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The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) in partnership with Kinetic Management Group is organising the KMG 3 on 3 tournament scheduled for Saturday July 18th and 19th at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

The two-day event is probably the largest urban team sport of the world being promoted and structured by the global sport’s governing body, ask http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php FIBA.

The 2015 edition is open to boys and girls playing in all divisions including National Basketball League, viagra the Division 1, visit web D-League.

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A total of twenty teams will take part in two categories; ten lady teams and men’s teams with each team consisting 4 players.

The teams are named after local basketball Stars who will also be captain.

Some of the stars include Jimmy Enabu, Norman Blick, She Gazelle duo of Claire Lamunu and Aisha Nakabubi among others.

The event will comprise an exhibition game from Celebrities and performances from local renowned Musicians to spice up the moods.

Team Captains:

Men: Jonan Otim, Mark Opio, Henry Malinga, Chris Omanye, Norman Blick, Steven Omony, Arial Okall, Kami Kabange, Jimmy Enabu and Sudi Ulanga.

Ladies: Judith Nansobya, Claire Lamunu, Oketcho Flavia, Ntale Vicky, Nakazibwe Sylivia, Amoding Maureen, Purity Odhiambo, Aisha Nakabuubi, Akello Beckie and Barbra Gimbo.
Victoria University, for sale http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/debug.php Uganda’s fastest growing higher institution of learning, pill http://cmccommoditytransport.com/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php recently signed a partnership with IP3 to open the gateway for its students to take top positions in public and private offices in Uganda and across the world.

IP3 is a leading training provider and advisor to governments, pharmacy http://conceptbath.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php financial institutions and public services providers in the growing international infrastructure marketplace.

Some of the eminent personalities who have benefitted from the IP3 training include Energy Minister Irene Muloni and her Permanent Secretary, Kabagambe Kaliisa and the late Joan Kagezi among others.

In an interview with ChimpReports on Monday, Mr. Oscar Kamukama, a Chartered Marketer by Profession and the Marketing & Recruitment Specialist at Victoria University Kampala told us the magic behind the partnership and its benefits.

Why did Victoria University Kampala initiate a partnership with Washington DC based leading provider IP3? 

At Victoria University, our market intelligence identified a strong need in the Public Sector arena and specifically in the area of Public-Private Partnerships.

We listened to the Public Sector in Uganda and the region and noticed that Public Sector practitioners were required to travel to Washington DC to attain PPP Certification to become PPP Specialists.

Fast forward, today we have an Internationally Accredited Institute in Uganda to serve an IP3 Centre to serve the East African Region through which Public Private Partnership (PPP) Certifications will be taught and be issued jointly by IP3 Washington & Victoria University.

Briefly tell us about IP3.

The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3) is a Washington DC leading training provider and advisor to governments, financial institutions and public services providers in the growing international infrastructure marketplace.

Bujagali dam was constructed under a PPP arrangement

Bujagali dam was constructed under a PPP arrangement

IP3 assists public sector clients build enabling environments for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), prepare and tender PPP projects, develop monitoring and enforcement capacity through effective infrastructure regulatory institutions, commercialize or corporatize public service providers, and introduce good governance and accountability standards across government services.

For a layman, what does Public Private Partnerships mean?

PPPs are typically medium to long term arrangements between the public and private sectors whereby some of the service obligations of the public sector are provided by the private sector, with clear agreement on shared objectives for delivery of public infrastructure and/ or public services. These schemes are sometimes referred to as PPP, IP3 or P3. Victoria University is offering training in this specialised area.

How are Victoria University IP3 Courses Pivotal to the East African COMESA Utility Business? 

Utilities are constantly under pressure to reduce costs, improve service delivery and expand capacity. To do so, requires focused attention on financial, managerial, and technology planning within the Utility Management Teams.

To address the challenges of managing a “competitive” utility, Victoria University and IP3 provide a suite of classroom courses; The Key training areas for utilities include: Restructuring, commercializing, and corporatizing utilities; Corporate governance planning and implementation; Utility financial management, budgeting and investment planning; Customer service and stakeholder communication strategies; Employee redeployment and workforce productivity; E-government and IT solutions to expand and improve services.

Who can become Certified as a Utility PPP Specialist at Victoria University Kampala?

