By Keefa Nuwahereza
The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, on Tuesday morning inspected the National Libraries of Uganda (NLU) facilities along Buganda Road, in Kampala, in a move to reignite the institution’s role of collecting, organising, preserving and disseminating Uganda’s documented heritage.
The NLU, as a semi-autonomous institution, also oversees local governments and communities in the establishment and management of public and community libraries; and promotes a reading culture in the country.
The Minister said he is familiarising himself with the challenges faced by NLU and mooting remedies to enable it claim it’s space in the current information age.
He was optimistic about NLU’s initiative to set up and manage a digital library to back up the physical hard copies of documents and books they have in stock.
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