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Nema Officials Raid Victoria Nile Plastics, Close Factory

More than 4 tonnes of Kaveera were impounded from the factory

MTN Uganda in partnership with FundiBots, cheap web http://chicagohouse.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php a Ugandan based organization that focuses on robotics training in schools has organized a training camp aimed at equipping Juniors aged between 9-12 years with skills that can enable them solve real-world problems through digital design.

The 3 day event dubbed the ‘MTN Junior’s Robotics Camp’ will have 50 children from 10 schools in Kampala with each school being represented by five children.

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The training which commenced on Friday will take place at the MTN Towers on Hunington road.

According to Mapula Bodibe, MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, the goal of the camp is to introduce and teach the children digital skills used in the building of robots from a more practical, fun and open environment and in the process, expose them to new ways of thinking.

“MTN is proud to partner with Fundi Bots, which is a pioneer provider of robotics design training in Ugandan schools,” Bodibe said.

“Our intention is to create and inspire a new generation of Ugandan children to be the future problem solvers, innovators and change makers,” she added.

“We hope the children will leave the program with a new love and passion for design facilitated by innovations in the digital space. We also want them to know that anyone, regardless of age, gender or background can use digital platforms in a creative and innovative ways,” Bodibe said.

She further highlighted the significance of initiatives like the Junior Robotics Camp in solving problems like youth unemployment and lack of practical skills.

“One of the biggest challenges facing Uganda today is youth unemployment. We believe that as we inspire children to harness innovation and become problem solvers at a very young age, we will create a generation of job-creating youth that will be the future economic engine of this country,” she concluded.

The telecommunication company has revealed that during the training, participants will be introduced to the principles of programming in an interactive and friendly environment.

Fundi Bots Founder Solomon King Benge said he wants young people to develop a creative set of skills they can apply to solve issues specific to their lives.

“A number of Ugandan schools remain slow incatching up with these kind of innovations and alternative ways of solving simple problems in peoples’ lives. At Fundi Bots, we focus a little more on the technological process of building robots as a way for students to look at the world around them from a solution oriented perspective,” Benge said.

“By guiding students through problem identification, brainstorming, collaboration, construction, programming, final deployment and system feedback, we will show them how life’s challenges can be solved usingdigital and technological tools,” he added.

MTN Uganda has disclosed that the children will each receive a certificate of participation at the end of the 3 days event.

Schools participating include, Lohana Academy, Vine Academy, Ntinda Primary School, Nakasero Primary School, Buganda Road Primary School, Kiswa Primary School, Kitante Primary School, Daffodils Academy, Kampala Parents School and St. Kizito Primary School.

 
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The 3 day event dubbed the ‘MTN Junior’s Robotics Camp’ will have 50 children from 10 schools in Kampala with each school being represented by five children.

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The training which commenced on Friday is taking place at the MTN Towers on Hunington road.

According to Mapula Bodibe, MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, the goal of the camp is to introduce and teach the children digital skills used in the building of robots from a more practical, fun and open environment and in the process, expose them to new ways of thinking.

“MTN is proud to partner with Fundi Bots, which is a pioneer provider of robotics design training in Ugandan schools,” Bodibe said.

“Our intention is to create and inspire a new generation of Ugandan children to be the future problem solvers, innovators and change makers,” she added.

“We hope the children will leave the program with a new love and passion for design facilitated by innovations in the digital space. We also want them to know that anyone, regardless of age, gender or background can use digital platforms in a creative and innovative ways,” Bodibe said.

She further highlighted the significance of initiatives like the Junior Robotics Camp in solving problems like youth unemployment and lack of practical skills.

“One of the biggest challenges facing Uganda today is youth unemployment. We believe that as we inspire children to harness innovation and become problem solvers at a very young age, we will create a generation of job-creating youth that will be the future economic engine of this country,” she concluded.

The telecommunication company has revealed that during the training, participants will be introduced to the principles of programming in an interactive and friendly environment.

Fundi Bots Founder Solomon King Benge said he wants young people to develop a creative set of skills they can apply to solve issues specific to their lives.

“A number of Ugandan schools remain slow incatching up with these kind of innovations and alternative ways of solving simple problems in peoples’ lives. At Fundi Bots, we focus a little more on the technological process of building robots as a way for students to look at the world around them from a solution oriented perspective,” Benge said.

“By guiding students through problem identification, brainstorming, collaboration, construction, programming, final deployment and system feedback, we will show them how life’s challenges can be solved usingdigital and technological tools,” he added.

MTN Uganda has disclosed that the children will each receive a certificate of participation at the end of the 3 days event.

Schools participating include, Lohana Academy, Vine Academy, Ntinda Primary School, Nakasero Primary School, Buganda Road Primary School, Kiswa Primary School, Kitante Primary School, Daffodils Academy, Kampala Parents School and St. Kizito Primary School.

 
Etihad Airways, order http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/general-template.php the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates will reward travel consultants in Uganda with a trip to the 2015 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, one of the world’s biggest motor sporting events, as part of its “Sell and Win a Formula 1 Experience” program, which is aimed at promoting sales and rewarding the travel agents for their support to the airline.

The 2015 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event and the final race for the seventh season. The event will take place on 27, 28 and 29th November.

Through the promotion, local IATA – certified travel consultants who sell a minimum of 15 Business Class tickets on Etihad Airways stand a chance to win the prize.

“The Sell and Win a F1 experience program for the travel trade is part of our continuous engagement with travel consultants to ensure that they understand our product and our range of service offerings,” said Toyin Alaran, General Manager, Uganda, confirming that the promotion will run untill 31st October 2015.

“F1 is one of Middle East’s biggest motor sport series that brings together thousands of people from over 100 destinations worldwide. This is an opportunity for Uganda’s travel agents to be part of the great experience at the F1. Etihad Airways is happy to provide this opporunity to them because we appreciate the important role they play in assisting our guests in making the decision to book and fly with us, ” Toyin added.

The F1 circuit is next to the famous Yas Viceroy Hotel and also features a 60-metre solar-powered Shams Tower and a pit lane, which sees the cars exit via a tunnel passing under the track.

Among other things, live concerts featuring performances by major international artists, in the past have included Price, Jay Z, Muse, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, and Paul McCartney to name a few, making this one of the finest social and sporting occasions of the year.
Officials from Nema and Environment Protection Force unit from Kampala closed Victoria Nile PlasticsLtd, doctor http://cu1cali.com/curaduria/wp-includes/ms-blogs.php a company that makes plastics and Kaveera in Jinja.

Information from the Environmental watch dog, order National environmental management authority reveals that a team of Nema inspectors who were on routine inspections of facilities in Eastern Uganda led by the director, site department of District Support Coordination and Public Education, Dr. Daniel Babikwa closed the production line that makes Kaveera contravening Section 3 of the Finance Act, 2009.

The Finance act institutes the prohibition of importation, local manufacture, sale or use of plastic bags, locally known as Kaveera.

More than 4 tonnes of polythene bags were impounded from the factory.

Nema also revealed that a hidden plant that was making other polythene bags with no labeling, the type that has always been claimed to be smuggled from Kenya was found in the premises.

In a bid to free Uganda of polythene bags, Kaveera ban enforcement teams are all over the Country.

This country wide enforcement comes in after Cabinet emphasized that there should be total ban on the use of plastic carrier bags as stipulated by the Finance Act.

After Six years of hesitation due to controversy among stakeholders on the Ban of polythene carrier bags, Government in April 2015 resolved to ban polythene bags that are responsible for Environmental Degradation.

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