Sensational singer Juliana Kanyomozi to release a new song
Legendary songbird Juliana Kanyomozi, the queen is back with a bang and wants to reclaim her throne. Many thought she had lost it but step aside she is back!
Juliana, one of the best female singers Uganda and East Africa have ever had is back to the music scene with a new song titled ‘I’m Still Here’. She is in the studio working day and night to perfect before its release.
“Dropping soon!!!!!! #ImStillHere. Confidence is silent,” she posted.
Her latest photoshoot shows how fresh and reloaded she is. Most of her fans are eagerly waiting for the new song and have hipped praises on the singer’s career.
Communication skills both at a personal and business level are fundamental to success in any endeavor. Nothing we can sell, no feedback we can expect, no repeatable action will bring the desired change to rely on can we adopt or adapt ourselves to, unless we open up the clogged up pipe called listening.
This session will discuss some tools to enhance our listening skills and how to improve personal and business performance. The session will cover key sales and marketing principles, important tactics in business negotiation and key tools to close sales calls, help get new markets and how to react to new forms of competition in the digital age.
The key expectation for this month is to improve our communication (writing, speaking and technology knowledge) skills and get as closer as possible to the needs of our customers, especially new ones that are demanding different approaches and styles of care and we are unresponsive or simply don’t know how to relate with them. We also hope to uncover some of the etiquette traits and organizational character was that hold down our business processes and proffer some solutions. www.odrekrwabwogo.com
Socialite, Fashionista and brand ambassador, Judith Heard celebrated her 31st year with a big statement. The model looked stunning in a long red dress as she made her entrance into the party at Atmosphere Lounge, Kololo.
She is one of the most famous fashionistas in the Great Lakes Region and last Monday 13th March all roads led to the Kololo based hangout as Judith Head (JH) threw another remarkable birthday bash.
In attendance were top musicians, designers, DJs, models and her high-profile friends from the celebrity world.
The successful diva looking stunning in a red all-silk dress served a full course dinner and later a dance party powered by LUC Belaire, with which she is the Brand Ambassador. Partiers partied till late courtesy of the socialite.
She made a big statement and it shows that she is still up there in the game. Happy belated Birthday JH.
“31 Years of Being Awesome. Feel free to add me more than that,” Judith posted.
Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in ‘early years’ education.
This Norland approved training ensures that Etihad Airways’ highly trained cabin crew members, who transfer to become Flying Nannies, can combine their service and hospitality expertise with an appreciation of the childcare skills required to ensure outstanding service and inflight care for the airline’s younger guests.
The bespoke training programme, devised by Norland specifically for the Etihad Airways Training Academy, provides cabin crew with the skills to support families on long haul flights.
Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Experience, said: “Flying with a young family can be daunting, even for our most experienced guests, and the Flying Nanny role demonstrates our understanding of their needs and our unwavering commitment to making the journey as relaxing, entertaining and comfortable as possible – for both parent and child.”
Flying Nannies were introduced by Etihad Airways in September 2013, and are onboard to provide an extra pair of hands and to allow parents more personal time while they entertain the children.
Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy and Training at Norland, who has been delivering the training at Etihad Airways’ headquarters since the Flying Nanny initiative began, commented: “This milestone reflects how successful the Flying Nanny programme has been for Etihad Airways, and it proves that Norland’s expertise continues to make a positive impact on the passenger experience.”
In September 2016, the airline introduced a new Flying Nanny Kit as part of a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs, to keep its younger guests occupied while onboard. The kit promotes greater interaction between nanny and child and contains an extensive range of fun items including Origami, games, pom-poms, flight certificates, tools for magic tricks and face-painting, and a ‘Flying Nanny stamp of approval’ which the nanny can use to reward children during their in-flight activities.
Former NTV Uganda cameraman Hassan Basajja is on cloud 9 after ballooning his girlfriend Zahara Milly. The two are expecting their first child very soon. According to sources close to them, the couple is set to wed officially sometime this year.
Hassan hooked up with Zahara after his romance with actress Pretty Katende failed to work out. Excited Zahara was treated to a flashy baby shower over the weekend to prepare for the arrival of their first child.
New singing sensation Pretty Brandy is set to release the video of her new and first song ‘Have No Tym’. The song’s audio is doing in well in entertainment circles and Brandy’s career has kicked off on a good note.
