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MIU automates Manifesto tracking system for efficient monitoring

MIU automates Manifesto tracking system for efficient monitoring

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The Manifesto Implementation Unit (MIU) of the Office of the Presidency has finalized plans to automate the manifesto implementation tracking framework. According to Willis Bashaasha, the Director MIU, the new system was developed by MIU to increase efficiency in the monitoring and validation of the manifesto commitments which government made to Ugandans through the NRM presidential candidate in the 2021-2026 manifesto. While addressing manifesto focal persons from the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country, Bashaasha reiterated the need to track and monitor progress of all government programmes promised to Ugandans. These technocrats who were seconded to MIU by their respective MDAs to help track the progress of the 2021-2026 manifesto implementation progre...
Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki is dead

Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki is dead

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“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history, his excellency Mwai Kibaki earned the abiding respect and affection of the people of this nation and other nations throughout the world,” Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation. “President Kibaki will forever be remembered as a gentleman in Kenyan politics. He was a brilliant debater, whose eloquence wit and charm won the day, time and time again. His contributions to the restoration of multi-party democracy, as the leader of the official opposition, combined with his track record and impressive credentials made Mwai Kibaki the natural choice for selection as the opposition consensus candidate against my own candidature in 2002 .” Kenyatta also directed that Kenyan flag to be flown at half-mast beginning today until Kib...
Absa Bank with Muslim customers at Sheraton hotel in Kampala

Absa Bank with Muslim customers at Sheraton hotel in Kampala

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Absa Bank Uganda hosted its Muslim customers and staff who are observing the holy month of Ramadan to a dinner last evening to break their fast at Sheraton Hotel. The annual observance of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Absa Bank Uganda Managing Director Mumba Kalifungwa said the iftar dinner is part of a long-time tradition that the bank organizes to honor and celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. He also said that it’s a testament to building an African continent where sharing a meal is key in strengthening relationships. “We organize this dinner on an annual basis as a sign of gratitude for your continued trust as the bank of your choice, not only today but throughout the years. We are here to retaliate our promise to you that we shall continue to present your best busin...
Museveni backs Oulanyah’s son, Opposition plans to stage one candidate

Museveni backs Oulanyah’s son, Opposition plans to stage one candidate

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The Director of Communications at the NRM secretariat Emmanuel Dombo revealed that Museveni held a meeting with NRM leaders and NRM -leaning aspirants for the MP by- election and agreed to support the late Oulanyah’s son. Dombo said: “The President of Uganda and National Chairman of NRM today held a meeting with NRM leaders and aspirants for the MP by-election. In order to maintain party unity & cohesion, all the NRM aspirants decided to support Andrew Oulanyah because it is decent to honour his fathers Legacy.” The 31-year old Ojok, and the eldest of Oulanyah’s children, currently works with the National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U). The Electoral Commission, in accordance with the constitution, released the roadmap for the Omoro county by-election indicating...