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PROMO: Register With Premier Recruitment To Work Abroad & Get a Free Smartphone

Premier Recruitment, a fully registered external labour recruitment company with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, has announced that Ugandan youths who register now for Dubai and Qatar jobs stand a chance to win free smartphones in the promo drive running until end of January 2022.

According to an announcement posted via the company’s socials, a variety of jobs in Dubai and Qatar have been lined up in this promo drive ranging from Airport Jobs, to Domestic and Non-Domestic jobs all on offer with attractive salaries and extra benefits.

Premier Recruitment says for one to win a free smartphone in this promo, simply apply to register for any of the jobs that suit your qualification and capability, and you’ll automatically be given the spacious smartphone to keep you abreast with what’s trending all over the world.

“Tell a friend to tell a friend that you can get a job in Qatar or Dubai and start your journey to financial freedom. Register with us TODAY and we will give you a smartphone to help you stay informed and trendy,” the company posted via its socials.

Some of the jobs listed on offer in Qatar include; Bagagge handlers, Customer Service Agents, Store Keepers, Cargo Service Agent, Baggage Supervisor, and so many other jobs, all with salary ranging between UGX 1M – 6M depending on the job post and seniority of experience.

The requirements to apply for the juicy Qatar and Dubai Jobs are that one should be a Ugandan aged between 22-32 years, and should also possess a valid passport, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), and be able to speak English.

According to Premier Recruitment, the benefits that come along with the job include; free meals, free transport, free accommodation, free medical insurance plus an exclusive return air ticket awaits you once you reach the expiration of your two-year contract.

Other varying benefits include having your monthly salary deposited in your bank account here in Uganda, exclusive payment for overtime workers, free transportation to and from work, enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi internet access, and an offer to renew your contract if a candidate wishes to continue working after the two years.

Billionaire Born Today: East Africa's Business Mogul Sudhir Ruparelia Clocks 66 Years

East Africa's celebrated billionaire, money magnet, business mogul, honorary consul of the Republic of Nepal to Uganda HE.Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has today clocked 66yrs old.

Thousands of young people he has mentored, relatives, friends, and people from various corners of the world have heaped birthday wishes to Sudhir describing him as a statesman who has built Uganda's economy from turmoil to paradise.

But Who Is This Mogul

Dr Sudhir Ruparelia is the founder and Chairman of the Ruparelia Group, one of Uganda's largest business conglomerates with investments in financial services, real estate, education services, hospitality, agriculture, and media/broadcasting.

He is also the Honorary Consul, of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to Uganda.

A true definition of a self-made billionaire entrepreneur Sudhir was born in Uganda in 1956. In 1972 having relocated to the United Kingdom with his family he completed his O and A levels before working at various companies as an accountant.

He returned to Uganda in 1985 having amassed savings of only 65 million UGX, he and his wife have built the Ruparelia Group into an over $1.1 billion conglomerate.

Through the Ruparelia Foundation Group a foundation established in 2012, they are regular and substantial supporters of various corporate social activities in sports, healthcare, arts and culture, heritage and religion, environmental and wildlife conservation, agricultural research, education and talent development.

He is also the Chairman of Meera Investments Limited the property development arm of the Ruparelia group. Its goal is to feed the unmet need for affordable yet modern residential and working space for a fast-growing Ugandan economy that was emerging from years of war and underinvestment in the real estate sector.

Meera Investments is now the largest developer of commercial and residential space, with over 300 properties in Kampala and other major towns like Mukono, Jinja, Mbale and Mbarara. Meera also has the largest number of ongoing real state projects and is the largest private owner of commercial land in Kampala.

Jobs In Qatar: Premier Recruitment Looking For Male Ugandans To Work As Ground Handling Agents

Premier Recruitment Limited, the leading labour export company in Uganda, has announced it is recruiting Ugandan male youths to work as Ground Handling Agents in Qatar.

Premier Recruitment, a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group, says interviews to pick out the best qualifying applicants are set to be conducted very soon due to the urgent need, and therefore, one should apply as soon as possible.

