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Fort Portal Gets Street Lights After 14 Years

Fort Portal has been without street lighting since 2001.

The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), view http://comotenerunabuenaereccion.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/theme-tools.php on Friday paid a courtesy visit to the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST).

Based in Arusha, Tanzania, NM-AIST is in a network of Pan-African Institutions of Science and Technology located across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

He was accompanied by Mr. Aloysius Chebet, EAC Principle Education Officer and Ms. Alice Maro, EAC Communications Expert.

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Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera,  Prof. Burton Mwamila (second left), Aloysius Chebet, EAC Principle Education Officer (second right) and Prof. Lughano Kusiluka (far left) in a group photo

Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Prof. Burton Mwamila (second left), Aloysius Chebet, EAC Principle Education Officer (second right) and Prof. Lughano Kusiluka (far left) in a group photo

At the occasion, Prof. Burton Mwamila, NN-AIST Vice Chancellor, expressed his gratitude to the Secretary General for taking time to visit to the Institution.

During his keynote address Amb. Sezibera commended the Government of Tanzania for investing in the establishment of the Nelson Mandela Institution.

He further urged leaders of other EAC Partner States to also support NM-AIST, so as to further develop it into a Regional hub where brilliant and great minds of East African sons and daughters can experiment and transform their innovative ideas into real solutions.

The Secretary General revealed that the number of science and engineering graduates in Africa, is currently standing at 35 scientists and engineers per million inhabitants.

He attributed this low figure to the ever-growing brain drain of the well-educated and skilled populations, as well as to the low GDP spending by African governments on Research and Development (R&D).

“Only three countries in Africa spend one percent of their GDP on R&D: Uganda, Malawi and South Africa,” Sezibera said.

Master’s student in Life Sciences (LiSE), Ms. Winfrida Makirita (second left), explaining to the EAC delegation and other observers, about the benefits of medicinal plants

Master’s student in Life Sciences (LiSE), Ms. Winfrida Makirita (second left), explaining to the EAC delegation and other observers, about the benefits of medicinal plants

The Secretary General also had a tour of NM-AIST campus. 
Residents of Fort Portal town after 14 years of complaints to their authorities have something to smile about after Housing Finance Bank moved in to install street lights that had all along been down.

Locals have been pressurizing the Municipal leaders led by Mayor Edison Asaba Ruyonga to install street lights in vain.

Fort portal street lights went off in 2001 during the administration of Mayor Bob Kangada. His successor Edison Asaba Ruyonga also refused to get them fixed saying that they were not a priority.

The darkness in the town locals  said, ambulance http://coeurdepirate.com/wp-includes/ms-settings.php had greatly fueled hardcore comes in the town.

Housing Finance signed an agreement with the South division authorities to install the streets lights with the first phase beginning with the deadly dark spots.

These will be illuminated by Tuesday night, sickness http://chutneyrestaurant.ca/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php according to the engineers and technicians working on the installation.

Mugisa Herbert, web the South Division chairman said this came after the Council decided switch their account to Housing Finance Bank.

The fixing of the security lights started from Kamwenge Road to Stanbic bank which he said was the most dangerous section at night.

He said, “We shall continue to lobby for other areas in town to ensure the problem of security lights is solved.”

 

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