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Month: March 2024

South Korea Pledges Continued Support to Uganda for Agricultural Research.

South Korea Pledges Continued Support to Uganda for Agricultural Research.

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—The South Korean Agency for International Agricultural Development has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Ugandan farmers in transitioning from subsistence to modern farming practices. This assurance was conveyed by Dr. Cho Ilho, the new Director of the Korea Partnership for Innovation of Agriculture (KOPIA) Uganda, during a meeting with Dr. Yona Baguma, the Director General of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), held at the NARO headquarters in Entebbe on Wednesday. Dr. Cho succeeds Dr. Park Taeson, whose tour of duty runs out after five years in Uganda. Over the years, KOPIA has provided significant support to NARO, particularly in enhancing various agricultural programs aimed at improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Over UGX 7.5 billion has been inv...
MTN Uganda launch life-changing spring wells for Gulu City residents.

MTN Uganda launch life-changing spring wells for Gulu City residents.

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More than 8,000 residents across Gulu City are set to gain access to clean and safe drinking water following completion of four spring wells, thanks to a collaborative effort between MTN Uganda’s philanthropic arm, MTN Foundation and Safe Water Uganda, a community-based organisation. This initiative, part of the transformative MTN Changemakers Initiative that was launched in July last year, aims to positively impact communities by addressing critical needs and fostering development. The spring wells have been constructed in Pawel Central Cell, Pawel Ward in Laroo-Pece Division, Katikati and Keyi A in in Bar Dege-Layibi Division, and Lawiyadul in Laliya Ward Laroo in Pece Division with an investment worth UGX 19.9million. Speaking during the handover event of a newly constructed spring well...
MTN Uganda bolsters Faces Up Uganda with skills development facilities to empower youth.

MTN Uganda bolsters Faces Up Uganda with skills development facilities to empower youth.

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MTN Uganda, through its charitable arm, the MTN Foundation, has announced a significant contribution to Faces Up Uganda, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing psychosocial support and empowerment of Ugandan youth. The contribution, valued at UGX 20 million, includes five industrial and manual sewing machines, five desktop computers, an Epson sublimation printer, and unlimited internet connectivity for one year. This support, which is part of MTN Changemakers Initiative launched last year, is designed to bolster Faces Up Uganda’s capacity to deliver comprehensive skills training and educational programs to the youth, fostering sustainable community development and economic growth. The industrial and manual sewing machines will significantly expand the organization's v...
Fortebet wows Kyegegwa, Mubende, Mityana with priceless gifts.

Fortebet wows Kyegegwa, Mubende, Mityana with priceless gifts.

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Over 1,000 people in Mubende, Kyegegwa and Mityana got their share of the gifts that ForteBet usually gives out. ForteBet clients in the above branches witnessed this memorable weekend and won themselves phones, European club jerseys, T-shirts, caps, pens and wristbands. The gifts were handed over to the lucky punters by ForteBet brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi together with John Nanyumba, the company’s media manager. “I have always thought it was a lie that ForteBet gives out these gifts because I had never witnessed it. Today, i'm not only a witness, but also a phone winner,” Isa Mambule, the phone winner at Mubende main centre said after receiving his phone. That wasn’t all, ForteBet still donated to bodaboda cyclists, reflector jackets to riders.
Strengthening Public Communication: Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICTand ISO Director Tip Uganda’s Government Communicators.

Strengthening Public Communication: Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICTand ISO Director Tip Uganda’s Government Communicators.

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The Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, in collaboration with the Internal Security Organization (ISO), is pioneering initiatives to refine the approach to government communication in Uganda. This partnership is key to ensuring that the actions and priorities of the Ugandan government are communicated effectively, aiming to positively impact the citizenry's quality of life. During a retreat in Moroto on March 19, 2024, Dr. Aminah Zawedde, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, highlighted the significance of collaborative effort among government communicators. She stated, "To reach out and effectively inform the various audiences about the government’s endeavors, it’s crucial that we operate not as isolated entities but in a concerted manner."...
MTN Uganda hosts successful women’s edition of march monthly tee, Empowering female golfers and supporting women-led businesses.

