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Cedric Babu, Ruparelia Foundation Deliver Food Supplies To Quarantining Kampala Suburbs

As the carnage of coronavirus disease (COVID19) continues to haunt Uganda, Ruparelia Foundation and aspiring Member of Parliament for Kampala Central Cedric Babu Ndlima delivered foodstuffs, healthy kits and sensitized residents in the parishes of Kagugube, Bukesa and Kisenyi in Kampala about the virus.

They delivered items like sugar, maize flour, beans & soap to help beneficiaries sanitize and fend off the rampaging coronavirus disease also trending as COVID19. The supplies are aimed at supporting residents as they self-quarantine to avoid contracting the deadly virus.

 

Speaking to residents in Bukesa, Sylvia Kizza said they have received 5500 bags with items that are now being distributed according to the needs of people in all the parishes of Kampala.

In some parishes, bags with supplies were given to local council one leaders to deliver to needy homesteads in their areas. Also, Dr Umar Ssenkubuge equipped these local leaders with the much-needed Coronavirus knowledge and skills of preventing it.

The tour by Ruparelia Foundation and Cedric Babu continues tomorrow with a tour of Kamwokya 2 at 9:30 am, Kamwokya 1 at 11:30 am and Kololo 1,2,3,&4 at 1:00pm.

 

Monday will see the team traverse Mengo (9:30 am), Old Kampala (11:30 am), Shauri Yako (1:00 pm) and Nakasero 1,2,3&4 (3:00 pm) before concluding the tour on Tuesday with a visit to Industrial Area (9:30 am) and Industrial Area Civic Center (11:00 am).

Jyotsna Ruparelia co-founder of Ruparelia Foundation says coronavirus does not discriminate against social class, religion or ethnicity. “It simply kills. This is the time when we all must know – right from kindergarten going school children to us right up to adults and grandparents,” she said.

COVID19: Ruparelia Foundation, Cedric Babu To Tour Kampala Parishes

Kampala Central constituency aspiring Member of Parliament Cedric Babu Ndlima has teamed with Ruparelia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ruparelia Group to tour parishes in Kampala and extend their love and support to these communities in these trying time of coronavirus.

The parishes to be visited during the tour which commences Saturday 28th March 2020 include Kamwokya, Mengo, Kagugube, Bukesa, Nakivubo, Shauriyako, Industrial Area, Kisenyi and Old Kampala. The group will sensitize the communities on what precautions and measurers they can do to protect themselves against coronavirus.

“We are going through a difficult period right now. This is the time for us to show collective responsibility. We have to unite and pull together as communities and follow the guidelines as set by the Ministry of Health if we are to get through the crisis.”

Jyotsna Ruparelia co-founder of Ruparelia Foundation says coronavirus does not discriminate against social class, religion or ethnicity. “It simply kills. This is the time when we all must know – right from kindergarten going school children to us right up to adults and grandparents,” she said.

Joystna Ruparelia and Cedric Babu will be joined by LC one chairmen/ladies of each division and Doctors will also address the communities on coronavirus.

According to the released program, the tour will start on Saturday 28th March at 9:30 am at Kagube Parish before heading to Bukesa Parish at 11:30, Kisenyi 1 and Kisenyi 2 at 1:00 pm and end the day at Kisenyi 3 at 3:00 pm.

On Sunday, the tour resumes at 9:am at Kamwokya 2, 11:30 am at Kamwokya 1 and climax at Kololo 1,2,3,&4. Monday will see the team traverse Mengo (9:30 am), Old Kampala (11:30 am), Shauri Yako (1:00 pm) and Nakasero 1,2,3&4 (3:00 pm) before concluding the tour on Tuesday with a visit to Industrial Area (9:30 am) and Industrial Area Civic Center (11:00 am).

 

KISU Commences Online Learning After Schools Closed Over COVID19

Schools are devising news means to conduct lessons after the government closed schools due to the ongoing pandemic.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which has claimed over 10, 000 lives globally has forced governments to close schools.  This means that during this period learners will not be able to access their schools and teachers.

In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni last Wednesday ordered that schools close on Friday to prevent learners and schools’ managers from being exposed to the deadly virus. Even though no case had been confirmed in Uganda then, schools complied.

One of the schools that complied is Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) which has students from over 60 countries. However, not to lose touch with their learners, KISU adopted the use of the internet to conduct classes.

