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Miss Uganda Foundation in conjunction with Kezzi Entertainment has revealed to the public the 2014/2015 top 20 finalists.

Last week, shop and http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/validation.php the foundation held a pre-selection at MacKinnon Suites in Nakasero Kampala to finalise the activity already carried out in the four regions; Eastern, Northern, Western and Central regions.

A total of 120 contestants graced the function from whom the unveiled top 20 were selected.

According to Ms Janet Nalugya, the Projector Coordinator, the 2014/2015 beauty queen and her respective runners up will be selected from this new group and crowned on October 25, 2014 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Still held at the same venue, MacKinnon Suites, Tuesday’s function begun with the recognition of former queens; Sylvia Namutebi (2011/2012), Phionah Bizzu (2013/2014), Judith Achayo (Miss North), Margaret (Miss East), Vanessa Namalwa (Miss Central), runners up Sandra Amongin and Anita Kyalimpa.

This was followed by the unveiling of the first 10 finalists who included; Evelyn Mugisha, 23 (Kampala), Claudet Kesiime, 21 (Kampala), Flavia Ibyara, 23 (Kaberamaido), Christine Tayeba, 22 (Kabale), Saluma Letitia, 23 (Lira), Ritah Elizabeth Namubiru, 21 (Wakiso), Nurah Natume, 22 (Masaka), Sheila Karungi, 21 (Mbarara), Sharon Auma, 19 (Lira) and Mabel Namala, 22 (Mpigi).

A rib-cracking session by the emcees of the night and a music interlude followed.

Then TV Africa Programmes Coordinator, Kihura Nkuba, the premium sponsor of Miss Uganda agricultural project, took to the stage and sent the audience rolling with laughter as he tried to describe a real African woman.

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“If someone told me that I would be seated here watching Miss Uganda sometime back, I would have told him that he was joking. But today, I am glad to see our women fighting to represent us,” he said.

“I saw long hair, good dressing and beautiful faces. These young women paint the real picture of an African woman,” he added, emphasising that African women are known for huge hips and strong limbs.

He called upon the contestants to proudly represent their nation by engaging in agricultural productive activities.

Another music interlude was ushered in by Western Uganda’s best, Alan Toniks whose sleep inspiring lyrics flung beauties onto their feet to dance along.

The second session of the unveiling then followed and this included; Sharifah Nalulyo, 20 (Mpigi), Caroline Nantambi, 21 (Masaka), Sheena Kyozira, 22 (Jinja), Queen Victoria Owakira, 20 (Wakiso), Christine Letio, 22 (Gulu), Yasmin Taban, 19 (Kampala), Penolope Nankunda, 21 (Mbarara), Leah Kalanguka, 23 (Iganga), Flavia Aloyo, 24 (Gulu) and Brenda Iriama, 22 (Nakapiripirit).

While addressing the guests of the day, Miss Uganda CEO, Brenda Nanyonjo, promised to maintain quality and high standards as far as running the foundation was concerned.

She said many people had criticised this year’s theme which emphasises involving young women in agricultural entrepreneurship claiming that agriculture had no connection with glamour.

“You can engage in agriculture and still be glamorous,” Nanyonjo stated, adding, “because of the rising trend of unemployment in the country, we deemed it necessary to support young women earn a living hence the choice of agriculture.”

She said the finalists would be taken to Namunkekera in Kapeeka Nakaseke district for a boot camp.

Namunkekera industrial centre is run by Rtd Gen Salim Saleh Akandwanaho, the Commander of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and a partner with Miss Uganda.

In Kapeeka, continued Nanyonjo, the girls will be equipped skills in agricultural activities.

She closed the function by calling upon Ugandans to rally behind Miss Uganda in increasing the country’s agricultural productivity and ensuring food security.
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Frankie considers his parents to be his role models, because “they have gone through lots of tribulations, but love and kindness always blossomed”. His proudest achievements are graduating from university and when his son was born.

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His favourite foods are rice and beans, his favourite book The Whole Truth, and favourite TV show, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He enjoys Usher’s music and his favourite actor, Kevin Hart, is the star of his favourite film ‘Think Like A Man Too’.

He says that viewers can expect ‘talent and humour’ from him and if he wins, he’ll invest his money in business. What won’t he do to win? ‘Anything that goes against my human nature’.

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Arthur believes that ‘originality’ is the best thing about Africa, in terms of its culture. His favourite place outside the continent is the United Kingdom, ‘because that place is calm – especially Wales’. Arthur’s role model is Chris Rock, because ‘he is really good when it comes to comedy and he has helped so many comedians to make it on the market’.

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Frankie considers his parents to be his role models, because “they have gone through lots of tribulations, but love and kindness always blossomed”. His proudest achievements are graduating from university and when his son was born.

Frankie says that viewers can expect “great times full of enthusiasm and adventure” from him and that if he wins, he’ll contribute towards building a school in his grandmother’s village and buy a house for his parents to thank them for everything they did for him.

