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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.

Huawei, Makerere University To Offer Free ICT Certification Courses To Students

Huawei, a leading global Information Communications Provider entered an agreement with Makerere University to establish an ICT Academy in Uganda.

The academy will offer free certification to students with the aim to improve and cultivate ICT talent, bridge the gap between universities and the corporate world by offering hands-on training, promote ICT industry technology certification, develop ICT industry talent and a strong learning ecosystem.

The event that took place at Makerere Guest House was presided over by Uganda’s ICT and National Guidance Minister Hon. Frank Tumwebaze. The ceremony was attended by the Chinese embassy Charge d ’affairs, Huawei Managing director, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere, and students from different Ugandan universities.

The academy, according to an MOU signed during the event, will run as a non-commercial cooperation project between Huawei and universities, colleges, and other educational institutions all over the world.

Huawei’s Managing Director Mr. Liujiawei stressed that Huawei would cooperate with the various universities of Uganda such as Makerere and those in the countryside to teach ICT courses to over 1,000 students, encourage students to get certified by Huawei and cultivate professionals with practical skills for the world and ICT Chain, without charge. 

He also added that, “Huawei has so far cooperated with more than 300 universities around the world and educates more than 10,000 students every year.”

“The Huawei ICT Academy course combines both theories and practical operations since some students hardly have project experience. These range from Enterprise Networks such as Routing and Switching, Advanced Network and Network technology, information technology such as Storage, Cloud computing and big data among others,” Mr. Liujiawei said.

The ICT academy will immediately enroll students in June this year after certifying the lecturers who will teach them. The lecturers are already undergoing training and will soon complete their certificates with Huawei.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hon Frank Tumwebaze commended Huawei for their consistency in skilling and talent nurturing because it is in line with the digital strategy of transforming Uganda into a middle income country.

He affirmed that, “through Huawei’s initiatives such as these, shall cultivate and pool together ICT professionals that are crucial to industry development, thus boosting ICT industry development, driving the development of different sectors and contributing to lower unemployment rates over the long term.”

Makerere University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe said that they are ready to work with Huawei to ensure that this programme is well implemented.

After Makerere, Huawei notes that they will move to other public universities to establish the same academy. Those include Kyambogo, Lira, Gulu, Muni, Busitema and Mbarara universities, among others.


Sudhir Advises Young Entrepreneur To Get Their Hands Dirty

If there is one person admired by the youth and upcoming entrepreneurs, it is businessman Sudhir Ruparelia, whose break out story is phenomenon and energizing. And when he offers counsel, it holds water.

In an interview with CEO East Africa, the businessman has advised youths and the young entrepreneurs to get down and get their hands dirty.

“Uganda, like every other country has its own challenges and opportunities but the future belongs to those who go after the opportunities not the ones that always whining about the challenges,” he said.

“Government has invested significantly in roads, electricity generation and distribution which are all factors of production. It is now up to us as Ugandans to put in our all and make the best use of these, all the challenges regardless.

“The youth today are blessed to be born in the era of the internet, there is boundless opportunities.”

Bank Of Uganda Extends DFCU Bank’s Occupancy Of Sudhir’s Properties

DFCU Bank will continue to occupy freehold properties of Meera Investments Ltd for another 24 months. This comes after Bank of Uganda signed to extend the dfcu Bank extra time on the properties.

According to, a local news site, central bank Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, his deputy Dr. Louis Kasekende and legal director Margaret Kasule okayed the deal officially.

The contested properties are those that used to house Crane Bank branches across the country. They are owned by Meera Investments Ltd, a company that is owned by businessman Sudhir Ruparelia.

Crane Bank was also owned by Ruparelia before it was taken over by the central bank and later sold to DFCU Bank. When DFCU took over assets and liabilities of Crane Bank is also moved into the said properties.

At the moment, Ruparelia and Meera Investment in court contesting the move by Bank of Uganda to hand over the buildings to DFCU Bank. The businessman is demanding that DFCU pays rent and rent arrears in billions of shillings.

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