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Phaneroo’s 3rd Edition Of Its Annual Women’s Conference – My Great Price – Set

Phaneroo Ministries International, a non-denominational faith-based ministry, now in its eighth year of existence, plans to hold the third edition of its Annual Women’s Conference—My Great Price—on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

Unlike previous editions, this edition shall be an online event transmitted to a worldwide audience from its studio in Kampala, Uganda. 

What is My Great Price? 

My Great Price is an annual event exclusively for women and intended to celebrate their role in society. The event brings together women of all ages, races, and walks of life for a one-day mix of fun and inspirational teaching on various topics pertinent to the female gender such as marriage, career, grooming and ministry.

While the topics covered at each event has often varied from edition to edition, its purpose has remained unchanged: to raise a generation of women hungry for God, fervent in faith, demonstrative in the things of God, and substantially equipped to make a tangible difference in their homes, community and society as role models and sources of inspiration. 

How to be part of the event.

Owing to current government-imposed restrictions on public and religious gatherings, this year’s event shall be livestreamed on all the ministry platforms: YouTube, Phaneroo radio and Facebook. Additionally, the event shall be broadcast on Urban TV and LTV from 4pm to 8pm EAT.

Across the world, multiple countries with fairly relaxed guidelines on public gatherings such as Kenya, Tanzania, China, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States have also confirmed plans to set up livestream venues. To enhance engagement with and experience of the audience, livestream venues shall transmit live video feeds from their respective gatherings to the studio in Kampala.

Rajiv Ruparelia To Race In Kenya's Equator Rally

The Federation of Motorsport Associations of Uganda (FMU) has cleared ten rally crew to take part in th. e Africa Rally Challenge (ARC) in Kenya also known as the Equator Rally in Naivasha.

Among the ten is rally ace Rajiv Ruparelia who will be making his debut in the continental championship. The Equator event is set to act as a dry run of the WRC Safari Rally, planned for June 24-27.

Also cleared by FMU are Duncan Mubiru & Musa Nsubuga, Kepher Walubi & Asuman Mohammed, Christakis Fitidis, Abdul Kateete & Rahma Mohammed, Amaanraj Singh Rai, Yassin Nasser & Ali Katumba, Ronald Sebuguzi & Anthony Mugambwa, Hassan Alwi Jr and Jas Mangat & Joseph Kamya.


Rajiv Ready For KCB Machakos Rally 2021

Rajiv Ruparelia and his co-driver Enock Olinga will be driving in Kenya this Sunday at the KCB Machakos Rally 2021; the two last month took part in the KCB Nakuru rally, also in Kenya.

Rajiv and Olinga under the Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team were making their continental debut. In their VW polo proto, Rajiv Ruparelia, the only Ugandan driver who managed to register for the event, expects a lot from this rally.

The KCB Machakos Rally has attracted 21 entries. The official programme will kick off with the reconnaissance of the route on Saturday while the scrutineering of the rally cars will be performed on the same day at the KMSC clubhouse in Nairobi’s South C.

Lisa Park, the rally’s headquarters, will host the start, finish and the main Service Park of the KCB Bank-sponsored rally. Lisa Park (56 kilometres) and Kajiado (15.28 kilometres) will be the two main stages that will be repeated during the course of the competition.

The total distance will be 154 kilometres of which 143 will be competitive.

After Machakos, the next event will be the Equator Rally, the opening round of the 2021 African Rally Championship, to be staged from April 23 to 25 in Naivasha.

Victoria University Appoints Flavia Oketcho Named Dean Of Students

Victoria University has announced that basketball legend Flavia Oketcho, also known among the basketball fraternity as Flirsh, the new Dean of Students.

Oketcho, who is the current captain of the national female basketball team The Gazelles, comes to Victoria University at a time the education sector is battling to recover from the negative impacts of the COVID19 pandemic.

She will be responsible to ensure that the university retains the current students and that new ones are recruited. The student welfare and academic excellence of students and the university is also her responsibility.

