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Day: November 15, 2023

Government sold our insects to China.

Government sold our insects to China.

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November always ushers in the highly anticipated season of Nsenene, but the notable absence of edible grasshoppers has left both consumers and traders wearing frowns. Nsenene, known for providing cheap nutritious food and a lucrative business for traders, typically migrates en masse twice a year during the rainy seasons in November and May. Individuals engage in various trapping methods, ranging from shaking trees in banana or maize plantations to more elaborate setups involving iron sheets, oil drums, transformers, and special fluorescent lightbulbs. These efforts aim to attract and disorientate the insects, maximizing profits during their brief appearance. However, this year’s scarcity has sparked humorous speculation among Ugandans, with social media platforms buzzing with amusing theor...
Telecom Mast Installations proven safe for human health-UCC.

Telecom Mast Installations proven safe for human health-UCC.

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Telecom mast installations have no discernible impact on human health, contrary to the claims made by a portion of the population, according to the, Eng. Irene Kaggwa, the executive director at the Uganda Communications Commission. Eng. Kaggwa, states in a letter dated Aug.08 that extensive research conducted by renowned institutions, including the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer failed to yield substantial evidence supporting health risks associated with exposure to low electromagnetic field. She says the country’s telecom masts are built following National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) approval and that they operate at low power, produce low electromagnetic fields exposure levels in public areas and are specifically designed for t...
Mulago needs over Shs20 billion to operationalize organ transplant unit.

Mulago needs over Shs20 billion to operationalize organ transplant unit.

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The Organ Transplant Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital is complete but requires Shs25 billion to put it into full operation, the Chairperson of the Committee on Health, Dr Charles Ayume, has told Parliament. Dr Ayume told the MPs that even with the good equipment that has so far been put in place, the unit remains dysfunctional due to a scarcity of utilities such as water, air conditioning and the drainage system. “There are two theaters and three Intensive Care Units [ICU] constructed for the organ transplant unit, but the problem is water, air conditioning and they have issues with the sewerage system. Water comes in the night and by 10.00 am the next morning is no more. The building has six lifts but only one is working,” he said. Ayume was responding to concerns raised by Speak...
Huawei Joins AfricaCom 2023 and Advocate for Accelerating Digital Africa for a Prosperous and Sustainable Continent.

Huawei Joins AfricaCom 2023 and Advocate for Accelerating Digital Africa for a Prosperous and Sustainable Continent.

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In his opening keynote for AfricaCom 2023, Africa’s largest tech conference, currently underway in Cape Town, Leo Chen, President of Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa laid out how two transformative forces, digitalisation and decarbonisation, are driving humanity towards an intelligent world. Africa, he said, can ride a new wave of "digital-physical convergence”, which marks a new phase of digitalisation, to leapfrog development in the digital economy era. To achieve these goals, Chen believes that “Africa's first priority must be to accelerate the development of connectivity infrastructure.” “That is because, in the future, more people, things, and applications will be connected,” he said. “This process will generate far more data than it does today. So, we need a more secure, reliable, ...