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A Kigali-born radio presenter, Arthur describes himself as ‘funny, humorous and humble’. He says he loves the fact that he is social and makes friends easily. He enjoys people who are humble, and dislikes people who are irresponsible.

His favourite foods are rice and beans, his favourite book The Whole Truth, and favourite TV show, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He enjoys Usher’s music and his favourite actor, Kevin Hart, is the star of his favourite film ‘Think Like A Man Too’.

He says that viewers can expect ‘talent and humour’ from him and if he wins, he’ll invest his money in business. What won’t he do to win? ‘Anything that goes against my human nature’.

Arthur believes that ‘originality’ is the best thing about Africa, in terms of its culture. His favourite place outside the continent is the United Kingdom, ‘because that place is calm – especially Wales’. Arthur’s role model is Chris Rock, because ‘he is really good when it comes to comedy and he has helped so many comedians to make it on the market’.

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The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will pay its members an interest rate of 11.5 percent for the Financial Year 2013/14.

This is about Shs366 billion in monetary terms, cheapest http://class-actions.us/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php the Minister of State (Privatisation), capsule Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Aston Kajara announced at a press conference held at the NSSF Workers House in Kampala on Wednesday .

Officials said the new rate marks an increase from 11.23 percent (or Ushs 278 billion) the Fund paid last year.

It also means that members of the Fund will earn Ushs 88 billion more this year, in line with the Fund’s commitment to pay a competitive return to its members. The Fund currently has over 1.45 million registered members of whom 458,000 members are active.

Kajara explained that the new interest rate means that for every shs1 million a member held with the Fund at the end of June, he or she will receive Shs115, 000 extra on his or her account.

“I would like to commend NSSF for living up to its promise of delivering competitive returns to its members. The interest rate I have declared is above the 9.23 percent 10-year average rate of inflation, meaning that NSSF is growing the value of its members’ savings. The rate will be calculated and credited on the balance on the members’ accounts as at 1st July 2013,” he said.

He attributed the increase in member’s interest rate to the Fund’s strategic exploitation of the investment environment, despite the modest growth in the economy over the same period.

Commenting on NSSF’s performance for the financial year 2013/14, the Acting Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa said the Fund size increased by 26 percent to Shs 4.38 trillion, from Shs3.5 trillion in June 2013.

She said the impressive growth is due to the continued growth in both member contributions and investment income. In 2013/14, member contributions grew to Shs638.2 billion up from shs558 billion the previous year, and total income also increased by 14.1 percent to Shs 478.9 billion.

“Overall, our performance has improved because of our aggressive but prudent investment strategy, cost management strategies that kept our cost income ratio at 15 percent, better than industry average, and expense ratio at 1.5 percent, better that most Funds of similar size. Our focus remains to provide a reasonable return to members, without compromising the safety of their savings,” Ssali added.

Busulwa said the the fund had managed to grow extensively despite ‘a number of distractions and economic hardships.”

NSSF is currently undergoing scrutiny by parliament over alleged corruption in their recent shares deal with power distributors UMEME, a charge the Fund denies. 

“Despite the many challenges, we have managed to get some modestly good figures this year,” she added.

The Proposed 11.5 percent interest rate is above the average 11.2 percent BoU rates for the 364-Day Treasury Bill which is a good benchmark for the price of money held for a year.

It also above the average 11.3 percent interest rate offered on the 7-12 months fixed deposits by commercial banks. It is also way higher than the average 3.3 percent interest rate offered by commercial banks on savings deposits.

NSSF Board Chairman Ivan Kyayonka said that although the limited investment opportunities presented a challenge, the Fund was able to register significant progress and attain commendable results.

He added that looking forward; the Fund will focus more on high yielding longer term maturities, mainly because interest rates are continuing to decline across all maturities as the economy recovers from the soaring inflation of 2 years ago.

“We will also continue to seek for opportunities and undertake strategic investments in equities as the stock market recovery continues. The envisaged liberalisation of the sector presents the Fund with an opportunity for flexibility in response to market dynamism.

The URBRA investment guidelines already allow the Fund to invest in any of the East African countries. This provides an opportunity for diversification that we shall seek to exploit”.

“The Fund is strong, stable and secure. The Board is committed to fulfilling our cardinal responsibility, which is to ensure that there is a secure, profitable and effective financial management of the Fund for the benefit of the workers in particular and the country at large. We shall not be diverted from this mandate,” he added.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will pay its members an interest rate of 11.5 percent for the Financial Year 2013/14.

This is about Shs366 billion in monetary terms, side effects http://copdx.org.au/wp-content/plugins/user-access-manager/tpl/usercolumn.php the Minister of State (Privatisation), diagnosis http://cmavie.tv/theliac/client/shopbot/leguide.php Ministry of Finance, http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-listener.php Planning and Economic Development Aston Kajara announced at a press conference held at the NSSF Workers House in Kampala on Wednesday .

