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Prof. Basheka, the Embodiment of Intellect

More allegations are trickling in of President Museveni’s hand in yesterday’s nullification by Court of the Anti-homosexuality Act (2014).

Former Kampala Bishop Zac Niringiye has added his voice to the claims that Museveni is partly to blame for the Constitutional Court ruling, viagra 60mg http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-client-server.php which quashed the February signed Law.

The court ruled in favour of ten petitioners that the law had illegally been passed by parliament in December 2013 without the requisite quorum.

Dr Zac said the development was not to be celebrated by local and global rights activists as a sign of flourishing democracy in Uganda, website http://class-actions.us/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp.php but a reflection of patronage and populism.

He tweeted today, viagra “Let no one deceive you or be deceived that the quashing of the Anti-Homo Act is evidence that President Museveni believes in the rule of law.”

“The quashing of the #AHA must be viewed in the light of politics of populism and patronage in Uganda and the global politics of human rights.”

Earlier yesterday, after the ruling, one of the loudest champions of the Antigay law Pastor Martin Ssempa, had blamed its quashing on Museveni’s planned visit to the US next week.

“It’s clear that this came because he is going to meet Obama in Washington for the African American leaders’ summit. That’s why this judgement was rushed. All these people you see here are Obama’s agents,” said the pastor.

The developments come at a time when the relatives and friends of a one Odongo Tadeo, a suspected homosexual is growing tense over the long disappearance of one of their members. Odongo reportedly went missing in September 2012 after being released from detention on charges of engaging in acts ‘against the order of nature’.

Odongo’s neighbours in Muyenga Hill Zone, a Kampala suburb, reportedly attempted to lynch him, saying he was seducing people of the same sex which is an abomination in the African culture.

A family member said even after hiring private investigators, they had fallen short of tracing Odongo’s whereabouts. They urged members of the public to provide information about the missing person, saying his right to sexuality is inherent.

Tadeo

Tadeo

In the view of Dr Zac, the quashing of the Anti-gay Act should also be viewed in the light of politics of regime survival.

He also pointed out that the judiciary was not entirely to blame for the decision taken, noting that its independence had been high jacked by government.

“Do not forget that the man at the helm of the Constitutional court of Uganda was illegally appointed as Ag Chief Justice! He is also Ag Deputy Chief Justice,” he noted.

Meanwhile, Museveni today refused to address in detail questions on the development.

While speaking to press ahead of this month’s National Census, he said he needed to speak to the (NRM) caucus before commenting in detail about the court ruling.
Uganda Cranes duo of  Geoffrey Massa and Yunus Sentamu have been shortlisted by the football governing body on the continent(CAF) for the African player of the year (Based in Africa) award.

Sentamu who plies his trade for D.R. Congo giants AS Vita was instrumental in his club’s good performance that saw them reach finals of the CAF Champions league before losing to Algeria’s E.S Setif on the away goals rule.

Meanwhile Massa has also played a pivotal role for his Premier Soccer League side University of Pretoria in South Africa elevating his club to 11th position having bagged 6 goals for his paymasters.

The 28 year old striker is also credited for having been a key pillar in the Cranes Morocco 2015 AFCON qualifiers that have seen Cranes collect 6 points from 4 games and 3rd in Group E led by Ghana and Togo respectively.

The winners o the two categories will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches and Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.

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7. El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria, ES Setif)
8. Fakhereddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
9. Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
10. Firmin Mubel Ndombe (DR Congo, AS Vita)
11. Geoffrey Massa (Uganda, Pretoria University)
12. Jean Kasusula (DR Congo, TP Mazembe)
13. Kader Bidimbou (Congo, AC Leopards)
14. Lema Mabidi (DR Congo, As Vita)
15. Mudathir Al Taieb (Sudan, Al Hilal)
16. Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire, Sewe Sport)
17. Senzo Meyiwa (South Africa, Orlando Pirates)
18. Solomon Asante (Ghana, TP Mazembe)
19. Souleymane Moussa (Cameroon, Coton Sport)
20. Yunus Sentamu (Uganda, AS Vita)
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Movie lovers and the actors started arriving for the event as early as 6 PM. On arrival, they made their entrance into the conference center via the red carpet that was surrounded by bright lights against Kampala’s dark night and lensmen including two of our own.

From the Red Carpet, the ushers led them to an elegant cocktail where they ate, drunk, interacted with each other and had a chance to mingle with the movie stars.

“I am very excited that our country has come of age in different enterprises including film that is earning some countries billions of dollars every year,” city entrepreneur, Patrick Bitature told ChimpCorp, Bruno Agababyona during the cocktail.

“I have always been a big movie fan and I am so anxious to see what this production brings to the table,” the businessman who had come with his son added.

At about 9:00 PM, the MC of the night, Roger Mugisha called the guests to Victoria Auditorium which had been turned into a cinema hall.

