Crime & Investigation

Ugandan Woman, Indian Ex-Lover in Child Custody War

Concerns have not rescinded of Ugandans growing youth unemployment, purchase nurse and government officials are openly perturbed.
Despite last month’s rebasing of the economy which placed the country’s GDP at Sh. 68.4 trillion, the 13% growth doesn’t indicate any relief in terms creation of more jobs for the sprouting youth numbers.
University graduates continue to wander on the streets jobless, while many others resorted to extreme means of living as crimes, sports betting, prostitution, and opting for demeaning jobs in unfriendly Asian nations.
The unrelenting cry amongst employers in the country is that of university graduates and tertiary institutions output that don’t add up to the requirements of the job market.
The extremely wanting graduate skills have also been decried by majority of foreign investors in the country. Experts such as Prof Augustus Nuwagaba of the Reeves Consults Uganda, pin the problem onto a passive education system of colonialists, who in fact left more than 50 years ago.
At the three-year-old Victoria University however, there is much trust that the most efficient way of addressing the experience gaps, is for job-entering graduates to take up short courses. The institution has addressed itself extensively to providing this avenue.

Victoria Uinversity VC Dr Isabalija speaking to Chimpreports recently
Victoria University VC Dr Isabalija speaking to Chimpreports recently

Even most employees in the market the university counsels, need continuous refresher courses to remain relevant in the dynamic job market, as stressed Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Isabalija in a recent chat with Chimpreports.
“We are need as a country to comprehensively prepare our graduates, and that’s what we focusing on here,’’ he said.
To this effect, most of the university programs are led by industry experts, which the VC terms as a necessary move away from the old norm that “students must be trained by academicians.”
“Our students are being handled by diplomats and field experts. We have some of our journalists working in the major mainstream dailies in the country,’

Classes are conducive at he university
Classes are conducive at he university

Situated along Jinja road in the heart of the capital Kampala, students there believe Victoria University is among the best suited for working class of leaners.
Mr Fred Poggo, a student leader in the Humanities Department told us in an interview, “This is the most convenient place I have been to around the East Africa, for urban based employees taking short courses. There’s very minimal or no time lost in transporting oneself for classes, and that’s very paramount for every student,” he said.
The state of the art classrooms, air conditioned with modern learning equipment, Poggo says all ensure an entirely stress-free and uninterrupted study environment.
Owned and promoted by the Ruperalia Group of Companies, the University is also taking heights in training experts for the emerging oil industry, where a number of courses are being offered
“I think we are topping in the country in this sector,’ said VC Isabalija. “Since January we have trained more than 150 people,’ said the VC.
Prime Minister, dosage Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has assured human resource practitioners that Government will soon table the Human Resources Professionals Bill in Parliament to regulate the human resource professional obligations in the country.

Rugunda said Government, cialis 40mg through the Ministry of Public Service, pills was ready to support the leadership of the Human Resource Managers’ Association of Uganda (HRMAU) to have a charter to regulate professional standards and conduct for their profession both in the private and public sectors.

The Premier made the revelation while presiding over the Human Resources Reveal Event 2014 at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday.

“I encourage the leadership of the Association to work closely with Government in the course of the deliberations on this bill,” the Premier said before launching the inaugural Human Resource Excellence Awards scheduled for December, 2015.

He said the National Development Plan highlighted the critical role of skills development in the transformation of the country into a modern and prosperous society, adding that human capital was at the centre of both economic transformation and inclusive growth.

Rugunda also challenged the Human Resources Professionals to seize growth opportunities by meeting emerging business needs, improving productivity through technology and deepening the talent pool through building critical management skills.


Prof. Korshy of India Institute of Management, via a live link, expounded on the values and principles of people development and competence building, making people outward looking rather than inward oriented.

He challenged Human Resource professionals to acquire modern methods of data extraction and analysis, skills and knowledge for better decision making in organizations.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Adah Kabarokole Muwanga urged the Human resource professionals to grow the performance culture.  Under this culture, she noted, all staff in the organisations are motivated to promote the institutions goals and objectives.

She said human resource managers should be involved in policy formulation at the national level and should also be prepared to build people’s capabilities to manage change in organisations.

The HRMAU President, Patrick Ngolobe said the Association had over 1,000 members and a partnership with Abacus Business School and the Indian Institute of Management, among others. Prof. Samuel Ssejaaka of Abacus business school was the conference chair.

A 28 year old woman, cost Damalie Kaija has today come out and cried out to the relevant authorities to help her halt her ex-lover from taking custody of their three year old daughter.

Kaija, information pills a resident of Makindye in Kampala accuses her ex-lover, case Chavda Sandip Kumar (of Indian origin) of being an irresponsible father who is using counterweight documents to take custody of her little one.

Apparently, Kumar recently went to Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court and sought full custody of his 3 year old daughter citing that the mother was unable to take good care of her. Kumar also presented a marriage certificate that Kaija says was counterfeit.

Kaija says that the certificate indicates that the two were married at Nakawa court in 2005 yet she met Kumar for the first time in 2009.

She further presented a letter dated November 26th from the Uganda National Registration Service Bureau signed by Charles Nsimbi on behalf of the Director of civil registrations showing that civil marriage number 675 of August 4th, 2005 between the two was not in their records.

Speaking to journalists at City Hall in Kampala and flunked by KCCA Legal Committee Chairperson, Bernard Luyiga, Kaija said she regretted the day she met Chavda adding that he has been the source of a lot of suffering in her life.

“The last time that Kumar ever gave me assistance intended for our daughter is when I was pregnant and he handed me shs 1 million to go and abort saying he never wanted to have a child with an African woman,” Kaija narrated.

“Kumar lost his job shortly after the birth of our baby and he has remained unemployed since then. At first, I took care of him but later he ran away from home. I can’t allow my baby to be given to this irresponsible man who has no permanent residence,” she said.

Kaija also said that she had approached various organizations like Uganda Human Rights Commission, KCCA, FIDA and Uganda Police Force but that she had not been helped.

Luyiga said that he had taken interest into the young woman’s case and that he was ready to procure a legal team that would appeal the Makindye Magistrate’s Court ruling in the High Court.

Efforts to reach Kumar for a comment on the woman’s allegations have been fruitless.

Kaija says this marriage certificate is forged
Kaija says this marriage certificate is forged
The letter from URSB
The letter from URSB
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