Eve Mbasabye

Eve Mbasabye

Premier Recruitment Commits To Decrease Unemployment In Uganda

Premier Recruitment has committed its resources to help decrease the high level of Ugandan unemployment by providing opportunities for Ugandans here in Uganda and abroad, Kanak Shah, the Premier Recruitment Ltd, General Manager said in a press statement released last week.

“We are committed to providing a superior level of customer service, compliance, integrity and honesty to both our clients and recruits and those already deployed to the field,” he said, reiterating that the company’s commitment to provide “gainful and dignified employment opportunities” to Ugandans here and abroad.

Premier Recruitment, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, last week sent its first batch of 8 Ugandan ladies to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where they will work as domestic workers on a two year contract, 6 months after it entered the private labour recruitment market.

Marley Ritah, the External Recruitment Operations Manager, advised the ladies to continue acting professionally and work hard so as to pave way for more Ugandan recruits. “This being our first batch of recruits in under 6 months since we entered the market, is significant in our history and in the life of these ladies.

This is the first of many, many more to come. We are very proud of this moment and wish all the eight (8) ladies the best of luck in this new chapter of their lives,” said Marley. In Jeddah, they were received by partners and associates of Premier Recruitment, for onward placement at their respective places of work.

Kanak added that all company staff have been trained about the relevant labour laws, so as to be able to “deliver a professional recruitment service” but also keep everyone up-to-date and compliant with “any changes and updates within Employment Law, both here and abroad.”

Premier Recruitment is licensed by Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development for Internal Recruitment and a member of the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies.

TOURISM: Ruparelia To Add Another Five Star Hotel Facility

Uganda Tourism sector is exponentially growing and investors are loving it as they are continuing to inject their investment into the sector.

One such investor who understands the tourism sector and loves lavishing it by making huge industry changing investment is Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia of Speke Group of Hotels under the Ruparelia Group.  

And as the year 2019 is taking off, Dr. Ruparelia has some good news for the industry – he will in the not distant future launch a new magnificent five star resort in Entebbe. The businessman early this week unveiled artists drawing of the upcoming breathtaking resort. The name of the resort is Speke Resort and Convention Centre, Entebbe.

The artist’s impression, according to journalist Muhereza Kyamutetera, shows there will be a marina, a convention centre and a 3-winged main hotel block, with up to 10 visible floors penthouse suites on the top floor.  

Ruparelia Group under Speke Group of Hotels has facilities Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kabira Country Club, Speke Hotel, Dolphin Suites, Tourist Hotel, Forest Cottages, Speke Resort Bujagali Falls and the recently expanded Speke Apartments.

According to Kyamutetera, this revelation has already excited the tourism sector with people like Amos Wekesa, founder and CEO Great Lakes Safaris and Uganda Lodges Limited, describing it as “trailblazing”

“That is a fantastic facility that they are going to put up. Entebbe has been lacking a 5-star hotel with a marina, and conferencing facilities. The development of a marina is an additional plus, because the truth is that Uganda’s waters, especially Lake Victoria have not been exploited,” Wekesa told Kyamutetera in an interview.

Jean Byamugisha, the Executive Director Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) said the the hotel facility has come at the right time because it create job and skills transfer and offer variety to guests.

“This will grow the economy of Entebbe and boost its quest to become the second city in Uganda. We need many more 5 star establishments to favorably compete with our neighbours in Nairobi and Kigali as the MICE destination of choice in East and Central Africa,” she added.

Katuntu Too Busy To Fight For Cosase Leadership

The Chairperson of the Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) Abdu Katuntu has said he is too busy to fight for the leadership of the Committee and isn’t interested in debating the missing reports of state agencies.

Katuntu made the remarks Tuesday, after meeting with officials from Bank of Uganda as he addressed journalists at Parliament saying that when the time of COSASE elapses, they will pack up their bags and leave for the new team to take charge.

“When our time elapses, we shall go. We aren’t going to rush anything, if our term elapses, we shall go. This thing isn’t about me or us, that decision will be taken by the leaders of the opposition and Parliament and I just don’t want to get involved in it because I am a busy man,” Katuntu said.

Cosase famously came into the spotlight when it began investing Bank of Uganda irregularly sale of seven commercial banks following a report by the auditor general indicating that the central bank had made mistakes in the processes of closing down these banks.

Katuntu’s tenure as cosase chairperson is set to expire on January 13 but speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga extended it to February 20 something that has not gone down well with opposition politicians.

PHOTOS: Vice Chancellor Dines With Victoria University Excelling Students

Motivation is a big aspect of learning and it comes in all types, shapes and approach. For Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, a dinner at a cozy restaurant or hotel gives him the chance to bond and inspire and motivate his best performing students.


And as it is becoming a routine, the Vice Chancellor on Friday, at Fang Fang restaurant, hosted the annual Vice Chancellors Dinner 2018 in honor of best performing students with CGPA 4.4 and above from different faculties.


The sumptous dinner is attended by Victoria University students, Vice Chancellor, Academic Registrar, the University Promoter Rajiv Ruparelia and Naiya K Ruparelia, Faculty Deans and the marketing team of the University.


Last year over 20 students who performed well in various exams were treated to a sumptuous dinner at Nanjing Restaurant in Kampala. The University said this is one way of motivating students to perform well.

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, recognized the good performance of Best performing students that got first class CGPA to motivate them. “The overall intention of this diner is to thank and motivate the best performing students to keep performing well.

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