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Victoria University Sponsors Kira Road Police Tournament

Kira Road Police were on the receiving end when Victoria University management supported their Together Football and Netball tournament.

Victoria University Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma handed over boxes of water to Mr. Semitego a representative of the Kira Road Police.

The Kira Road Police Together Football and Netball tournament will take place on 9th Oct, 2019, also Uganda’s Independence Day.

“We thank Uganda police for working tirelessly to ensure our safety.” Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said while handing over the water boxes.

Rajiv Wins Auto Cross Rally In Kapeeka

Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team is a happy jubilating camp after their racer Rajiv Ruparelia yet again proved that he didn’t come into the motor rally to make up numbers.

Reports that arrived from Kapeeka indicated that the young businessman dominated and won the Auto Cross Rally in Kapeeka on Sunday.

This becomes his second sweet win ever since he joined the motor rally fraternity early this year in May. His first win came in at the prestigious Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) 2019 Autocross event in Kayunga.

The victory in Kayunga came on his second competitive outing having came second on his debut race at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 at Zion Estates in Ssisa.

Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team nicknamed Double Trouble cruises in a VW Polo Proto imported from Poland. Rajiv is navigated by Ronnie Walia and managed by Dipu Ruparelia while Mike Mwangi is the Chief Mechanic.

Victoria University To Hold 4th Graduation At Speke Resort

Speke Resort Munyonyo will be the place to be on September 6, 2019, as parents, students and staff of Victoria University converge for the university's 4th graduation ceremony.

The graduation under the theme “Developing Agents of Change”, will see hundreds of students return to their respective homes with degrees and diplomas having done a good job studying.

The University has announced that Patrick Bitature, a distinguished businessman with investments in almost all sectors of the economy will be a commencement speaker.

Victoria University Vice Chancellor Associate Professor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma believes the University has prepared the graduating students well to be able to enter the job market.

They have gained enough knowledge from the classrooms, prepared by experienced lecturers and experts and undertaken an internship with some of the best-established organizations in the country.

“We have prepared them with good knowledge in the classroom, good skills, practices and good exposure through internships from best placements which fit their programs,” Dr. Sharma said.

To further prepare students for life in the employment life, the University organized the inaugural two-day graduate program where the learners were given professional tips.

Some of these tips included how to write CVs, dress up, appear in the interviews, networking, how to crack a deal, stress management at work and how to be spiritual.

Peggy Nabunya, one of the graduands, speaking to, said the feeling of completing school and graduating is great. “It’s been a long time coming. I’m excited about life after school,” she said.

“It’s been such a pool of opportunities, networking and so many learning experiences. I’ve grown academically but also in other aspects of life like leadership as I am the former guild president,” she added.

La Cabana To Host Launch Of Kampala Restaurant Week

This year’s Kampala Restaurant Week will tee off at the start of August at a glamour launch set to take place at La Cabana Restaurant, located at Speke Apartment on Wampewo Avenue in Kololo.

The 5th Kampala Restaurant Week will take place from 1st-10th Aug 2019. And in a period of ten days, 40 restaurants will showcase their three-course meals from which revellers will choose the best.

The restaurants have been group into two categories - Casual Dining Restaurants and Signature Dining Restaurants.

Casual Dining Restaurants will offer Starters at UGX 15K, Mains at UGX 25K and Desserts at UGX 15K while Signature Dining Restaurants will offer Starters at UGX 20K, Mains at UGX 35K and Desserts at UGX 20K.

La Cabana Restaurant which will be hosted the launch will be showcasing their Brazilian and Chinese cuisines in the Signature category. All Mains in all Restaurants will be served with a complimentary Tusker Lite Beer.

Victoria University To Host Secondary School Students At Open Day

Secondary school students from various schools will converge at Victoria University to get career tips from professionals and experts in numerous fields and walks of life. This will be on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at the Victoria University backyard.

The University said the theme for this year is ‘unlock your future’. Each year Victoria University hosts students from select secondary schools to visit and tour the university campus and facilities.

The University also invites seasoned experts and academicians to share with the youngsters career guidance opinions that are intended to inform the learners about life after high school.

The open day gives an opportunity most especially to students looking for post-secondary education to get great tips from the experts in terms of career guidance. Tips range from choosing the right course, life skills, entrepreneurship among others.

The open day returns at a time when the University’s August - September intake is ongoing. Entrepreneurs, media personalities, comedians, academicians among other professionals will make presentations at the open day.

At the open day, students and parents are given tips ranging from choosing the right courses, life skills, and entrepreneurship among others.

Last year, Doreen Kanyesigye, an inspiration speaker encouraged the youngsters to develop special abilities to deal with people effectively regardless of how times change, have great inter-personal skills, emotional intelligence and ability to solve problems the world is facing.

