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BTI Students on strike, demand immediate sack of their principal

On monday early morning the students of Buhimba Technical Institute -B.T.I in newly created Kikuube district went on strike in demand for immediate sack of their principal.

Students accuse their Principal Akooki Anyomo failure to organize practical training, provide them with safety wears, account for computers that were stolen from the school recently and conduct auto CAD lectures. 

Students also say last year when they went on strike, they were promised the principal to be transferred, howbeit when they reported back this year in first term they were shocked to find him in the Institute premises.
One of the students whose names are withheld told our reporter that the same issues remained unresolved which has forced them to strike and demand for immediate sack of the principal.

Ugandan, Dr Mwebaza appointed to head UN climate technology centre

Makerere University’s former Head of Commercial law and Deputy Dean of School of law  Dr. Rose Mwebaza of Uganda has been appointed the new Director of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN), the implementation arm of the UN Framework Convention on climate change Technology Mechanism.

A statement from Copenhagen says Dr Mwebaza takes to the institution her 20 years of experience on a wide range of climate change, environment and sustainable development issues.

Lets use the Airlines to facilitate tourism and trade, says Museveni

Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked Ugandans to use the newly launched Uganda Airlines to boost tourism and trade.

The mighty Uganda Airlines which controlled East and Central Africa in 1970s wa PS rejuvenated early this year.

Today marks the rejuvenated Uganda Airlines inaugural flight since it’s collapse.

Uganda gov’t halts proposed power project on Uhuru falls

 Cabinet has halted the proposed construction of the 360 mega Watts power project on Uhuru falls that is few meters from the Murchison Falls.

The Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities Minister, Professor, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed the cabinet decision at the weekly cabinet briefing at government owned Uganda Media Centre.

The decision comes months after environmental activists launched the save Murchison falls campaign, which brought together political leaders, hoteliers, environmentalists and tour operators.

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.