Eve Mbasabye

Eve Mbasabye

Sadolin, Little Hands Go Green Tie Up Environment Conservation Deal

Uganda's Little Hands Go Green, a Non Government Organisation (NGO), has got the backing of Sadolin Paints, Uganda's leading paint, to continue its environment conservation ahead of the Green Xmas Festival.

Sadolin and the NGO will give out 3,000 fruit trees during this year’s Green Xmas Festival set for 17th December at Kololo Airstrip. The fun filled festival targets children as a way of encouraging them to plan fruit trees.

This, according to Joseph Masembe, the CEO of Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green, is one way of giving responsibility to the youngsters to protect the environment they live in. He says climate change is a reality which needs to be address wholesomely.

This December it’s going to be bigger and better with the kids having far much more fun with their parents at the festival. We want to teach children to love the environment,” Masembe said.

Uganda's Little Hands Go Green is also partnering with Sadolin Paints, Milkman, NEMA, NBS Television, Riham Soda, Capital Radio among other partners.

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut revealed that the tree planting campaigns are good for the environment since they create sustainable livelihoods.

Sadolin Paints recently relaunched onto the Ugandan market after had canceled a contract with Sadolin Paints East Africa who where their local distributors. Sadolin Paints East Africa has been bought by Kansai Plascorn. 

Thereafter they partnered with Crown Paints East Africa to distribute, market and seek Sadolin Paints in Uganda. The relaunch of Sadolin Paints means ugandans can still access and enjoy they favorite paint. 

Johann Smidt, the director AkzoNobel decorative paints in sub-Saharan Africa, speaking at the relaunch in Kampala recently said they will offer global standard quality paint that the Ugandan people can enjoy.

“We are confident that with our partnership with Regal Paints, a subsidiary of Crown Paints East Africa, our new sales and distribution partner, will service Uganda and the region with excellence.”

Rakesh Rao, the chief Executive office Crown Paints East Africa, said the partnership is a strong statement on the investment by AkzoNobel and continuity of the Sadolin brand in Uganda and the whole region.

“The Sadolin brand has been a household name for many years. We embrace the level of professionalism, quality and global best practices that the brand enforces and are thrilled to enter into this partnership and facilitate the continued supply of Sadolin in Uganda and the region,” Rao said. 

 

Speke Apartments - We Are The New Face Of Luxury

You don’t miss it when striding on Jinja road, just opposite ministry of internal affairs or when climbing up Wampewo Avenue. Speke Apartment has since become another beauty in Kampala’s skyline.

The classy apartments is part of Speke Group of Hotels owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia’s Ruparelia Group. This explains why the facility is such a magnificent piece of work. The businessman is known to going for quality in every bit of his investment.

Speke Apartments specialize in self-catering apartments for corporate, leisure and family travellers in Kampala for short or long term lets. Combining a great location with a secure, quiet, clean, serviced apartment accommodation spread out over five floors.

“We are the new face of luxury and decadence in the apartment world with incredibly spacious apartments, villas and penthouses that open up to beautiful balcony views, perfect for your relaxation moments,’ Sajeev Kulangarath ‎Assist General Manager in Speke Group of Hotels

“Live the Uptown urban lifestyle you crave. Our two and three bedroom apartments balance the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury rooms.

Speke Apartments offer spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, sumptuous bedrooms and bathrooms, designed to make you feel at home. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, these full furnished apartment have all you could possibly need in modern accommodation in Kampala.

Located within close proximity of the Central Business District, the apartments have convenient access to all parts of Kampala and essential social amenities.”

Kick Start Your Accounting Career In The Oil And Gas Industry With This Course

Ugandans will need to acquire the right education if they are going to benefit from the nascent oil and gas industry, experts have repeatedly said however not many high learning institutions are offering courses related to the emerging industry.

Therefore when Victoria University in Kampala introduced the BSc in Oil and Gas Accounting course, it provided an opportunity to many people who have been eying to work in the oil and gas sector, directly or indirectly.

The course, according to University is designed to develop specialist knowledge & skills specifically for a career in the oil and gas industry. The course offers a blend of theory, experience and the practical skills required for effective financial accounting and management within the industry.

“Students develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development & production activities,” the University said in a statement recently. Graduates can work as Oil & Gas Project Accountant, Oil & Gas Financial Consultant, Certified Oil and Gas Accountant, it explained.

The course will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production activities, and is delivered by respected academics with relevant industry experience.

Studies in oil and gas accounting will prepare graduates to measure and analyse the income, costs, sources and uses of funds of oil companies at different levels of the oil and gas value chain on the basis of certain generally accepted principles.

Such measurements and analyses are helpful to those directly responsible for attaining production, marketing and financial objectives along the value chain.

 

 

Diploma Courses You Can Study At Victoria University

Admission of students at Victoria University Kampala for August – September intake, the second intake of the  academic year, will ends at end of the month. This means that students seeking post secondary education still have a few days to join the fastest growing private University in the country.

