By Keefa Nuwahereza Victoria University has this morning installed a new Chancellor, Prof. John Opuda-Asibo. Prof. Opuda is a scholar of national and international repute and is the third Chancellor at the University. “He joins the University at a critical moment and brings to bear his expertise, wide-reach, experience and knowledge that will ensure that the University remains the top private institution in Uganda,” a release from the University that is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies read. He is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine Degree Makerere University, and also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and a PhD in Microbiology, Epidemiology and Public Health, both from the University of Minnesota, USA. His Public Health training has provided him with multi-sectoral k
By Our Reporter The Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has summoned the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo, to explain circumstances under which Anti-terrorism policemen attacked businessman Sudhir Ruparelia’s son Rajiv Ruparelia in Kololo last week, with intent to harm him. Speaker Kadaga’s summons came on Wednesday after Kasilo County Member of Parliament,Elijah Okupa, raised the matter on the floor of Parliament. “Last week we heard about the people who wanted to kidnap Mr Rajiv Ruparelia when he was walking but was only saved by his dogs. We have been waiting for the Minister of Internal Affairs to tell us who those people are because in the videos we saw they were dressed in police uniform,” Okupa said. He added that the incident was captured on CCTV
By Keefa Nuwahereza The family of Kampala Mogul Sudhir Ruparelia woke to shock on Friday morning following a brutal attack against his son Rajiv Ruparelia, by men dressed on police attire. https://youtu.be/h4vt2k3sLXo CCTV footage shows Rajiv Ruparelia leaving his father's residence shortly before the attack According to credible sources, Rajiv survived being assassinated by a group of yet to be identified people said to be police or guards dressed like policemen, who attacked him early morning as he left his father’s residence to go jogging with his two dogs. https://eagle.co.ug/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/WhatsApp-Video-2020-07-17-at-11.31.09.mp4?_=1 It is said that as soon as he had walked a few meters from the gate, the guards in the neighbourhood heard him yelling for
By Keefa Nuwahereza The court of Appeal on Tuesday morning dismissed an appeal that had been filed by Bank of Uganda, contesting a 2019 ruling by High Court Justice David K. Wangutusi, in which he ruled that Bank of Uganda had no legal capacity to sue Sudhir Ruparelia on behalf of Crane Bank, which was under receivership. The Matter arose from a case filed by BoU against Sudhir in 2016, alleging that the tycoon and others had pocketed Shs397Bn from Crane Bank prior to its being wound up and sold to dfcu Bank. When Justice Wangutusi dismissed the case with costs after BoU lawyers failed to adduce enough evidence to back up their allegations, BoU officials decided to appeal the ruling, which resulted into the dismissal of their Appeal today by the a Panel of thre...
By Counsel Julius Galisonga As a child, whenever my dad used to give me less pocket money or cancelled some items off shopping list, I viewed him as unreasonable. Sometimes he’d pull out a huge bundle of cash and just pull out a little, much less than I wanted and gave me. To me then, he was a stingy guy. As a parent, I’ve not bought every toy, shoe or fancy things as my kids ask, not necessarily that am unreasonable but because there are decisions I make with due considerations of all circumstances. This is the situation facing employers and the employees in the immediate aftermath of Covid-19. Only pragmatism on the part of both parties will keep their relationship lasting. Let’s take the example of Sanyu FM employees. Sanyu FM, which is part of Ruparel
By Keefa Nuwahereza David Bahati, the Minister for Economic Planning, ordered for the arrest of a journalist identified as Ronald Bagyenda after he posted the ‘State House’ like crib which the Minister allegedly built in Kabale district. The swanky multibillion crib which led to Bagyenda’s arrest is located in Ndorwa East constituency, which the Minister also represents as Member of Parliament. Minister David Bahati's crib However, apart from Minister Bahati, there are several other celebrities, tycoons and government officials who own swanky cribs that are worth hundreds of millions of shillings who we have unveiled in this first part of the Elite Rich List. They include but are not limited to the following; Sudhir Ruparelia Officially, Dr
By Keefa NuwaherezaRuparelia Group owned Victoria University has done what no other private University in Uganda has ever done before; that is directly linking the education and training, research, innovations, inventions and other academic programs of the Indian curriculum with Uganda's. Victoria University has done this by signing Letters of Intent with 16 Universities in Gujarat, India, with which they will undertake student exchange programs,exchange lecturers, researchers, boost startups and engage in other academic projects together. Under the same arrangement students in Uganda will have several scholarships at Victoria University to go and study at Universities that have signed the letters of Intent, chief among which is Gujarat University, which is running a resear
By Keefa Nuwahereza Untold pomp and glamour engulfed Kampala mogul Sudhir Ruparelia's Kingdom Kampala Mall on Friday, as a group of Chinese investors opened the first ever global supermarket in Uganda. Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia and Chinese investors open the Shopping Union Supermarket The business facility, which has since been named Shopping Union Supermarket, is an umbrella organisation that brings together several traders in various commodities, who will be operating under one conglomerate. Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia with Chinese investors at Kingdom Kampala Mall Elite News has learnt that the Union Shopping Mall will not only bring together Chinese businessmen but also traders of other ethnicities who can abide by the regulations of the organization. The glamorous Kingdo...
By Keefa Nuwahereza Makindye East Member of Parliament Ibrahim Kasozi and other MPs on the Committee on Commissions for Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) have been cited in a plot extort millions of shillings from city mogul Dr Sudhir Ruparelia. The Kasozi-led COSASE is investigating the acquisition of Departed Asians' Properties and want to ask Sudhir questions regarding how he acquired some properties under investigation. COSASE summon for Sudhir Ruparelia But it is said that instead of summoning Sudhir through the normal procedures that Parliament usually follows when summoning people, Kasozi and COSASE summoned him through the media, something that is very unusual.A document seen by this website dated December 3, 2019, signed by Ibrahim Kasozi, indicat