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Total Uganda Lands Excellium Fuel

Petroleum products retailer Total Uganda launched Excellium, a new line of specific fuels that clean engines and provide lasting protection to ensure they perform better, use less fuel and produce fewer polluting emissions. The new generation unleaded petrol and diesel is available in all of the 125 Total service stations across the country.

"This launch represents a new step in innovation to help our customers consume better and less thanks to our fuels. The Total Excellium products combine the best of Total's technological know-how in its formula and reflect our very high commitment to quality.

Our research teams developed these fuels to provide an ever-more effective response to our customers' growing focus on engine care," said Stanislas Mittelman, Senior Vice President, Africa/Middle East at Total Marketing & Services, in a press statement. A clean engine uses less fuel, pollutes less and lasts longer

While new powertrains deliver increasingly high performance, they are also increasingly sensitive to buildup. An accumulation of deposits can affect the engine's operation and negatively impact performance, resulting in higher fuel consumption, a rise in harmful emissions and less power.

That’s why Total Excellium formulation has been optimized with specific detergent additives to clean the engine's vital components and keep them clean over time. The result1 is up to 89% less buildup for diesel engines and up to 93% less for gasoline engines.

By eliminating deposits on fuel delivery systems, Total Excellium keeps engines performing at their optimum level over time with reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Total Excellium is compatible with all existing diesel and gasoline vehicles, including cars, light utility vehicles, two-wheelers and trucks.

Crane Bank: Insuring You With Maisha Saving Account

Insurance is an important financial product that many Ugandans are not so keen on, they think it is not necessary. Many are forced by law to pay for motor insurance. Many Ugandans continue to ignore insurance, even life insurance which takes care of their lives.

The reasons for their lack of interest in insurance vary however with Crane Bank’s Crane Maisha Saving Account, a financial product that enables customers to save and at the same time get life insurance, many Ugandans will be get a life insurance scheme.

With Crane Maisha Savings Account, a customer can access their savings anytime, anywhere either at Crane Bank branches, Personal Internet Banking, Crane Bank ATMs, SMS & Email alerts or with any VISA enabled ATM’s worldwide.

Crane Bank marketing manager, Avinash Srivastava, explains that with minimum balance Shs50, 000 and a monthly charge of Shs2, 000 the account holder will be covered under a life insurance scheme. This is on top of earning an interest of 5% p.a.  

The life insurance scheme will be active during the period the account is maintained, where in the event of death or disability of the account holder, Crane Banks through its partners will pay to the nominated beneficiaries an amount of Shs5, 500,000 directly into their account in Crane Bank.

The bank also offer customers an option of operating Crane Maisha Access Account for first time saves or a long term Crane Maisha Fixed Deposit Account and earn a higher interest rate of as high as 14.5%. The initial deposit on the fixed account is Shs1m with no Maximum.

Interior Design Tips For The Best Look

There is a uniqueness and an air of class when you put in effort into the interior of your property; in fact you do not have to explain to people what the style is. The designs will speak volumes to any of your guests according to what you chose to do with the living space. Here is how you can easily achieve the best interior design for your hotel or home. 

Identify The Styles

Depending on what you want to do, the first step is always to pick a certain style of design that you will go with. It is important to not clutter so many different styles in one place, the design comes off handed, uncluttered and confusing to the eye. Unless of course you are aiming for an abstract, design blocking theme then you will be on the right track. 

Color Fusion

Dull colors tend to make a room look so drab and boring, but a couple of bright palettes here and there will bring out the best of your design. This is usually one of the most important steps in interior design and it seems very easy to achieve; the only issue here would be that it is not easy as it looks. You cannot pull off different color schemes unless you know how easily the different pops of color fuse or else you will have so much in one making for a disastrous stain on designs. 

Viewpoint

Every well designed room needs that one item that draws gasps of admiration from your guests, something that will easily start a conversation and at the same time enhance the beauty of the room. You can use pieces of art, chandeliers or the vibrancy of well placed flowers among many things as long as it will stand out beautifully. 

Create Character

Giving most of the rooms in your property different design themes give them a sense of character especially if it is a hotel room. In most hotels; rooms, suites or floors have a very unique naming to them and this makes them stand out, so why not make the design unique to complement the name? An example would be; the Elgon suite, the detail works have to bring the character with a number of pieces of the culture of people who live around. Play around with the theme to bring out a good an appealing warm character. 

Simplicity

Nothing becomes confusing as seeing overdone interior designs, it comes off too strong and not as inviting as you intended it to be. When creating a beautiful design plan for your home/ hotel, make sure to remember that the simplest things always leave the best mark; a little splash of color here and there and not too much of it or maybe a few intricate art pieces in the room will bring out the vision you were working to. 

