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UPDF Takes Operation Wealth Creation to Universities

Maj Sam Murari plants a mango tree at the launch of the program at Bishop Stuart University in Mbarara on Wednesday

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Uganda is a member of COMESA together with Kenya, Angola, Burundi,  Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The strategic partnership will promote access to technology to COMESA Member States based on a Trusted Cloud Infrastructure that focuses on the secure deployment of modern IT operations.

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It is also expected that this collaboration will accelerate and promote the adoption of innovative high-speed low-cost connectivity initiatives.

Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, COMESA’s Secretary General during the signing, said, “Business technology has revolutionized the way countries and firms conduct business. We are in an age where the planning processes of organizations is through instruments and solutions that promote quality management, and respond to age -old constraints of time limitations and high costs of operations.”

“Through Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, we have been working to increase regional trade and the growth of the knowledge economy in Africa,” Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs Microsoft, Middle East and Africa said.

“Through influential partnerships, such as the one with COMESA, we aim to scale across the region further to impact not just thousands, but millions,” he added.

The collaboration is further expected to focus on fostering innovation across the COMESA region by promoting the value and protection of Intellectual Property.

It will also encourage the development of eGovernment solutions that will facilitate, simplify and stimulate investment in and trade across the COMESA region to save on time and the cost of complying with business governance and regulations.

This collaboration fits squarely with COMESA’s mandate and demonstrates the commitment to promote common interests for economic development in the region.

“Through this collaboration, we will bring policy makers and businesses together and empower them to take advantage of the cloud-first, mobile-first world. With the right policies and regulations in place, people will be encouraged to use cloud technology, develop their own IP and ultimately participate in trade and e-commerce across borders,” Cook said.

He added that with innovative eGovernment services, citizens and businesses will additionally benefit from safe online transactions, open borders, efficiency and increased foreign investment.

The implementation of the MoU will be the responsibility of the COMESA Business Council, as the voice of the private sector in the region.
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Uganda is a member of COMESA together with Kenya, Angola, Burundi,  Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The strategic partnership will promote access to technology to COMESA Member States based on a Trusted Cloud Infrastructure that focuses on the secure deployment of modern IT operations.

It is also expected that this collaboration will accelerate and promote the adoption of innovative high-speed low-cost connectivity initiatives.

Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, COMESA’s Secretary General during the signing on November 4,2015 said, “Business technology has revolutionized the way countries and firms conduct business. We are in an age where the planning processes of organizations is through instruments and solutions that promote quality management, and respond to age -old constraints of time limitations and high costs of operations.”

“Through Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, we have been working to increase regional trade and the growth of the knowledge economy in Africa,” Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs Microsoft, Middle East and Africa said.

“Through influential partnerships, such as the one with COMESA, we aim to scale across the region further to impact not just thousands, but millions,” he added.

The collaboration is further expected to focus on fostering innovation across the COMESA region by promoting the value and protection of Intellectual Property.

It will also encourage the development of eGovernment solutions that will facilitate, simplify and stimulate investment in and trade across the COMESA region to save on time and the cost of complying with business governance and regulations.

This collaboration fits squarely with COMESA’s mandate and demonstrates the commitment to promote common interests for economic development in the region.

“Through this collaboration, we will bring policy makers and businesses together and empower them to take advantage of the cloud-first, mobile-first world. With the right policies and regulations in place, people will be encouraged to use cloud technology, develop their own IP and ultimately participate in trade and e-commerce across borders,” Cook said.

He added that with innovative eGovernment services, citizens and businesses will additionally benefit from safe online transactions, open borders, efficiency and increased foreign investment.

The implementation of the MoU will be the responsibility of the COMESA Business Council, as the voice of the private sector in the region.
The Uganda People’s Defense Forces geared agricultural promotion program Operation Wealth Creation is having its branches extended to Higher Institutions of learning, adiposity http://christchurchcathedral.org.au/wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php Chimp corps report.

The OWC has started to actively support agricultural courses in a number of universities in the country.

The revelation was made by Maj Sam Murari, http://cccnt.com.au/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/really-simple-captcha.php the OWC Coordinator for Mbarara district on Wednesday while launching the program at Bishop Stuart University in the Municipality.

Maj Sam Murari addressing the students

Maj Sam Murari addressing the students

Maj Murari said that this is being done to groom the youths to involve themselves in agriculture, the backbone of the country’s economy.

BSU’s vice chancellor Mauda Kamatenesi revealed at the function that the university has already started a course in nursery bed management, a passion fruit farm project, rabbit raring among others.

Maj Sam Murari with BSU Vice Chancelor Mauda Kamatenesi

Maj Sam Murari with BSU Vice Chancelor Mauda Kamatenesi

With OWC’s support coming on board, Maj Murari called upon the university to start up a model farm that could help both the students and farmers from outside.

“Western Uganda has come to be known as the country’s food basket; we want to make this institution the engine of it all,” said the officer.

Maj. Sam further urged the students to actively popularize OWC to help in the fight against poverty, without necessarily politicizing it.

BSU students were urged to popularize the Operation Wealth Creation program

BSU students were urged to popularize the Operation Wealth Creation program

“I don’t want to hear that so and so is a catholic, a pagan, protestant or Muslim; OWC benefits all Ugandans regardless of race or tribe or political affiliation,” he said

At the function where students were introduced to the slogan Hands to the ground, not to the mouth, Maj. Sam gave the university 400 mango seedlings, 10000 eucalyptus and pine trees

He promised to provide 1000 Robusta coffee seedlings, a heifer, 5goats, piglets, farm tractor, pasture plants, chicks and rabbits to fully start up a live stock farm at Bishop Stuart University.

 

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