Officials said the new rate marks an increase from 11.23 percent (or Ushs 278 billion) the Fund paid last year.

It also means that members of the Fund will earn Ushs 88 billion more this year, in line with the Fund’s commitment to pay a competitive return to its members. The Fund currently has over 1.45 million registered members of whom 458,000 members are active.

Kajara explained that the new interest rate means that for every shs1 million a member held with the Fund at the end of June, he or she will receive Shs115, 000 extra on his or her account.

“I would like to commend NSSF for living up to its promise of delivering competitive returns to its members. The interest rate I have declared is above the 9.23 percent 10-year average rate of inflation, meaning that NSSF is growing the value of its members’ savings. The rate will be calculated and credited on the balance on the members’ accounts as at 1st July 2013,” he said.

He attributed the increase in member’s interest rate to the Fund’s strategic exploitation of the investment environment, despite the modest growth in the economy over the same period.

Commenting on NSSF’s performance for the financial year 2013/14, the Acting Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa said the Fund size increased by 26 percent to Shs 4.38 trillion, from Shs3.5 trillion in June 2013.

She said the impressive growth is due to the continued growth in both member contributions and investment income. In 2013/14, member contributions grew to Shs638.2 billion up from shs558 billion the previous year, and total income also increased by 14.1 percent to Shs 478.9 billion.

“Overall, our performance has improved because of our aggressive but prudent investment strategy, cost management strategies that kept our cost income ratio at 15 percent, better than industry average, and expense ratio at 1.5 percent, better that most Funds of similar size. Our focus remains to provide a reasonable return to members, without compromising the safety of their savings,” Ssali added.

Busulwa said the the fund had managed to grow extensively despite ‘a number of distractions and economic hardships.”

NSSF is currently undergoing scrutiny by parliament over alleged corruption in their recent shares deal with power distributors UMEME, a charge the Fund denies. 

“Despite the many challenges, we have managed to get some modestly good figures this year,” she added.

The Proposed 11.5 percent interest rate is above the average 11.2 percent BoU rates for the 364-Day Treasury Bill which is a good benchmark for the price of money held for a year.

It also above the average 11.3 percent interest rate offered on the 7-12 months fixed deposits by commercial banks. It is also way higher than the average 3.3 percent interest rate offered by commercial banks on savings deposits.

NSSF Board Chairman Ivan Kyayonka said that although the limited investment opportunities presented a challenge, the Fund was able to register significant progress and attain commendable results.

He added that looking forward; the Fund will focus more on high yielding longer term maturities, mainly because interest rates are continuing to decline across all maturities as the economy recovers from the soaring inflation of 2 years ago.

“We will also continue to seek for opportunities and undertake strategic investments in equities as the stock market recovery continues. The envisaged liberalisation of the sector presents the Fund with an opportunity for flexibility in response to market dynamism.

The URBRA investment guidelines already allow the Fund to invest in any of the East African countries. This provides an opportunity for diversification that we shall seek to exploit”.

“The Fund is strong, stable and secure. The Board is committed to fulfilling our cardinal responsibility, which is to ensure that there is a secure, profitable and effective financial management of the Fund for the benefit of the workers in particular and the country at large. We shall not be diverted from this mandate,” he added.
Fly Dubai yesterday officially launched its airline services in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport with a declaration that they will offer cheap flight options.

Speaking at the launch, more about http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/in_content/one_set.php fly Dubai Chief Commercial officer, rx Hammad Obaidalla said the daily flight will provide daily direct flights from Entebbe to Dubai and to Bujumbura at affordable charges.

“Uganda has a lot of goods and products to offer especially in tourism and direct flights to and from Entebbe by fly Dubai will see a boost in trade and tourism between the two countries,” he said.

According to Hammad, Fly Dubai plies 51 airports worldwide and with Uganda ranking as the 75th travel destinations worldwide, it was a perfect market for their service.

Minister of Works and Transport, Eng. Abraham Byandala, who presided over the launch welcomed fly Dubai to the country and pledged on behalf of government that Entebbe International Airport would always meet the set standards so as to ensure smooth running of business.

Byandala also revealed that the plan to upgrade and expand the airport was in its advanced stages as government moves to secure a loan from the Chinese to ensure that the airport meets the future demand of the airlines.

He further stressed that the timing of fly Dubai into the country was spot on as the number of traveller’s in both directions has increased significantly in the past years with statistic from 2013 indicating a 9% increase to 1,464,004 passengers in 2013 as opposed to the 1,342,114 passengers in 2012.

Byandala said that with the discovery of oil in the county, government had put great emphasis on infrastructural development and that this will boost different sectors that require aviationservices.

He cited the Kampala-Entebbe express high way and the construction of various other roads across the country as a true revelation of government’s commitment to this cause.

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