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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...