Employment Opportunities Critical to Uganda’s Economic Growth

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(AMBROSE BYAMUGISHA MUHOOZI- Students Support Officer @ VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA) Creating quality jobs is a challenge for the Ugandan government, but by implementing policies to ensure inclusive growth will help the country reach middle income status Agriculture is the core of the economy and the primary source of employment; creating better jobs on the farm and promoting agribusiness are critical to improving productivity The Coming Budget for June 2019 should focus on the importance of jobs in the context of Uganda’s economic growth. As it is for other countries around…

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Jailed activist Stella Nyanzi wins human rights award

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Social activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been awarded by Solidarity Uganda for being a consistent human rights defender. The award was received by Dr Nyanzi’s daughter Bah Baraka on behalf of her mother who is currently detained in Luzira Prison for allegedly using electronic communication to disturb the peace of President Museveni. While giving out the award on Monday, Jane Asinde, the programmes manager at Solidarity Uganda noted that Dr Nyanzi has embodied the essence of a brave activist, adding that she is not afraid to stand alone against any…

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MTN Uganda hosts Muslim community to a special Ramadan dinner

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By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura MTN Uganda in conjunction with Salam TV Uganda hosted a special Ramadan dinner for their Muslim clientele, partners and media on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 at Hotel Africana and Convention centre to commemorate the start of the holy month of Ramadan. MTN Uganda acting CEO, Gordian Kyomukama said that they were pleased to spend time with the Muslims as they begin the holy month of Ramadan. On behalf of MTN Uganda, he wished the Muslims the very best during the Ramadan season since it is a…

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Why intermarriage is not very common in Uganda and people still prefer to identify themselves by their different ethnic backgrounds

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Ambrose Byamugisha Muhoozi Victoria University, Kampala Uganda Uganda lies entirely between the two arms of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. To the west, Uganda a borders Zaire (former Belgian Congo). This border coincides with the western Rift Valley occupied from north to south by Lakes Albert, Edward, George and Kivu. On this border with Zaire exit also, the Rwenzori mountain ranges, the highest point of which (Mt Margarita) is 5,119 meters high. Further south west between Lake Edward and lake Kivu ,there is the volcanic Muhabura range protruding…

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Victoria University Awards Miss Curvy with Full Scholarship

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Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Victoria University in photo with Miss Curvy participants  Victoria University Awards Miss Curvy with Full Scholarship on tuition for overall winner and 70%scholarships on tuition for the remaining 24 contestants for our Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and Foundation programs and free short course in Public Speaking and Presentation for all contestants Victoria University is a premium University accredited by the National Council of Higher Education and Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council. It stands out as a pivot of academic excellence, offering a fresh and intellectually…

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Fine Tune Your Body With Calabash Spa‘s Hot Stone Massage

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Calabash Spa and Salon located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue in Kampala provides a variety of services that improves customers’ health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials. The luxurious spa has well certified experts in massage and other various beauty and health treatments. And among the services it offers is the pain reliving deep tissue hot stone massage. Deep tissue massage is primarily used to treat chronic pain and muscle and sports-related injuries. Retreat from your day to day stress in our…

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SUCCESS & FAILURE: Ham Kiggundu’s Inspiring Book Now Available In Luganda

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Uganda book forum team handing over  Ham Kiggundu accorade  When launched his first book, titled ‘Success and Failure based on Reason and Reality’ mid last year, all he wanted was to share some of the secrets that have eluded people who have failed in life and or have propelled many to great heights. The lawyer turned businessman says by writing the 154 pages of the book, he was answering questions many of his peers kept asking – how he has managed to be successful at a tender age of 34.…

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Ruparelia Foundation Donates Cement To Archdiocese Of Mbarara

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Ruparelia foundation team donates cement towards completion of mbarara archdioceses multipurpose hall. Ruparelia Foundation has donated bags of cement towards the construction of a multipurpose building project of the Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA). The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Ruparelia Group. The Ruparelia Foundation works to improve and promote health, education, sports, general welfare, relieve poverty, better human livelihood, support wild life and animal welfare and preservation of the environment by fostering partnerships among businesses, corporations, governments, non governmental organizations and private individuals The Ruparelia Foundation…

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Through Ruparelia Foundation Fresh Kid offered Scholarship.

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Rajiv Ruparelia, the son of property mogul Sudhir Ruperalia, through Ruperelia Foundation, has offered seven-year-old rapper Patrick Ssenyojo aka Fresh Kid a full scholarship to study at Kampala Parents School. In a Facebook post, Rajiv says he was moved by Fresh Kid’s ambition given his age. He stated that he hopes the scholarship will enable him become an influential person to the young generation. “I met Fresh Kid today and I’m moved by his ambition given his age. Through Ruperelia Foundation, we are offering him a full scholarship to study…

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Sudhir Ruparelia Scoops Lifetime Tourism Award

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For what he done for Uganda’s tourism sector, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia was recognized with the Award for Lifetime Tourism Achiever at the Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel on Friday.                                      Lifetime Tourism Achiever at the Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Award Under Speke Group of Hotels, Dr. Ruparelia owns hotels like Speke Resort Munyonyo, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Speke Apartments, Speke Hotel, Forest Cottages, Kabira Country Club, Dolphin…

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