Oketcho, is the most decorated female basketballer in Uganda having started out in the game in 2001 with Lady Bucks as a teen.

The former Kitante Hill and Makerere College student has won league titles with Lady Bucks, UCU Lady Canons, KCCA Leopards and JKL Lady Dolphins.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication (majoring in Marketing and PR) from Uganda Christian University in Mukono. She is an entrepreneur, TV Presenter and marketing consultant.



Phaneroo To Pray For Uganda To Have Peaceful Elections

Phaneroo Ministries International is set to hold a national prayer for Uganda ahead of next week's general elections.

Uganda will be going to the polls on 14th January 2021. The intercession dubbed 'Prayer for Uganda with Apostle Grace Lubega' will take place on 8th January 2021 from 8 pm to 10 pm. It will be held virtually on all of Phaneroo's social media platforms.

The prayer is aimed at requesting God to enable Uganda to have non-violent and peaceful elections. According to Phaneroo's vision bearer, Apostle Grace Lubega, the devil is doing all it can to see Uganda fall into war during the election period but with prayers, the country will remain peaceful.

"In Uganda, we are having our elections on the 14th of January. So on the 8th of January, this coming Friday from 8 pm to 10 pm, I want all of you Ugandans living in Uganda and outside Uganda, those of you who love peace and the history of this country to join me, we are going to have a power-packed service to pray for the peace of our nation," Apostle Lubega said during Phaneroo's Sunday service over the weekend.

"This is an unction that came last minute and we have to obey God. So we have to pray for the peace of our people, you know we have lost lives of more than 70 people in the campaigning period. We don't want to see war, we have seen that the devil has tried to do so but through prayers, it will not happen. We must pray for our nation for peace," he added.


Noor’s Restaurant Opens At Kingdom Kampala

A new restaurant, Noor’s Restaurant, has opened its door to Kampala dwellers at Kingdom Kampala mall, a plush rental property located on Nile Avenue, Nakasero Hill, in Kampala, Uganda.

The fast-food restaurant was launched on 31st December 2020 by businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia. In his address, the businessman urged Ugandans to stay safe and look after themselves from Coronavirus pandemic.

The businessman said that 2020 has been a tough year for individuals and collectively as a nation but said the country will come out of it stronger together.

Noor’s Restaurant is owned by Noor Hashim who is the daughter of Dr. Mohammed Hashim from Egypt. Noor's Restaurant menu includes Egyptian cuisines.

Titus Tugume, Niemoeller Fight At Speke Resort Set

On New Year’s Eve, December 31 2020, Speke Resort Munyonyo will be the place to be when Uganda's celebrated kickboxing champion Titus Tugume takes on American Robert Niemoeller in an intercontinental championship fight.

Tugume, a serving army officer (WO II) in the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), has the blessings of his employers who so far are delighted by his achievements in the ring.

Maj Gen Tumusiime Katsigazi, who represented the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, at the launch of the fight in October this year, appreciated the willingness and purpose Tugume has put in to make the Ugandan flag fly high in the kickboxing sport globally.

Maj Gen Katsigazi appreciated all the medals Tugume has won both internationally and nationally and said that UPDF has the confidence that the upcoming match will be a walkover for him.

He assured Tugume of all the necessary support from the UPDF leadership to ensure that the fight is a success.

On their side as hosts, Speke Resort has assured that they have put in place all the needed SOPs and adhering to the health and safety guidelines ensure a successful fight without endangering stakeholders to COVID19.

Phaneroo To Hold End Of Year Prayers Online

Phaneroo Ministries International will this time round hold its end of year prayers online due to the negative effects of Covid-19.

A few days ago, the Information Minister Judith Nabakooba revealed that the government had suspended all New Year night celebrations, including the display of fireworks, prayers and converging in trading centres as a way of controlling the spread of the pandemic.

With such directive from the government, Phaneroo's lead Preacher Apostle Grace Lubega has decided to pass his new year message to believers via online.

