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3rd Edition Of Phaneroo’s Men Gather Conference Shifted To Kololo Airstrip

Phaneroo Ministries International is scheduled to hold the third edition of its annual men’s conference on Saturday, 29nd February 2019 at the Kololo Independence grounds in Kampala.

As with previous editions, this exclusively male-attended event, Men Gather - Season Three, shall be marked with fun games and discussions focusing on various subjects (money, relationships, grooming, career, etc. as relating to men) led by inspirational figures of the society.

The event will then be rounded off with powerful teaching of the Word of God by the General Overseer of the ministry, Apostle Grace Lubega.

Whilst the equally successful previous editions were held at the UMA main hall, Lugogo, Kampala, the surge in participant registrations since the announcement of the date for this year’s event forced the hand of the organisers to scour for a bigger venue hence Kololo Independence grounds. The event is free for all and gates open at 09:00 AM.

This unprecedented gathering of men deeply hungry for God attracts attendees from all regions of Uganda and beyond. In the past, many have travelled from across the East African countries, Botswana, USA, the UK, and Malaysia.

Jimmy Otim, a young professional working in Nairobi, Kenya, and a devout attendee of this event said, “Since attending the inaugural “Men Gather - Eye Can See” conference in 2018, I have seen and experienced a seismic change in appreciation of my responsibilities, clarity of my purpose and the sharpening of my vision. Metaphorically, it was that potent drug I craved and having found it, I now can’t afford to skip a dose; I’m hooked”.

The candid approach to the discussions and teachings at the event especially on matters specific to men such as ego and mannerisms, responsibility to the household, hygiene etc. have been lauded for their transformative effect on attendees.

One such person, Brian Tayebwa, a flourishing businessman mentioned that since attending the conference, he’s learnt to own up to his mistakes and yield to the God that changes men and the results thus far have been remarkable.

To him, if any man desires radical transformation in any sphere of his life, he ought to attend the Men Gather conference.

Phaneroo is a dynamic Christian ministry with a vision to transform the world with the power of the gospel. We believe in the inherent ability of the Word of God to change individuals and nations with the ultimate purpose of establishing God’s purpose on the earth.


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EITI Appoints Bady Baldé As EITI Executive Director

EITI’s Africa Director, Bady Baldé, has been appointed as its Deputy Executive Director. Going forward, he will combine the roles of Africa and Deputy Executive Director. 
Baldé joined the EITI in 2009 and has progressively assumed more responsibilities for the EITI’s technical, country and policy work. 

As Africa Director, he currently oversees the International Secretariat’s work in 24 implementing countries in Africa. He also works on several major policy areas. On commodity trading transparency, for example, he has been instrumental in developing EITI transparency requirements and the establishment of the commodity trading working group. 

Mark Robinson, EITI’s Executive Director, commented:
“I am delighted that Bady will take up the role of Deputy Executive Director at the EITI International Secretariat. Bady is an accomplished speaker and strategist, whose skills and substantial country experience will take the EITI forward, as it continues to raise the bar on extractives transparency.”  
Bady Baldé said: 
“Taking on this role at such an exciting time in EITI’s history is a challenge I will relish. Implementing the 2019 Standard requires a real step change in the level of support that the EITI International Secretariat offers to implementing countries. In parallel, we are seeking to integrate reporting into government and company systems in a way that will provide a new level of transparency in the industry.”
Before joining the Secretariat, Baldé worked at the Central Bank of Guinea, the German Development Corporation and as a Consultant at the World Bank. In 2012, Baldé was seconded as an expert in Natural Resources Governance in the Governance, Economic Reforms and Financial Management Department of the African Development Bank in Tunis.
He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a Maîtrise en Gestion des Entreprises from the University of Conakry. Baldé is married with two children and lives in Norway.

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Snubbed By Museveni, Kasekende Pens Farewell Letter To BoU Colleagues

Dr. Louis Kasekende has thrown in the towel after losing hope of President Yoweri Museveni reappointing him as Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda. This comes after officially handing over office on Monday following the expiry of his contract.

In the letter, the outgoing deputy governor said he has made friends at the central bank for the three decades he has worked there and wished his colleagues success. Below is the letter reproduced. 

“It has been a great honour to serve in position of DG for the last 10 years. This is in addition to my first five-year term in the same position that stretched over the period 1999 to 2006.

 I express my profound gratitude to the appointing authority H.E President Museveni for according me the opportunity to serve the bank and to represent the country in various continental and international assignments.

 I also thank the various Ministers of Finance, Governor and the board of Directors of the bank for the support over the many years I have served the Bank.

 Last but not least I would like to thank all for the love and tremendous support during my employment with BoU.

 Excluding the years, I was at World Bank and AFDB, I have spent close to thirty years in total with BoU. Thus many of colleagues have become my friends.

 As I reflect upon my time at the bank. I am deeply grateful for all I have met. Serving our country is a worthwhile experience for all of us. We have jointly achieved a lot and we should be proud of the tremendous progress for our bank and our country.”

172 Get First Grade As All PLE candidates At Kampala Parents Pass

Kampala Parents School is celebrating a feat not many have not been able to achieve in the just-released Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) – all their candidates have passed and now qualify to undertake post-primary school education.

While 226 candidate sat PLE at Kampala Parents, 172 got first grade while the remaining 54 got the super second grade, giving the school a 100 percent pass rate in the exams released by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).

Among the 172 who got the first grade, 15 pupils scored aggregate four, 16 passed with aggregate 5 while 22 scored aggregate 6.

The School’s principal Daphne Kato attributed the good performance to a good working relationship the school had with parents while preparing the candidates.

“God is good and He has always been on our side. Continue working hard, put our school on the map and be role models,” Madam Kato congratulated the celebrating pupils while handing over the results.

She thanked the directors for catering for the children, providing necessities and required funds that keep the school on top. Kampala Parents School is one of the learning institution owned by the Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. 

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