e- GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, THE GAME CHANGER

By Nancy Emily Nagujja Ministry of Trade hosted an on-site change meeting on 22ndNovember, 2021 presenting the e-GP reform to the Ministry. Florence Nakyeyune the project manager electronic government procurement in her presentation explains what e-G is, and why they should adjust to the electronic procurement system. According to Ms. Florence, e-GP (Electronic Government Procurement) is the purchase of goods, works and services using electronic methods primarily the internet. The e-GP system is here to wipe out the inefficiencies in the physical procurement process, improve time management and improve on…

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MINISTRY OF LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ONBOARDS THE e-GP SYSTEM.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja On Friday 12th November, 2021, the e-GP team had an onsite management meeting at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development introducing the e-GP reform to the ministry at large. The meeting was channeled towards providing all the necessary support to ensure that Ministry of Lands is able to adapt successfully to the electronic system. The Chairman Mr. Jjuko Richard from Ministry of Lands opened with a few remarks. ‘We do believe in service delivery and we all should embrace this E-procurement’ he said. He…

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PCF BOARD MEMBERS PAY A CURTSY VISIT TO UGANDA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE.

The Chairman Ms. Barbara Mulwana Presidential CEO Forum accompanied by PCF  board Ms. Brenda Tibamwenda, Mr. Douglas Opio, and Ms. Irene Birungi Mugisha, at the newly constructed state of the art extension of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) in Namanve. The state of art UIRI extension is sited on 15 acres. This achievement is possible because of  a 30million USD grant  received from China government. In his remarks Prof. Charles G. Kwesiga states that UIRI focuses in particularly agro-processing, oil and gas, iron and steel. Pointing out the challenges…

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Why We Must Up Our Efforts to Tap Into the Women Potential for Development

By Benson Turamye Uganda will join the rest of the international community to mark the International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021. The day will be celebrated under the theme, Building on Women’s Strength for a Better Future in a COVID-19 World. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected many countries and indeed created many challenges that are seemingly insurmountable, nations around the world are slowly and steadily recovering. This year’s theme therefore, is an opportune moment to reminisce on how we can continue to engage the women in…

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NRM achievements, Science Technology and Innovation sector.

The Uganda Vision 2040 is conceptualized around strengthening fundamentals of the economy to harness the abundant opportunities around the country. Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation (STEI ) is identified as one of the Key fundamentals for harnessing opportunities. Its only through science, technology and innovation that productivity, competitiveness and industrialization  can be accelerated  in the country Find full presentation here as the National Resistance Movement acknowledges its achievements in the science and technology sector. Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation var hupso_url_t=”https://ugandapronto.com/2020/06/04/nrm-achievements-science-technology-and-innovation-sector/”;var hupso_title_t=”NRM achievements, Science Technology and Innovation sector.”;

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Former Minister Nasasira to lead Uganda’s emerging tech taskforce

President Museveni has cautioned against helping technology companies repatriate profits made out of the sale of innovations made in Uganda. He also warned Ugandans to be wary of the danger of unintegrated technologies built to benefit foreign tech companies. The President also pledged support the proposal for extra funding to the ICT sector of 30bn shillings up from 13bn shillings as suggested by ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze. Engineer John Nasasira, the Chairman National task force var hupso_url_t=”https://ugandapronto.com/2019/04/09/former-minister-nasasira-to-lead-ugandas-emerging-tech-taskforce/”;var hupso_title_t=”Former Minister Nasasira to lead Uganda's emerging tech taskforce”;

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Uganda Re-elected as a Council Member State of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Uganda has been re-elected to the Council membership of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the 2019-2022 cycle. The news was confirmed by Ms Pamela Ankunda, the head of communications; Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the ICT minister, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU; originally the International Telegraph Union, is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. An organization based on public-private partnership since its inception, ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and almost…

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Ketraco and Liquid Telecom Partner to Transmit Internet Across East Africa

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) and Liquid Telecom have signed an agreement to extend affordable internet to Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda. The partnership aims to provide connectivity to Somalia and Ethiopia by early 2019. Liquid Telecom will lease Ketraco’s electricity transmission lines to carry internet traffic from the undersea cables that terminate at the port of Mombasa to the rest of East Africa. Liquid Telecom plans to invest at least USD 7 million to commercialize the electricity transmission lines. Under the fifteen-year agreement, Ketraco will retain 60 percent of the…

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Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2018 Young Achievers Awards

His Excellency, Deputy President of Kenya, William S. Ruto will deliver the Keynote address at the 2018 edition of the Young Achievers Awards (Uganda), the Founders & organizers of the Young Achievers Awards have officially announced. His Excellency William S. Ruto will also be the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins other prominent East Africans who have been recipients of this Award, including Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of republic of Rwanda, entrepreneur and industrialist Late James Mulwana, educationist Prof Senteza Kajubi, social justice…

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