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Sudhir Offers To Funds Okuda Master of Laws Study At University Of London

Ugandan billionaire Sudhir Ruparelia has offered to fund journalist and lawyer Ivan Okuda’s further education the University of London in the United Kingdom.

Okuda, 27, a young astute lawyer and retired journalist, will pursue a Masters in Law (Corporate & Commercial Law) from the University of London.

“Profoundly humbled and immensely gratified for a generous contribution by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia this afternoon for funding that will enable me to pursue a Master of Laws (Corporate & Commercial Law) from the University of London. Grateful for and moved by his generosity,” Okuda announced on his Facebook page.

Okuda is a former reporter at former Daily Monitor journalist. He went to Makerere Law School for his law degree before enrolling the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar course) at the Uganda Law Development Centre. He is currently a Legal Associate of Anguria & Co. Advocates.

After graduating at Law Development Centre and qualifying as a lawyer, Okuda was selected as part of the 2019 KAS Media Africa Scholar and has been studying at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.


Fresh Dairy Boosts Its Free Home Delivery Services With More Fleet

Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has boosted its free home delivery services with more fleet to deliver both Fresh Dairy and Brookside products. The expanded home delivery fleet includes more tricycle Tuk Tuks and mobile vans and a dedicated sales team that deliver door to door with an aim of heightening consumer convenience.  

Sales Manager, Fresh Dairy – Henry Samanya said, ‘Our home delivery solution is aimed at ensuring that consumers remain safe and healthy, while enjoying the greater convenience of safe product transportation using our door to door tricycle Tuk Tuks and mobile van delivery solution. 

Samanya added that Fresh Dairy’s home delivery solution is free and available to all customers in Kampala and Greater Kampala areas of Entebbe, Wakiso and Mukono districts primarily throughout the week. Customers are encouraged to call our customer care toll free line on 0800100020/21 or Whatsapp 0715744664 all throughout the day (8am to 6pm) to place their orders that come with free delivery. 

Samanya further noted that all Fresh Dairy and Brookside products are available for the free home delivery services to include: Fresh milk, flavoured milk, Long life or UHT milk, powdered milk, Yoghurt (both flavoured and Brookside fruit yoghurt), Butter, Ghee and Cream. ‘All our dairy products are nutrient-rich with Energy, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat and Calcium among others.’ 

Daniel Mutyaba of Des distributors said, ‘As distributors of Fresh Dairy and Brookside products, we have equipped the entire motorbike and van  home delivery team with health and safety equipment such as masks, gloves, sanitizers and social distancing skills to re-assure consumer safety. We believe that health safety is key in re-assuring consumers during this COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we have also publicized our location specific agent contact numbers via all Fresh Dairy’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that consumers can call for home delivery as well.’ 

Samanya concluded by noting that all payments for the home delivery service can either be made via mobile money or cash on delivery. ‘Fresh Dairy and Brookside products are still available countrywide in Shops, Duukas, Kiosks, Supermarkets and Tricycle Agents located near consumers.’

Sex Party At AG Byaruhanga’s Hotel In Fort Portal Town Busted

Uganda has woken up to shocking news of another sexy party organized at the Mountain of the moon hotel in Fort Portal town, Kabarole district.

Information available indicates that the hotel belongs to the government chief legal advisor Hon William Byaruhanga.

The videos show horny men with voracious sexual appetite taking part in this orgy organized by Attorney General Byaruhanga’s hotel management with women lavishing their attention.

It is not clear whether this criminal act took place at this hotel with the clearance of Hon Byaruhanga the hotel proprietor.

This also comes barely days after police in Kampala bust into another sex party organized in Kireka Kampala and arrested people who were found inside the house.

The sex participants have since been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

Never Bite The Hands That Feed You, Salvado Advises Betsy Mugamba

In June this year, employees of Sanyu FM, the country’s oldest radio station, went on a striker protesting management’s decision to chop their salaries by 25% as a measure of helping the station survive the pangs of covid19.

Left with no choice, the top management of Sanyu FM fired all the employees who had taken part in the strike. James Onen aka Fatboy, the most senior presenter at the time, was pointed out as the ringleader.

