Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Education Should Build Your Body, Mind And Soul, Graduands Told

Former ICT Minister Dr. Ham Mukasa Mulira, has candidly spoken about the importance of education, calling it the biggest investment parents can give their children.

“Parents struggle to make this possible but sometimes students do not respond positively. Education being the biggest investment.

“It is meant to celebrate your victory after sleepless nights and note that everybody does not get the opportunity,” Dr. Mulira said.

He was speaking as the Commencement Speaker and Guest of Honor at the 4th graduation ceremony of Victoria University which took place on Friday at Speke Resort in Munyonyo.

A total of 50 students from Victoria University graduated from the Faculty of Business and Management, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Technology.

Dr. Mulira said there is no end when it comes to education but the beginning of one’s life. “University education is the last chance and education is not only about acquiring knowledge but building the body, mind and soul,” he said.

Dr. Martin Aliker, the Chancellor Victoria University congratulated students, parents and university staff upon this achievement.  

“No one will design life for you and you must do it yourself. Our role is to guide you,” Dr. Aliker told the graduands.

“Therefore, consider it important to have people who can help you follow your passion as you embrace the opportunities available in line with our theme of development change agents” he counselled.

Victoria University Chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker, Vice Associate Prof Krishna N. Sharma and University Director Rajiv Ruparelia presided over the graduation.

Other notable dignitaries that graced the event are Dr David Byatike Matovu the Chairman University Council and Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT Dr Ham Muliira.

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Vice Chancellor Tips Guild Council On Research, Leadership

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, Assoc Prof Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, has in a candid speech advised students at the learning institution to garner skills to do better research, be innovative and build networks so that they can register positive achievements.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new guild leaders at Speke Resort in Munyonyo. Mark Serebe was sworn in as the new guild president replacing Mariah Peggy Nabunya.

“You are students leaders not only representing students as the guild council but the entire university. Live by the slogan of the University which says come prepared to learn and leave prepared to succeed and achieve it. Make research your love,” Dr. Sharma said.

He said the new council should represent Victoria University across the country and beyond since it’s an international university.

Mariah Peggy Nabunya, the outgoing guild president, requested the University to always reserve opportunities for students to participate. She thanked Victoria University management for proper guidance.

‘We would like to thank the management of this great University for giving us an opportunity to serve the student community which venture was interesting and educative as we learnt new governance protocols that we shall use,” Nabunya said.

Mark Serebe the new guild president thanked the students for entrusting them with this important office and pledged to do their best to build strong linkages across the board and ensure the mandate before they are effectively implemented.

Kabira Country Club To Add Luxury Apartments

Construction of fully furnished and serviced apartments by Kabira Country Club commenced early this month with a ground breaking ceremony.

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the proprietor of Kabira Country Club, told CEO East Africa that the 269 serviced apartments located on Old Kira Road, just next to Kabira Country Club, are targeting corporate, leisure and family travelers for both short and long stays.

“These will be fully furnished and serviced apartments built to British standards. They will have a fully fitted modern kitchen, double glazed sound proof windows, LED flat screen TVs with customized sets of channels, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning, ample parking space and 24 hour security,” Dr. Ruparelia told CEO East Africa.

The one, two and three bedroom apartments will sit on four acres of land. Two levels of underground parking are also being planned. Dr. Ruparelia said contruction of the luxury apartments will take about 30 months to complete.

Ruparelia Group has heavily invested in luxury apartments across Kampala that have significantly played a big role in boosting the country’s tourism and hospitality sectors.

Some of these apartments include Bukoto Heights in Kamwokya, Speke Apartments Wampewo in Kololo, Kingdom Kampala on Nile Avenue, Kampala Boulevard on Kampala Road, Crane Plaza in Kamwokya, and Speke Apartments Kitante which was recently launched.

Khyber Pass Restaurant Goes Indian For Kampala Restaurant Week Menu

Khyber Pass Restaurant derives its name from the great mountainous pass way in the Indian sub-continent – particularly northern Pakistan, near the mountains neighboring Afghanistan.

And Khyber Pass Restaurant at Speke Hotel carries the Indian spirit right here in Kampala, Nile Avenue. It offers clients a fine dining experience and takes them on a culinary voyage quite unlike any other.

And this year, they bring the same Indian spirit as they participate in the ongoing Kampala Restaurant Week. They will be showcasing the best of Indian delightful cuisines and menus.

Their participating dishes include Chapati Gobhi, Tandoori Wings for starters and Chapati Sabzi and Kadai Murgh. For desserts, they serving Gulab Jamun with Ice cream and Malai Kulfi.

The Chapati Gobhi is made of cauliflower florets pan roasted, sauteed in onion-tomato and flavoured with pickled spices while the Tandoori Wings is a combo ofspicy tandoori chicken wings, grilled to perfection, are made with yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, garam masala, red chili powder and turmeric.

The Chapati Sabzi, a mix of vegetables cooked in a combination of indian spices and Kadai Murgh, a delicious, spicy and flavorful dish made with chicken, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and fresh ground spices known as kadai Masala make up the main course.

Gulab Jamun with Ice cream, a make of fried cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup served hot and Malai Kulfi, an Indian frozen dessert made from whole milk, heavy cream, khoya and sugar make up the dessert.

The starters and dessert will come at a price of Shs20, 000 while the main dish will come for a cool Shs35, 000.

Khyber Pass today remains the top destination for experiencing its renowned Indian dishes – gosht sheek kebabs and the legendary tandoori chicken. A favourite with locals and tourists, the restaurant is a simple, no-frills and authentic dining experience.

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