Orange Names CEOs for Africa Subsidiaries

Marc Rennard, Orange International Executive Vice President for the Africa, Middle East and Asia zone

President Museveni has said there is no serious dialogue between the three arms of government; the executive, cheapest the legislature and the judiciary, viagra 60mg to talk about strategy and ideology of the country.

“We only talk about sharing resources which is not enough. We must understand, what does the State want to do? There is a weakness of harmony and orientation of strategy,” he said.

The President was Wednesday speaking to over 80 judges whom he hosted at State House in Entebbe.

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Responding to a presentation by the Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe, on the transformation of the Judiciary for National Development, President Museveni cited UPE and USE that were initiated by government following a steady tax collection regime.

“We thought having these children in school was unavoidable. When the tax collection improved from Shs 2.8bn in 1986 to Shs 728bn in 1997, we started UPE. The number of children in school jumped from the initial 2.5million to 8.8million. The Problem is that with policies and prioritization, the judiciary is not involved that is why they don’t get the logic and factors taken into account,” he said.

The President said with the tax collection now at Shs 12,000 billion (12trillion), government has invested in infrastructure development in the education, health, roads and electricity sectors.

“Public service increased teachers from 80,000 to 160,000 with increased classrooms. There was load shedding which has stopped. We were spending very little of our money on infrastructure and depended on donors,” he said.

The President said government now spends Shs 3,000 bn on roads, Shs 1,700 bn on electricity and quite a bit on the army.

President Museveni said that government has put more efforts in the construction of roads in all parts of the country using locally generated resources.

He said the roads would have a big impact on the national economy because they would serve for a long time and provide an opportunity to address other important sectors that need to be funded.

“We spend quite a bit on the army to be able to build a strong army although soldiers get low wages. Amin soldiers were well paid but had no weapons. But we said weapons first. We brought peace cheaply with most of our soldiers sleeping in Maama Ingia Pole. If we did not do this, we would have our country run by the United Nations,” he said, adding that peace is enabling Uganda to get more money.

“I can speak authoritatively that we have one institution that has given you exemplary service cheaply. It’s not a story, it’s not something I read in a book, I have it here on good record,” he said.


The President assured the Judges of state security after their retirement and said judicial officers should retire with 100 percent of their normal service benefits.

He said this is a cost effective way of addressing the welfare of the judicial officers.

He urged them to improvise in line with housing for the courts and proposed institutional housing for judicial service officers.

President Museveni said that the NRM Government was fully committed to providing vehicles for all judges and Magistrates in the country and proposed that they establish a SACCO that government can facilitate.

He said that the government would soon fund medical check-up for them in health facilities of their choice within the country.

Museveni said government will support the Shs 36bn five year ICT strategic plan to roll out a robust case management system providing for E-filing to reduce timelines and loss of files.

The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, commended President Museveni for eliminating extra Judicial killings in the country.

He however, pointed out that the judiciary has rental arrears of Shs 3bn and that the Supreme Court may be up for eviction if nothing is done.

Katureebe said with a 46 percent growth in the budget from Shs 63bn in 2012/13 to Shs 92bn in 2014/15, performance also increased by 49 percent from 102,000 cases in 2010/11 to 152,000 cases disposed of in 2014/15.
Orange Telecom has announced a management reshuffle in four subsidiaries across Africa and the Middle East, prescription with the company appointing three new CEOs and one deputy CEO in Guinea, Mali, Jordan and Senegal respectively.

The moves, which are part of the group’s international mobility policy, will see Eric Bouquillon replace Alassane Diene as CEO of Orange Guinea and Diene taking over as CEO of Orange Mali, replacing Jean Luc Bohé.

Jordan Telecom will now be headed by Jéróme Hénique, who departs his position as Deputy CEO of Sonatel in Senegal, where he will be replaced by Thierry Marigny.

Information from Orange reveals that all the appointments will become effective from September 13, 2015.

“The new CEOs all have significant executive experience in the telecommunications industry,”  Marc Rennard, Orange International Executive Vice President for the Africa, Middle East and Asia zone said.

“They will continue and enhance the development of their respective subsidiaries in an innovation driven environment. Their contribution will be vital for the Orange group, which is accelerating growth in the regions,” he added.

Orange Guinea CEO Bouquillon has over 30 years’ experience at the company and has served as CEO and general manager of Orange Réunion and Mayotte since 2010.

He takes over from Diene, who held the position since the creation of the subsidiary in 2010.

Diene has swapped Guinea for Mali and Henique, who leaves Sonatel in Senegal, will be in charge of growing the company’s operations in Jordan.

New Sonatel Senegal Deputy CEO Marigny has held numerous positions in the industry, including chief marketing officer at Mobistar and CEO of Orange Tunisia.



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