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Ugandans Explore Blogging Journey

Bloggers in a discussion in Kampala on June 27

2016 Presidential hopeful Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba will work to increase budget allocations for education, store http://conforms.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/widgets/migration.php health and agriculture once elected.

Education will be allocated 20 percent of the budget whereas health and agriculture will take 16 and 11 percent respectively.

While unveiling his 12-point programme to journalists at Silver Springs Hotel on Monday, more about http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-includes/class-walker-nav-menu.php Prof. Baryamureeba said Uganda needs new direction, ambulance http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-f9364467c9fd42c354fa4a919069350d.php ideas and perspectives.

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“Prioritizing better will help deliver Uganda from a huge debt burden while delivering key needs of our population” he added.

Baryamureeba intends to make significant reforms in education among them: increasing salaries, competency based training, educational loans for higher education and increasing teacher-student ratio.

In the area of health, the former Makerere V.C seeks to invest in rehabilitation of health facilities, equipment, reviewing salaries and a national health insurance scheme for all citizens.

“Investment in the provision of health services is critical for the economy,” he added.

The Baryamureeba government will also raise agriculture funding to 1 trillion (11 percent of the budget).

He said that farmers in Uganda will get affordable credit services through an Agricultural Development Bank.

Other areas in his 12-point program include job creation, good and democratic governance, infrastructure, fighting corruption, security, industrialization and minimum wage.
The Preferential Trade Area Bank (PTA), more about http://dentistryatthepark.com/wp-includes/admin-bar.php a trade and development financial institution in Africa has been urged to consider increasing lending for infrastructure projects in the East Africa Community region as a way of leveraging EAC Partner States to facilitate more capital flow into major infrastructure projects from multiple financiers, http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/rewrite.php development partners and the private sector.

This was said by the Secretary General of the East African Community, http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/module-extras.php Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera at the recently held PTA Bank’s 121st Board of Directors’ round table working dinner at Kigali Hotel in Rwanda. The theme for the working dinner was, “Unlocking regional infrastructure in the East African Region with emphasis on connectivity to Kenya and Tanzania.”

Amb Sezibera said, “the EAC region is currently enjoying the highest level of political support for infrastructure development and that support (political) should catapult the efforts for resource mobilization and lead to fast tracked implementation of the priority projects.”

According to him, efficient and cost effective transport system in the region calls for substantial inter modal project developments to enhance regional connectivity and logistics.

He further said the prioritization of infrastructure development in the EAC was premised on three critical principles i.e. linking the landlocked Partner States to the Ports on the Indian Ocean notably the Ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, reducing the cost of transportation to enhance competitiveness of the region; and a corridor based approach to the development of infrastructure.

Amb Sezibera says the role of the private sector investments is key in the success of the implementation of the priority infrastructure in the EAC and the region should develop avenues and products to tap into this capacity.

 
Passion for writing and consistency in sharing content is what dominated the Ugandan bloggers’ discussion last Saturday in Kampala.

The Bloggers’ Lounge was a segment of the Social Media Day Kampala, see http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/includes/class.template_tags.php the second to happen in Uganda.

Discussants emphasized the importance of telling the African story irrespective of whether writers are paid or not.

Ruth Aine, order one of the discussants said passion for a blogger is a priority.

She said blogging as a platform provides connections and opportunities to network once one’s work attracts interest.

Opposed to the common perception that blogging means too much content, story some writers clarified that platforms like Twitter and Facebook are also blogging mediums.

As long as the writer uses these mediums to regularly express themselves on a particular subject, then that person is a blogger.

“These platforms are free. You only need to make a few minutes, say weekly to write something,” said Ernest Bazanye, an award-winning blogger.

Most attendants agreed Uganda has plenty of gifted writers whose writings go unnoticed.

Blogging is a relatively new phenomenon in Uganda which has picked up at a steady pace.

Before the social media revolution, writers concentrated on the traditional style of authoring books.

However, with more Ugandans accessing the internet, blogging could soon be the easiest and cheapest way for writers to prove their worth.

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