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Education ministry cautioned against rushing tide on digital learning

Education ministry needs to conduct enough studies to inform the local education digital needs of the country Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has been cautioned against jumping onto the digital learning tide before setting up the required Information Technology basics. With the outbreak of …

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COVID-19 lessons for local governments

Why they should embrace E-Government exploit the power of ICTs to help transform the accessibility of public services | COMMENT | PHOEBE ATUKUNDA | For one year now, Local Governments (LGs) in Uganda and the rest of the world have had to operate amidst challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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KENYATTA: Kenya hinging on digital technologies to transform economy post-COVID

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the contribution of digital technologies to Kenya’s transformation saying ICTs are helping the country to create employment opportunities for its youth and enhance delivery of public services. The president observed that digital technologies have enabled African governments and the …

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We need accountability for COVID funds

It’s time to test the transparency and accountability that this government boasts of and preaches as its principles COMMENT | MICHEAL ABONEKA | First, Parliament approved a supplementary budget of Shs284 billion to fight COVID-19. This was approved under Addendum 2, of the Supplementary Expenditure Schedule No. 2 for Financial …

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Minister Ogwang rallies Katakwi on peace, reconciliation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The newly appointed Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology, ICT and National Guidance, Peter Ogwang has rallied residents in his constituency to embrace peace and reconciliation. Ogwang, who was speaking to his supporters in Katakwi on Saturday for the first time since …

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The big Fintech opportunity

New law to facilitate trade and digital payment systems Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fintech offers enormous opportunities such as improving service delivery, provision of employment opportunities and boosting financial inclusion for the unbanked to the developing economies. It is therefore important that the innovations are appreciated, according to …

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