The guests who included, High Commissioner of India to Uganda, Dr. Ramesh Chandra, KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi, MP, Sanjay Tanna, prominent Ugandan and Indian businessmen then headed to the screening that started at about 9: 30PM.

This was the long awaited moment when the whole room was practically swept into the allure of the movie.

Love, Passion, Intrigue, torture, Determination, War and victory are some of the words that can describe the scenes in the movie.

After the screening, various speakers praised the makers and sponsors for having invested in the high budget movie including TA Technologies that injected $ 1 Million into the project.

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet

Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet

Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet

Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone

Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone was Don Dada in the movie

Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew

Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew

Guests on the red carpet

Guests on the red carpet

The Movie's marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with Friends at the red carpet

The Movie’s marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with Friends at the red carpet

The Urban TV crew at the event

The Urban TV crew at the event

TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi

TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi

Movie Director, Rajesh Nair (R) with a guest

Members of the film administration pose for our photographer

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No doubt they enjoyed the fillm

Miss Uganda after the screening

Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka with Phiona Bizzu  after the screening

Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie

Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie

 

Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance

Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance

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Frank and Sheila Gashumba

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Excited Ebonies members show support for Sam Bagenda

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Guests arriving for the premier

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They looked gorgeous in the sari

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Anita Fabiola with a friend

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A guest at the red carpet

Irene Namubiru on the red carpet

Irene Namubiru on the red carpet

Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening

Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening

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Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka after the screening

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Ugandan actor, Michael Wawuyo

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Daniella Mayanja, Chameleone and Meddie Sentongo

KCCA Boss,  Jennifer Musisi with entourage

KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi (c) with friends

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Roger Mugisha with some of the movie’s administrators

 

 

 

 

 

 
Uganda Cranes duo of  Geoffrey Massa and Yunus Sentamu have been shortlisted by the football governing body on the continent(CAF) for the African player of the year (Based in Africa) award.

Sentamu who plies his trade for D.R. Congo giants AS Vita was instrumental in his club’s good performance that saw them reach finals of the CAF Champions league before losing to Algeria’s E.S Setif on the away goals rule.

Meanwhile Massa has also played a pivotal role for his Premier Soccer League side University of Pretoria in South Africa elevating his club to 11th position having bagged 6 goals for his paymasters.

The 28 year old striker is also credited for having been a key pillar in the Cranes Morocco 2015 AFCON qualifiers that have seen Cranes collect 6 points from 4 games and 3rd in Group E led by Ghana and Togo respectively.

The winners o the two categories will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches and Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.

African Player of the Year (Based in Africa)
1. Amr Gamal (Egypt, pill http://damadetrefla.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/quiz.php Al Ahly)
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4. Bongani Ndulula (South Africa, Amazulu)
5. Akram Djahnit (Algeria, ES Setif)
6. Ejike Uzoenyi (Nigeria, Enugu Rangers)
7. El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria, ES Setif)
8. Fakhereddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
9. Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
10. Firmin Mubel Ndombe (DR Congo, AS Vita)
11. Geoffrey Massa (Uganda, Pretoria University)
12. Jean Kasusula (DR Congo, TP Mazembe)
13. Kader Bidimbou (Congo, AC Leopards)
14. Lema Mabidi (DR Congo, As Vita)
15. Mudathir Al Taieb (Sudan, Al Hilal)
16. Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire, Sewe Sport)
17. Senzo Meyiwa (South Africa, Orlando Pirates)
18. Solomon Asante (Ghana, TP Mazembe)
19. Souleymane Moussa (Cameroon, Coton Sport)
20. Yunus Sentamu (Uganda, AS Vita)
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Movie lovers and the actors started arriving for the event as early as 6:00pm.

On arrival, they made their entrance into the conference center via the red carpet that was surrounded by bright lights against Kampala’s dark night and lensmen including two of our own.

From the Red Carpet, the ushers led them to an elegant cocktail where they ate, drunk, interacted with each other and had a chance to mingle with the movie stars.

“I am very excited that our country has come of age in different enterprises including film that is earning some countries billions of dollars every year,” city entrepreneur, Patrick Bitature told ChimpCorp, Bruno Agababyona during the cocktail.

“I have always been a big movie fan and I am so anxious to see what this production brings to the table,” the businessman who had come with his son, added.

At about 9:00 PM, the MC of the night, Roger Mugisha called the guests to Victoria Auditorium which had been turned into a cinema hall.

The guests who included, High Commissioner of India to Uganda, Dr. Ramesh Chandra, KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi, MP, Sanjay Tanna, prominent Ugandan and Indian businessmen then headed to the screening that started at about 9: 30PM.

This was the long awaited moment when the whole room was practically swept into the allure of the movie.