The University located on Jinja road has proved to be the University of Choice for upcoming scholars in Uganda and on the African continent. It recently recruited deans to head the four faculties and a new vice chancellor.

The University offers various courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Business and Management. The Vice Chancellor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma recently confirmed new faculties and courses will be introduced in 2018.

In this article we look at the diploma courses which students who have not been fortunate enough to qualify for degree courses can study. The dean faculty of science and technology Dr. Terry Kahuma recently told a meeting attended by secondary school students at the university  that a diploma is as good as a degree.

“Studying a diploma is not a failure. It is as good as a degree therefore there is no reason to seat home because you didn’t qualify for a degree yet you can come here and enroll for a diplima course.” Dr. Kahuma told the teens.

Below we look at some of the diploma courses offered at the magnificent University.

Diploma Procurement & Logistics Programme

The Diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management endeavors to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required for efficient acquisition and disposal of organization resources.

This program covers a broad spectrum of areas within the field, such as procurement, logistics, transportation, negotiations, inventory management and contract management.

The content is geared to enhance the skills set of those working in supply chain so they can carry out their supply chain activities more confidently and competently.

Diploma in Business Information systems

This is a course dealing with information systems because they play such a critical role in contemporary business organizations. Today’s systems directly affect how managers decide, plan and manage their employees, and increasingly shape what products are to be produced, where, when, and how.

The responsibility of information systems cannot be delegated to information technology gurus only, a manager must own the decision taken at the end of the day. Students who undertake this program will have relatively wider employment opportunities.

After the two year courses graduates can be employed as Business analyst, Internet service provider, Database designer and administrator.

Diploma in Information Technology

Information Technology is a critical component of modern life, and is essential to the communications that support modern society. New applications of information technology are constantly appearing; different applications are linked together forming a complex computing environment.

There is now an urgent demand for highly skilled Information Technology professionals with diverse specializations including business and management processes, the design and development of software systems. This demand is forecast to increase both in Uganda and world over.

The Diploma in Information Technology brings on board new approaches to teaching of Information Technology, combining solid engineering practices with knowledge of management and business processes

Graduates are in demand and may gain employment in a wide variety of roles such as Software engineer assistants, Systems analysts, Technology consultants and Database designers.

Diploma in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies

Diploma in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies DIRDS is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the study of foreign affairs and global issues that affect states within the international system.

Graduates have get great work opportunities in Foreign Affairs, International business firms, Consultancy, Government, NGOs, International Agencies, Multinational firms, Marketing, tourism, Hospitality, Policy Development, Research, Education, Media, Market research, Journalism, Media & Public Affairs coordination & United Nations & and its attendant agencies.

Diploma in Tourism & Hotel Management

The hospitality and tourism industry has grown magnificently around the world. In East Africa alone, there is a humongous rise of Hotels, integrated resorts, Game viewing & game drives, Mountain Climbing, Gorilla Tracking, Bungee Jumping, Bird Watching, Visitors for Flora, Fauna, Lakes & Rivers, Eco-tourism sites etc.

With this diploma, you enjoy a solid foundation in hospitality studies before progressing onto a degree course. The objective of the program is to develop students' professional understanding of how hospitality and tourism organisations integrate business functions and focuses on specific departmental responsibilities as well as cross-functional management skills.

Diploma In Journalism And Media Studies

This course recognises the growing importance of Journalism, Public Relations and Media Management in Uganda. The course seeks to give students the opportunity to develop skills essential for working in the world of Media and Communications.

The course provides students with the opportunity to understand the role of media and communications in Uganda and other parts of the world. As well as examining contemporary media structures and developments, the course provides historical context for these developments.

Students who undertake this program will have relatively wider employment opportunities and can comfortably work as Journalists, Media officers and Communication Officers.

Human Resources Management

Human Resource Management is a strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization’s most valued assets, the people working in organizations, individually and collectively to contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. Application of competencies in Human Resource Management is essential for survival of any organizations.

The Diploma in Human Resources Management enables learners to acquire competencies in attracting and selecting the best employees at the right time in the right place, motivating, and monitoring their performance for effective competitiveness to the organization.

Diploma In Banking And Finance

The Diploma Banking and Finance Program is a two-year full time programme that focuses on developing understanding of Banking and Finance Environment both locally and globally.

This prepares students for a career in Finance, Banking sector and Accountancy. It aims to provide sound knowledge to handle the operational and financial aspects in banking and finance.

The course will equip you with comprehensive knowledge and skills to enable preparation and analysis of the financial statements of the banks/companies, give insight into the concepts of cost accounting and management accounting, provide understanding of marketing concepts and activities related to the banking industry, and understand banking sector specific regulatory requirements.

Business Administration

The Diploma in Business Administration Program (DBBA) is another two-year program, with three flexible study modes — Day, Evening, and Weekend, to allow students to either further their education while maintaining current employment or study full- time.

This program is mainly targeting secondary school leavers and certificate level holders, who seek either a higher level qualification in order the enhance their employment prospects, or who need a strong foundation qualification in business and management to prepare them for University studies in the business and management programmes.

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