Isaac Sebakijje

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Bridging capacity gap in EAC hospitality sector

Alpine Center, the Swiss Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management, in collaboration with Boma International Hospitality College of Kenya will be launching the first Swiss hotel and tourism school in Africa based in Nairobi next month. The school will be focusing on providing graduates with...

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Bridging capacity gap in EAC hospitality sector

Alpine Center, the Swiss Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management, in collaboration with Boma International Hospitality College of Kenya will be launching the first Swiss hotel and tourism school in Africa based in Nairobi next month.  The school will be focusing on providing...

Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Africa needs new mindset for agriculture development

A Presidential Adviser in Uganda, Rose Zimulinda’s recent comment in a Ugandan newspaper pointed out how the 23rd Ordinary AU Heads of State Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, was not excited about discussing agriculture. I feel that despite other pressing political and security...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

PPPs not a threat to basic services

Editor, I wish to respond to Isaac Sebakijje’s article “Why PPPs are crucial for regional integration” (The New Times, December 23).I think that the reason people take to the streets is not because of lack of infrastructure, but because their fundamental rights are at stake...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Why PPPs are crucial for regional integration

Public Private Partnership (PPP) is simply a  relationship between a private sector company and a contracting government agency for the purpose of completing a project that serves the public such as building and maintaining highways, water and sewer systems, railways, airports, seaports, even...

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

East African universities should not be begging from governments

I am commenting on the headline article which was published in The Daily Monitor of Uganda on Thursday August 22, 2013. It was entitled “Get us land investor, Makerere begs Museveni”. In that national paper, it was reported that the Vice Chancellor of the famous Makerere University...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Toll roads is the way to go

There is an increasing involvement of the private sector in long-term funding, delivery, operation and maintenance of road assets worldwide. In Sub Saharan Africa, South Africa is a leader in adopting this evolution.The country continues to build toll roads as a way of enhancing its already good...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

USA models sustainable economic partnership in East Africa

While the BRICS, European and Middle Eastern countries have contributed tremendously in jumpstarting the hailed African economic progress, East Africa welcomes the United States to be a part of this history because there is a reservoir of goodwill that America enjoys on the continent.It has been...

Sunday, July 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Language, communication skills shape the tourism sector

IT IS important that staff members in the hospitality and tourism industry are fully trained in language and communication skills. They must be comfortable with the language they use to interact with customers. In a property such as hotel or resort, there are many departments such as housekeeping,...

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rating hotels and restaurants – what it means

Simply put, classification and ratings of hotels, lodges, motels, tented camps, villas, cottages and serviced apartments and restaurants are a winning formula for the owners, guests and the tourism industry. Until now, hotels and restaurants have been classifying themselves without standards....

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Domestic and eco-tourism: A win-win formula for sustainable tourism industry

THE FIVE East Africa Community partner states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi have so much in common that unification of the region makes a lot of sense.  With the prospects of continued tourism growth in East Africa, the region is now marketed as a single tourist target....

Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Budget hotels the key to unlocking domestic tourism potential

The hospitality industry is reported to be booming in most of the Sub Saharan Africa and governments are positioning their countries to reap the economic benefits that come with such growth. The tourism sector remains a major source of foreign exchange for many countries in the region. Historically...

Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Diversifying the hospitality and tourism industry

Over the years, regional countries have attracted thousands of tourists.  Presently, the East African Community has embarked on a strategy to promote the region as one single tourist destination. This is a very progressive shift that is leading to the harmonisation of hospitality and tourism...

Friday, January 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Why Africans praise foreigners than their brothers?

(Reactions to a story “Why Obama cannot be more Kenyan than the Kenyans” – The Sunday Times)Editor,I wish to thank Allan for reminding us how my fellow East Africans praise someone who even fights the African values, remember the outstanding warning that Uganda’s President...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 12:00 AM

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