Love, Passion, Intrigue, torture, Determination, War and victory are some of the words that can describe the scenes in the movie.

After the screening, various speakers praised the makers and sponsors for having invested in the high budget movie including TA Technologies that injected $ 1 Million into the project.

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet

Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet

Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet

Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone

Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone was Don Dada in the movie

Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew

Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew

Guests on the red carpet

Guests on the red carpet

The Movie's marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with Friends at the red carpet

The Movie’s marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with friends at the red carpet

The Urban TV crew at the event

The Urban TV crew at the event

TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi

TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi

Movie Director, Rajesh Nair (R) with a guest

Members of the film administration pose for our photographer

DSC_0260

No doubt they enjoyed the fillm

Miss Uganda after the screening

Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka with Phiona Bizzu  after the screening

Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie

Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie

 

Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance

Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance

DSC_0208

Frank and Sheila Gashumba

DSC_0214

Excited Ebonies members show support for Sam Bagenda

DSC_0050

Guests arriving for the premier

DSC_0034

They looked gorgeous in the sari

DSC_0103

Anita Fabiola with a friend

DSC_0066

A guest at the red carpet

Irene Namubiru on the red carpet

Irene Namubiru on the red carpet

Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening

Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening

DSC_0279

Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka after the screening

DSC_0229

Ugandan actor, Michael Wawuyo

DSC_0272

Daniella Mayanja, Chameleone and Meddie Sentongo

KCCA Boss,  Jennifer Musisi with entourage

KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi (c) with friends

DSC_0172

Roger Mugisha with some of the movie’s administrators

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Movie lovers and the actors started arriving for the event as early as 6:00pm.

On arrival, they made their entrance into the conference center via the red carpet that was surrounded by bright lights against Kampala’s dark night and lensmen including two of our own.

From the Red Carpet, the ushers led them to an elegant cocktail where they ate, drunk, interacted with each other and had a chance to mingle with the movie stars.

“I am very excited that our country has come of age in different enterprises including film that is earning some countries billions of dollars every year,” city entrepreneur, Patrick Bitature told ChimpCorp, Bruno Agababyona during the cocktail.

“I have always been a big movie fan and I am so anxious to see what this production brings to the table,” the businessman who had come with his son, added.

At about 9:00 PM, the MC of the night, Roger Mugisha called the guests to Victoria Auditorium which had been turned into a cinema hall.

The guests who included, High Commissioner of India to Uganda, Dr. Ramesh Chandra, KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi, MP, Sanjay Tanna, prominent Ugandan and Indian businessmen then headed to the screening that started at about 9: 30PM.

This was the long awaited moment when the whole room was practically swept into the allure of the movie.

Love, Passion, Intrigue, torture, Determination, War and victory are some of the words that can describe the scenes in the movie.

After the screening, various speakers praised the makers and sponsors for having invested in the high budget movie including TA Technologies that injected $ 1 Million into the project.

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet

Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet

Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet

Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone

Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone was Don Dada in the movie

Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew

Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew

Guests on the red carpet

Guests on the red carpet

The Movie's marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with Friends at the red carpet

The Movie’s marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with friends at the red carpet

The Urban TV crew at the event

The Urban TV crew at the event

TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi

TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi

Movie Director, Rajesh Nair (R) with a guest

Members of the film administration pose for our photographer

DSC_0260

No doubt they enjoyed the fillm

Miss Uganda after the screening

Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka with Phiona Bizzu  after the screening

Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie

Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie

 

Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance

Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance

DSC_0208

Frank and Sheila Gashumba

DSC_0214

Excited Ebonies members show support for Sam Bagenda

DSC_0050

Guests arriving for the premier

DSC_0034

They looked gorgeous in the sari

DSC_0103

Anita Fabiola with a friend

DSC_0066

A guest at the red carpet

Irene Namubiru on the red carpet

Irene Namubiru on the red carpet

Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening

Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening

DSC_0279

Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka after the screening

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Ugandan actor, Michael Wawuyo

DSC_0272

Daniella Mayanja, Chameleone and Meddie Sentongo

KCCA Boss,  Jennifer Musisi with entourage

KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi (c) with friends

DSC_0172

Roger Mugisha with some of the movie’s administrators

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Born in 1973 to Mr. and Mrs. Basheka, in the then Kigezi now Kabale district, Basheka soon began school at the tender age of 4 and it was not long after that both his teachers and parents noticed that he was a smart and diligent young man, with the knack for excellence at each and every subject he took beating even much older boys in his class.

While most teenagers are often driven by hormones, Basheka focused on academics at which he became exceptional.

Basheka attended Bukinda Secondary School for his O- level education and St Mary’s College Rushoroza for his A-level education. Both Schools are in Kabale district. He later graduated with an upper second class Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University.

