World Bank Challenged on Loan Access Bottlenecks

Makerere University has today during their 65th graduation ceremony, information pills appreciated the work by an outstanding global figure in wildlife conservation, generic Ms. Ruth Morris Keesling with an honorary doctorate of science.

“The time, effort and resources that you have devoted to research and wildlife conservation have helped to revive the once-threatened Mountain Gorilla population and in so doing, advanced academia as well as improving the livelihoods of various communities,” noted prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu the Vice Chancellor.

Keesling poses for pictures with Makerere academic staff
Keesling poses for pictures with Makerere academic staff

Ms. Ruth is known for spearheaded the reclassification of the Bwindi Gorilla National park to such a big resourceful centre and a source of tourist attraction in the country.

In her speech, Ms. Ruth appreciated the university for giving her such honor and for recognizing her contribution towards wildlife conservation.

“I have walked with those animals for a quite a long period of time and am so happy that finally I found people who love me like the Gorillas do,” she noted.

MDD Performances for Mrs Keesling
MDD Performances for Mrs Keesling

Ms. Ruth was honored together with 67 other doctorate students in various disciplines of which 67 percent are male and 33 percent female.

The University is also looking forward to setting up a presidential library in recognition of the former president of Kenya, H.E Mwai Kibaki as the first student to attain a first class degree at the university.
The round of 64 for the 41st edition of Uganda Cup formerly known as Kakungulu Cup will be played between 14th and 28th of February 2015.

In the draws held at FUFA House on Monday, see cup holders URA FC will begin their quest to retain the trophy away to KCCA Corporates. Former winners SC Villa, viagra Express FC and KCCA FC visit Azam FC, symptoms AirtelFC and Seeta United respectively.


League leaders will face off with Kyambogo University while SC Victoria University play visitors to Ngora FC.

The Draws in Full:


Kakiri T/C vs Bright Stars FC

City Lads FC vs Hope Doves FC

Bweyogerere FC vs Police FC

Lungujja Galaxy vs Simba FC

Kireka United vs Synergie FC

Kira United vs Baza Holdings FC

Airtel Fc vs Express FC

All Stars FC vs Art land  Katale FC

Kumi United vs SoanaFC

Creamland FC vs Lweza FC

Kamuli Park FC vs CRO FC

Ngora FC vs SCVU

Maroons FC vs Friends of Soccer

Kirinya FC vs Rwenshama FC

Wandegeya Fc vs Namasagali

Kyambura Rastors vs Water Fc

Ntoda FC vs Kira Young

Life Eternal vs Sadolin Paints FC

Seeta United vs KCCA FC

Proline vs VCC FC

Nyarushiiza FC vs Sporting United

KatakaFC vs Ndejje University

Masavu FC vs JMC

KCCA Corporates FC vs URA FC

Azam FC vs SCVilla

Steel FC vs The Saints FC

Luwero United vs Entebbe FC

Busia Fisheries vs Soroti Garage

Paidha FC vs Kasese FC

Kyambogo vs Vipers

Busia United vs Masaka LC

Corporate 11 vs Bull FC

The games will be played between the 14th and 28th of February 2015. Meanwhile, FUFA Vice president Justus Mugisha has confirmed that the much awaited football symposium will take place on the 23th, Friday January.

He however said some international presenters whom they had invited will not be available and thus FUFA has gotten replacements. He remained tightlipped about the identities of individuals who have committed themselves to participating in the symposium.

FUFA has also released results for CAF C Coaching Course where 70 coaches participated. According to FUFA, 63 passed while 7 failed with Arthur Kyesiimira emerging as the best.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the World Bank to remove bureaucratic bottlenecks that slowdown disbursement of its loans.

Saying Kenya has embarked on the implementation of mega projects that have scaled up its capacity to absorb additional capital inflows, about it President Kenyatta said removal of the hurdles will boost access to funding from the Bretton Woods institutions.

“We are looking at expanding our railway and our power connectivity. We are determined to promote education and health sectors. We are, therefore, looking at the Word Bank as an institution that will nurture these projects for the benefit of Kenyans,” President Kenyatta said.

The President spoke Wednesday during a meeting with World Bank Executive Director, Louis Larose, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

President Kenyatta said his administration looks forward to working with the bank in implementing projects that will promote the ease of doing business and propel Kenya into a financial hub within the region and the African continent.

He added that Kenya would also welcome additional support from the bank to tackle emerging challenges including terrorism.

“We need to work together in improving security. Without security, all the good projects that we intend to implement for our people will come to naught,” the President said.

Dr. Larose assured President Kenyatta of World Bank’s support, saying the bank was looking at Kenya ‘with positive lenses’.

The Executive Director congratulated the President for initiating reforms that have accelerated Kenya’s economic growth.

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