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Friday, 31 October 2014 11:58 By Ronald Musoke
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Lady Justice Lilian Tibatemwa launches the two books on Intellectual Property at Protea Hotel, Kampala on Oct.28The government will over the coming months work to demystify the mystery surrounding intellectual property in Uganda according to a top official from the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB).

While closing an event during which two books on intellectual property were launched on Oct.28 in Kampala, Judy Obitre-Gama, the board secretary of URSB— the government agency in charge of regulating issues of intellectual property— said government is doing this to encourage innovation in the country.

Innovation, she said, is one of the key aspects of Vision 2040 which is the government’s blue print for guiding the country from a backward and poor country to a middle-income and prosperous nation.

Friday, 31 October 2014 07:08 By Julius Businge
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The Ministry of ICT through National Information Technology Authority Uganda has unveiled the National Information Security Advisory Group (NISAG) to provide complimentary advisory services to the Government of Uganda on issues concerning information security. Speaking at the inauguration of the team in Kampala on Oct. 30, the State Minister for ICT, Nyombi Thembo said the NISAG is “a very key advisory group in the ICT sector”.

“We have to be alert,” Thembo said, adding the group will ensure that cyber security issues are addressed in a timely on time. The team comprises of experts from the Ministry of ICT, the Uganda Communications Commission, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Public Service, NITA-U, KPMG, and PWC among other government ministries and ICT stakeholders. Optimists are okay with the advisory team given the fact that little attention in terms of investment in the ICT sector has been given by government. Ugandan government currently invests about US$7.5 million in the ICT sector annually, compared to US$123 million by the Kenya government despite the sector contributing a huge percentage of the country’s total tax revenue.

Friday, 31 October 2014 07:07 By Independent reporter
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The annual International Hospital Kampala (IHK) initiative, The Hope Ward Run, is set for Nov. 16, according to a notice signed by the event organisers. Participants will set off at Kololo Airstrip to places that will be made known later.

The Hope Ward Run is the International Medical Group corporate social responsibility project that was initiated in 2006 to raise funds and resources to render medical services in the pediatrics, general wards among others. It is run under the International Medical Fund (IMF). The initiative aims at offering complex treatment and surgery services to people who are unable to afford it due to financial constraints.

Dr Ian Clarke, the chairman of the International Medical Group said that over the past eight years initiative has supported over 1,000 people. “This support has continued to save lives and given hope to many people,” he said. Registration for those wanting to participate is ongoing at IHK hospital, International Medical Clinics, Park Royal, Kitgum House, Kololo, Entebbe, Lubowa and International Diagnostic Centre located along Yusuf Lule Road. For ordinary participants they will have to pay Shs 20,000 while corporate participants will pay between Shs 500, 000 and Shs 1 million.


Monday, 27 October 2014 10:28 By Julius Businge
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Uganda has been elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council or ITU Region D (Africa) for 2014-2018, according to a statement issued by the Uganda Communications Commission on Sept.27. The elections took place during the 19th Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea. Uganda was last elected to Council and served for the period 2002 -2006. ITU is the specialised UN agency on Telecommunication/ICT.

It coordinates global radio communication services, telecommunication standards, and telecommunications development. The ITU 48 Member Council is the governing body elected every four years from the 193 member states divided into five regions. At least 2,000 delegates are participating in the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference from the 193 ITU Member States, led by ministers and also leaders from ICT Industry and observer organisations.

In the hotly contested elections, Uganda came 5th out of 17 countries from Africa (Region D) who competed for 13 seats. Commenting on Uganda’s victory, Nasasira said: “The overwhelming support Uganda received from the 165 member countries that voted was as a result of our campaign efforts, active participation in ITU activities and Uganda’s impressive ICT sector policies that have led to the vibrant growth of the sector.”

Uganda lost the seat in 2006 and 2010 elections. Houlin Zhoa of China was elected the new Secretary General and Malcom Johnson of the United Kingdom as the Deputy Secretary General. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is expected to address the conference tomorrow October 28.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:49 By Ronald Musoke
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Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Water and Environment (R) consults with Dr. Peter Blomeyer, the German Ambassador to Uganda during the Joint Sector Review on Oct.21Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Water and Environment has advised the government to prioritize the water and environment sector if the country is to maintain its high economic growth.

Kamuntu was on Oct. 21 delivering a key note speech entitled, “Bridging the Gap,” during the launch of the sixth joint water and environment sector review at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Hotel on the outskirts of Kampala.

The joint sector review brings government, donors and the private sector together every year and is intended to evaluate the sector’s physical and financial performance.

Monday, 20 October 2014 09:51 By Agencies
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The 17-year old girl who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

On Oct.10, the Nobel Committee announced two winners of the annual Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. At just 17 years old, Yousafzai, a 2013 Glamour Woman of the Year, is the youngest ever winner of the distinguished prize. Satyarthi is a children’s rights activist in India who has been working for decades against the financial exploitation of children.  "Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations,” said Thorbjorn Jagland, the Nobel Committee’s chairman.

Monday, 20 October 2014 09:22 By Eric Kabeera
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Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza, the new Rwandan minister for East African Community affairs, is a former Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and has extensive work experience in senior government and private sector positions after serving for three years simultaneously as Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Head of Delegation to the WTO, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland.  She was adviser at the Council of Economic and Social Affairs in the Office of the Rwandan President in Kigali. She is a founding member of the Rwandese Private Sector Federation, the Rwanda Women Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, and the Rwandese Women Leaders’ Caucus.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:51 By Julius Businge
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Allen Kagina, the outgoing Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General, will give tips on how leadership can transform institutions, according to a notice issued by URA on Oct. 16.  With just a few days to the end of her memorable reign at the revenue body, Kagina will be the key note speaker at URA’s Open Minds Forum (OMF), an annual event on the URA calendar to be held at Serena Hotel on Oct. 23.

The forum will be organized under the theme: Role of Leadership in Institutional Transformation; The URA Story. Kagina leaves URA after 22 years, 10 of which she has been Commissioner General, a position she has served excellently, according to observers.  At the Forum, there will be two panelists; Leadership expert, Professor Chinedum Anigbogu from Nigeria and Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala. Other participants at the forum will be chief executive officers of private companies and leaders in government, accounting officers, key decision makers in public and corporate institutions and the public.


Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:16 By Joan Akello
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Wako looks on as a young man carries pieces of pozzolana off the mining site while another man tries to extract the mineral.

On Oct. 14, ten journalists visited the pozzolanic mines in Kabarole that are run solely by artisanal miners. This visit is among the several others the team will make in the Western region of the country  ending on Oct. 17th  to mark the  completion  of their  six months training course  in the extractives industry that begun this June.

Speaking to the team, thirty two year old Johnson Magezi, a resident of Harugongo Sub-county, Kabarole district says he is paying school fees for his five children through proceeds from mining Pozzolana. The mineral, cement-like, is sandy volcanic ash can be used in making concrete or in the manufacture of cement.


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