He worked with Makerere University as an administrative assistant for about 4 years before crossing to the teaching as an assistant lecturer in the department of community education and extra mural studies. One year into his administrative assistant job, he enrolled for a Master’s degree in social sector planning and management at Makerere University sponsoring himself.

Immediately after submitting his dissertation and before he could graduate, he had enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management at Uganda Management Institute.

Upon completion of this course, he enrolled for a PhD by coursework and dissertation in Educational Management and Administration as a private sponsored student since the university could not give him a scholarship.

At the time he was pursuing a PhD, he also was undertaking a chartered institute of purchasing and supply professional course which he obtained in 2007 emerging as the third best student in Africa.

He subsequently joined Uganda Management Institute as a consultant (lecturer) upon which he rose to be the Head of Higher Degree Department. He was later to embark on his second Master’s degree in Management studies with specialization in Project Management which he obtained with distinction.

In 2008, he submitted his dissertation for the PhD in education Management and Administration. The examination of his thesis took almost two years and he was able to defend his work early 2010 but at this time, he had already made up his mind to embark on his second PhD in Political Science and Public Administration.

He obtained his letter of award for the doctorate in Makerere and the academic transcripts in October 2010 when he was travelling to start a semester for the second PhD in November 2010 at the department of political science and public administration at the University of Dar in Tanzania. This was a PhD by coursework and dissertation. He completed the coursework with a distinction (CGPA=4.6) making it a first class outcome.

On October 9th 2014, he defended his dissertation with the final verdict being an excellent work. The external and internal examiners had both recommended the award of PhD in Public Administration without any corrections.

His thesis was entitled “Public Procurement Governance And Administrative Efficiency: Evidence From Uganda”. If this is not the personification of excellence, I don’t know what it is!

The panel of examiners noted that his work was methodologically executed and findings were key for the field of Public Administration. Their final remarks read; “excellent work!”

Basheka’s research findings highlighted the importance of procurement values, processes, structures and mechanisms of improving administrative efficiency.

He proposesmeasures developing countries such as Uganda should put in place for public procurement processes to be streamlined and better service delivery realized.

His findings further indicate that the “degree of transparency in any government or public entity determines the effectiveness of the procurement process and systems.”

The study also expounds the concepts of governance, efficiency in procurement processes and its impact on development, socio-economic and political forces through identifying well-defined regulatory frameworks and procedures that are open to the public, provides clear, standardized tender documents, bidding and tender documentation and also provides for equal opportunity

His internal examiner ,at the University of Dar el salaam in Tanzania,Prof Mutahababasays in his report,  “During the last one year, I have been an external examiner of two PhD dissertations from two foreign universities, both of which were good but none matches this piece of work.”

This comes at the heels of Prof. Basheka’s Fellowship Award by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (FCIPS), the highest grade of CIPS membership.

Achievements 

The Fellowship recognised his outstanding achievement, knowledge and experience in procurement and supply and his immense passion, drive and determination to advance the profession for the public good.

Basheka now holds 2 Doctorates; one in Public Administration, and another in Educational Administration, Planning and Management.

Married with two children, Basheka also has two distinctive Masters Degrees (one in Social Sector Planning and Management and another in Project Management). He has two Postgraduate Diplomas (in Project planning and Management and the Chartered institute of Purchasing and Supply).

He is also a Visiting Professor at the Tuffloap Graduate School of Leadership at the University of Limpopo in South Africa and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

He was formerly Head of Higher Degrees at Uganda Management Institute where he coordinated the department’s PhD in Management and Administration.

He was an editor of the Uganda Journal of Management and Public Policy studies. He is also an editor in chief of the Journal of Public Procurement and contract management. Has edited the 2014 special issue of the Journal of Public Administration (JOPA).

He has extensively published book chapters and journal articles in refereed local and international Journals within his areas of academic competence and specialisations. He has extensively travelled and made presentations at regional and global conferences within his areas of specialty and is a member of several regional and global journals.

He was formerly at the forefront of designing and implementing graduate programmes at Uganda Management Institute where he worked as the Head of Higher Degrees and coordinated the department’s PhD in Management and Administration. Today he is the Dean, School of Business And Management at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU).

His passion for graduate education already has seen UTAMU with several high quality graduate programmes. Students who have since joined these programmes attest to their robustnessand UTAMU is the choice for graduate education in this country. With excellent supervisors and the youngest management team, the university is a force to reckon with. The university has excellent faculty of Basheka’s caliber.

Basheka’s contribution to the graduate education has seen him supervisor several graduate students and externally examine several for local and international universities. His contribution in the procurement discipline has seen him win numerous local and international accolades.

Notable among them are; the ‘Academic and Professional Research Award’, the global Pierre De Celles Award in 2009, best paper on public procurement corruption and the Afola award in 2007 after coming in 3rd best student in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in Africa.

By Harriet R. Ayebare

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