“Hello dears ‘Have No Tym’ video coming soon. Please like the song on my page and keep sharing it. I love you all. Watch out for my coming single Title ‘Ride It’,” Brandy posted.
Brandy has been dubbed as the new queen of dancehall music in Uganda. “I love dancehall music and that’s what I want to do my entire career,” she said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that listened to my single ‘Have No Tym’ and thanks to the likes, shares, views, and to the comments thanks so much plus everyone that viewed, liked and subscribed to my YouTube channel..Maintain the love please and I will never I’ll never disappoint you all,” Brandy posted.
Follow Pretty Brandy on social media by clicking on this link https://www.facebook.com/vishonera?fref=ts
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Stephen Robert Isabalija has warned the general public against a conman who is using his name to solicit for funds from members of the public.
The said conman is running a fake Facebook account in the names of Isabalija Stephen Robert and sends messages to his followers demanding for money. He claims that he Isabalija and that he is abroad on national duties and one of the students under his care has gotten an emergency and wants money urgently.
The said conman claims Ssenyonga, a student I support at Busitema University his mother is admitted and then asks people to send money through mobile money and will be refunded when he is back. Robert told this website he has never been in Ethiopia before and he just returned from Nairobi yesterday (Thursday 23rd March).
He said has never asked for money from anyone and advised then general to unfollow, report and block the fake account. On several occasions VIPs have faced similar con tactics with most con men using their names to obtain money from unsuspecting members of the public. “This is a conman. Please don’t be a victim,” Isabalija said. Below is the message the conman is sending to different people.
“Ssenyonga a student I support at Busitema University just informed me of the admission of his mother at Masafu Hospital Busia , She has been diagnosed with uterine prolapse which is at stage three, and needs an operation as soon as possible for a total hysterectomy. The doctors there need an advance payment to commence it. I have been trying to access western union services here to no avail due to the stringent monetary policies and besides my schedules are very tight. Can you help me send it to him from there through Salabed Mobile Money services and I refund with all costs when am in Kampala by Saturday? I needed it sent right away”.
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) to commemorate the International World water day yesterday, NWSC staff across the country engaged in cleaning communities, sensitising customers and tree planting activities.
In Kampala, NWSC Board chair Dr.Eng Christopher Ebal spearheaded a community cleaning exercise and tree planting with the young water professionals a group of youth passionate about the Environment, water and sanitation.
The group cleaned Ggaba market at Ggaba landing site, sensitised the vendors and planted over 1500 trees around Ggaba water works.
As old hangouts fade away, new ones are coming up day after day. Latest is Cosmos Bar and Lounge which has opened its doors to the public at The Cube Kisementi next to Pizza Hut.
The new exquisite chill out place has best bottle prices, good music and great ambiance.
The bar opens is open 7 days a week so no need to hustle with the jam or hustling around town looking for where to hangout from. Cosmo is the place to be!!!!
Uganda’s Entertainment Industry has a new entrant and her name is Brenda Vishonera Nampijja known by her stage name as Pretty Brandy.
She kicked off her singing career earlier this year with a song titled ‘I Have No Tym’. “I have released my first song titled ‘I have No Tym’ and I am working on another one titled ‘Ride’ which coming out soon,” Brandy said.
Pretty who doubles as an actress has promised to do her best in the competitive entertainment (music) industry. “To be on top you have to topple those who have been there and I am confident I will do it one time,” she said.
The upcoming star said she was inspired by Sheebah Karungi and Cindy Sanyu in Uganda and Cynthia Morgan, Nick Minaj and Rihanna to sing. The 21-year old who is set to join campus this year at Cavendish University loves dancehall music. “I love dancehall music so that’s why i really want to do dancehall myself,” Brandy said.
Defunct Club Silk former Public Relations Officer (PRO) Lindah Lisa Mukasa has been appointed by rivals Club Guvnor as their Public Relations Officer (PRO).
Lisa, a well experienced publicist with a touch of excellent performances, has come in at a time when she was needed most.
She is remembered for having revamped Clubs like Sway, Club Silk and Liquid Silk from deathbeds until when she left and things got worse. She is also credited for revamping Purple Party.
Purple Party was only a Kampala event but it now covers the whole country and this is thanks to her. She has been hired to boost up the club’s wanting public relations image.