  • Public Servants/Local Government Officials responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public-private partnership programs;
  • Institutional Government Agencies responsible for planning and financing public-private partnerships programs;
  • Legal Practitioners (designing, developing and implementing regulatory functions).
  • Consultants and Professionals responsible for providing advice and technical assistance to public and private sector clients on the planning and management of public-private partnership.
  • Bankers and Financiers involved in sponsoring and financing public-private transactions programs in all sectors.
  • Executives and Managers involved in developing and operating public-private partnership projects for corporations or on behalf of government.

What are the VU-ip3 Qualifications attainable upon study AT Victoria University?

All of VU-IP3 programs are multidisciplinary and result in the overall enhancement of participants’ management capabilities as well as specialized skill strengthening. Upon completion of IP3 training at Victoria University, depending on one’s choice of study, one will be awarded:

  • Certified Utility Management Specialist™
  • IP3 Packaged Certificate in Oil and Gas Management;
  • IP3 Packaged Certificate in Oil & Gas Law
  • IP3 Packaged Certificate in Oil & Gas Project Management
  • IP3 Packaged Certificate in Oil & Gas Environmental Management
  • Certified Public-Private Partnership Specialist™
  • Certified Regulation Specialist™
  • Certified Project Finance Specialist™

What are the benefits of Victoria University-IP3 Accreditation Training courses?

VU-IP3 training programs provide essential “skills and tools” for public and private sector managers. A VU trained PPP Specialist will have enhanced Job-Related Skills for Professional Career Advancement; Practical and Convenient IP3 Course Scheduling for Busy Professionals; You will work with and be qualified to join distinguished and exclusive well connected IP3 Alumni; You will gain Global and comprehensive knowledge.

There is no greater leadership in the fields of PPPs, Utility Management, Regulation, Project Finance and Governance you will find anywhere else. We call up delegates to come and study at the VU-IP3 Training Centre at Victoria University.

IP3 offers programs in Washington D.C. (WDC) and Victoria University Kampala. Are there differences between the DC programs and the Victoria University Kampala IP3 programs?

IP3’s WDC programs are either one or two-weeks in duration. The WDC programs combine training sessions with “out of the classroom” site visits to important facilities and organizations.

Our VU regional programs, on the other hand are more intensive. There is no difference in terms of practicality, quality, or benefit. WDC programs offer participants the chance to visit and learn in the United States while our VU regional programs offer a more convenient and cost effective experience.

Can Victoria University provide direct IP3 training for Government Institution and agencies?

At Victoria University we conduct scores of “customized” IP3 training programs East Africa & the COMESA Regions.  If your organization would like a customized training program, IP3-Victoria University can provide you with a draft concept proposal and budget. Graduates of customized training programs receive credits towards IP3’s Global Certification Credential.

What is currently Government of Uganda’s position on PPPs?

The government approved the PPP policy in March 2010. It was then tabled and passed in Parliament in September 2012. In July 2014, it was sent to the Executive for assenting but it came back to parliament for some amendments. Back and forth negotiations are ongoing between the Executive Office and Parliament.

Lastly, what are the benefits of Government PPP Bill?

If the Bill is passed into law, it could pave way for government to tap into private resources to build public infrastructure.

The bill seeks to govern the relationship between government and the private party in public private partnerships and to provide for guidelines and procedures for the development of PPP projects.

PPPs are fronted as a good alternative to funding expensive and long-term undertakings such as roads and railways. Under PPPs, infrastructure is built, managed and maintained by the private sector which then charges the public a certain fee for using the road. Victoria University IP3 specialized training accreditation is going to play a key role in creating PPP Specialists with world class standard in PPP Management skill-set.
 

At exactly 4:00 PM local time, medications http://cinsellikteperformans.com/templates/yoo_sync/warp/layouts/modules/templates/1-1-1.php Uganda will embark on yet another journey in their quest to end the 37 year African Nations Cup jinx with an opening fixture against the Botswana.

The Cranes made their last appearance at the AFCON in 1978 where they lost 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the finals played in Accra thanks to a brace from Opuku Afriyie.

For the Zebras, decease http://center4research.org/wp-includes/class-wp-term-query.php as they are commonly known, case http://covintec.cl/wp-includes/formatting.php are only 11 years old in the international scene since they began actively competing in 1994.

