 (T&C’s apply)
In December, we sponsored the XV Edition of Blankets & Wine headlined by Tanzania’s finest; Alikiba supported by Mo roots, Giovani Kiyingi who thoroughly entertained the crowds and left them wanting more.
We concluded 2016 in style with an oldies themed end of year staff party at Silver Springs hotel in Bugolobi . It was all about fun, food, karaoke and everything oldies. Awards were also handed out to the most commendable employees in each department and speeches given by the directors.The night ended with gifts being exchanged among the staff.
We would like to thank all our friends, partners,service providers, well wishers and clients who have stood by us through 2016 and we hope to add to this and even accomplish more in the year ahead.