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Miss Curvy Contestants Get Victoria University Scholarships

The overall winner of the ongoing Miss Curvy will get a full scholarship while the other 24 contestants will get 70 percent scholarships on tuition. The contestants can choose to study a Masters, Bachelors, Diploma, Foundation programs or a short course in Public Speaking and Presentation.

Victoria University is a premium University accredited by the National Council of Higher Education and Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council. The private university owned by the Ruparelia Group has been in existence since 2010.

The university located on Jinja Road, opposite Dewinton Road has four faculties - Health Sciences, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and the Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies.

It also offer short courses and foundation courses for international students. The Miss Curvy contestants can chose to study a course in any of the faculties. “We appreciate Miss Curvy for organizing this event to appreciate the participants and plus size females,” Victoria University said in a statement.

“Victoria University is happy to be partnering with Miss Curvy for purposes of enhancing career growth and positive life enrichment of the Miss Curvy contestants. The University is awarding the overall winner of the Miss Curvy with a 100% scholarship on tuition,”

“The remaining 24 contestants will be awarded with a 70% scholarship on tuition in addition to free short course in Public Speaking and Presentation. Our aim in partnering is to impart and provide knowledge to the contestants through the scholarships; this will result into career growth, Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Victoria University said.

The CEO of Miss Curvy Uganda Ms. Annie Mungoma appreciated institutions such as Victoria University that have come out to ensure that the contestants are skilled and acquire knowledge through the scholarships which they can take up in the desired degree of their choice. “This will have direct impact and will enhance their career growth and have something to hope for in future,” she said.

Ruling Of Sudhir vs Sebalu & Lule Advocates Case Set

The ruling of the case in which city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia wants the new lawyers hired by Bank of Uganda declared conflicted, and therefore unfit to represent the central bank in the commercial dispute with the businessman has been differed to April 29.

This new development was communicated to all parties who were eagerly waiting in court by Justice Gadenya Wolimbwa who notified to them that the ruling was ready.

Mr. Sudhir through his real estate company; Crane Management Services sued dfcu bank demanding rental arrears amounting to Shs2.9b and $385,728.54 in respect of tenancies of suit properties that were formally owned by Crane Bank.

In his suit, Crane Management services contend that when DFCU took over management of Crane Bank, it illegally took possession of the rental facilities from which the real estate company seeks to recover its arrears.

However, in defence, DFCU contracted the Law firm of Sebalu, Lule and Advocates but Sudhir says he contracted the same law firm in 2006 to draw and review tenancy agreements in respect of the said rental premises thus there is conflict between the lawyer and his client.

“In view of the advocate-client relationship between the applicant (Crane Management Services Ltd) and the 1st respondent (Sebalu & Lule advocates), the latter’s continued participation as defence counsel for the 2nd respondent (Dfcu bank) herein, which is the defendant in High Court Civil Suit (HCCS) No. 109/2018 against the applicant/plaintiff, is prejudicial to the applicant’s head suit,” the petition reads in part.

He avers further that during their client-advocate Interaction with the firm, he revealed privileged and confidential information which DFCU can exploit to his disadvantage in the present dispute before court.

In responses to his worriers, the firm of Sebalu Lule which is represented by Peter Walubiri asked the judge to dismiss the application for lack of merit saying the tenancy agreements drawn in 2006 are not confidential in any way to dent Sudhir’s case.

Mr Rupareria also wants the court to issue a permanent injunction, restraining Sebalu & Lule Advocates from appearing as defence counsel for dfcu bank in the other court case that the two principals are battling out.

In December 2017, the Commercial disqualified Mr Masemmbe and Mr Mpanga from the sh397b Sudhir Ruparelia’s case against Bank of Uganda (BoU), citing conflict of interest.

SOURCE: PmlDaily

Crane Management Services Completes Another Housing Projects

Crane Management Services (CMS), a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, has finalized construction works of yet another scintillating housing project in plush Kitante, a Kampala suburb. The Speke Apartments Kitante are fully furnished, serviced and luxurious.

The apartments are located in a secure, quiet and clean, minutes away from Uganda national museum and close to British high commission. Speke Apartments Kitante specializes in self - catering apartments for family, corporates, leisure and travelers who visit Kampala for short or long term stay.

“Our two and three bedroom apartments balance the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury rooms,” CMS, the leading Real Estate company in Uganda, said.

The apartments are now available for letting for as long as a customer wishes. Accommodation daily rates for one bedroom apartment is $130 and $2,000 monthly. A two bedroom apartment goes for $160 daily and $2,500 monthly. A two bedroom superior apartment goes for $180 daily and $2,800 monthly.

Room amenities include; 1 & 2 Bedroom Fully Furnished & Serviced Apartments, total of 83 Apartments Built to British Standards, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Double Glazed Sound Proofed Windows, LED Flat Screen TV’s With Customized Set of Channels, Complimentary High Speed Wifi Internet, Air Conditioned, Restaurant & Bar (Upcoming), Ample Parking Space, 24 Hour Security, Health Club access at Kabira Country Club and Speke Apartments Wampewo.

NEMA Approves ESIA For Tilenga Project

The Uganda National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has approved the ESIA report for the Tilenga project and subsequently issued a certificate to Total E&P Uganda B.V. and Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited for the development of six oil fields, an industrial area, buried infield pipelines and supporting infrastructures, including camps. The certificate of approval has been issued with a validity of 10 years.

This marks a key milestone in the progress towards the development of Uganda’s oil resources. Whereas ESIA approval is necessary for the commencement of project as per the legal requirements of Uganda, it is also a key prerequisite for the Final Investment Decision (FID) which will trigger the project execution and construction phase.

The ESIA report describes the main characteristics of the project, the potential environmental and social impacts as well as corresponding mitigation measures that will be implemented to avoid and minimise potential negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. The purpose is to ensure that stakeholders are fully informed and decision makers consider the resulting environmental and social potential impacts, both negative and positive, when deciding whether to proceed with a project.

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