“You should have the ability to solve problems, not the ability to show us your triple As and excellent grades - that would open up doors for you. That is what will make you indispensable,” she said.

“When you have this skill of critical thinking, you are able to step back and understand that this challenge you are facing is not here to kill you. With critical thinking, you will understand that the challenge is here to empower you. You then find a solution to jump over it.” she added.

James Walusimbi, a Human Resource Consultant at NFT Consults, advised students to always think differently and think beyond what has been provided to them if they are going to succeed in life.

In her speech, Mariah Peggy Nabunya, the Guild President of Victoria University advised students to always do their best in every aspect of life. She said they should always have an extra plan in case plan A fails. “Have plan B, C and D. have many plans just in case plan A fails. That is how the world works nowadays.”

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishnna N. Sharma, said students must look beyond class work performance and look at providing solutions to the world.

‘If I don't solve your problem, even if I scored 99 percent, it will be useless but if I solve a problem, even if I scored 50 percent that is fine. This is what you are going to learn here at Victoria University, solving problems.

We will be building your profile. We will be working on your attitude because at the end, the outcome of higher education to improve your knowledge, skills and attitude. It is this attitude that is going to contribute up to 80 percent of your success.” Dr. Sharma said.

Victoria University Crowns Miss, Mr University

This year’s Miss and Mr Victoria University were Saturday evening crowned at a pompous event which took place at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Achan Nhial Bol, a student of bachelor of nursing sciences, and Robert Ssekamaanya, a student of Science in Oil and Gas, were respectively crowned Miss and Mr Victoria University.

Leah Kagasa, the reigning Miss Uganda, led a panel of judges who presided over the pompous function. Six female students made the finale for Miss Victoria University while only four males made the finale for Mr Victoria University.

Also Miss and Mr congeniality, popularity, creative and culture were recognized and awarded.

The event's sponsors included Speke Resort Munyonyo, Mpaka Records of Ykee Benda, International School of Modeling, Joram Model Management, Calabash Spa and Saloon, Yvonnetash, Awesome Beauty Parlour, and NBS TV.

CBA Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show Set For July Return

The most coveted classy auto show is back for the 8th year running and will take place on July 27th, 2019 at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel under the theme, “Love of Machines” to capture the beauty marks and celebration of automobiles across the Pearl of Africa.

Speaking to the press at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba, the Chairman and founding member of the CBA Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show promised revelers a more fun-filled, competition led event ,bigger and better than has been the case in the previous shows.

“Consistency and innovation continue to be key drivers of success for the CBA Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show and this year, we are definitely taking things a notch higher. For starters, we now have four new categories; Best Mechanic, Best Garage, Best Collectibles and Best upcountry entry award.

This makes the competition more exciting and more inclusive in addition to the already existing categories making a total of 25 prizes categories up for grabs. The regional participation is growing and this year we expect more entries from the rest of East Africa.

To further add spice to the show, Uganda's most loved vintage musical group, Afrigo Band will treat our revelers to the serenading ballards of yester years. A nail biting competition of A-listers from across East Africa, topped by nice music and fine meals should be a heavenly experience"

Speaking on behalf of the event sponsors, the Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) Uganda, Mr. Anthony Ndegwa expressed the sponsors’ gratitude to the show hosts for the opportunity to be part of the growing auto show legacy and urged the public to support the campaign to celebrate the machines.

“We are pleased and excited to be part of the 8th edition of the CBA Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show and look forward to having an even more successful event than the previous shows. Many events or shows fail to make it to just the 5th year and this show will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary!

That says something about the organizers and the general public which continues to show its love and appreciation for this unique event. I therefore urge all automobile lovers to come be part of the most thrilling event of the year and also call upon other corporate companies to join us and support this unforgettable auto show and the ones to come. ”

As has been tradition, the show will be preceded by a thrilling snail trail showcasing the competing cars on the eve of the event, July 26th, 2019 slowly parading through the streets of Kampala to Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gardens and this will be organized in partnership with Uganda Police to ensure security and non-interruption of traffic on the chosen route.

The show is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa Uganda, Sheraton Hotel Kampala,NBS TV who will live stream the event and Singleton.

We are pleased to inform our customers that this year Afrigo Band, the best band in Uganda will be the entertainer for the event. The show is endorsed by the Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU), Nairobi`s Concours d`Elegance and Federation of Motor sports Union (FMU).


Victoria University To launch Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Programs

With the ever growing global trade practices, logistics and transport are becoming an integral part of doing business, international. To complete the circle, high learning institutions are teaching these subjects to professionalize the trade.