According to the company announcement, a Ground Handling Agent is tasked with the role of loading and offloading cargo from the aircraft, building up baggage in the make-up area, and delivering it to the arrival halls, among other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Selected candidates for this job position are set to earn a monthly salary of UGX 1,000,000, with of course benefits such as; free meals, accommodation, air ticket after your 2yr contract, overtime allowance, and medical care.

Other varying benefits include having your monthly salary deposited in your bank account here in Uganda, Free transportation to and from work, Unlimited Free Wi-Fi, and renewal of your contract if you wish to continue working after the two year period.

The basic requirements for one to apply for this job are an up-to-date CV, a passport, registration fees, and ability to speak English fluently for effective communication.

 Premier Recruitment is fully licensed with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to offer job opportunities to Ugandans in both domestic and non-domestic areas.

Here Is Why You Should Host Your Business Meetings At Speke Hotel

When you’re planning a business meeting, the location is one of the first things you have to decide. While you may be tempted to use a company office or building, you’re better off looking to a third party like a hotel for a business meeting venue.

This is more important especially if you anticipate visitors from another partners, customers, government, and or even competitors. While there are many options, none check all the boxes like a hotel. Planning a conference can be tough, but you can make it much easier by working with a hotel conference center.

In Kampala, Uganda’s capital, Speke Hotel has made a name for its modern facilities and equipment for hosting meetings and conferences. And to kick of the year, Speke Hotel, Uganda’s oldest hotel, recently unveiled a special package for businesses and organizations to host conferences at a very reduced cost.

Speke Hotel announced that at just Shs70, 000 per person, companies and organization can hire a conference hall for a full day. This offer comes with morning bites and crunchies, mega lunch buffet, evening bites, and soft drinks, all served with exquisite hygiene and utmost hospitality.

The package also includes free access to an HD projector, stationery use, and free WIFI throughout the day to ensure your meeting goes undisrupted all through.

“We believe that every meeting should occur at the precise moment for which it was meant for that guarantees the greatest impact. Our conference halls are meant for just that,” Speke Hotel said via its social media pages.

Speke Hotel Conference Halls are spacious and equipped with Wi-Fi and modern audiovisual technology which portrays their good stead to cater for residential conferences, private and public meetings, workshops, press briefings, and product launches.

Speaking to this website about their menu, one of the Chefs at Speke Hotel revealed that they have a well-packaged menu that caters for both vegans and non-vegans at very friendly rates, and is served by the expert chefs in town. 

Speke Hotel, Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, one of the oldest hotels in Uganda’s capital Kampala, is a cozy hotel named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke who discovered the source of the River Nile.

For reservations one can reach them on +256 752 711 710 / +256 752 711712 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also well visit Speke Hotel’s website at www.spekehotel.com to get more information and place your booking online.

Have A Health Swim At Forest Cottages With These Discounted New Year Swimming Membership Rates

The health benefits of swimming include building body endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness, weight control, healthy heart and lungs and tones muscles among other benefits.

In the New Year, you can achieve all of these if you choose to have a swim at the magnificent Forest Cottages’ state of the art swimming pools especially now that foresty hotel recently announced New Year swimming membership rates.

Forest Cottages recently stated that the new membership fees have now been revised to just Shs10, 000 per day, Shs200, 000 per month and Shs2m annually for kids while adults will pay Shs20, 000 per day, Shs200, 000 per month and Shs2m annually.

The hotel also announced a special package for families, at only Shs350, 000 per month and Shs2.5M for a full year. Forest Cottages has certified lifeguards to attend to clients when the pool is in use.

“Our pools are suitable for all levels of swimmers. The courtyard pool is the central point of the complex. It is 25m in length; ideal for laps, sunbathing or just relaxing and being served by our stewards. The family pool has a splash pool ideal for toddlers,” the hotel said.

Also, Forest Cottages revealed that clients booking for these new rates at the hotel get exclusive access to its additional health club facility that includes a spa mania, steam, and sauna bath, and a gym on a complimentary basis.

Forest Cottages is located in a quiet part of Naguru Hill in Bukoto, a posh Kampala suburb. 

