Titled “The State of Digital Rights and Internet Users in Uganda”, the report shows that the number of internet users in Uganda drastically increased to 20 million by September 2020 from less than 18million a year before.
The minister told journalists that the interference in the communication network isn’t only bad for business but is also a security threat to the area. She promised to relay the challenges to the telecom regulator, the Uganda Communication Commission-UCC for quick intervention.
But in their sensitization, the soldiers sometimes fail to answer technical questions from the communities whose members are eager to know what the aerial survey will bring to their tables. The communities ask of their entitlements in the mining sector and why the planes are flying at lower altitude.
Dr. Tonny Odung, the Alebtong District Health Officer blamed the poor uptake of the vaccine on people spreading negative information about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that is being used. He has asked the targeted frontline workers to disregard all the misinformation, saying the vaccine is safe.
The workers argue that they lack protective gears which expose them to accidents and are underpaid. Casual labourers are paid 4,500 to 6,000 Shillings per day, which they say is inadequate compared to the cost of living.
Simon Kilama, a solar energy consumer from Nwoya District welcomed the initiative but castigated the Bureau for taking too long to enforce the standards. Godfrey Akena, the Chairperson Omoro Town Council Business Community Association wondered why non-compliant products are allowed in the country.
The second phase, budgeted at a total cost of 37.6 billion shillings, will cater for works along Obangakene road measuring 0.18km, Noteber 0.251km, Aber 0.204, Olwol 0.534, Uhuru Rd. 0.3km and Boundary road 2.177km.
Known as the Africa Digital Address System, ADAS, the platform developed by a Ugandan based tech startup seeks to combat the challenges of providing services to people without proper formal addresses, according to the developers. With it, anyone can create, personalize and possess simple and unique addresses.
The colorful ceremony which is being held at the University’s graduation ground is virtually being attended by Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister for Education and Sports as the chief guest and Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua among other dignitaries.
Jonan Kiiza, the Head of Communications at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited revealed that the government procured 2,000 under the free electricity connection policy and that the meters are undergoing quality test for certification at Uganda National Bureau of Standards and that more meters shall be procured.
Fifth Infantry Division Commander Brig William Bainomugisha advised the graduates to exercise sobriety and discipline while on duty to avoid any breach of secrecy by an enemy radio interceptor in all Military communications.
The first of the three aircraft to be used in conducting the exercise landed at Entebbe at 7:00pm on Sunday, three days after the launch of the airborne survey and mineral mapping in Karamoja on Thursday.
Ronald Jaggwe, the deputy Executive Secretary for Science, Technology Innovation Research and Development, says they expect the project to be up and running within six months. He says that they expect to replicate the project in other parts of the country, which cannot be connected to the main power grid.
According to the proposal, the city council will relinquish the responsibility for garbage handling to the private firms whose services will have to be directly paid for by the residents that wish to have their waste materials collected.
In years to come, we will look back at 2020 as the moment that changed everything. Nowhere else has unprecedented and unforeseen growth occurred as in the digital and e-commerce sectors, which have boomed amid the COVID-19 crisis.