West Nile and Karamoja get e-government infrastructure

President Yoweri Museveni has launched phase four of the National Backbone Infrastructure Connectivity project for West Nile. The ceremony took place today at St. Charles Lwanga Senior Secondary School grounds in Koboko District. The government of Uganda through the National Information Technology, Uganda (NITA-U), with funding from the World Bank, is implementing the national backbone infrastructure and e-government infrastructure project to connect districts and towns across the country. Phase...

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Ministry of Health approves use of drones to deliver ARV drugs to Kalangala District

 Drones will soon be used to deliver the life prolonging Anti-Retroviral-ARVs drugs to several landing sites in Kalangala District. Both the Ministry of Health and Kalangala District Local Government have approved the use of drones to deliver the ARVs so as to increase access to residents. Kalangala district, whose HIV prevalence rate stands at 16% has been struggling to raise sufficient resources to transport health workers and drugs to different landing sites. Not less than Shillings...

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Exclusive:”Consumers decry as ‘Fake Rice’ hits the festive market “

Since early 2011, social media rumors have asserted plastic rice was being manufactured in China, exported, and consumed by people in other countries unaware the rice they were eating was in fact not a food at all. In February 2011, Vietnamese media outlets Raw Story and The Mary Sue published items about the purported plastic rice controversy, both articles noteing that the claims were not substantiated: Various reports in Singapore Media also indicated that Chinese companies are mass producing...

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