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Kagina: UNRA Must Have Capacity to Export Services

UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina interacts with the lead counsel to the commission, Andrew Kasirye (R) after the hearing on Friday

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has hailed the role of technology and innovations as a way to reduce the high rates of unemployment among young people in Uganda.

Kadaga said that there’s need for government to give more support to young people who create technological innovations to solve the existing problems in the country.

She was on Saturday speaking at a gathering that brought together social innovators who have created and influenced change in their society. The seminar held at Victoria University was themed “Social and Business Transformation through Innovation and technology”.

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The Speaker pointed out the need for a separate Ministry for Science and Innovations so that more significant attention and contribution is given to boost the sector by government.

The Social Innovations Africa seminar aims at fostering innovation among the youth on social problems and to bring about changes they wish to see in Uganda.

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The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has hailed the role of technology and innovations as a way to reduce the high rates of unemployment among young people in Uganda.

Kadaga said that there’s need for government to give more support to young people who create technological innovations to solve the existing problems in the country.

She was on Saturday speaking at a gathering that brought together social innovators who have created and influenced change in their society. The seminar held at Victoria University was themed “Social and Business Transformation through Innovation and technology”.

“To address the issue of unemployment we need such meaningful forums that bring together young people whose focus is creating solutions that tackle problems facing us within our communities” she said.

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The Speaker pointed out the need for a separate Ministry for Science and Innovations so that more significant attention and contribution is given to boost the sector by government.

The Social Innovations Africa seminar aims at fostering innovation among the youth on social problems and to bring about changes they wish to see in Uganda.

The initiative by Hedge Marketing offers sustainable innovative and technological support to budding and established elite innovators by bringing together social entrepreneurs to share skills.

“The average person today requires more than their pocket can offer because the high cost of doing business which in turn makes outreach to lesser privileged fail to access means to curb their social differences” said Nyakahuma Frank the CEO Hedge Marketing.

He went on to say that the event sought to bridge the gap between money and brains by bringing in the right mentors to help the youth discover possibilities and connections.

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The Executive Director Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Ms. Allen Kagina has vowed to invest in building capacity of the authority’s human resource to ensure that it can build roads as well as manage to export services outside Uganda.

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She was on Friday appearing before the commission of inquiry at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

“We disbanded the whole procurement Directorate and the process is underway to harmonize the different directorates. All contracts for all our staff are being reviewed and we have asked some of them to leave,” she said.

Kagina added that once restructuring is complete, UNRA will embark on reviewing all consultants and contractors within the industry to rate their previous contracts.

“Some of these firms have not done a good job in their previous contracts. If we discover that they haven’t delivered as expected, their contracts will be terminated and others blacklisted,” she warned.

The body has been grappling with high levels of unprecedented corruption in which billions of shillings of tax payers’ money have been looted in sham projects.

She expressed the need to promote local firms through affirmative action.

The bidding process will be designed to cater for Ugandan companies to enable them get experience working alongside international firms.

Kagina was emphatic on the issue of theft of road furniture adding that the entity will engage communities in the process of road construction.

“We shall involve the locals through rewards to assist us in monitoring and reporting people who steal road signs. Mobile weigh bridges will also be introduced to reduce cases of heavy trucks that destroy our roads.”

UNRA is set to increase the number of paved roads from the current 250 kms per year to 1,000kms per year in the next three years.

However, Kagina said this will require getting all the relevant entities on board.

Recently, the probe committee discovered that there has been a rampart tendency of insider trading in the UNRA upcountry stations and staff colluding with fictitious companies to supply materials.

In some cases, payments were made for services that were never done.

In response to this, Kagina said; “We have set up an investigations unit to find out which companies are supplying our stations and find out how they were procured.”

She promised to crack a whip on UNRA staff who supply services without declaring a conflict of interest and engaging in illegal procurement.

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