However, an audio that leaked this week reveals that Fatboy was innocent; he wasn’t the strike but Betsy Mugamba, the chief operations officer was. On learning that he still has the bad apple on his books, Sudhir Ruparelia, the owner of the station, fire Mugamba.

Mugamba was on Monday fired from Sanyu FM for backstabbing her employers and fellow staff after she plotted a strike which led to a mass sacking of her colleagues.

Surprised that his new boss was a snitch, comedian Patrick Salvado, who now hosts the Sanyu FM Breakfast Club took to social media to issue some sort of counsel.

“Hooooooooo Audios have been leaked Jessssooooooosssssss ….. eh eh eh all I can say …. “Is never bite the hands that feed you, when they get injured, you’ll starve….” Salvado posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

Salvado was teamed up with Yvonne Koreta and Didan to deliver the flagship Sanyu Breakfast Club. Management also recruited new talent that it expects to maintain Sanyu FM at the top where it belongs.  

Sanyu FM Fires Betsy Mugamba For Leading Salary Cut Strike

The chief operating officer at Sanyu FM Betsy Mugamba, also one of the longest service employees at the radio station, has been fired for allegedly leading the strike that protested a salary cut initiated by management to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mugamba’s fate was sealed after audio leaked proving that she was the ring leader of the Sanyu FM strike in June. She is also accused of financial mismanagement.

In June, when the strike happened, James Onen who had served the station for over 20 years was fired as he was suspected to be the leader of the strike. In numerous interviews with the press, Onen denied leading the strike and claimed his innocence. He didn't snitch on Mugamba. 

Ruparelia Group of Companies, under the stewardship of Sudhir Ruparelia, owns Sanyu FM, the oldest private FM radio station in Uganda. Sudhir, as the management leader, in June initiated a 25% salary cut something that didn’t go down well with the employees who protested with a strike.

Not to be held at ransom by employees Sudhir fired all employees and asked those who were still interested in working at the station to reapply for their jobs. Some did, others didn’t. The station hired new employees including comedian Patrick Salvado, the first to be recruited.

The station rehired Roger Mugisha as the program’s director. The station also commenced the Sanyu FM Hot Mic talent search which attracted thousands of applications. The top three, Ethan Kavuma, Timothy Code, Philo Mena, were are currently working at the station.

But sources close to Sudhir, according to Business Focus, say he has been quiet on Mugamba for long and it’s time to let her go. “…look what she did to my company which I built for many years. I have chosen to let her go now,” Sudhir told his close pals.

He added: “I will never forget the day Betsy and her group stole my social media platforms and from that day I have been looking for this ring leader of this strike.”

Rajiv Elected Chair Of Central Motor Club Board Of Trustees

The Central Motor Club has elected the new leadership during its annual general meeting held on Saturday at Kabira country club.

The Club also elected Rajiv Ruparelia as the new chairperson board of trustees. Shaym Kotecha is now the new club chairperson deputized by Kaketto sayid.

Other members on the board of trustees include Christakis Fitidis as vice chairperson, Nelson Walusimbi in the capacity of treasurer among others.

Rajiv is optimistic that once members will continue with the spirit of raising adequate resources for the club.

Shaym Kotecha noted that one of his major focuses in office will be promoting gender balanced sport and growing the sport in a more organised structural manner.

During the meeting, a total of Shs102 million has been raised by members to support the activities of the club.

Deedan Joins Sanyu FM From Radio City

Diana “Deedan” Muyira has joined 88.2 Sanyu FM from Radio City. She was unveiled by the Ruparelia Group owned radio station on Thursday.

She will be joining Yvonne Koreta and Patrick Salvado on the new Sanyu Breakfast Club to be launched next week.

“I cannot believe the daughter of @97fmRadiocity is now old enough to leave home and start her journey in another home!” she tweeted on Thursday. “I will forever be grateful," adding “@882SanyuFM thank you for welcoming me.”

Deedan is a Ugandan radio host, popular Mc and actress known for playing the role of Tracy Kintu in Nana Kagga’s Beneath The Lies, PML Daily wrote about her.

Deedan joins Yvone Koreta who Sanyu recruited from Next Radio. They become part of the targeted recruitment drive the radio station is undertaking to the cement their position as the best urban radio station in the country.