The prayers will be an explosive overnight of signs, miracles and wonders as Apostle Lubega ushers Ugandans into 2021.

Just like last year when he prophesied Covid-19 (video: https://youtu.be/r3MsjoG16bc), Apostle Lubega, the vision bearer of Phaneroo will this time as well make truthful revelations for 2021.

"God speaks to us every year because God loves people, because God cares for people and I believe that there are people who God speaks to about destinies of nations and generations. I have been blessed to see a lot over the years," Apostle Lubega said during last year's prophetic prayers. God reveals to redeem.

I want to tell you a few things I saw for our nation and the few things I saw outside this nation. Some I was allowed to share freely today. A few things I feel are important. When we speak about what's going to come, we do not just want you to know but we want you to pray.....I warned you about ebola and what I see this coming year, I saw a demon spirit and it was like of cough and flu. Its demonic because of the much money people lose during the process," he added.

The prayers which shall start at 10 pm on 31st December, are going to be streamed  on phaneroo.org/live, Youtube, Facebook, YO, Spirit TV and LTV. The prayers will also be aired on regional radio stations such as Radio West (Western Uganda), Favour FM (North), Spirit FM (Central), Star FM (Central), Open Gate FM (East), Voice of Teso FM (East) and City FM (East).

Phaneroo continues to shape the destinies of thousands, setting a pattern of greatness, drawing countless people into intimate relationship with the Most High God and pioneering a generation of distinctive believers who are sold out to the cause of the gospel.

Omah Lay’s Concert Was Held at Ddungu Resort Not Speke Resort

Management of Speke Resort Munyonyo has distanced itself from the unauthorized concert that happened over the weekend in Munyonyo, a suburb in Kampala city, Uganda capital.

Uganda Police Force has since established that the concert actually took place at Ddungu Resort, an entertainment centre that neighbours Sudhir Ruparelia’s Speke Resort. By Sunday evening, police said it has arrested nine people.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said those arrested included Nigerian artiste Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, artiste Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi (Temilade's manager).

Others are Benjamin Kabura (event’s organizer), Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held and Prim Kasana, the event manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing at the unauthorized concert.

Also arrested are police officers L/AIP Fabiano Juma, No.51328 PC John Bosco Ocaba and No.67898 PC Paul Odongo. The suspects are detained at Katwe Police Station and are being charged with doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

“We condemn the act of some selfish individuals, who are bent on violating the directives on CONVID-19 to make money and risks the lives of many Ugandans. We appeal to members of the public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19 and follow all the SOPs,” Onyango said.

Earlier reports had indicated that the concert had happened at Speke Resort but according to Trumpet News, businessman Sudhir who owns the five-star resort was quick to distance his hotel from the illegal concert.

Chris Ireland Takes Over As Sanyu FM General Manager

One of the former 88.2 Sanyu FM radio presenters Chris Ireland has taken over the radio station as the general manager. Ireland first worked at Sanyu FM, Uganda’s oldest FM radio station, in 1993 following the station’s formation in December that year.

Ireland now replaces Betsy Mugamba who was recently fired by the station’s owner Sudhir Ruparelia after leaked audios pinned her for leading a workers’ strike in June.

“As general manager, Ireland will spark a new wave of dominance over the airwaves with a fresh set of presenters and a dedicated team with on goal in mind - to be the market leader of Uganda's radio scene,” the station said in a statement.

“With a natural inclination to music, Chris is best suited to guide the station that brags a sound that can only be described as ‘Today’s Best Music,” the statement added.

In the old days, Ireland, using the moniker of ‘Darling DJ Chris’ pioneered the very first morning show on Sanyu FM; he now returns 26 years later with a wealth of marketing knowledge that will push the station further.

As a marketer, Ireland has worked with MTN Uganda, SABMiller, Uganda Breweries, Broadband Uganda and Madhvani Industries among other places where he rendered his talents.

While he was away from Sanyu undertaking marketing jobs with various companies, Ireland founded a band called Code 9 that kept him around the entertainment circles of Uganda.

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