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Day: November 20, 2023

MTN Kicks Off Ker Alur Sporting Extravaganza: Teams Triumph in Opening Matches.

MTN Kicks Off Ker Alur Sporting Extravaganza: Teams Triumph in Opening Matches.

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In a dazzling display of athleticism and camaraderie, the 6 th Inter-County football match competitions, sponsored by MTN Uganda in collaboration with Ker Alur, have officially hit the ground running. The kingdom, known for its annual Ubimo's Cup Tournament and Ker-Alur bicycle races, is now alive with the thunderous cheers and spirited footwork of youth across the three counties. The opening matches, heralding a month-long celebration of sportsmanship and culture, unfolded with the enthusiasm that defines the vibrant spirit of Ker Alur. At the heart of the action, two standout teams, Padyere and Jonam, emerged victorious in their initial clashes, setting the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable sporting spectacle. Padyere, led by the astute guidance of Assistant Coach Gilber...
Uganda/Ilo to implement second phase of project to end child labour.

Uganda/Ilo to implement second phase of project to end child labour.

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The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), Mr. Aggrey David Kibenge has met with a delegation from the International Labour Organization's ACCEL project, during which they discussed the upcoming second phase of the initiative aimed at eradicating child labour in supply chains across Africa. The team from ILO ACCEL Africa, led by the Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Minoru Ogasawara, expressed their satisfaction with the progress made during the first phase and commended Uganda for its commitment to collecting regular data on child labour, even in the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that when Covid-19 hit the World, Uganda provided statistics that revealed the status of child labour before and after the pandemic. “Most count...
Karole Kasita shines at her Chekecha Concert.

Karole Kasita shines at her Chekecha Concert.

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Singer and captivating performer Karole Kasita held a successful debut concert she dubbed “Chekecha” that went down on Friday at UMA Showgrounds, Lugogo. The gates to the show opened at around 5 PM and revelers flocked the venue in large numbers, something which put a wide smile on Karole Kasita’s face. The emcees and DJs set the tone rolling as they played various mixes to keep the crowd entertained until curtain raisers kicked off with their performances. One of the highlights of the night was Feffe Bussi and Karole Kasita’s chemistry which has since left people with mixed reactions although Karole maintains they are just “besties.” A couple of renowned musicians including Azawi, Jowy Landa, Spice Diana, Feffe Bussi, Nince Henry, Dax Vibez, Zex Bilangilangi, Eddy Kenzo, and Mikie Wine, a...
Excusive; Mp Sekabira Katikamu North Petitioned to Discipline and Rules Committee of Parliament.

Excusive; Mp Sekabira Katikamu North Petitioned to Discipline and Rules Committee of Parliament.

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Mp Sekabira Katikamu North Petitioned to Discipline and Rules Committee of Parliament on allegations of indecent behaviors, forgery and insuring of fake certificates at his nursing school in Luweero. The Mayor of Luwero town council Mr. Buwembo Chris Jones has written to committee, chaired by Hon. Abdul Katuntu, requesting the committee to Intervene by summoning MP Denis Sekabira to answer numerous charges against him. Meanwhile the final and official draft of the Petition will be ready by Wednesday next week, proof reading will be within two days and that’s Thursday and Friday and Submission of the petition will be done immediately after proofreading! Appointment meeting scheduled already! Among the accusations is running an illegal nursing and midwifery school in the consistency which is...
MTN Uganda empowers deaf learners with ICT training to thrive in the digital age.

MTN Uganda empowers deaf learners with ICT training to thrive in the digital age.

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Seventy-six pupils at the Uganda School for the Deaf have been awarded certificates for successfully completing a week-long information and communication technology (ICT) training, a transformative initiative facilitated by MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, under the acclaimed MTN Internet Bus program. This strategic endeavor represents a significant milestone in MTN's commitment to ensuring that every learner, irrespective of their abilities, is equipped with essential ICT skills to thrive in the digital age. Since its inauguration in 2016, the MTN Internet Bus initiative has traversed 125 schools and communities across 75 districts, positively impacting a remarkable 42,567 learners. The primary focus of this initiative is to prepare learners and teache...
MTN Uganda transforms Ngora School for the Deaf with state-of-the-art computer lab.

MTN Uganda transforms Ngora School for the Deaf with state-of-the-art computer lab.

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MTN Uganda, through its corporate social responsibility wing, MTN Foundation, in collaboration with Sense International Uganda, has successfully implemented Digital Access Program at Ngora School for the Deaf in Ngora District, Eastern Uganda. Ngora School for the Deaf, an esteemed institution and one of only three specialist schools in Uganda dedicated to the deaf, currently serves 101 pupils. This transformative initiative from MTN Uganda signifies a significant stride forward in digital inclusivity for students facing hearing challenges. The newly established computer lab, valued at Shs 124 million, is a beacon of cutting-edge technology. It includes 10 computers, a projector, printer, sound amplifiers, power backup, and a dedicated maintenance plan for one year. The lab is not just equ...