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Huawei recognized for its outstanding contribution to achieving UN’s sustainable development goals

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DigiTruck trainees in Kenya.

DigiTruck trainees in Kenya.

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At MWC 2022 Barcelona, Safaricom, Close the Gap and Huawei received the Global Mobile GLOMO Award in recognition of the TECH4ALL DigiTruck project’s outstanding contribution to the UN’s sustainable development goals.

The DigiTruck project was launched in Kenya for the first time in 2019. It was launched by Huawei in collaboration with international NGO Close the Gap, Kenya’s Ministry for ICT, Computer for Schools Kenya, GSMA and operator Safaricom.

The project aims to bring digital technology to resource-poor regions and enable people to receive quality education and improve their lives. By the end of 2020, the project has provided services to 13 Kenyan rural areas, 1300 students and teachers, clocked up to 22000 hours for training.

DigiTruck is a mobile classroom transformed from a truck container with wireless broadband access, where students can learn digital skills and access the internet.

“This win is a remarkable recognition of our efforts together with Huawei and other partners in connecting our customers digitally,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom.

DigiTruck is part of Huawei’s digital inclusion initiative TECH4ALL, aimed at using technology, applications and skills to empower people and organizations. In Sub Saharan Africa, TECH4ALL is also carried out in South Africa, Ghana and Mauritius.

In South Africa, TECH4ALL has benefited more than 52000 students from over 90 primary schools both in urban and rural areas; in Mauritius, the project is using underwater cameras to monitor threatened coral reefs in real-time to protect and restore 5 hectares of the coral reef ecosystem; In Ghana, the project aims to create digital content for local teachers and students.

“I am pleased to see that UNESCO and Huawei are working with our national institutions, especially those mandated by the Government of Ghana to promote the full integration of ICT into the education system,” said Yaw Osei Adutum, the Minister of Education.

“Information and communication technologies ICTs can help accelerate progress towards every single Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations, especially key SDGs including Quality Education, Gender Equality and Climate Change. As a global ICT company operating in Sub Saharan Africa, we try to unlock the potential of ICTs together with local and international partners for better life, better community, better environment
and better future for people and future generations from the region,” said Mr. Yang Chen, VP, Huawei Southern Africa Region.



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City lawyer Ssemakadde summoned by CID over alleged offensive communication

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Ugandan satirical lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde has been summoned by Uganda Police over alleged offensive communication to the prejudice of Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa.

According to a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, its conducting inquiries into alleged offensive communication of Ssemakadde.

The self-proclaimed ‘Legal Rebel’ is required to report at the CID headquarters for an interview and statement recording on Monday, February 28, 2022.

The summon further instructs currently Hon. Muhammad Nsereko’s strongest tormentor to particularly show-up to the Officer in Charge of Cyber Crime D/ASP Kayiza Henry at 10AM.

It should be recalled, Ssemakadde recently requested the Chief Registrar to avail him with a record of proceedings of this year’s Judges’ Conference to enable him decide the next course of action.

This sparked-verge from the resolution by the judges as they complained of being cyber bullied by some lawyers.

The judges identified lawyers Male Hassan Mabirizi and Ssemakadde particularly whom they accused of making cyberbullying-like statements on social media against judicial officers.

This comes to life just a day after lawyer Male Mabirizi was sentenced to 18months in jail over contempt of court.

Full statement:

Invitation for an interview and statement recording vide CID headquarters GEF 136/2022. The subject matters refer; The Directorate of Criminal investigations is conducting inquiries into alleged offensive communication to the prejudice of Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa. You are required to report to CID Headquarters on February 28, 2022 at 1000hrs and you will particularly report to Officer in Charge of Cyber Crime D/ASP Kayiza Henry on telephone number 0714401470 who will guide you on what is required.

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Photos: Eric Omondi lands in Uganda ahead of Comedy Store show

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Celebrated Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi Ongao alias Eric Omondi has arrived in Uganda for the fun-thrilling Comedy Store on Wednesday February 23,2022.

With a captivating theme “Eric Omondi Live”, Comedy Store re-bombards UMA Multipurpose Hall, Lugogo after almost 2years.

On touching down at Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday, the self-proclaimed “President of Comedy Africa”, was glamorously received by Comedy Store UG CEO Alex Muhangi and other local comedians.

The highly anticipated sizzling night-out-for-laughter will feature; Jose Chameleone, Madrat & Chiko, Ssenga Nantume, MC Mariachi, and many others.

According to the Comedy Store, the show will commence at 6PM and tickets will be available at the entrance.

HE’S HERE, In The Pearl Of Africa: Kenya’s  Eric Omondi, the President of Comedy Africa, has set foot in Uganda ahead of “Eric Omondi Live” on Comedy Store Ug at UMA Show Grounds. Tell your friends. Show starts at 6pm. Tickets are sold at the Entrance. Get Ready! UMA Multipurpose Hall, Lugogo,” stated Comedy Store.

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Geosteady ‘never to tip’ about his new love journey despite moving on

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Ugandan male vocalist George Kigozi alias Geosteady is not willing to open up about his new love life.

The “Nemala” singer whose heart proves to have been extremely damaged beyond healing by his split with baby mama Prima Kardashi, vows never to talk in detail about the experiences so far with his new lover.

Despite finding another woman to love, Geosteady says it’s better to keep his new romantic journey private like he sung in one of his latest songs.

Currently my love life is really really private, like I sung. Am seeing someone who I will never address,” Geosteady said live on a local radio station.

He also feels one ought to just appreciate his/her lover’s characters because the world is endowed with people of different characters.

No more exposing in public. Another thing is that I learnt to understand people the way they are. So, my love life is all about understanding you,” he added.

Its close to two years now ever since Geosteady and Prima Kardashi called-it-quits in their 8years-old relationship.

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