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One rich man’s advice to fresh graduates

 

ARTICLE SUMMARY: In a keynote address at the graduation ceremony of Makerere University Business School, a leading businessman tells grandaunts to “postpone the comforts of today by setting up businesses that will provide jobs and profit for tomorrow”.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Patrick Bitature is the proprietor of Simba Telecom and one of Uganda's richest men.

To the Chancellor of Makerere University, Vice Chancellor, members of the Board of MUBS, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, the graduates of this academic year:

The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you’ to MUBS for giving me the distinguished honor of inviting me to give the keynote speech today. I am indeed humbled by the gesture and accept it with a great deal of humility. I wish I were one of you graduating here today, instead of a 50 year old man, giving a speech, you will certainly have forgotten when you wake up – from your hangover tomorrow.

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One rich man’s advice to fresh graduates

ARTICLE SUMMARY: In a keynote address at the graduation ceremony of Makerere University Business School, a leading businessman tells grandaunts to “postpone the comforts of today by setting up businesses that will provide jobs and profit for tomorrow”.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Patrick Bitature is the proprietor of Simba Telecom and one of Uganda's richest men.

To the Chancellor of Makerere University, Vice Chancellor, members of the Board of MUBS, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, the graduates of this academic year:

The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you’ to MUBS for giving me the distinguished honor of inviting me to give the keynote speech today. I am indeed humbled by the gesture and accept it with a great deal of humility. I wish I were one of you graduating here today, instead of a 50 year old man, giving a speech, you will certainly have forgotten when you wake up – from your hangover tomorrow.

Read more: One rich man’s advice to fresh graduates

Stretching to the next ‘career level’

By CHRISTINE MAGALA

General employment trends

  • There is a ‘career crisis’: mismatch between professionalism and occupation
  • Diminishing public sector
  • Circulation of traditional professional jobs and rising of new careers
  • The expansion of service industry

Read more: Stretching to the next ‘career level’

How to salvage Uganda’s sinking poultry industry

MUHAMMAD K. MAYANJA

It is disheartening to learn that as a country Uganda is soon surrendering the few remaining jobs in the poultry industry to foreigners due to the adulteration of chicken feeds on the Ugandan market. Flavia Nalubega reported in the Daily Monitor of Wednesday 22, August 2012, that low quality feeds were killing Uganda’s chicken trade. Owing to poor quality feeds mixed with sand, Uganda is producing malnourished and small chicken, forcing poultry dealers to opt for imports which are relatively cheap and of high quality.

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One full year after campus, I still cannot afford food

By NULIAT NABBOSA

“If security after death was guaranteed,” Says Muhsin Odong, “I would have departed this world. With all the competence embedded with me, accumulated in almost two decades of intensive schooling and sacrifice, I remain too short to touch even the most basic of the basic necessities – food.”

Read more: One full year after campus, I still cannot afford food