The South African nation made their maiden and last appearance in the 2012 AFCON finals co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and stunning Africa by being the first team to qualify at the expense of perennial giants, Tunisia.

Team News

Veteran Cranes number one shot stopper Dennis Onyango shook off a shoulder injury scare that forced him mid-way out of the international friendly against Gambia in the midweek.

The home side were also boosted by the arrival of Portuguese based speedy winger William Luwagga Kizito on Friday and managed to complete the training session with the Cranes in the afternoon but will await a late fitness assessment test after a long flight.

For the rest of the players are fit and fresh ready to attack the enemy according to Serbian tactician Milutin Micho Sredjovic.

On the other side, the visitors’ head coach Peter Butler will rely on the experience of keeper Kabelo Dambe, midfield duo of Ofentse Nato and Joel Mogorosi who ply their trade in South Africa’s PSL in a bid to salvage a point from the Cranes team.

The trio are the only remaining members of the 2012 squad to the continental finals who boast of a vast experience that will be crucial when the team faces the East African side.

Butler has also recalled lead striker and Dennis Onyango’s club mate, Mogakolodi Ngele (Mamelodi Sun downs) after missing the COSAFA trip in South Africa where the team finished fourth.

The Zebras have only three foreign based players with the rest of the squad turning out for local teams including giants Town Ship Rollers who have 5 players on the team.

Statistics

The Cranes have won all seven qualifying matches that they played as host since 1992 while Geoffrey Massa is joint leading top scorer in all qualifying campaigns with eleven goals, all netted in Namboole.

What the Coaches Say

“We didn’t play well in the friendly against Gambia).We dominated the game but didn’t use our chances well. Our opponents ‘packed the bus’ but we hope to perform better in the real match.” Coach Micho told ChimpSport after the Gambia friendly mid-week.

For the visitors’ tactician Butler is positive that he will be able to salvage a point from Namboole.

“We are here with a positive mindset; we will still be cautious at the back and a bit defensive but will try to  catch them on a break,” Butler told a press conference.

 Probable Lineups

Uganda:

Dennis Onyango [GK], Denis Iguma, Richard Kassaga, Isaac Isinde, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Waswa, Khalid Aucho, William Luwagga Kizito, Brian Majwega, Farouk Miya, Geoffrey Massa.

Botswana:

Kabelo Dambe (Platinum stars), Tapiwa Gadibolae (Township), Moshe Gaolaolwe (Botswana Defence Force), Oscar Ncenga (Township), Katlego Koobake (Extension Gunners), Ofentse Nato, Mpho Page 2 of 2Kgaswane (both Gaborone United), Mogakolodi Ngele (Sundowns), Omaatlo Kebaatho (Sankoyo Bush Bucks0, Joel Mogorosi (unattached)

Latest FIFA Rankings

Uganda- 71(16)

Botswana- 111 (31)

 
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The Cranes made their last appearance at the AFCON in 1978 where they lost 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the finals played in Accra thanks to a brace from Opuku Afriyie.

For the Zebras, http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/theme-tools.php as they are commonly known, http://danielpyne.com/wp-includes/class-wp-text-diff-renderer-inline.php are only 11 years old in the international scene since they began actively competing in 1994.

The South African nation made their maiden and last appearance in the 2012 AFCON finals co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and stunning Africa by being the first team to qualify at the expense of perennial giants, Tunisia.

Team News

Veteran Cranes number one shot stopper Dennis Onyango shook off a shoulder injury scare that forced him mid-way out of the international friendly against Gambia in the midweek.

The home side were also boosted by the arrival of Portuguese based speedy winger William Luwagga Kizito on Friday and managed to complete the training session with the Cranes in the afternoon but will await a late fitness assessment test after a long flight.

For the rest of the players are fit and fresh ready to attack the enemy according to Serbian tactician Milutin Micho Sredjovic.

On the other side, the visitors’ head coach Peter Butler will rely on the experience of keeper Kabelo Dambe, midfield duo of Ofentse Nato and Joel Mogorosi who ply their trade in South Africa’s PSL in a bid to salvage a point from the Cranes team.

The trio are the only remaining members of the 2012 squad to the continental finals who boast of a vast experience that will be crucial when the team faces the East African side.

Butler has also recalled lead striker and Dennis Onyango’s club mate, Mogakolodi Ngele (Mamelodi Sun downs) after missing the COSAFA trip in South Africa where the team finished fourth.