Michelle Kirabo Becomes Second Guild President In Victoria University History

Michelle Kirabo, a second-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies student saw off competition from Abdul-Basit Kasimagwa, to become the second female guild president in the history of Victoria University.

Mariah Peggy Nabunya became the first female guild president at Victoria University in 2017 when she took over from Peter Isiko to become the University’s fourth guild president.

Kirabo, who now take over from outgoing Serebe Denis, got 461 (74.8%) votes to defeat Kasimagwa who managed only 25.2% (155 votes) in the two-horse guild race that saw students vote using an online application.  The app allowed students to vote using their phones, laptops, and tablets.

The 2022 Victoria University guild polls saw the institution conduct its first-ever online elections, an initiative that attracted attention from the public over its credibility, transparency, and integrity.

Kirabo promised to be more practical than theoretical and to work hand in hand with everyone at Victoria University to prioritize students’-based leadership. She plans to set up a Guild Fund to help needy students who cannot afford tuition.

The University Academic Registrar Ms. Precious Aturinda who managed the voting process from start to finish said the VU Elections app said that the electronic voting system was designed to promote transparency and integrity and to promote democratic elections at the university.

The Victoria University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lawrence Muganga also described using of the electronic voting system as a great milestone. He said that contenders were able to count their votes in real-time and get results.

Premier Recruitment Boss Welcomes MGLSD's Resumption Of Licensing New External Labour Firms

In a public notice issued on Friday, the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) announced that licensing of new external labour recruitment companies will resume on 1st February 2022, a thing that excited Rajiv Ruparelia, the director of Premier Recruitment Limited, a local labour internationalization firm.

"Finally", Rajiv said when this website contacted him to comment on the development, especially the lifting of the moratorium imposed on licensing of new companies in April 2019. "Let them come; we have work to do as an industry," he added, explaining that there is room for the labour externalization industry to accommodate new comers.

The ministry's permanent secretary A. D Kibinge said the ban on issuing new licenses was needed  in order to address some of the challenges in the Externalization of Labour Programme.

"Key among this has been the revision of the law culminating into the Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan Migrant Workers) Regulations, 2021, Statutory Instrument No. 47 of 2021, which came into effect on 13th August 2021," Kibinge said in the notice.

He explained that the process to review the guidelines to operationalize the new regulations is ongoing and in draft form and drafts have been shared with stakeholders to capture their input.

"In view of the above, and the face that upgrade of ministry's External Employment Management Information System (EEMIS) is ongoing and almost complete, the ministry would like to inform all concerned that the processing of new recruitment licenses will resume on 1st February 2022,” Kibinge revealed.

Labour externalization is largely the recruitment of migrant workers to decent employment opportunities and promotes the protection of their rights and welfare in destination countries.

Uganda, according to Kibenge, has 216 private external labour recruitment companies and over 300, 000 Ugandans have been formally externalised to work abroad since 2005. The Ugandan migrant workers are mostly deployed in the Middle East countries of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Somalia, Kuwait and Qatar.

The government of Uganda according to the labour ministry is signing or reviewing bilateral labour agreements, MoUs on manpower supply with countries of destination. Such partnerships will help Ugandans access external employment that is safe, productive and economically rewarding.

And using resources from the non-tax revenues generated, the Ugandan government will deploy three Labour Attaches to reinforce the embassies in destination countries and ensure that Ugandan migrant workers are safe and supported when distressed.

Forest Cottages announces Special Room Rates To Bolster Uganda's Domestic Tourism

In the last two years, international travel was battered by the COVID19 pandemic leaving it on it’s knees in 2020. While there was noticeable recovery in 2021 as the world learnt how to deal with the pandemic tourism services providers turned to local markets.

And as the omicron variant rattles the world with COVID19 uncertainty, domestic tourism seems to be the right direction tourism services providers should continue focusing on for survival. With this, domestic tourism is emerging as a more reliable market for tourism.

In Uganda, as the country cautiously reopens her economy, domestic tourism is etching deeper into the plans of services providers who not until the pandemic prioritized international travelers. This is changing with the dwindling and restrictive international travels.