“Hey fam, Guvnor will be my new address henceforth. I am happy to join Kampala’s No1 Nightspot. Remember, “No Matter Your Mood, We Got The Color”. Let’s pick up from where we stopped. See you at GUVNOR,” Lisa posted on her social media.
Enables US-bound passengers to use their laptops and tablets until just before boarding
Customers can continue to use smart phones on board, staying connected with mobile telephone services and free Wi-Fi
Electronics ban does not apply to Emirates’ US-bound flights via Milan and Athens
Passengers encouraged to pack their electronic devices into their check-in luggage, to avoid delays
Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US
Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys, and also during transit in Dubai. They must then declare and hand over their laptops, tablets, and other banned electronic devices to security staff at the gate just before boarding their US-bound flight. The devices will be carefully packed into boxes, loaded into the aircraft hold, and returned to the customer at their US destination. There will not be any charge for this service.
Passengers on US-bound flights starting their journeys in Dubai are encouraged to pack their electronic devices into their check-in luggage in the first instance, to avoid delays.
Customers should be aware that there will be a detailed search of all hand baggage on non-stop flights to the US from Dubai. They should therefore declare their devices before the search, or ensure their electronic devices are packed into their check-in luggage in the first instance.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Our aim is to ensure compliance with the new rules, while minimising disruption to passenger flow and impact on customer experience. Our new complimentary service enables passengers, particularly those flying for business, to have the flexibility to use their devices until the last possible moment.
“Once on board they can still stay connected on their mobile phones. Our historical data shows that on Emirates’ US flights, 90% of passengers using our onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity services do so via their smart phones. Only 6% connect via their laptops, and 4% via their tablets. That is not to say that other passengers are not using their devices offline, but perhaps the silver lining to this is that they can now justifiably give themselves a break from their devices, enjoy our onboard service and catch up on the latest movies, music, and TV box sets that we have on offer.”
Emirates is working to ensure that its operations comply with the latest restrictions on electronic devices in the cabin, for when the rules take effect on 25 March. Emirates will deploy extra staff at the airport to ease and assist passengers, especially in the first days of the new rules being implemented.
From Saturday, 25 March, travellers on non-stop flights to the US from Dubai International airport (DXB) will not be allowed to carry any electronic device larger than a cell phone or smartphone, excluding medical devices, into the aircraft cabin. Travellers must pack these electronic devices in their checked-in baggage.
This new security directive, issued by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), applies to all passengers travelling on non-stop flights to the US from Dubai, including those in transit. It does not apply to passengers travelling on Emirates’ US-bound flights via Milan and Athens, or Emirates flights to/from any other destination.
Emirates customers flying to the US can find out more about how the new TSA rules impact them at www.emirates.com/electronicsban
New category to recognise journalists
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today called upon individuals and institutions that are making a positive impact on communities to submit their proposals for the annual Torch Awards where a total of Shs80 million financial support is up for grabs.
The financial support will be given to the winning projects at the Annual Torch Awards, an initiative by NSSF aimed at recognising individuals and institutions that are transforming their communities and have made a positive impact through those projects.
NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba says the awards are premised on the fact that as a socially responsible organisation, the Fund has a duty to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which it operates.
Byarugaba says the Fund is now calling for proposals from individuals and institutions that have positively transformed communities to compete for the Torch Awards project funding.
“To qualify for the awards this year, projects should focus on one of four thematic areas, namely; Youth, Education, Health and the Disadvantaged. In addition, the projects should be not-for-profit, non-partisan, impactful, benefit a wider community and should not be funded by local or international charities and Non-Governmental Organisations,” says Byarugaba.
This year the Fund has also introduced an additional Torch award category for journalists whose reporting has positively impacted lives of the underprivileged.
“We feel there are great stories in our communities that have inspired community interventions to assist the underprivileged members of society and journalists are at the forefront of bringing these stories to life, hence this new category. To qualify, journalists will be required to submit their work about a project they reported on that has greatly impacted the community in which it operates. The top two winning journalists’ entries will be rewarded with equipment that will advance their work,” says Byarugaba.
He added that the Fund will engage journalism and communication professionals to evaluate and select the best entries for the new category.
Community based organisations or individuals and journalists have up to April 21, 2017 to submit their proposals and work through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the last two editions, six projects have benefited including 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation (40-40), Childcare and Rescues Home (Makindye), Youth and Women Empowerment Foundation (Kabarole), Mbale Maternity Home, Kisozi Orphan Support Center – Gomba, and Children of Uganda- Mukono, among others.