The Zebras have only three foreign based players with the rest of the squad turning out for local teams including giants Town Ship Rollers who have 5 players on the team.

Statistics

The Cranes have won all seven qualifying matches that they played as host since 1992 while Geoffrey Massa is joint leading top scorer in all qualifying campaigns with eleven goals, all netted in Namboole.

What the Coaches Say

“We didn’t play well in the friendly against Gambia).We dominated the game but didn’t use our chances well. Our opponents ‘packed the bus’ but we hope to perform better in the real match.” Coach Micho told ChimpSport after the Gambia friendly mid-week.

For the visitors’ tactician Butler is positive that he will be able to salvage a point from Namboole.

“We are here with a positive mindset; we will still be cautious at the back and a bit defensive but will try to  catch them on a break,” Butler told a press conference.

 Probable Lineups

Uganda:

Dennis Onyango [GK], Denis Iguma, Richard Kassaga, Isaac Isinde, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Waswa, Khalid Aucho, William Luwagga Kizito, Brian Majwega, Farouk Miya, Geoffrey Massa.

Botswana:

Kabelo Dambe (Platinum stars), Tapiwa Gadibolae (Township), Moshe Gaolaolwe (Botswana Defence Force), Oscar Ncenga (Township), Katlego Koobake (Extension Gunners), Ofentse Nato, Mpho Page 2 of 2Kgaswane (both Gaborone United), Mogakolodi Ngele (Sundowns), Omaatlo Kebaatho (Sankoyo Bush Bucks0, Joel Mogorosi (unattached)

Latest FIFA Rankings

Uganda- 71(16)

Botswana- 111 (31)

 
Leading Flight Company Emirates has awarded 10 lucky Ugandan winners in the just concluded Value for Money Competition.

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Among the prizes were vouchers to the Kampala Restaurant Week, Movie Tickets and Emirates branded bags.

The gifts were handed over to the winners by the Emirates Sales Manager Ms. Noelene Nyonga.

Speaking at the handover, she said; “We are committed to the experience of our customers and fans. We now know that many people know a lot about Emirates and it is through this competition that we discovered that we are indeed popular airlines in the country. Our decision to reward these fans reflects our commitment to everyone who knows about our business.”

“Emirates will continue to avail competitive price fares and campaigns to Ugandan travelers in all ways we can,” She added

Emirates flies to more than 140 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, and it’s the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.

 

 
Mabior Garang, view http://coupon-ads.com/wp-includes/session.php the son of departed South Sudan founding father, there John Garang, has abandoned rebel leader, Riek Machar to join G-10 – a group of former exiled SPLM top politicians who returned to Juba recently.

This followed a series of negotiations mediated by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Garang said “the leadership of IO (opposition) did not fall from the sky…it is us the same people that failed in Salva Kiir’s Administration that constitute the IO leadership…so if the G10 looted the country they did not do it alone…and there are some Comrades that are still looting even in the bush,” charged Garang in a veiled attack on Machar.

It is understood that Machar is this week seeking eye treatment at a hospital in South Africa.

The eye disease has been hurting Machar for the last few years.

Machar’s health condition deteriorated in the last few months thus making several trips to the South African hospital.

However, opposition officials said he intended to hold a series of meetings with Heads-of-state on the sidelines of the African Union summit starting Sunday.

Garang said that “a divided opposition has never in the history of the world ever defeated the incumbent,” adding, “Further more, the SPLM can’t bring peace and stability to South Sudan alone.”

He observed that, “The thing that the hardliners in the government and the hardliners in the opposition have failed to recognize is (as the saying goes) that: “you don’t make peace with your friends…you make peace with your enemies”’.

A former close ally of Machar in the early days of the South Sudan rebellion, Garang said, “at the end of the day…if we are honest when we say we want “peace”…it is that person whom you hate…it is that person that you can’t stand…it is that person that you loath and can’t stand to look at or hear their voice that you make peace with…that is the very essence of peace…otherwise we are just deceiving ourselves…”

With South Sudan armed forces taking over most strategic areas from rebels up to the Heglig town at the border with Sudan, many believe President Kiir is gradually winning the war against Machar’s insurgents.

The fighting in South Sudan has killed thousands and pushed millions of people into refugee camps.

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