And on Monday, the school began conducting online classes. “Online learning will begin on Monday 23rd March until the beginning of the Easter holidays. KISU will reopen for Term 3 on Monday 20th April. The School Director will continue to send regular updates and teachers will be in touch to share further details and expectations of online learning.

 “School closure will not stop KISU teachers eagerly teaching their students. We will embrace change and new experiences. We really are lifelong learners! Our classes will continue online for our students,” the school said in a statement.

Kampala International School Uganda, a school owned by Ruparelia Group, as the first international school to commence operations in 1993 has over the years put up state-of-the-art facilities including four science labs and three computer labs breeding IT survey students along the way.

 

 

Sudhir Commences Nepalese Duties After Presenting Credentials To Kutesa

Businessman, Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has presented his credentials to the minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa, officially becoming the first honorary Consul of the Republic of Nepal to Uganda.

The businessman also opened the Nepalese Consulate at his Crane Chambers in Kampala thereby commencing his duties of representing the Asian country. The launch of the consulate was attended by H.E Jhabindra Aryal, Ambassador E&P, Embassy of Nepal, Cairo Egypt.

In a bid to boost its relations and trade, the Republic of Nepal appointed Sudhir whose business ventures have continued to expand to cover many sectors of the economy. Sudhir was last month appointed by the President of Republic of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area.

Nepal borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 kilometres (17 miles) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim.

Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. 

Musician John Blaq Extends Support To Rajiv’s Rally Team

Dancehall singer John Blaq, real name John Kasadha, has officially joined the Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team and will this weekend be in Jinja to cheer the team’s lead driver Rajiv at the IUEA Jinja Rally, the second of the ongoing National Rally Championship (NRC).

And like the case was in Mbarara during the National Rally Championship (NRC) season opener, Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team fans are descending on Jinja, John Blaq's home town.

The presence of John Blaq and other celebrities like comedian Salvador will fire up the funky fans who have devoted to their energy to ensure that Rajiv Ruparelia succeeds in the cockpit.

Rajiv officially welcomed John Blaq to the Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team. “You are inspiring thousands of youths in Uganda to believe in a better future, to believe that there are opportunities like the one you have captured. Use your success very well,” Rajiv told the rising singer.

“You are going to be an icon to many people and please live up to their expectations. Don't fall in the black holes as other people have. There will be good and bad times but even in bad times, we are your family.

Whenever you are going through bad times, come to us. we will support you and make sure your success is beyond us.” Rajiv counselled the young rapper. John called on his fans to come in big numbers to support Rajiv as he intensifies his pursuit of the NRC title.

In Mbarara was unlucky after a mechanical condition ensured he did not finish the rally despite leading on Day One and exceptionally doing well on the day before the unfortunate incident.

Duncan Mubiru ‘Kikankane’ together with co-driver Musa Nsubuga driving a Mitsubishi Evo X won the 2020 National Rally Championship opener in Mbarara. And like Rajiv, seasoned racer Ronald Ssebuguzi did not finish. Jinja gives them a chance to redeem themselves.

Toast To The Power Of Woman This Women's Day At Calabash Spa & Salon

Nothing says everything about a woman like her beauty, however, many times, this beauty deserves a touch of enhancement to enrich what God gave her upon creation.

In preparation to celebrate women this year on women’ day which annually happens on 8th March, Calabash Spa & Salon has lined up affordable offers to honour womanhood this month of March.

Calabash Spa & Salon is a luxurious Spa that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials.

This month, you can toast to the power of woman this Women's day with a glass of champagne at Calabash on any treatment you book. Celebrate her with a deep relaxation treatment at Calabash this new month and get a glass of champagne and enjoy 30 extra minutes on each treatment you book.

Calabash Spa & Salon offers services like Massage Treatments that aid in overall muscle and tension release with any of our massages, using pressures ranging from gentle, medium to deep depending on your choice of massage and Beauty Treatments like designed facials and exfoliation treatments that will not only remove dead skin but additionally help to regenerate and slow down the ageing process.

Also on offer is the Turkish Hammam which is an uplifting and cleansing treatment to soothe tired muscles, exfoliate the skin, uplift the senses and spirit, Salon that caters to both Afro and Caucasian clients and Spa Packages that offers a uniquely customized level of service that is a perfect way to relax and smoothen your life.

La Cabana Restaurant Announces Women's Day Discounts Of Upto 15 Percent

Globally, International Women's Day is a day dedicated to honouring the achievements of women throughout history and all across the globe.