Ggwanga Mujje Boston Chapter Consultative Meeting and fundraising drive was held to support Kabaka foundation and Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF) especially in promoting health care among Kabaka’s subjects. The meeting was held on Saturday at St. Margrets Hall in Burlington City of Massachusetts.
Money collected is to help cater for doctors who are travelling soon to Uganda from the USA to treat people in Uganda.
The Bostonians were addressed by the Kabaka’s representative in Massachusetts Kato B. Kajuubi who urged them to be at the fire front of the supporting all the initiative through Buganda Bumu which heads all the Buganda group organisations in the Diaspora like Ggwanga Mujje, Agaali away and many others.
The President of Ggwanga Mujje Boston Chapter’s Fred Katende thanked them for making sure them for registering in big numbers with the Ggwanga Mujje insurance and urged them to tell others to come on board.
Emmanuel Wasswa Kivumbi called on all Bostonians to ensure they register for Buganda Bumu convention in Atlanta to be able to support initiatives like that of Kabaka Foundation and the Nnabagereka Foundation starting with health care among other things.
Steven Wasswa Mukasa headed the fundraising drive with the Katikiro Peter Mayiga’s slogan ‘Obwerufu’. Deputy Kabaka’s representative Henry Ndawula also attended among other dignitaries.
Kampala–Entebbe Expressway is not the usual road you see in Uganda. Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) said the road works are at above 75% and set to be complete by the end of this year. The four lane road is fitted with Anti Glare screens. Their role is to protect road users/motorists in different directions from light interference.
Then there is a pick of Kajjansi interchange. Here we found workers beautifying the place with green vegetation. The preparation for beautification at the Kajjansi Interchange looks amazing and it will add flair to the road.
Beautification increases driver alertness on the road? Now we have an interesting component of road safety along the Expressway. Moreover this also ensures that the soils are protected from erosion- a component of environmental restoration/conservation,” UNRA.
The road also boasts of the longest bridge in East Africa, Nambigirwa Bridge measuring to 1.45km. The road is being constructed by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
CCCC acting Country Manager, Zheng Biao said different features like the interchanges, Anti Glare screens and the Nambigirwa Bridge have added to the beauty of the road. “When you look at features this road has, they are amazing and you don’t find them anywhere on any other road in Uganda,” he added.
Latest info our desk has it that, AIGP Asan Kasingye has been appointed Chief Political Commissar and spokesperson of Uganda Police Force. He replaces the slain AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was gunned down on Friday as he left his home for work.
Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura made the changes. He also appointed AIGP Fred Yiga Director of Interpol & International relations, the position Kasingye has been serving.
Meanwhile Police has announced that the 5 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi. The five are detained in Fort Portal and Kireka respectively.
Television Giants NBS Television has started a health and life style show. Capital FM presenter, Lucky Rahmah Mbabazi Kanyomozi is the new host of the show that debuted on Wednesday 1st February 2017. This is her first foray into the TV world and from the rising viewership of her new show, looks like Lucky is very lucky!
Hosting an array of celebrity guests from the entertainment, business and political world and well known medical professionals and health experts, the weekly panel has tackled topics ranging from day-to-day health matters and the lifestyles of today’s professionals. The health experts have been helping to confirm and/or debunk the numerous health conspiracies that plague our country and provide the right medical advice for common conditions.
NBS TV Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Pamela Adongo says, “Our Health & Lifestyle show is designed for today’s busy professional to be able to get factual and relevant information to his or her health and the best lifestyle choices one can make to ensure they are healthy. The show promotes positive, healthy lifestyles with a stylish twist, and explores the latest trends in lifestyle, food, beauty, health & fitness. Having Lucky as the host of this show is an added bonus as she puts her humorous mark and laid back approach to a topic viewers
may have otherwise not paid serious attention to. We’re happy to have her as part of the NBS team.”
Health & Lifestyle with Lucky Mbabazi airs on NBS TV every Wednesday at 8:00pm.
Herman Mutaawe maintained a cool head to beat a strong field of professional golfers to clinch the 2017 Hima Cement sponsored Captain’s Prize.
