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Over 400 youth benefit from solar installation and Productive Use of Electricity (PUE) trainings

Over 400 youth benefit from solar installation and Productive Use of Electricity (PUE) trainings

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Over 400 young individuals have been empowered through solar installation and Productive Use of Electricity (PUE) training sessions, a testament to the success of the VET Toolbox project. This initiative, under the umbrella of the GIZ WE4D (German Development Cooperation – Employment Promotion for Women for the Green Transformation in Africa) program, is a collaborative effort co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It aims to foster employment by enhancing skills in line with private sector investments and involves both private and public sector partners across 11 African countries. In Uganda, the project focus was on Rural Electrification, centering on solar-powered mini-grids. The training, conducted by the AVSI F...
MTN Uganda champions data security excellence in the digital era.

MTN Uganda champions data security excellence in the digital era.

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In an era characterized by pervasive digitalization, where technology seamlessly integrates into every aspect of our lives, the need for robust data privacy has become paramount. From online transactions and social media engagements to healthcare records, the conveniences offered by the digital age come with inherent risks such as data breaches and identity theft. The telecom sector, which processes vast amounts of personal data, assumes a crucial role in addressing these challenges. It plays a pivotal role in safeguarding against potential privacy and security threats, thereby upholding public trust in Uganda’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem—a cornerstone in the country’s digital transformation journey. Uganda’s regulatory framework takes a formidable stance on...
MPs to receive Shs2.7 million per day.

MPs to receive Shs2.7 million per day.

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Members of Parliament who are set to represent Uganda at the East African Games in Rwanda will receive $720 (approximately Shs2.7 million) per day, as announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among. However, Among warned them against shaming their country by staying in cheap hotels, emphasizing that the $720 per diem should be sufficient for them to secure decent accommodations rather than opting for hotels priced at US$20 (about Shs75,533). “I want to encourage MPs that as you go there, represent Uganda well in terms of discipline. I am giving you $720 per day, and you go and sleep in a room that costs $20. That is unacceptable for a Member of Parliament. Members, go and represent us well; don’t live miserably,” she said. This morning, the Speaker flagged off the sports teams represe...