UGANDA

UPDF train in modern farming

UPDF train in modern farming

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KABANYOLO, Uganda A total of 197 veterans are attending a four days training in modern ways of farming at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo in Wakiso District. During the opening ceremony, the Minister of State for Defence in-charge Veteran Affairs Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Dr. Bright Rwamirama called upon Veterans to take the training seriously. "This training opportunity will help you to be productive citizens and expand capacity to generate employment as well as move away from handouts to empowerment." he said . adding"Acquire skills for survival to fight dependency syndrome." The Minister further stated that the key project goals are to ensure that military veterans are paid their terminal benefits and also help them invest in productive enterprises to en...
Over 300 Police Officers Sit AU Exams

Over 300 Police Officers Sit AU Exams

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
NSAMBYA, Uganda At least 326 Police Officers from Uganda Police Force sat for the Assistance to Mission Support Examinations that were set by the African Union and conducted at Nsambya Youth Sharing Center. According to AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe, Director Peace Support Operations in Uganda Police Force, successful candidates will be deployed to peace mission in Somalia. "Today we are examining 326 police officers from the Uganda Police Force undergoing an Assistance to Mission Support Exam by African Union from Adis-ababa. This exams will make them ready to be deployed in Somalia under the AMISOM arrangement, "AIGP Turyagumanawe said before the commencement of the exercise. The officers were tested in oral and comprehension in English and report writing. Successful candidates...
President Museveni calls for technology use to ease business operations

President Museveni calls for technology use to ease business operations

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has opened a two-day African Block chain Technology Conference with an advice to those involved in technological innovation to use their new technological discoveries to better the existing way of doing business. He said this would go a long way in making it easier, faster and effective in service delivery and not to merely replace the traditional way of production of goods and services with technology. The Africa Block chain Technology Conference was held at Kampala Serena Hotel and Conference Centre in Kampala. Block chain Technology is a record management system where data is transparently collected, secured and constantly updated and shared among individuals or groups of people and technologically secured from all forms of theft, al...
President Museveni receives Army Officers from Indian Defence College

President Museveni receives Army Officers from Indian Defence College

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE,Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has told a visiting delegation of 15 Army Officers who are undergoing training at the National Defence College of India that the future of the African continent is bright adding that the continent will be a power because its underdevelopment challenges have been identified and critically analysed, more especially the infrastructure bottlenecks. β€œIn the East African Region, leaders have advocated for the creation of a common market, customs union, monetary union and a political federation with the ultimate aim of forming a feasible regional federation,” he said. The Officers who called on the President at State House, Entebbe yesterday hail from a number of countries including Tanzania, Indonesia and Afghanistan. Some of the Officers, in acc
British, and Ugandan forces share common areas in development says President Museveni

British, and Ugandan forces share common areas in development says President Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has told a visiting delegation of students and staff from the British Advanced Commanders Staff College that the British and Uganda Armies have common areas of cooperation to share in development such as investments, tourism and security based on their liberalism trends and policy. "We share a common platform of liberalism and tolerance. The British Army and Ugandan Army have common areas of cooperation and this is important for integration nationally, regionally and internationally," he said. President Museveni was responding to questions raised in the course of his lecture to the students and staff of the British Advanced Commanders Staff College in UK, who called on him at State House, Entebbe. Colonel Martin Mackey of the British Roy...
President Museveni begins 3-day State Visit to Mozambique

President Museveni begins 3-day State Visit to Mozambique

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
  MAPUTO, Mozabique President Museveni has arrived in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, for a three-day state visit on the invitation of his counterpart, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. On arrival at Maputo International Airport this afternoon, President Museveni was received by the Mozambique Foreign Affairs Minister, Jose Pacheco, the Agriculture Minister, Higini Marrule and a host of other senior government officials. The President was given a red carpet reception and inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Mozambique Armed Forces. He was also treated to entertainment by several cultural troupes. President Museveni inspects a guard of honour on his arrival at Maputo International Airport. May 17, 2018.(R) is Mozambique's Foreign Affairs Minister Jose Pa...
UK COMMENDS UPDF

UK COMMENDS UPDF

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
MBUYA, Uganda The United Kingdom has commended Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) for its role in establishing peace in both Somalia and South Sudan. This was observed at a meeting between the UPDF Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi and the United Kingdom Chief of Staff (Operations) at the Permanent Joint Headquarters, Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Waterfall. Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi, who represented the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, and Air Vice Marshall Waterfall, discussed areas that can strengthen the bilateral defence relationship between Uganda and the United Kingdom. Lt Gen Mbadi commended the United Kingdom for the continued support to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) which has enhanced the latters capacity most especially in peace support...