Elizabeth Namuli

Elizabeth Namuli

Health & Fitness: Staying Active Is Key To A Positive Mindset

With the start of the New Year, many people have made resolutions to improve their health and fitness. While having specific health and fitness goals in mind is excellent, many people don’t have access to quality facilities and instructors to help them reach their goals.

The lack of professional instructors usually leads to people quitting their fitness and health goals or ultimately resulting in burnout, failure, or injury if one insists on chasing these goals without the help of a gym instructor.

Because of this, Speke Resort and Conference Centre has rolled out different packages at the Speke Resort Wellness Center. The Speke Resort Wellness Centre has a gym, an Olympic size swimming pool, the spa, a fitness centre, a sports centre (two glass-backed squash courts) and kids’ activities.

The gym caters to people of all ages and fitness levels, whether you are extremely athletic or just need a little exercise. You can stay in shape and keep fit with their fitness classes, running tracks and fully equipped gym. There’s something for everybody.

“Staying active is key to a positive mindset. Speke Resort has a range of activities to help you rejuvenate. Make every day count by spending time dedicated to your wellness. Stay safe, stay strong,” Speke Resort said in an email to its customers.

Last year, the government of Uganda, through the Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng, announced it had eased restrictions on mass gatherings, gyms, massage parlors, and salons as part of the phased lifting of the COVID19 lockdown.

Service providers in this category including Speke Resort responded by adhering to the laid out standard operating procedures (SOPs) and health guidelines. This is to protect their customers and staff from COVID19.

Speke Resort & Conference Centre also offers you the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities together with the finest conference and business meeting location in East Africa.

COVID19: Kampala Parents’ School Sets Pupils’ Recruitment Interview Dates

Parents and pupils who are interested in joining Kampala Parents’ School in the incoming academic year but missed the November and December 2020 interviews have another chance this month to be interviewed.

This comes after Kampala Parents School announced new dates on which parents and guardians can bring their children to be interviewed and assessed before being enrolled in the school community.

“The Principal of Kampala Parents' School Informs all interested parents that admissions for 2021 intake are still on from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm,” the school announced.

The interview dates are Monday, 11th January, Friday, 22 January and Saturday 30th January 2021. The interviews and assessment are purely academic and will be conducted by highly trained teachers.

While the government hasn’t pronounced when it will be reopening schools following the closure of all education centres countrywide in March by President Yoweri Museveni as a means of combating Coronavirus, Kampala Parents School and other schools are optimistic that it will happen soon.

Kampala Parents mission, according to management, is to instil qualities of good leadership, sound moral judgment, self-discipline, a pluralistic outlook, and civic responsibility to distinguish each child as a responsible individual.

Uganda To Buy COVID19 Vaccine From UK's AstraZeneca

A meeting held on Saturday, January 2021 by the National Task Force on Covid19 chaired by President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe agreed to buy the COVID19 vaccine from AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. The decision to use AstraZeca is based on recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee.

Dr. Diana Atwine, the Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, who made the revelation in a publically share press statement, said Uganda will also explore other traditional vaccine options such as one from China when they receive approval from the World Health Organizations.

"Access of the vaccine will be done in an equittable manner starting with the most vulnerable and those at more risk," Dr. Atwine said. She was directed to initiate preparation to ensure readiness to receive and distribute the vaccine to Ugandans.

The meeting noted that there has been a surge in reported cases of COVID19 within the country, rising to 22, 000 cases during the three months; necessitating an urgent need for access to vaccines.

Uganda will participate in the Global COVAX initiative for COVID19 vaccine access and has already submitted an application to this effect. The application has been accepted by the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI).

PHOTOS: When Noor’s Restaurant Opened At Kingdom Kampala

A new restaurant, Noor’s Restaurant, has opened its door to Kampala dwellers at Kingdom Kampala mall, a plush rental property located on Nile Avenue, Nakasero Hill, in Kampala, Uganda.

The fast-food restaurant was launched on 31st December 2020 by businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia. In his address, the businessman urged Ugandans to stay safe and look after themselves from Coronavirus pandemic.

The businessman said that 2020 has been a tough year for individuals and collectively as a nation but said the country will come out of it stronger together.

Noor’s Restaurant is owned by Noor Hashim who is the daughter of Dr Mohammed Hashim from Egypt. Noor's Restaurant menu includes Egyptian cuisines.

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