Precision was the hallmark of Mutaawe’s game as he returned an impressive 143 nett over two days to take home the UGX10m from the professional’s prize kitty.
A total of 216 golfers teed off at the lush-green Kitante Golf Course from March 16 – 18, 2017; 193 amateur and 23 professionals. There were 39 new participants this year of which 25 were Members of Parliament.
“The course was friendly and I am glad that I followed my game plan. It was a tough event and above all, well organized,” an excited Mutaawe commented.
Despite Mutaawe’s exploits during the tournament, the crown jewels of the tournament were Koreans; Kim Jeong and Soon Yeon Hong who shot 69
nett and 70 nett respectively. They subsequently won the men and women’s overall titles.
The Captain’s Prize is one of local golf’s premier events and attracts both amateur and professional golfers from the entire region. It is hosted by the Captain of the club and this was the 15th consecutive year that Hima Cement was sponsoring the tournament.
Commenting on the partnership, Prof. Anthony Kerali who is the 86th Captain of the Uganda Golf Club and host of the event lauded Hima Cement for its continued support to the sport.
“I am happy that 15 years later, Hima Cement still with us. Your products have helped beautify the course. Thank you for sponsoring the tournament and we hope that this partnership will continue,” he stated.
Ladies Group A
Winner: Aggie Konde – 72 nett
1st runner up: Sheila Kesiime – 75 nett
2nd runner up: Gloria Mbaguta – 77 nett
Ladies Group B
Winner: Caroline Namutebi – 72 nett
1st runner up: Regina Dabrilla – 73 nett
2nd runner up: Jackie Nyakaisiki – 75 nett
Men Group B
Winner: Wahab Atibu – 70 nett
1st runner up: Akura Munyenyi – 73 nett
2nd runner up: Francis Otim – 74 nett
Men Group C
Winner: Jackson Kavuma – 72 nett on count back
1st runner up: Yunus Bbaale – 72 nett on count back
2nd runner up: Hillary Ndugutse – 73 nett
Men Group D
Winner: Paul Baite – 72 nett
1st runner up: Charles Mubiru – 75 nett
2nd runner up: Charles Kareba – 76 nett on count back
Nearest to pin ladies: Aggie Konde
Nearest to pin men: Kasozi Ronald
Longest drive women: Eva Magala
Longest drive men: Katema Benson
Overall Ladies’ winner: Soon Yeon Hong (70 nett)
Overall men winner: Kim Jeong – (69 nett).
Coca-Cola Grassroots Tournament Brings Together Young Footballers to Celebrate Football Passion On and Off the Pitch
More than 1700 schools confirmed so far
Coca-Cola Uganda has, once again, ignited hope among young footballers across the nation with the launch of the 2017 edition of the world’s largest brand-supported grassroots football tournament, Copa Coca-Cola.
This year, as it has been for the last 27 years, this football tournament will continue to encourage teens to demonstrate that fact that sport goes beyond games and means team spirit, comradeship and respect.
In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports through the National Council of Sports (NCS), this year’s tournament will see football teams play against each other in the regional tournament, from which the winners will participate in the national championships.
Rodney Nzioka, the Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager thanked the NCS as well as the Ministry of Education and Sports for their continued support over the years.
“Thanks to these partnerships, the Copa Coca-Cola tournament can reach thousands of young football players through their schools and academies,” he commented, adding that over the years, Copa has
instilled values such as team spirit, friendship, constructive competition and mutual respect in notable players such as Farouk Miya, Godfrey Walusimbi, Shaban Muhamad, Khalid Aucho and many others.
“At Coca-Cola Uganda, we pledge to continue nurturing young talent through this tournament,” Nzioka concluded.
The regional tournaments will be held in regions across the country and regional winners will converge in Masaka for the national championship finals.
Last year, the 2016 edition of COPA Coca-Cola Uganda came to an end with a spectacular final game that saw Kibuli S.S beat former champions Kitende S.S 4 -3 in penalty shootouts.
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has geared up its work force on Mubende Kagadi road.
The road works to Tarmac the road that passes Kibaale from murram are progressing on well.
CCCC acting Country manager, Zheng Biao said the works are progressing on well and are on schedule.
“We are doing our best to make this road the best, our work force has been reinforced and we apologise for any inconvenience it has caused to road users,” he said.
CCCC is also the contracted to do Kampala Entebbe Expressway with road works now at over 75%.