Qalaa Holdings Wins Governance, Innovation Awards

A delegation of seven players have finally left the country headed to  Maseru, cheapest Lesotho ready for the  AAPA continental Pool games currently going on. The Pool Cranes have left the country aboard Rwandair through Kigali and are expected to launch their campaign on Thursday evening.

“The Uganda delegation of 7 leave aboard Rwandair via Kigali today and will have their first team match tomorrow evening . The pool association didn’t receive any funding from government and has only managed to secure a few return tickets for the men’s team, which was necessary for Uganda  to strengthen the bid to host the 2016 edition of the games,” an optimistic PAU chairman Mr. Farouk Wamala said.

Among the selected players include the 2015 National Pool Championships finalists Alfred Gumukiriza and the winner Amos Ndyagumanawe. The rest of the team are Sula
Matovu and Fahad Ssewankambo. They will be guided by team manager David Mugabi and Douglas Mayanja,  who are supposed to  represent the nation at the AAPA annual general meeting.

Sad news for the Pool community is that the Ladies team wont be represented despite holding the second spot in the previous championship in Dar Es Salaam.

Until press time, a total of eight nations had confirmed participation; they include our own Uganda, South Africa , Swaziland , Zimbabwe , Zambia , Tanzania , Malawi and the tournament hosts Lesotho.
Crane Bank Limited on Wednesday launched a partnership with Xpress Money, cost a transfer service which allows both customers and non-customers to send and receive money across the world.

“The Crane bank money transfer service through Xpress money has good transfer fees and rates. Money can be collected in minutes across the globe, viagra ” Syed Anwar Raza, page the company Executive Director said.

The Executive Director said that cash can also be remitted from any part of the world to a prepaid debit card in India.

“Also you can remit cash from any part of the globe and have it delivered in selected countries including Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam,” he added.


Raza noted that the company has opted to partner with Xpress Money since it is a global money transfer brand with thriving presence in more than 150 countries in 5 continents across 170,000 agent locations.

“Xpress Money has come to be known as the most dependable international money transfer brand and provides its customers a simple, fast and safe way to transfer money through innovative technology, superior customer service and its extensive worldwide network,” Raza said.
Qalaa Holdings, ailment a leading investment company in Africa, has been recognized as the most outstanding investment Firm in the Egypt Innovation & Excellence Awards for 2015.

The company’s governance framework was also recognized by World Finance magazine, as the best in Egypt in its 2015 corporate governance awards program.

Qalaa Holdings’ active participation in the U.N. Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative , and its membership to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – a non-profit organization, provide the company with the necessary frameworks to deliver on its sustainability strategy, and make a lasting impact on the communities in which it does business.

“We have made the principles of sustainability, stewardship and innovation central to our growth as an institution from the time we were incorporated. We are a publicly traded company with operations in infrastructure and industry across North and East Africa,” Ahmed Heikal, Qalaa Chairman and Founder said.

“Within this, two themes have long been close to our heart as we have sought to leave the communities in which we do business better than we found them: A steadfast belief in the transformative power of education — and the conviction that you can do right by the environment even as you do right by your shareholders,” Heikal noted.

Qalaa, which will be on stage at Egyptian Exchange Sustainability Conference, operates the largest private-sector scholarship program in Egypt and has worked for a decade to put environmental principles at the heart of investments including Egyptian Refining Company.

“These important recognition come as we prepare to submit our first Global Compact ‘communication on progress,” noted Ghada Hammouda, Qalaa’s CMO and Head of Marketing Communications.

“Principles of sustainability, good citizenship, good governance and responsible investing have been at the heart of our business model since inception.” he said.

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