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Francis creates an app to make work easy for students and lecturers of Kyambogo University

Francis creates an app to make work easy for students and lecturers of Kyambogo University. 

Francis makes Kyambogo University app for freshers.

Francis says that he made this app with the love for the students mostly freshers.

Uganda slams report Huawei helped spy on Bobi Wine

Uganda on Friday denied a report that employees of Chinese telecom giant Huawei had aided a domestic spying operation targeting pop star turned opposition icon Bobi Wine.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Huawei technicians helped Ugandan authorities use spyware to intercept Wine’s Skype and WhatsApp communications.

Gov’t set to introduce national roaming as rural areas struggle with network

National roaming refers to agreements among operators to use each other’s network to provide services in geographic areas where they have no coverage.

For instance, MTN will be expected provide signal coverage to UTL subscribers or any other network that isn’t covered by their service providers.

According to the guidelines, it will be a licensing condition for all telecoms to roam nationally and reduce on areas that don’t have networks.

Online procurement in key govt agencies fails to start

Online procurement in key government agencies that was planned to start in August has failed to kick off.

Ten government agencies were expected to start the online procurement on Thursday as the first step to move government procurement from manual system which is prone to corruption.

Sylvia Kirabo, Public Procurement, and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) spokesperson told URN they have not been able to use the online platform.

Entebbe expressway toll-paying technology expected very soon

The procurement of road tolling equipment for the Entebbe Expressway is ongoing, to pave the way for full-scale utilization of the facility. This is according to Edward Ssimbwa, the commissioner for Public Infrastructure at the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The four-lane toll highway road has been open to all motorable traffic at no cost for the past one year despite agreements that subject the road to tolling as a mechanism of earning money for repayment of a loan obtained from the Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of China.

Mbale set to generate power from waste

The mayor of Mbale Municipal Council, Mr Mutwalibi Mafabi Zandya, has said the waste–to-energy project is in its advanced stages. 
The project aims at turning waste into electricity that will be connected to national grid.

“This is good development and implementation is in advanced stages. We want to see the town free from garbage menace,” he said on Saturday.
Mr Mafabi added that the initiative will address the perennial power blackout in the town.

Uganda set to regulate digital transport networks

Government plans to license and regulate special transport networks that operate through online digital applications. Some of the online transport networks currently operating on the Ugandan market include Safe Boda, bold previously known as Taxify, Uber, Friendship Taxi, Quick Taxi and Mondo Ride.

The travel options came with the advancement in technology, giving members of the public an opportunity and convenience to request for rides in the comfort of their different locations, through the use of mobile phones. But they took the country by storm, yet drastically changed the face of the transport industry.

Uganda Broadcasters faulted for failing to stand up to UCC

Members of Parliament have faulted the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for failing to counter unfair directives and policies by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

The matter came up yesterday when a team of NAB officials led by Vice chairperson Peter Ssematimba was  appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human rights to answer to cases of rights violations of Journalists, UCC directives and poor pay for journalists by media houses.

DOWN AND OUT : Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp down across the world

FACEBOOK, Instagram and WhatsApp have stopped working for some users across the UK and Europe in an ongoing three-hour outage.

Tens of thousands of users have complained that the apps and websites will no longer load content, including statuses, photos and videos. WhatsApp users say messages aren’t sending or receiving.

Safaricom boss ‘Bob Collymore’ dies at 61 after long cancer fight

 | Bob Collymore died early today, Safaricom PLC has announced.

“Our beloved CEO Bob Collymore has passed. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, our colleagues, partners and the nation at large,” Safaricom stated. He has been battling cancer.

Safaricom is a listed mobile network operator, the largest telecommunications provider in Kenya, and one of the most profitable companies in the East and Central African region.

Uganda gov’t falls out with UTL administrator Bemanya Twebaze

The State Minister for Investment and Privatization, has in a new twist of events written to the Attorney General to apply to the court for orders replacing Bemanya Twebaze as the Administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL).

In a letter dated June 26, 2019, Anite said that government has encountered considerable difficulty dealing with the Administrator and completely lost confidence in his ability to continue serving the role of UTL Administrator.

Truck drivers to face refresh driving courses – RLDTA

Truck drivers are to undergo a refresher driving course in the next two months as one of ways of minimizing accidents, Baylon Kinene, the Chairperson of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transport Association (RLDTA) has revealed.

Kinene told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an interview that several accidents have been caused by truck inexperienced drivers handling and managing trucks. He says several truck drivers graduated from taxis out of the blue fond themselves cruising heavy vehicles.

Broadcasters not observing advertising standards – UCC

 Uganda Communications Commission-UCC is currently engaging electronic media operators on the need to observe the set advertising standards.

According to UCC, the advertising standards require that adverts shouldn’t exceed more than ten minutes within an hour on television and radio stations.

Uganda Parliament cancels OTT payment contract for MPs

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the cancellation of a contract that would see Parliament pay the Over the Top-OTT tax for legislators. Parliament had crafted an arrangement to pay the tax calculated at a monthly rate of 6,000 Shillings and provide 5GB data bundles for each of the 458 legislators.

According to bid documents, up to 198 million Shillings would be spent on the packages, for which MTN Uganda had been selected as the best bidder. But the plan met stern resistance from the public many of who condemned Members of Parliament for demonstrating selfishness by evading a tax they imposed on Ugandans.

High Court fixes hearing date for consolidated suits against UCC

High Court has set June 13 to hear consolidated suits challenging the directive by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC to thirteen media houses to suspend staff for alleged breach of the minimum broadcasting standards.

High Court Civil Division Judge, Lydia Mugambe will hear the consolidated suits filed by Uganda Journalists Association-UJA and city lawyers, Ronald Bwire and Henry Byansi, according to hearing notice issued on Monday morning.

Construction of Ayago hydro power still hangs in balance

The construction of the 840 Mega Watts Hydroelectric Power Plant on Victoria Nile in Ayaygo in Nwoya district still hangs in balance. Government signed an agreement with Mapa, a Turkish Construction firm to construct the dam in 2013 at the tune of US $1.970 billion.

The same year government awarded the contract to China Gezhouba Group but suspended the project in 2017 due to financial constraint. On Thursday, President Yoweri Museveni announced that government cannot fund the project because it intends to construct a railway line in the country.