You may fool all the people some time, you can even fool some of the people all the time. But you can not fool all the people all the time.
KCCA marks its fifth year at the helm of City management this coming April 2016. We look back to the past years with gratefulness and are humbled to see the big strides made in the transformation of this City. Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT KCCA @ 5
In April, 2016, KCCA marked its fifth year at the helm of Kampala City management. The last five years of the constitutionally rebranded version of City Hall structures have been reviewed with mixed feelings from a cross section of city dwellers, including the rest of the Ugandans who merely sprint through as they run their day-to-day activities. Pundits have even asserted that the recent landslide triumph of the Opposition leaders in Kampala vis-à-vis the ruling NRM, hugely had a bearing on how the city had been managed or mismanaged in the last few years.
The five year mark commemoration, however, also comes with an air of praise as well – Continue reading How KCCA Is Tackling The Hitches While Modernizing The City
…Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Jesus is our High Priest forever. This “forever” aspect changes the way we are blessed and how we receive our blessings from God. As our High Priest, Jesus represents us before God. Since His priesthood is after the order of Melchizedek, which is one of righteousness, His righteousness becomes our righteousness forever. This means that we are forever righteous in God’s eyes!
And because He will never die, but continue as our High Priest forever, we have an everlasting righteousness, not merely a here-today-gone-tomorrow righteousness based on our works. No, we have a perpetual and everlasting righteousness because Jesus is our High Priest forever.
This also means that blessings are perpetually on your head because the Bible says that blessings are on the head of the righteous (Proverbs 10:6), and you are righteous forever! Continue reading Jesus’ High Priesthood Is Forever
On his website, Mohammed Dewji wrote, “I have been blessed and I am very proud of the success of my company, MeTL, but with this success and the subsequent wealth comes responsibility. God blesses some people with wealth and it is the duty of these people to redistribute this wealth to less fortunate people and contribute to humanity. I have great pride in being able to say through both MeTL and the Mo Dewji Foundation, we are achieving this. I believe in putting money back into my country first and foremost. Tanzania is where I make my money, it is my home and Tanzanians are my people and therefore my priority.” It speaks volumes about what kind of man Dewji is, yet it still is just a tip of the iceberg. Continue reading How Immigrant Turned Himself Into Tanzania’s Richest Man
Pastors cannot be turned into villains for rightly putting their hand where they put their labor.
Shepherding is a calling but it is also a job. Is it strange that when I pray for my people to get successful, they bless me in turn.
“I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly,” said Folorunsho Alakija during a motivational talk.
Alakija, who, according to Forbes is one of the most powerful women in the world, apparently made the disclosure while addressing students at the University of Lagos during a ceremony to mark the 2014 UN International Youths Day.
“You do not have to have a university education to be able to make it; so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap,” she continued.
In fact, Alakija pursued secretarial studies and fashion design as a young woman. But she did not ever despise her days of small beginnings – because this is exactly where her journey would begin. Today, this mother of four is the richest self-made woman in Africa and one of just two female billionaires on the continent.
The exact cause of the endless fights and bickering(s) in Uganda’s music circles is hard to put your hands on. What we know for sure, however, is that it always revolves about how the superstars – “music stakeholders” – tend to zealously mark [and hold on to] their territories, so to speak — to make it deliberately impossible for [their] competition to supplant them.Continue reading The Rationale of Beef In Uganda’s Music Industry
Reginald Abraham Mengi is considered a pioneer of corporate social responsibility in Tanzania. He contributes his time and resources to poverty eradication and economic empowerment schemes for youths, women, and other disadvantaged members of society, including the disabled. For more than 18 years he has hosted luncheons for over 5,000 people with disabilities. In his capacity as a United Nations World Food Programme “End Hunger” Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr. Mengi has successfully supported a national scheme to provide school children with free meals. The initiative has enhanced school enrollment and attendance. Also an environmentalist, since 1987, Mr. Mengi has supported a campaign to reforest Mount Kilimanjaro. The initiative has led to over twenty four million trees being planted on the slopes of Africa’s tallest peak.
As a matter of fact, in 2012, The Dar es Salaam Religious Leaders Committee granted him The Business for Peace Award for his support of a society without religious, racial or ethnic discrimination. This is exactly how to define the man in the person of Reginald Abraham Mengi. He has lived his life with such immense humility notwithstanding that he is reputed to be one of the richest men in East Africa.
In 2013, Forbes magazine ranked Dr. Mengi as the 34th richest man in all of Africa [in 2014 he was the 45th richest]. The unique part in all this is the fact that to the tycoon himself is the fact that money is not all that matters. Continue reading How Tanzania’s Reginald Mengi Survived Hunger To Become His Country’s Top Philanthropist
According to Forbes Magazine, he is the wealthiest individual in Uganda and the East African Community and he does admit to owning at least a quarter of the buildings in Kampala’s Central Business District. In November 2013, he was reported to be the 24th wealthiest individual in Africa. But as of February 2015, Forbes magazine reckons him a prestigious 1638th billionaire of the World’s richest men, with an estimated net worth of US$1.12 billion.
Forbes talks of Ruparelia as one of Uganda’s largest property owners through his Ruparelia Group which he chairs, being the majority shareholder in the companies of the group.
His status today is, in fact, worlds apart from the days when he lived in a refugee camp and made a living driving a taxicab on the streets of London.