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Sembabule Hospital Gets Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team Donation

One of the most important wards in the hospital is the maternity ward where expectant mothers give their all to bring life to earth yet they remain the most riskier wards because of poor facilitation.

It gets worse if the hospital is in a rural area; in Uganda, rural hospitals are poorly funded by both government and the private sector. Also, not many doctors want to work in rural health facilities.

It is therefore a relief for these health centres when they receive donations from different stakeholders. This past Saturday, Sembabule Hospital was on the receiving end from Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team.

The Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team was in the area to participate in the Sembabule SMC Rally 2021, the third round of the 2020 National Rally Championship.

The rally team led by their lead driver Rajiv Ruparelia assembled an assortment of gifts targeting the maternity ward of the hospital in Sembabule.

According to Daniel Kahiu, the team manager of Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team, the items donated included 50kgs of sugar, 3 boxes of bathing soap, 3 dozen of cotton wool and 4 boxes of gloves.

Kahiu said they are hopeful that donation will be impactful.

The Sembabule SMC Rally 2021 which took place on Saturday was a disaster for Rajiv Ruparelia who dropped out of the race in the second stage after VW Polo was damaged following his collision with a stray dog.

Land Agents Forge Sudhir’s Signature To Steal Money From Public

Land agents could face jail after being netted for allegedly forging businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia’s signature to obtain money by false pretence.

Land agents including Ronald Ndyareeba and Sam Mubiru forged the tycoon’s signature on a fake legal document allegedly drawn by Sudhir’s lawyers Nangwala and Rezida Advocates.

The suspects presented the document to money lenders as “proof” of being able to service the loan as the document indicated they were to earn $1.2m off the dubious deal.

The conmen claimed that they were brokering a property deal between Sudhir and his Meera Investments on one part and Joyce Meyer Ministries and Christian Life Ministries at a fee of over $60m.

“In consideration of The Agents discharging their obligations as set upon them by the Principal as hereinabove indicated, the former shall be entitled to $1,209,600 (one million two hundred nine thousand six hundred united states dollars only) or the equivalent of 2 per cent of any other agreed purchase price,” the document read in part.

Dr Sudhir told this WatchDog News that, “This is a false transaction. They forged my signature to say they are getting USD1m in commission and went to money lenders to borrow money against this forged agreement,”

The law firm also distanced themselves from the document. “They put our address of 10 years ago and couldn’t spell the name Rezida well and added things on the stamp that aren’t there.”

On the false document, they even misspelt Rezida’s name as Reziba. Sources say Ndyareeba is currently battling a case of Shs50 million related to land matters at Jinja Road police station.

Labour Export: Premier Recruitment Promises 5000 Jobs To Youths

Premier Recruitment Limited, a labour export company, has unveiled its strategic plan to secure jobs for 5000 youths in the Middle East countries by the end of 2021.

Premier Recruitment Limited has already secured jobs abroad for over 2000 youth since it commenced operations in 2019. The number could have been if it weren’t for the COVID19 scare that saw global travel halted.

According to Kanak Shah, the general manager at Premier Recruitment, all company staff have been trained to be able to deliver a professional recruitment service.

Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of Premier Recruitment Limited, noted that the Uganda labour externalisation industry is a vital source of income for the people involved and the economy.

He called on the government to pass the Externalization of Labour Bill to regulate the export of labour from Uganda and also provide issuance of licensing to recruitment agencies.

He added that government needs to put much emphasis on empowering Uganda’s education sector by promoting educational programs that can compete with the rest of the world.

Rajiv also said, beyond direct economic gains, labour externalization had other benefits such skills transfer, mobilization of capital for investment and improving household incomes and standards of living for their dependents back home.

La Cabana Easter Roast Set

When you come for Easter make sure you don't forget your appetite because it's going to be a food fest at La Cabana Restaurant with the themed La Cabana Easter Roast on Sunday 4th April.

