Tecno Uganda partners with MTN Uganda and Startimes donated computers to five schools

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Tecno Uganda and partners MTN Uganda and Starttimes have donated computers to five schools in Mukono district. The donation comes from proceeds of the second edition of a charity event organised by Tecno dubbed, “Heroes of Colour”. The charity event is organized in collaboration with partners to raise awareness about various causes. The event that took place in September 2018 under the theme Digitazing the future.                                    Shiva Zhong, Managing Director Tecno Uganda. The…

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Embrace Forensic technology to combat crime – Maj. Gen. Sabiiti

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The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi has welcomed a move to introduce Forensic Medicine Science to help in the fight against crimes in the East African region. “Uganda Police is a key stakeholder in the administration of justice and thus seeks to extensively utilize forensic techniques and approaches in the course of criminal investigations,” Maj. Gen. Sabiiti made the remarks while representing the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Okoth Ochola at an Awareness Forensic Medicine and Science workshop held at Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala. The four…

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Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded a honorary Doctorate of Laws by Nkumba University.

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Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded a honorary Doctorate of Laws by Nkumba University. This was during the University’s 22 Graduation ceremony themed “25 years of academic excellence and professionalism” held Saturday, 26 October 2019. She lauded the government for liberalising education citing an example of Nkumba University Nwhich has enabled many Ugandans and foreigners to have a chance to access university education. She further urged the graduands to make use of what they have learned and not only look for jobs but also create them.

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Former Foes Fresh Kid and Minister Nakiwala Kiyingi join Hands to Fight Street Kids Vice in Kampala

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By Daniels N. Tatya The public figures-Minister Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi and Patrick Ssenyonjo aka Fresh Kid launched the fight street kids off Kampala roads mid this week at Kampala Parents School where the kid star goes for his elementary education. Months ago the new rapper on the block-Fresh kid, cried out to the public to stand with him after Minister of Youth and Children Nakiwala Kiyingi said that the 7-year old singer should be focusing on his education instead of making a career out of music. Fresh Kid became an…

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The Unfortunate 2019 UMA Trade Fair show .

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OPINION Companies from both manufacturers and service providers and suppliers might be contemplating different avenues of product exhibitions other than the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) trade fair. very poor organisation. First there was daily intended power (Electricity) issues; then the trade fair attendees were mainly primary and secondary going students who do not have purchasing power and lastly; the gates to the trade fair grounds would close very early to the disadvantage of foods and beverages service providers. According to one of the exhibitors who preferred not to be mentioned…

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Kadaga demands better funding for vocational institutions

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has demanded government to increase funding to vocational schools and also promised to solicit funding and support for the vocational Institutes in Uganda. This, she said, while officiating at the first graduation ceremony of Basoga Nsadhu Memorial Technical Institute on Thursday, 24 October, 2019 in Busiki, Namutumba District. “I promise to work with the MPs and government to solicit funding and support internationally and locally from the government and other stakeholders to improve the quality of our schools so that they are well equipped,”…

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OPINION: Makerere University woes will not be solved unless the powers that be listen to alternative views.

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BY Mwambutsya Ndebesa First of all there is a policy challenge. The private sponsorship scheme started without a policy framework. Up to now there is no policy of private sponsorship at public Universities in Uganda. How does a university be public and private at the same time? There should be a policy to clearly define this private and yet public status of a University? Two, there is a governance problem. The highest governing body is the University council. In my opinion this council should be an independent body composed of…

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Police intercept thugs, more than 160 phones recovered

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Police in Bujjuko yesterday intercepted thugs who had robbed people in Kawempe. The arrest follows a phone call from Kawempe, Lugoba Police that the thugs had robbed the area and proceeded to Mityana Rd, the OC Bujuuko together with LDUs responded immediately and intercepted the said thugs as they were proceeding towards Nswanjere LCI and Jezza where they werr intercepted. The thugs were intercepted in a motor vehicle reg no UBE 631H Toyota Alex. However, one thug took off and one was arrested. The thug who was arrested was identified…

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SFC STARTS BI-ANNUAL FITNESS TESTS

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The Commander of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces’ (UPDF) Special Forces Command (SFC), Maj Gen James Birungi has on October 23, 2019 launched Combat Fitness Test (CFT) meant to be conducted bi-annually by all troops of SFC and the Police Presidential Guard (PPG) Part of the activities of the launch included a 20 km walk by Officers and Militants of SFC and PPG from Entebbe State House Simba gate to Kasenyi Training School via Entebbe town, Kabale village and Abaita Babiiri. “Today is the launch of this exercise at SFC headquarters.…

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BOBI WINE IS AN ENEMY OF THE PROGRESS

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Museveni says Bobi Wine is an enemy of Uganda: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called his leading critic, musician-turned-politician, Bobi Wine, as an “enemy of the country’s prosperity”, in an interview with the BBC. The 36-year-old, affectionately known as the “ghetto president” has been a thorn in the side of Mr Museveni since his election as MP in 2017. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, recently declared that he would challenge Mr Museveni, 75, for the presidency in the 2021 election. He is the leader of The People…

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