MTN Uganda hosts successful women’s edition of march monthly tee, Empowering female golfers and supporting women-led businesses.

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MTN Uganda, in collaboration with various women-led businesses, hosted a successful Women’s Edition of the March Monthly Tee, dedicated to promoting female participation in golf and supporting women entrepreneurs. The event, held on Saturday 23rd March 2024 at the Entebbe Golf Club, marked a significant milestone in MTN’s ongoing efforts to encourage diversity and inclusion in sports and business. As part of MTN Uganda’s commitment to increasing the number of female golfers, the company launched the MTN Women’s Golfers Program from March to June 2023. Twenty-one ladies from MTN Uganda graduated from the program, reflecting the positive impact of initiatives aimed at empowering women through sports. The Women’s Edition of the March Monthly Tee featured various activities and partnerships ai...
Balaam speaks out on his plans after being vetted as Minister.

Balaam speaks out on his plans after being vetted as Minister.

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Balaam Barugahara, the newly appointed Minister of State for Youth and Children, has stated that he is not in the Cabinet to recruit youths for the ‘MK Project’, but rather to address the problem of unemployment among young people in Uganda. Speaking to journalists this morning after being vetted by the Parliament Appointments Committee led by Speaker Anita Among, Balaam said, “I am not in the Cabinet to recruit youths for the MK Project. Already, the MK Project has over 21 million young people. MK or Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), as you may call it, is not a political party. We are a civic organization aimed at promoting patriotism and spreading love for the country.” Balaam further revealed his plans as Minister, stating that his focus will be on advocating for the skilling of youths...
MTN Uganda enhances community empowerment with a water project in Kyaka I.

MTN Uganda enhances community empowerment with a water project in Kyaka I.

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Kyegegwa, Uganda. As part of its unwavering commitment to sustainable development and community empowerment, MTN Uganda, under the auspices of the MTN Changemakers Initiative, proudly announces its latest endeavor - the construction of a borehole in Kyaka I, Kyaka I Kikuta village, Kyegegwa District. This vital project aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, aiming to ensure universal access to safe and clean water. In a generous collaboration combining both resources and manpower, MTN Uganda, through the MTN Foundation, contributed construction materials valued at UGX 13 Million. Additionally, MTN staff actively participated in the borehole's construction, demonstrating the company's hands-on approach to community development. This initiative is expected to ...
MTN Uganda boosts digital literacy and education in Karamoja with state-of-the-art youth Centre.

MTN Uganda boosts digital literacy and education in Karamoja with state-of-the-art youth Centre.

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MTN Uganda, under its transformative MTN Changemakers initiative, has handed over a fully refurbished and equipped youth centre to Tocau Karamoja, supporting the Akica Karamoja/Enlighten Karamoja project. This significant contribution, valued at UGX 20 million, includes the provision of furniture, electricity, modern computer lab and internet connectivity, marking a milestone in MTN Uganda’s commitment to fostering digital literacy and promoting education within the Karamoja region. The handover ceremony, attended by key community leaders, MTN Uganda representatives, and beneficiaries, celebrated the culmination of efforts to address the educational challenges faced by the youth in Nabilatuk District, Karamoja. The region, known for its low educational attainment and limited access to ICT ...
Why is solar energy good for rural areas?

Why is solar energy good for rural areas?

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Solar energy is exceptionally beneficial for rural areas for several reasons. Firstly, it provides access to reliable electricity in areas where traditional grid infrastructure is often lacking or unreliable. This means that rural communities can have consistent access to power for lighting, cooking, communication, education, and healthcare, improving their quality of life and economic opportunities. Additionally, solar energy is cost-effective and sustainable. Once installed, solar panels require minimal maintenance and have low operational costs, making them financially feasible for rural communities with limited resources. This can significantly reduce energy expenses for households, businesses, and public facilities, freeing up funds for other essential needs. Furthermore, solar energy...