La Cabana Restaurant, Kampala’s premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant, will this Easter Sunday serve a rich menu giving you a touch of Ugandan food mixed with Brazilian excellence.

The La Cabana Easter Roast will consist of some of the food Uganda has to offer coming at a price of Shs120, 000 per person; kids below 12 years will get a 50 discount..

The serving point will have a fresh station that will have salads & condiment; the buffet counter (accompaniments) will have African chapatti, assorted steam roots, ugali & sukuma wiki, matooke & g-nut sauce, vegetable pilau, steamed rice and the fried vegetable noodles.

The buffet counter (mains) will have fried offals, grilled fish fillet, African beef stew and Zanzibar bean stew; Brazilian craving counter will have leg of lamb and tandoori wings while the dessert counter will have assorted Easter pastries and tropical cuts.

After all the eating, there will be live band music performed by Herbert Ssensamba and Andrew Kiwanuka.

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Promises Eggcellent Easter Holidays

Uganda’s leading hotel resort, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo is promising an eggcellent Easter weekend with unbeaten accommodation rates. The same can be said of food and beverages.

The Resort has announced that clients who would want to spend the Easter holidays at the five-star hospitality facility will pay less than the usual accommodation fees.

The room rates have been reduced to Shs375, 250 for a deluxe single room, Shs498, 000 for a deluxe double room, Shs597, 000 for a studio room Shs668, 000 for a superior room and Shs889, 000 for a one-bedroom suite.

Other room offers include Shs668, 000 for the executive room, Shs1, 062, 500 for the garden villa, Shs1, 185, 000 for the presidential cottage, Shs1, 157, 500 for the executive suite and Shs1, 825, 000 for the presidential suite.

The offer is on a half-board basis, inclusive of complimentary usage of health club, swimming pool, steam and sauna.

“Easter is something more than to die for. Get away this Easter with Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. An Easter Egglicious Break deal is waiting for you. We are sure you will have an eggcellent Easter with us at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort,” a statement from the hotel said. 

Celebrate Easter Season In Style At Forest Cottages

The Easter season is with us and fun-loving people are planning for the best ways they can get the best out of the long break that celebrates Jesus Christ, God’s only child and rock on which the Christian faith is built on.

In Kampala, Forest Cottages, a luxury hotel located in Bukoto, a Kampala swanky suburb, is making it affordable for you to have a memorable Easter weekend together with friends and members of your family by discounting their menu and accommodation rates.

You can now take advantage of this generosity from Forest Cottages and get a great holiday. While there, you get to enjoy exquisite culinary pleasures and spacious self-catering cottages, perfect for those extended stays.

This Easter, you get to celebrate in style with the three-course menu at Forest Cottages’ Avocado Restaurant at only Shs50, 000. It comes with a glass of wine or soft drink and live performances for entertainment. The Avocado Restaurant is recognized as the perfect restaurant to bring together friends and family around a table for a memorable meal.

Forest Cottages is also offering Easter Special Room Rates. The standard single room (one person) will go for Shs190, 000 on half board and Shs150, 0000 for bed and breakfast and the standard double room (two persons) will cost Shs280, 000 on half board and Shs200, 000 for bed and breakfast.

The one-bed room cottage (2 persons) has been priced at Shs330, 000 on half board and Shs250, 000 for bed and breakfast, the two-bed room cottage (4 persons) for Shs460, 000 and Shs300, 000 for half board and bed and breakfast respectively.

The family cottage (five persons) is at Shs550, 000 for half board and Shs350, 000 for bed and breakfast.

Forest Cottages are designed luxury cottages set in a serene, African forest environment. At the hotel, you feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique environment. The trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco-tourists alike.

Kabira Country Club Lines Up Special Easter Lunch

Kabira Country Club has yet again lined up a special Easter lunch on 4th April 2021 that will be served between 12:00 - 16:00 at an affordable cost of Shs75, 000 per adult and Shs40, 000 per kid below 10 years.