Tourism services providers in Uganda like hotels and resorts are coming up with products and packages that are more affordable to Ugandans. One such hotel is Forest Cottages that has announced post festive season discounts on accommodation.

The hotel, set in a peaceful, African forest feature in Bukoto, a posh suburb in Uganda’s capital Kampala, has announced newly revised special room rates with exciting discounts on accommodation to help travelers and holiday makers save more on accommodation.

According to available media reports, in the “Special Room Rates” announced, Forest Cottages has listed up to five rooms with a Standard single room priced at UGX180k, and UGX230k (on half board basis) while a Standard double room is offered at UGX220k and UGX320k (half board basis).

Additionally, the hotel is also offering cottage rooms with a One Bedroom Cottage slashed to UGX 280k, a Two Bedroom Cottage at UGX 350k and a Family Cottage (most preferred) is being offered at UGX 450k only.

According to the Rooms and Reservations Manager at Forest Cottages, this Special offer is curled to target mainly travelers, daily guests, couples, or families seeking to get a home away from experience in a Kampala getaway experience.

Forest Cottages further revealed that its clients booking for these new rates at the hotel get exclusive amenities among which include; Bed and Breakfast, Free access to High-speed WIFI, Swimming Pool, Sauna, and Steam Bath, giving you the ultimate luxurious comfort and experience ever in Kampala.

 

Felista, Fresh Kid Light Up Kampala Parents School As Schools Reopen

Nearly after two of lockdowns and online lining, Kampala Parents School (KPS), the leading private mixed primary school in Uganda welcomed back hundreds of pupils for physical learning as all the school in the country finally reopened their classes.

At KPS, the mood was pompous thanks to the energy two of the school’s celebrated pupils – Felista Da Rapper and Fresh Kid. Clad in the school’s brown checkered uniform, the pre-teen rappers made their grand entry with that hip hop energy synonymous with their artistry.

The School Principal, Mrs. Daphine Kato said both teachers and staff worked hard to get ready for students to return school and assured that the school will be following and implementing all government reopening guidelines and measures.

These, according to Mrs. Kato include putting up health and safety posters in schools, requiring masks for all pupils and staff, enhanced cleaning, ensuring social distancing, and improving hand washing facilities.

She said new measures require that classrooms to have appropriate physical distance between learners will also be implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19. This, the school said is set to be the norm until otherwise if the Covid-19 pandemic ceases to exist no more.

Kampala parents’ school, an international level that follows a local curriculum is situated along lugogo by-pass is still accepting applications from parents who would want to have their children study at the school that continues to be an academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered.

January Deals: Speke Hotel Cuts Accommodation Rates in January Staycation Promo

The month of January gives us an opportunity to start the year on a high as we plan for the months ahead, and if or when possible, you need the most utmost comfort and relaxation to unleash you beast mood on the New Year and achieve your plans.

And as is custom, Speke Hotel, Kampala City’s oldest hotel, has unveiled newly revised room rates offering discounted luxury accommodation to its guests throughout this month of January as a New Year offer giveback promo.

In the special package dubbed “January Staycation”, Speke Hotel says it is offering its loyal clients and guests a chance to experience the ambiance and relaxation at completely slashed room rates with a Single Deluxe Room priced at just $50 (UGX 175,000) while a Double Deluxe Room and Deluxe Twin Room are offered at $70 (UGX 250,000).

For exclusive guests who want to experience a top-notch luxury stay, the standard apartment is also available at $60 (UGX 215,000) only. The above rates according to the hotel, include free high-speed WiFI, and a sumptuous breakfast that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting to stay more at the hotel.

Situated at the heart of Kampala City, just 20 minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport, Speke Hotel has over the years defined the kind of which couches the meaning of comfort in the most luxurious of terms.

The hotel has 50 en-suite rooms and all the modern luxury hotel facilities that one would expect in a Five Star hotel.

The hotel also has several themed restaurants (including Italian and Indian) and one of the best cocktail bars in Uganda. Besides serving choice beverages, the hotel also plays a variety of offerings in music, dance, and distractions of a fun-filled nature that you would not afford to miss.

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