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Muloni Ties Up Chinese Nuclear Deal

Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to explore peaceful application of nuclear technology in medicine, agriculture and industry.

Uganda’s energy minister Irene Muloni and CNNC Chairman Wang Shoujun put pen to paper in Beijing, China. Shoujun expressed willingness to share their nuclear energy experience with Uganda.

He said the use of nuclear technology would help Uganda raise its infrastructure capabilities and improve its people's living standards. On her part Muloni said nuclear power development is part of Uganda’s long-term energy development plan.

She said that CNNC's capabilities in the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors were in line with Uganda's industrial development needs and that the country was willing to conduct in-depth cooperation with the company.

Media reports in China sais the text of a draft MoU between Uganda and CNNC was agreed upon during a May 2017 visit of a delegation from Uganda led by Prisca Boonabantu, undersecretary in the Ministry of Energy.

Boonabantu visit to China was followed up by a similar one by the Chinese in March 2016. Boonabantu noted that Uganda's Vision 2040 roadmap incorporated the development of nuclear energy as part of the country's future energy mix.

In June 2017, Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development signed a similar MoU on nuclear energy cooperation with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom for purposes it described as peaceful.

Kabira Country Club – People Prefer Us Because For Our Standards, Quality Services

When you get past the security barrier at the main gate of Kabira Country Club, a classy hotel in Bukoto, you are welcomed by a natural ambiance exuded from the fauna and flora that characterizes the expansive luxury multi functional facility.

A football pitch, a basketball and lawn tennis courts welcome you to Kabira Country Club which is owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia under the Speke Group of Hotels, a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group. Besides the sports facilities is a well equipped gym which is open to residents and outside members of the public.

Vismay Maniyar, the general manager of Kabira Country Club, in an interview revealed that international delegates and clients come from different parts of the world to tour Uganda and for business and conferences. “As pioneers in the hotel business in Uganda, people prefer us because for our standards, quality services and good rates.” Maniyar bragged.

He elaborated that by being an attractive service provider to local and international traveler Uganda benefits and helps in developing the country. “Many people from the world over have shown interest in Kabira Country Club especially because they know that this is something which is big, well situated and safe.

The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation options from Single room, double rooms to three bedroom duplex Penthouse. The rooms and Suites offer 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, Satelite TV, bathtub and many other amenities.

Kabira has world class sporting and recreational facilities like a fully equipped gym which cater for a wide range of fitness and wellness needs. The hotel has 2 heated swimming pools, 3 squash courts, a sports field, four clay floodlit tennis court and floodlit basketball court and spa.

The hotel also offers world class service when it comes to conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops. Conference halls are equipped with latest Audio & Video systems to give your seminars, workshops, business meetings & conferences the digital look and interactions you need.

KISU To Hold Public Art Exhibition

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) has announced that the "Art Jam" session will take place on Saturday, 26th May 2018 at the school premises in Bukoto. Parents and the entire public has been invited to see what their students can do.

“The Art Jam invites everyone to explore their creative potential. Take some time to nourish your spirit with this "Art Jam" session at KISU on Saturday, 26th May 2018 where we exhibit the Art Work of all our Primary & Secondary Students,” the school wrote on their with Facebook wall.

The event will be livened up by lots of other Art Activities for children, music entertainment, musical choir, pottery making workshops and lego demonstration. Food and drinks will be available on purchase.    

KISU, the leading international school with students comcing from over 60 nationalities provide a broad, balanced curriculum based upon the English National Curriculum (ENC), IGCSEs (Cambridge) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, adapted to reflect the international nature of our school community and its location in Uganda.

School Principal Offers Holiday Parenting Tips

The month long first term holiday is here and parents are thinking hard how they can keep their children productively engaged through the time they will be out of school.

It is a big concern especially or working parents who have to leave their children in the hands of house helpers, relatives or by themselves until the evening when they return from their days duties at their workplaces.

To keep their toddlers busy, some parents send children for holiday coaching to prevent them from playing too much and loitering around the community. This period, the Principal of Kampala Parents’ School, Ms Daphine Kato, says needs to be well managed.

She explains that parents need to balance between children’s play time, house work and revision or reading time. “It is not good to concentrate on one,” Ms Kato says.

Put in a balanced time table

She explains that during the term, children concentrate more on reading books therefore doing the same during holiday makes them tired of books by the time they return to school for a new term. “They need to play as well as reading books,”

“So it is very important for parents to have a program, a time table for the children. For example from morning to break, a child can do some house work and then after play or can concentrate on books then play in the afternoon. It needs a balanced time table,”

“The problem is if they don’t read, they will completely switch off and forget. When they return to school, they start from zero. This is why we are saying; let them have a balanced time table that caters for both reading and playing,” she adds.

Visit the village for adventure

Ms Kato says taking children to village for parents who can afford is a good idea as it gives the toddlers a chance to learn about things they only hear in class.

“Taking them to places like in village where they see plants and animals which they just read about in class but have never seen is a good idea. Many of them only see food in supermarkets but when they see how this is harvest is a good practical learning experience,”

“When we talk of an anthill, some of the children can’t even imagine how an anthill looks like; the pit latrine, they are used to flashing toilets. That kind of education is important,” the principal suggested.

Safety first

Ms Kato advises that children can play football, jump ropes and other games in their compound or play board games in the house without restriction but is important is that they must be monitored.

“Playing should not be restricted but they need to be monitored, to know the kind of friends they have. Parents need to be selective and guard their children against strangers. They must be proper security at home because at school we are very strict,”

House work good for their learning

House work shouldn’t come off as a punishment, Ms Kato says, advising that it children shouldn’t do a lot of it. “When you make children do housework from morning to sunset they grow to hate it. Let them do it with a lot of interest. Let it also be programmed,”

“For example if a child wakes up and cleans the house or washes the utensils, immediately after that one you don’t have to bring in another chore. Let the child relax,”

“Those who can prepare a meal let them prepare it with the help and supervision of a maid or a parent. That is how they will enjoy. If you keep them working the whole day it will turn out to be a punishment.”

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