Saturday July 7, 2018
By Aiden Graw
Muni Girls’ Secondary School from Arua in Northern Uganda has emerged victorious in the third edition of the Stanbic National Schools Championship, following a highly competitive finale held in Kampala at Africana Hotel.
The four regional finalists who made it to the grand finale included: Muni Girls’ Secondary School, Mengo Senior School, Nakanyonyi Senior Secondary School and Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School. The finalists were tasked to create businesses, present their business plans and explain the sustainability of their business.
While commenting on this year’s competition, Stanbic Bank’s Chief Executive, Patrick Mweheire said, “Stanbic Bank believes that investing in education is a critical vehicle to fostering development in the country. This has been a fantastic competition and the entire programme has shown us the budding entrepreneurship potential in the country. Uganda has over the recent past been hailed as the World’s most entrepreneurial country. However, according to recent studies by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), almost 10% of Ugandans started a business in 2015 yet a fifth of individuals aged 18-64 also discontinued a business in the same year and most business don’t last more than their third year. Young entrepreneurs in particular have generally low growth expectations while few innovate or vary product lines. The National Schools Championships project under this year’s theme, ‘empowering the job creators of tomorrow’ was meant to stretch students to think outside the box beyond just job hunting after school. We can confidently say that after these five months, the students understand the importance of being innovative to create jobs.”
6,000 students from 60 schools across the country took part in this year’s Stanbic National Schools Competition including both Government and private Schools. Students were taken through different stages in the competition including class room tests, oral quizzes, Essay competition, debate competition and finally a business skilling competition all set around financial literacy, life skills, logic, business and entrepreneurship.
The key note speaker, the NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba said, “According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), unemployment rate in Uganda increased to 2.1% in 2017 from 2% in 2016. The rate has averaged 2.38% from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all-time high of 3.5% in 2002 and a record low of 0.94% in 1991. In addition, every year, over 400,000 young people graduate from tertiary institutions and join the hunt for jobs in a labour market that does not have much to offer. It is therefore imperative that we change strategy and work towards skilling young people so they are not fully dependent on employment but can be able to start sustainable businesses. This will go a long way not only in empowering them but also in growing our economy.”
FUFA GUIDES SC VILLA ON ITS ELECTIONS
FUFA has written to Sc Villa guiding them on the elections they were set to hold this month.
In a communication to its Member and signed off by the FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, the local soccer governing body directed SC Villa to follow the FUFA Statutes for guidance on holding the elections.
Part of the letter reads;
The FUFA Statutes (Art. 18 par 1, 4, 5 & 6) provides for the Members of FUFA to be subordinate to FUFA and that their (Member) Statutes and amendments thereof shall only come into force after the approval of FUFA.
It has come to the observation of FUFA that Sports Club Villa, intends to organise elections of its bodies.
FUFA has further observed that the member is in contravention of the FUFA Statutes;
In order to ensure good governance, protect the interests of Sports Club Villa and return to normalcy, FUFA hereby requires the following;
1) A comprehensive review, approval and/or ratification by FUFA of the Statutes of the Member before elections of the bodies of the said Member may proceed to be organised
2) That the process of review, approval and/or ratification of the Statutes by FUFA and election of the bodies of the member are completed by 31st December 2018.
The letter further reads;
In order to ensure continued management of the day-to-day business of the Member, FUFA shall continue to recognize the current President and management of the Member until elections in accordance with the FUFA approved and/or ratified Member Statues are concluded but in any case not later than 31st December 2018
FUFA will avail legal guidance in the process of the comprehensive review of the Member Statutes.
As a member of FUFA, kindly note that non-compliance may lead to sanctions as provided for in the FUFA Statutes.
CRESTED CRANES SQUAD SUMMONED FOR 2018 CECAFA WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP IN RWANDA
Saturday 07/07/2018 – Non Residential training at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo. Time: 3:00 pm Uganda National women team has been summoned to start preparations for the 2018
Faridah Bulega is the Head Coach assisted by Edward Kaziba. Jaames Magala is the Goalkeeping coach while Olive Mbekeka is the fitness trainer.
The squad has the following players.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website