Rwanda Heads to South Africa After Nigeria Upset

Rwanda men’s volleyball team has grabbed their maiden win on day two of the ongoing 2015 African Nations Championships in Egypt after thrashing Mauritius by three straight sets.

The team started strongly thrashing Mauritius in the first set by 25-13. Mauritius regained in second and third sets taking the game to the wire though losing 26-24 in both sets.

Unlike the first game, side effects Rwanda sharpened their serving and blocking in important points winning the second and third sets.

Lawrence Yakan and captain Christophe Mukunzi were the best players for the East Africans scoring 14 points apiece while Alfred Mandez and Kevin Larose contributed 14 and 13 points for the opponents respectively.

Rwanda 12-man squad:

Jean Bosco Mutabazi, Eugene Tuyishime, Olivier Ntagengwa, Yves Mutabazi, Pierre Marshal Kwizera,Flavien Ndamukunda, Vincent Dusabimana, Ivan Mahoro Nsabimana,Lawrence Yakan, Christophe Mukunzi (Captain), Fred Musoni, Nelson Murangwa.
Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has asked leaders to appreciate society needs and put in place projects that capture and respond to these particular needs, doctor saying these are the good qualities of a leader.

This he mentioned on 23rd July 2015 during the MUBS 6th Annual International Leadership Conference at the National Water Resource Center in Bugolobi.

The four-days conference kicked off on Tuesday under the theme, “The Poverty Dilemma: The Role of Leadership.”


The debate which saw leaders, scholars, researchers and policy makers come together to discuss the role of leadership in eradicating poverty was organized by Makerere University Business School in partnership with National Water &  Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) as well as Uganda Women Network (UWONET).

Officiating at the function, the Vice President disclosed that the theme underscores the essence of leadership in poverty alleviation and transformation of the society from a disadvantaged level to a better one. He also revealed that good leadership is key to eradicating poverty in the country.

“I believe a leader is visionary, self disciplined, responsible, committed, has good listening skills and should be able to transform a society. These are attributes of a leader that should be underlined in this conference,” the Vice President said.

Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director of NWSC during the conference also emphasized that a good leader should be a transformational one who is not only able to deliver ideas but also listen to those he serves.

Silver Mugisha, MD NWSC   explains the company's role in eradicating poverty.
Silver Mugisha, MD NWSC explains the company’s role in eradicating poverty.

He emphasized this point by disclosing that NWSC in a bid to listen and respond to clients is active on social media.

“I have a twitter account which I check every time to find out what customers are saying about our services and i also use it to ensure their happiness. I know what is happening all over through social media. We are dotcom leaders,” he said.

Mugisha disclosed that while NWSC through its leadership is fighting poverty by providing sufficient water for all, the rich are stealing the water.

“How are we going to serve the poor and eradicate poverty when the wealthy are looking at every possible way of becoming richer,” he said.  He revealed that the company is working with police to make sure that people are stopped from stealing water as this is a hindrance in their fight to eradicate poverty by providing sufficient water for all.

Mugisha who described poverty as inadequacy in amounts and insufficiency in quality urged the public who buy water at 32 Ugshs (the actual price) and sell it at a higher rate to those with limited water point sources to bring this to an end.

At the same conference Mugisha revealed that the corporation is planning to construct its own power plant to reduce the costs spent on electricity.
According to him the company spends sh3bn on the power supply every year. He said once they corporation builds its own power generation plant it will cut down the costs between 30% and 40%.

Rwanda national team, pills the Amavubi has suffered another setback to their 2016 Chan preparations after Nigeria U23 team cancelled Saturday planned build-up match citing financial constraints.

The game was planned in preparation for the upcoming 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled for January 16th to February 7th, 2016 in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

“They requested for the game but logistical problem on their side has forced them to withdraw from the encounter and they have apologized for it,” Rwanda head coach Johnny McKinstry told media on Thursday.

The team will travel to South on Monday for another friendly duel against South Africa Under-23. The game will be played on Tuesday 28th July in Johannesburg.

Coach John McKinstry will be without the services of eleven key players who are currently in Tanzania turning out for local champions APR Fc in the 2015 Cecafa Kagame cup.

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