Flow

Let your design throughout easily breeze into the whole property. If you can do this, it gives the whole place a sense of rhythm that flows, giving your guests a sense of understanding without you having to explain what you were trying to do in the first place. 

Balance It Out

Furniture is the best way you can finish off the look without looking like you tried too hard. This means the pieces you buy have to help balance the designs in the house. The fit, shapes and sizes should be proportional to what style you chose to go with. For example, you cannot choose to go with an African styled living room then fill it with modern futuristic furniture, it will stand out as a sore spot on the whole interior. 

The most important step to remember is that; just because it is expensive doesn't mean it shows taste or class. Infact, you might fill the room with very pricy pieces and it ends up looking cheap or tacky. Do not be constrained by finances because you can get very well done less priced items that will bring out the full taste of your designs, even more than the expensive ones. At the same time you have to remember that some of the good pieces are expensive, but they are worth it. 

 About Jumia Travel

Travel.jumia.com is Africa's No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world.Our ambition is to bring every bit of available accommodation online, and to create the easiest and cheapest way for customers to book it.

At Jumia Travel, we have hundreds of travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our offices are located in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France).

Before June 2016, Jumia Travel was known as Jovago. Jumia Travel was founded in 2013 by Jumia and is backed by MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange, Axa and financial partners.

Let Travel Be Your Therapy

Every once in awhile everything around you will seem so overwhelming, a little too much on both sides that you will feel like you are drowning in a whirlpool. Whenever this happens, most people feel like getting away; taking a breather and forgetting about what is stressing them to the brim but some people do not just feel like getting away, they do get way.

Taking time away from everything, including taking a leave of absence from your workplace to travel, is a proven way in which you can use to relax your brain; in turn acting as a therapeutic dose to your exhausted mind. 

Refresh Button

Just like how all your gadgets start acting up after a certain period of use then you hit the reset button, your body needs that too. The strain you put on your brain because of work and your other personal related issues sometimes takes a toll and unless you give yourself sometime to relax, it might affect your health as well. Take some time off to refresh yourself away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine. 

Rediscovery

Once we get older, we lose our sense of wonder and adventure that even the things that used to give us utter joy become mundane and ignored, but traveling gives us that feeling of rediscovery. You learn so much by going to places you have never been to, see things that leave you breathless and make you feel like a whole different person. You will find out your love for so many new different things just because you are experiencing new things. 

New Perspective On Life

It might seem like a cheesy statement many people say after something huge occurs in their life but it happens. In most cases it is referred to as a “Hallelujah” moment when you suddenly start seeing your life in a different light. Traveling as always does that to you, when you experience new things, you either start appreciating your own life and situations or you decide to pick yourself up and make a certain change. We at times neglect to see how important everything we have is, till we see how others are living or the beauty that the rest of the world has to offer.  

Learning

Every time you travel, your mind opens to new things and this helps learn a lot more than you did before. You grow in life by how much you manage to learn from your surroundings; there is always something new to see and discover. But because we are locked up in our day to day routines, we end up not noticing some of the most important life lessons. Give yourself time to learn, you will never regret it. 

Character Building

Studies show that people who travel tend to be more patient and empathetic to others in tense situations. The moment you leave your own home for a place you’ve never been to that does not operate the way home does, you learn what patience is. You learn to be tolerant towards situations that might usually send you into a fit of anger towards those around you. It is important that we cherish the interactions with new people on all journeys because it helps build our character. 

Breeds Space For Creativity

When you rediscover yourself and give you brain a fresh of breath air after seeing many new things and experiencing cultures you never knew you would, your creativity is easily stimulated as compared to before. At times our creativity dies out due to our stifling situations, we reach a point when racking our brain for ideas means taking hours and days of coming up with nothing; yet when we give ourselves a chance to experience new things, everything else falls into place. Nature helps us to release the negative energy we store within. 

People tend to think traveling involves leaving the country, flying out and vacationing in distant lands yet traveling simply involves you discovering new things away from your own home. You can leave Kampala for Mbarara, travel through the hills of Soroti and experience the beauty of Kisoro without breaking the bank. Rediscover your country and create for yourself a beauty within, as you traverse through the lands that you call home. 

 About Jumia Travel

Travel.jumia.com is Africa's No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world. Our ambition is to bring every bit of available accommodation online, and to create the easiest and cheapest way for customers to book it.

At Jumia Travel, we have hundreds of travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our offices are located in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France).

Before June 2016, Jumia Travel was known as Jovago. Jumia Travel was founded in 2013 by Jumia and is backed by MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange, Axa and financial partners.

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