Eve Mbasabye

Eve Mbasabye

COVID-19: Prime Minister's Office Gets 2 Tata Pickups Donation From Ruparelia

The Prime Minister’s office will receive two New Tata Xenon XLT S.CAB 4X2 pickups from Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia’s Ruparelia Group as a donation towards the fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda will receive the vehicles that will play a significant role in enabling government fight of the virus. Uganda has so far registered 48COVID-19 cases and the affected persons are receiving treatment.

Last week, Ruparelia Foundation and Cedric Babu Ndlima, the aspiring Kampala Central Member of Parliament toured parishes in Kampala and gave out food and health kits. They also sensitized Kampalans giving them information about the virus.

Many private companies in the country are donating to the government efforts of securing Ugandans from the virus. This was re-echoed by President Yoweri Museveni’s call to leading businesses in the country to donate to the fight.

Ever since Uganda announced its first case of COVID-19, the president has announced numerous measures to curb the spread of the virus. Among the measure being implemented is the ban on public and private transport and a curfew. 

Sudhir To Focus On Tourism, Trade Promotion With Nepal

Newly appointed Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal representative in Uganda, Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has focused on promoting tourism in both Uganda and Nepal because both countries have big tourism potentials.

“Nepal is rich in religion and tourism. Tourism in Uganda is also rich and that is what I commit to strengthen,” Daily Monitor, a local newspaper, quoted Dr. Ruparelia saying at the official opening of the Nepalese Consulate in Kampala.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, yesterday opened a consulate in Uganda at Crane Chambers with businessman Dr Ruparelia as its head. The businessman also presented his credentials to Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa for acknowledgement.

Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa upon acknowledging Dr Ruparelia said the consulate will boost bilateral relations between the two countries and called for efforts to promote Uganda’s tourism sector.


Cannabis Business To Create Jobs, Bring In Foreign Currency- Says Premier Hemp Boss

The world is turning to cannabis not only for its medical values but also its trade benefits and Uganda cannot afford to miss out, Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of Premier Hemp, one of the local companies eying growing the medicinal herb told local radio in an exclusive interview.

 “It will bring in foreign currency, the global cannabis phenomena is taking off. Uganda has one of the best environments, it has cheap labour force, availability of land. So, there is no reason why we shouldn’t be doing this,” Rajiv said.

“Like I said we need to be forward-thinking not following every other nation. So, I am very proud of our cabinet, I am very proud of our MPs because they have taken this initiative to drive it faster than our neighbours and this is going to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Uganda.”

“If cabinet can sit down and pass this bill because it is going to be a game-changer for Uganda, it will inspire new industries to evolve and the speed at which they have driven this is phenomenal.”

Premier Hemp as part of Rupelia group of Companies plans to leverage its vast agriculture expertise - they own Rosebud Limited and Premier Roses who together control about 40% of Uganda’s flower export business – to grow Medical Marijuana on a commercial scale.

The company is one of over 20 companies that have applied for a production license that is pending cabinet clearance of policy guidelines on the production and processing for export of medical marijuana.

In January, according to Daily Monitor, the government sets strict rules for marijuana growing. Now individuals and companies seeking to grow or export marijuana for medical purposes will be required to present minimum capital of $5m (Shs18.3b) and a bank guarantee of Shs4b.

Investors will also be required to present a tax clearance certificate from the Uganda Revenue Authority, lists of employees and their job descriptions, a valid trading licence, evidence of value addition to cannabis and audited accounts.

Enrolment For 2020 Academic Year Opens At Delhi Public School International

The parents’ desire to have their children acquire the best education is increasingly getting high and the thirst to acquire knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits is as high.

Schools, training centres together with parents are devising for the best educational methods to teach, train, tell stories, discussions and carry out directed research to enrich their students with the right knowledge and skills.

In Uganda, Delhi Public School International (DPSI), the only international school in Uganda teaching India’s acclaimed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), is positioning itself as the place to deliver such an educational package.

The CBSE is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. The CBSE is offered in more than 24 countries globally with over 17, 300 affiliated schools.

The CBSE closely works with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an autonomous organization of the Government of India. In Uganda, as required by law, the implementation of CBSE is regulated and monitored by the ministry of education and sports.

According to DPSI, the CBSE Pathway helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them a lifelong love for learning so they can excel at school, university and work.

And as the academic year commences, DPSI is offering Ugandan parents to bring their children to attain a quality education under the CBSE curriculum. The school announced that the intake for the new academic year 2020 is now open.

To join DPSI, parents are encouraged to call 0759711190 or send an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or physically visit the school admission office at Plot 17 - 25 Saddler Way, Naguru, Kampala, Uganda. You can also apply online on the school's website HERE.

The school has implemented the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (C.C.E.) in all the classes. The CCE scheme envisages that every learner is to be evaluated over the entire period of learning schedule rather than a one-slot three-hour examination at the end of a course of learning.

C.B.S.E, through C.C.E. is aiming at a system of evaluation which does not just mean measurement of the level of learning outcomes but more so an approach for further improving the system.

The curriculum of all the academic subjects as well as a variety of co-curricular activities encourages creativity, aesthetics and adventure. Pre-primary - classes Nursery to Prep, Primary - Classes I to V, Secondary - Classes VI to X and Senior Secondary - Classes XI & XII are involved all school activities.

All students study English, Hindi, Mathematics, EVS/Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Social Studies (History, Civics and Geography) and an optional language (French).

Co-curricular activities include Socially Useful & Productive Work (Art, Music, Dance, Science Club, Eco Club, Astronomy Club, and Literary Club), Physical and Health Education and Computer Education.

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