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Ministry of Education Moves to Procure ICT Equipment worth USD 8m

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The Ministry of Education and Sports has signed contracts worth USD 8m with Deleronzo SPA- Italy, Venefir SRL- Italy and Eagle Scientific Limited-UK to supply the latest ICT training equipment.

The equipment is to be installed in the new workshops being constructed at 9 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions within the next four months.

The contracts were on behalf of the Education Ministry signed by the Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala.

The beneficiaries include Uganda Technical College Bushenyi, UTC Lira, UTC Elgon among others.

On June 16, 2020, the Ministry contracted MFI Document Solutions to provide ICT Equipment worth 4.7 billion. This was aimed at supporting ICT upgrade at 4 technical colleges and 12 networking Vocational Training Institutions in the country.

Through the Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP), the government is implementing the TVET reform process.

Uganda’s education sector has recently received a donation from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of modern equipment worth 8,000 USD to target the 12 refugee districts towards the education response plan which was developed three years ago.

Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Sports said that the equipment will improve data management, dissemination and monitoring of planned activities.

Dr. Clerphurs Mugenyi, Commissioner Basic Educ at the Ministry of Education also said that local governments have been using modems and their phones to do the work but this is to change due to the donation.

“Now that they have a full package of ICT equipment including a 24/7 connection to the computer, they will be able to acquire the necessary information from the MoE, UNHCR and all the partners,” he said.

 



Source – chimpreports.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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