Vodafone Jump Academy launched

By James Otai Victoria University recently launched a Vodafone Jump Academy; an event that was officiated at the University Premises. John Ndego, the Vodafone Chief Executive Officer says that digital learning is the way to go in today’s digitized world. Moses Kilama, an ICT student at Victoria University also said the initiative will go a long way in helping students understand concepts better. He further emphasized that the tutorials are entirely free to all Vodafone subscribers. Nthia Ayeza, the JUMP editor for Education category expressed optimism towards the Academy saying:…

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Service delivery: Critical Ministries to watch in 2018

By Ambrose Gahene As Uganda looks forward to attaining middle income status come 2020, many scholars, think tank groups and independent minded Ugandans are pondering over a wide range of issues. Some analysts have reasoned that the 2018/19 budget should give priority to service delivery ministries, to realize speedy socio-economic transformation. Others say; budgets have always been adequately allocated to critical service delivery ministries, but face the challenge of implementing Government programs due to laxity on the part of concerned civil servants or leadership at local level. ABCafrica entrepreneurship takes…

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Henley Business Park to create jobs for youths

By ABCafrica reporter Speaking at the commissioning of Henley Business Park last Thursday, State minister of finance for Investment and Privatization, Ms Evelyne Anite said with the private sector on board, Uganda can now achieve her industrialization strategy as it moves to attaining the middle income status by 2020. “We have a plan, as a directive from the president to put up 22 industrial parks and we want to have five of them in a year. At the same time we have other priorities so we are constrained financially,” she…

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UCC Intensifies Fight on Fake Phones

By ABCafrica At last there is hope that we may be able to get rid of those pseudo-multipurpose noisy fake phones that several Ugandans move around with.  This comes after Ibrahim K. Bbossa, the manager Consumer Affairs at UCC in an interview with media last week; said that before this year ends, the Uganda Communications Centralized Identity Equipment Regulation that looks to block all fake, unauthentic phones will be approved by parliament and all fake phones on the market and those already in use will all be blocked. “Like it…

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