Victoria University which in April was accredited as a member of the International Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is set to launch Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Programs on 23rd May 2019 at Kabira Country Club.

Faridah Ashaba, a Ugandan female pilot is expected to be the guest speaker at the launch. Ashaba is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambino Life Foundation, an organization that focuses on promoting girl child education, creating awareness about children living with disabilities and providing a sustainable environment to children living in orphanages.

Ashaba plans to use the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and her profession as a pilot to inspire more ladies to join the industry and take up the opportunities in the sector and expand their horizons.

Under the faculty of business and management offers courses related or requires logistics and transport services. They offer courses like Bachelor of international business, bachelor or diploma in procurement and logistics, short courses export trade promotion.

From these courses, students acquire knowledge and skills required for efficient acquisition and disposal of organization resources. This program covers a broad spectrum of areas within the field, such as procurement, logistics, and transportation.

Kingdom Kampala Is Here To Accommodate New Needs Of Ugandans

In creating a new metropolitan city, real estate developers must address the needs of the new Ugandan corporate audience, Rajiv Ruparelia, a director of Ruparelia Group, said in interview. This was during the opening of Kingdom Kampala, a multibillion property.

Rajiv said the modern corporates are looking for ‘lifestyle offices’ because the middle class is growing and Ugandans are becoming more entrepreneurial. These modern entrepreneurs are looking for modern office space that gives them comfort.

“Today many residents are pushed to suburbs such as Nalya, Nageera, Bunga and others. The city needs to grow and take up the skyline and provide services to the corporates; the people who are doing business in the city,” Rajiv noted.

“The airspace is not yet charged by government, it is cheaper to build going up than expanding wide. In Kampala, we are growing at a population growth of one million people per year, so our population growth is quite high.

“So how do we accommodate all of them, where do they work? How do you create a metropolitan city and accommodate new needs of Ugandans today?” he wondered.

Kingdom Kampala is a spacious modern property centrally located between Nile Avenue and Dewinton road where Shimon Demonstration Primary School was located before the land was sold to a Dubai investor who failed to put up a five star hotel.

The demolition of the primary school caused a bitter public conversation before and after the Dubai investor failed on his hotel promise. But Rajiv wants Ugandans to put that behind them and focus on the positives that have been erected on the land.

“Shimon School served its purpose - we either keep Kampala undeveloped or we develop Kampala. Urbanization is taking place, when Shimon School was here, we only had half a million people living in Kampala city, today we have four million.

These people need place to do business from – office space to serve them and we are addressing this need and demand for corporate offices.”  

MTN Donates Computers To Hoima Vocational School

By George Busiinge  

Students of St. Simon Peter Vocational Training Institute, Hoima are set to benefit from a fully furnished ICT lab courtesy of the MTN Foundation in partnership with a Belgian NGO, Enable, formerly known as Belgian Technical Cooperation-BTC.

The donation of 10 computers and accessories, plus free wireless internet connectivity for one year worth sh50miilion was part of MTN’s activities that mark 20 year of expectance in Uganda on Saturday.

Under this arrangement Enable Uganda will be required to feed the computers with current and relevant data on vocation developments.

Speaking at the commissioning of the laboratory, Dorcas Muhwezi, the General Manager Customer Experience MTN Uganda said that said that the donation is aimed at skilling Ugandan youth for the 21st century job market by enabling them to access technical and vocational information online through open education resources for skills development.

Muhwezi further noted that the decision to support vocational institutions was based on the fact that vocational training is a sure way of addressing unemployment, which is a major issue for the youth in Uganda today.

”The MTN Foundation which is the corporate social responsibility arm of MTN Uganda, in partnership with Enable, an NGO that supports vocational training institutes with a vision to end unemployment and extreme poverty,  is extending support to the ‘Skilling Uganda’ National Project in Vocational institutes through the provision of computers and fast internet connection” she said.

While launching commissioning the laboratory, Dr Lawrence Bategeka the Hoima Municipal Member of Parliament commended MTN for the initiative adding that the donation is complementing government efforts in advocating for vocation education.

He noted that there is need for parents to encourage the children to embrace vocation skills to end the challenge of unemployment in the country.

He noted that the youth have a negative attitude towards vocation education adding that many think that vocation education is for the failures.

He added that there is need to have a mindset change campaign for the youth to know that vocation skills are the way to go to ensure sustainable development.

The Principal of St Simon vocation institute Richard Alikira says that the donation will enable access to electronic library resources that provide the most current research and peer-reviewed scientific and applied information.

He explained that the institute with 465 students has been sharing laboratory with 20 computers, saying that the addition of 10 computers will reduce on the burden.   However demanded for more support saying that institute is having a deficit of 50 computers.

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