The station management says the reformation of the station will see an addition of more exciting presenters with more exciting personalities and rebranding some of the shows to give fresh experience.

Sanyu FM Hires Radio Veteran Yvonne Koreta

The rebuilding of 88.2 Sanyu FM on-air talent continues to attract some of the country best talent in the radio business. The latest recruit being Yvonne Koreta.

Koreta who has been working as deputy station controller at Next Radio. The addition of experienced Koreta confirms Sanyu’s commitment to cement that radio stations position at the best in the country.

Koreta brings to Sanyu a wealth of experience having worked with various radio stations in Uganda. She will be hosting the much hyped Sanyu FM breakfast Show with Patrick Idringi aka Salvado.

Sanyu FM, which recently commenced a targeted recruitment drive to bring the best talent to the station, recently concluded a talent search competition where Ethan Kavuma aka Eth Lawinsky emerged winner.

It is believed that in an attempt to live by its tagline of Today’s Best Music, Sanyu FM is planning to bring more new star presenters. It has already brought in former employee Roger Mugisha as the Production Director.

Ethan Kavuma Wins Sanyu FM Hot Mic Talent Search

The 88.2 Sanyu FM talent search codenamed Sanyu FM Hot Mic Search came to a blissful end on Friday with Rajiv Ruparelia, the station’s managing director, announcing Ethan Kavuma as the winner at an event which took place at Crane Chambers in Kampala.

Kavuma beat ten other finalists to clinch the top spot. He, in turn, won Shs3m and a job contract to work with Sanyu FM. The second runners up Timothy Code and first runner up Philo Mena will also get jobs at the radio station.

“This is the start of the journey of your passion; follow your dreams. You all have amazing traits individually and I would advise you to pursue your dreams. This is what you love to do,” Rajiv said.

“I always tell people that we are all the same. We are born with nothing and you work on your talent, you have to manage your talent. One of the greatest traits around me is to have good people,” he added.

“I would like to give three of you an opportunity to work with Sanyu Fm. It will depend on how determined you’re going to be and how much you are going to learn,”

“The day you stop learning is the day you will knockdown. Working with Sanyu FM is going to be tiresome and will need a lot of commitment but I want to see the best out of you,” Rajiv counselled.

Kavuma, an upcoming RnB artist said: “I am so excited. I didn’t see this coming. I am very happy to be part of a new generation at Sanyu FM. There is going to be a lot that I am going to bring to Sanyu FM and you guys are going to be excited,”

The talent search dubbed “Hot Mic Search” was launched last month and attracted over 1500 entries. The entries were later reduced to 50 contestants, then 20 and later the final 10 whose performance was judged by a judges’ panel of Chris Ireland, Don Miles and Roger Mugisha.

Each candidate was given a chance to showcase skills in lone presentation, co-presentation and topical discussions. The judges chose the topics from both local and international current affairs. Kavuma emerged the best.

Roger Mugisha the new program’s director at Sanyu FM says the radio management realized the need to mentor potential candidates for radio in an era where presenters seem to be recycled from one station to another.

Mugisha explained that young people are not mentored to take over from those that have been in the industry for so long. Sanyu FM was founded in 1993, becoming the first private FM radio station in Uganda.

Sanyu FM Unveils ‘Hot Mic’ Top 20 Contestants

The management of 88.2 Sanyu FM yesterday unveiled the top 20 contestants in the ongoing Sanyu FM Hot Mic talent search. The 20 were selected from 50 contestants who had made the semifinals.

The Sanyu FM Programs Director Roger Mugisha unveiled the top 20 contestants to the media at Crane Chambers rooftop. The contestants have been undergoing training and mentorship.

Mugisha says the radio management realized the need to mentor potential candidates for radio in an era where presenters seem to be recycled from one station to another.

Mugisha explained that young people are not mentored to take over from those that have been in the industry for so long.

In a bid to scoop some of the raw, undiscovered talent in the country, Sanyu FM are on a talent searching contest dubbed Hot Mic to get the best 10 next radio presenters.

The winner of ‘Hot mic search will take home cash prize worth Shs3 million as well as a presenter job on a two-year contract offer. Sanyu FM Hot Mic search goes to top 20.

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