Google Boss Calls For More Internet Usage In Uganda


malady geneva;”>He claims to have worked for 520 months and when computing his pension the Pension Authority only computed and gave him money for only 435 months, sales leaving a balance of 85 months.

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cost geneva;”>According to documents tendered in court, Karokora served in public service from 1963 to November 4, 2006 when he retired.

“When I complained to the Pensions Authority, I was informed that they were bound by section 13(1) of the Pensions Act which stipulates that any pensioner gets 87% of the period he has served,” Karokora told court through his lawyer of Munanura Mugabi and company advocates.

Karokora claims by following this section of the Act, he was cheated of his seven years pension which was in total breach of article 254 (1) of the Constitution which stipulates that a public officer shall on retirement receive such pension as is commensurate to his or her rank, salary and length of service.

Karokora, who was one of the country’s finest judges, now wants the Constitutional Court to declare Section 13 (1) unconstitutional and order the commissioner for pension Stephen Kunsa to re-compute his pension for the 420 months and pay interest on the resultant figure plus costs of the suit.

seek geneva;”>This was during the Google Uganda Panel Discussion at Faze 2 Restaurant in Nakasero on Tuesday.

Speaking on the State of Infrastructure in Uganda, Wulff said that East African region receives unlimited capacity of internet and yet only a small portion is used.

Kai Wulff urges Ugandans to increase internet usage

“The key to lower internet prices is usage, which in itself is wealth creation. We have a huge resource and yet we use only a small portion of it. Because of that, we have to pay for all the capacity. That is why the cost is high,” Wulff explained.

Wulff further said that there is a need to educate the population on the potential internet can provide in every aspect of their lives.

“We have to believe that knowledge can take us out of poverty. Africa is actually the next big thing but then we need to quickly harness these opportunities as fast as possible,” he said.

He pointed out that Africa needs to create content so as to reap the benefits of internet instead of consuming more and creating less content.

Lawrence Mulindwa, the IT Services Manager at the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) acknowledged the fact that there was very little local content being provided by Ugandans despite the immense content the country has.

“We can’t run away from the issue of usage. We have to encourage the youth out there to put up content as an alternative means of wealth creation,” he said.

“We used to lament about infrastructure but we now have enough capacity and we need to get people to use it,” he added on.

Mulindwa commended the work Google is doing and the government through the Uganda Communications Commission for providing equipment in schools.

He was also optimistic that with time Uganda would eventually manage to harness the opportunities associated with the internet.

He disclosed that the government is in the process of negotiating for a second sea route to Uganda so as to minimize the problems associated with damages to the sea cable at Mombasa.

One of the participants at the function gives a speech

About Google Inc

Google was founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin and today is a top web property in all major global markets. Its headquarters are in Silicon Valley with offices throughout America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day.

It uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to address global challenges and make a lasting impact. It also seeks innovative solutions and entrepreneurial approaches to issues such as Crisis response, education and access to technology.

Its mission in Africa is to make the internet an integral part of everyday life in Africa, by increasing its relevance and usefulness, eliminating access barriers for potential users, and developing products that are meaningful for the countries in the region.


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