Customers celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who will turn up at Kabira Country Club will be served a free glass of sangria for adults while the kids will have access to the bouncing castle, face painting, and Easter hunt among other exciting activities.

Apart from the special Easter lunch, the hotel has also put together special Easter weekend offers on accommodation - rooms start from Shs375, 250 (taxes inclusive) starting April 1st until 4th April – these being promotional rates.

“Celebrate this Easter with delicious food, renovated rooms, swimming, live music, bouncing castles and many more fun activities amid beautiful set up at Kabira Country Club,” Ajit Singh, the general manager of the hotel stated.

He added: “At Kabira Country Club we offer both short & long term accommodation with access to swimming pool, Health club & outdoor sports activities,”

“Our newly renovated spacious cottages give you an atmosphere to celebrate with family and friends. Book it and avail attractive discounts on long as well as short stays,”

Victoria University Students Given Excellence Tips During Orientation Week

Hundreds of students who freshly joined Victoria University Kampala were treated to an array of wisdom from different experts and personalities during the orientation week specifically organized to welcome new students to the Jinja Road located university.

Recently, the ministry of education and sports allowed Victoria University to conduct physical class learning after it proved that they have the facilities to protect the learners from contracting and transmitting COVID19.

The orientation week which commenced on Monday, March 22, 2021, and climaxed on March 27, 2021, was graced by members of the business community, academia, models, musicians and other entertainers.

Among the prominent people who turned to mentor and encourage the students included businesswoman Dr. Maggie Kigozi, Mrs Uganda, Sylvia Namutebi, musicians Baby Gloria, Bruno K. All these drew from their wells of knowledge and shared their experiences with the students.

Dr. Kigozi in her address to students said that Victoria University has all it takes to give the learners a good learning experience. “The deans and lecturers are here to help you pass, please be winners,” Dr. Kigozi motherly said.

Baby Gloria, now pursuing Mass Communication and Journalism at Victoria University and brand ambassador of the institute encouraged students to study things that will make them happy in the future.

“…go for something that you are passionate about and will make money out of it. That is the most beautiful thing. If you still have a chance and you know that you love something and can get something out of it, please change your mind. You don't want to waste your whole three years on something you don’t love,” she said.

The Deans of the Faculties of Science and Technology, Humanities, Health Sciences and Business Management painted a picture of the experiential learning that awaits the news community members of Victoria University.

Kampala Parents School Holds Prayers Ahead Of PLE

Kampala Parents School on Thursday held a virtual Primary Seven candidates dedication service to spiritually bless the pupils who will be writing their Primary Leaving Examination (PLE).

Father Joseph Luzindana and the Second Deputy Mufti Ali Waiswa anointed and dedicated the candidates to God in prayers that were held at the school premises in the main hall.

Kampala Parents School is one of the top performing schools in PLE and this year, over 200 pupils will sit for their exams.

According to ministry of education and sports, the national briefing of candidates for Primary Leaving Examinations will be held on March 26, with the candidates starting the exams on March 30 and the following day.

They will begin with Mathematics,  Social Studies and Religious Education. They will end the exams on March 31 with Integrated Science and English.

Sudhir Receives COVID19 Vaccine At UMC Victoria Hospital

Billionaire businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparalia has received his first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine joining the accumulating number of Ugandans who have already taken the COVID jab.

Dr. Sudhir received the vaccine from UMC Victoria Hospital, the first private hospital to be accredited by the Ministry of Health to administer the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines.

Early this month, Uganda kicked off its first phase of the vaccination against COVID-19 with the limited 964,000 doses got through donations to be administered to high-risk groups, including frontline workers.

Dr. Sudhir  joins the list of prominent people like the Health Minister, Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng , the First son Muhoozi Kainerugaba who have also taken the Covid jab.

A year after the first Covid 19 case was registered in the country; Uganda has confirmed nearly 40,500 infections and 334 deaths.

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