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Kampala Parents Celebrates PLE Success In Style

It was party time at Kampala Parents School on Friday when the primary school held a farewell party for its 2017 class seven which remarkably performed well in last year’s primary leaver’s exams.

Kampala Parents’ School was the second best school in Kampala with a 100 percent pass rate. No pupil, of the over 200 pupils who sat for PLE at the school, failed. They all got the required marks to join secondary school education.

And as a thank you, the school organized and invited pupils and their parents to a farewell party. The party which started at 3pm was climaxed by cake cutting shortly after dinner had been served. Pupils and parents were treated to a variety of drinks.

We captured some moments through our lens.

Former pupils of Kampala Parents School arriving for the farewell party
One of the students is served dinner at the farewell party
Pupils receiving gifts from school administrators for performing well in PLE of 2017

Hotel Treats Customers To Basketball Fun

Hotels are devising ways in which to keep their customers happy and such initiatives include extracurricular activities like sport. While a sport like beach volleyball has been synonymous with beach or resort hotels, basketball is fast picking up with hotels that don’t have water bodies.

Over the weekend, Kabira Country Club, which was recently named the best business hotel in Uganda by Jumia Travel Uganda, held a half day 3*3 Half Court Tournament at the magnificent hotel basketball court. The hotel general manager, Vismay Maniyar, said the event was held to promote basketball.

The tournament which attracted over ten teams mostly made of customers and hotel staff members played under the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) rules and regulations. Best teams, players won a variety of prizes. Also a variety of food, drinks and music was in plenty.

“A big thank you goes out to all the teams that participated in the Kabira Basketball League Tournament that was held last Friday 26th January.” Vismay Maniyar, the hotel general manager, said. Kabira Country Club provides unrivalled luxury and is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, a holiday location, a memorable wedding setting and a business and conference centre.


Meera Investment Recognized By Business Forum

India Business Forum, the business arm of Indian Association of Uganda has recognized Meera Investment Limited with an award for its outstanding service in the construction and real estate sector in the year 2017.

Meera Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia as chairman of the Group received the award on behalf of Meera Investment.

Meera Investment Limited, which employs over 1,500 Ugandan workers in its various projects, has benefited from energetic, principled, and creative leaders at its helm giving birth to high rising multimillion real estate properties in Kampala city some of which houses leading businesses.

“Our clients, contractors, vendors and employees make up a trusted community built upon a foundation of exceptional service, constant communication, transparency and an unconditional commitment to success.” Meera Investment said in a Facebook post.

Meera Investments Ltd incorporated in 1994 is the single largest private property owner in Uganda. Since incorporation it has become the market leader in property development and owns properties, both residential and commercial in prime locations in and around Kampala.

The company has embarked on a number of major projects and is currently carrying out large scale improvements to Speke Resort & Conference Centre and building a new luxury accommodation complex, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, for the 2007 Commonwealth Conference (CHOGM) within the grounds of Speke Resort.

Ruparelia Foundation Scholarship Scheme Gets NRM Backing

Ten students in each district stand a chance to benefit from the recently launched Ruparelia Foundation Scholarship Scheme at Victoria University Kampala.

The scholarship scheme is being financed by businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia who is also the proprietor of Victoria University located on Jinja road in Kampala.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba, in a letter to all district leaders in the country revealed the good development.

“Victoria University is awarding 10 slots to the NRM at every district for the 2018 intake, which commences February/March 2018,” she wrote in a letter to all district leaders.

“The scholarship shall be available once the applicant submits the application forms duly endorsed by the NRM Secretariat.” She further wrote in the letter.

The scholarship covers 50 percent of tuition fees of the students intending to take up degrees and diplomas for the academic year 2017/2018.

Lumumba asked district chairpersons to identify at least 10 deserving students from within the districts who have capacity to pay 50 percent of the tuition fees in addition to other functional and administrative fees as may be required by the university.

The scholarship scheme is intended to make quality of higher education affordable and promote equity in communities by supporting talented students acquire the necessary academic qualification.

Accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council (UNMC), Victoria University has been operational for the last 7 years.

The institution boasts four Faculties (Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences) and one department (Petroleum and Gas Studies).

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