In Uganda, it is not any different, men and women celebrate womanhood in ways that dignify female humans. And after the formal and ‘serious’ celebrations, we merry.

And this woman's day, you can raise a toast to the significant woman in your life by celebrating with them at La Cabana Restaurant located at Speke Apartments Wampewo.

To celebrate women’s day on Sunday 8th March 2020, La Cabana Restaurant is offering a 15 percent discount on food and drinks.

Iqramullah Liagath Ali - Food and Beverage Manager at La Cabana says this was done to enable their customers to celebrate with their loved affordably. "Everyone has a mother, a sister, a wife, a daughter or female friend they treasure and would love to honour. A dinner like this might look small but might provide the moment to feel appreciated and loved,” he said.

La Cabana Restaurant at Speke Apartments, Wampewo Avenue, is s Multi-Cuisine Restaurant offering Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the only Kampala’s Premium and Ritzy Churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda. It offers Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and continental dishes.

Guests To Enjoy These Women’s Day Offers At Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

The International Women's Day celebrated annually on March 8th is a day set aside to end discrimination against women and to empower them.

And to celebrate this important day, there is no better way to uplift women in your life other than showing them love and that you care.

And now that this year’s women’s day ha fast arrived, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is enabling their customers to show their affection to women in their lives with discounted packages on food, drinks and accommodation.

The offers targeting friends, couples and families will commence on Friday 6th March and run-up to Sunday 8th March. Customers will enjoy bank music and a variety of nice food.

To kick-off the celebrations of womanhood, customers will Friday enjoy soothing band music at Lake Terrace bar; cocktails at Viking bar on Saturday and a three-course set menu with a glass of wine or juice at Nyanja Restaurant on Sunday.

While cocktails will go for a paltry Shs12, 000, the three-course dinner will cost only Shs150, 000 for a couple. Thereafter, there will be a cake-cutting ceremony for all ladies.

The resort offers private, candlelit dinners for two under the stars and can enjoy a specially curated menu, designed in collaboration with our master chefs, accompanied by soft, traditional Ugandan instruments and the sound of Lake Victoria.

Guests can experience fine European, African and Indian cuisine, be entertained by authentic Ugandan music and dance, and unwind in the romantic, paradise resort that is Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

Ruparelia Appointed Honorary Consulate Of Nepal To Uganda

Ugandan businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia was appointed the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Nepal to Kampala.

Sudhir was recently confirmed by Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the Nepalese President after he successfully presented his credentials to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The appointment of Dr. Ruparelia is expected to boost the bilateral relations between Uganda and Nepal, especially on the trade front.

Reports say that His Excellency Ambassador Jhabindra Aeyal Rajdoot will officiate the formal ceremony to enthrone Dr. Ruparelia in March 2020.

Uganda is also expected to tap into Dr. Ruparelia business acumen and connection to grow trade relations between the countries.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area.

Nepal borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 kilometres (17 miles) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim.

Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. 

Victoria University Teams Up With Leading Indian Universities

Victoria University has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with leading universities from Gujarat State in India.

A delegation of officials from Ministry of Education and Gujarati India were at Victoria University campus located at Victoria Towers on Jinja Road in Kampala.

The purpose of the MoUs if to see that universities cooperate in areas of innovation, E-commerce, incubation programmes and technical support to start-ups.

The Indian delegation that visited Victoria University on Monday included Vibhavariben Dave, Minister of State for Education Department, Government of Gujarat, Anju Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary (edu) Government of Gujarat, High commissioner, Indian Embassy, Vice Chancellor, Dr Himanshu Pandya, Paresh Dave, Joint Director-of technical education, Rajesh Patel,  Representative of Marwadi University ( Lead University) and other 10 representatives from India.

Some of the Universities Victoria University has already entered into MoUs with, according to Businesss Focus, include GANAPAT University, MARWADI University and Sankalchand Patel University

The Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said Gujarat State has got 70 Universities but the government chose only top 16 to visit the fast-growing Victoria University.

“We had two categories of collaboration; one with the Ministry of Education where we have a collaboration called I-Hub or innovation Hub, so we have signed an intent of collaboration where we are going to do joint innovations, joint research and sharing resources etc,” he said.

Adding: “We are going to sign more MoUs with other universities tomorrow, we have special  scholarships for Victoria students and alumni and other areas are to explore opportunities  to do joint research, joint publications, exchange of staff and students.”  

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