The seventh edition of the Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) Excellence awards took place on Friday at Kampala Sheraton hotel’s Rwenzori ballroom.
The night is the most looked-forward- to on calendars of public relations and communications professionals. It is known to come with merrymaking, networking, celebrating achievements and recognizing personalities and entities that stood out.
The association’s president, Cynthia Mpanga, heaped praises on her team for organizing the glamorous event where PRAU patron and minister for ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze was in attendance.
The Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) walked away with the first award of the night for having held the best event. The judges’ panel chose ICPAU for pulling all stops when they hosted the fourth Africa Congress of Accountants.
National Social Security Fund’s blood donation drive was voted as the best campaign. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) walked away with the accolade for best public service campaign thanks to its My Taxes Work campaign.
The Rotary Cancer Run, now in its sixth year, was recognized for being the best not-for-profit campaign.
Other winners included Vivo Energy Uganda (best CSR campaign – Tweddeko), National Water and Sewerage Corporation and Royal Way Media.
Corporate Image’s Muhereza Kyamutetera won the biggest accolade of the night, Gold Honours Award. He was recognized for his contribution to the PR industry.
Kyamu, as he is fondly known in media and PR circles, was also recognized with the award for the passion he has for the profession and using his position to do philanthropy works with the Save Carol campaign standing out, among others.
Accepting the recognition, Kyamu, who started out as a scribe, said, “Doing good pays. Doing good is good business.”