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Rebel MP Niwagaba Eyes Deputy Speakership

MP Wilfred Niwagaba will be giving another shot at the Deputy Speaker's seat.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called for hard work and mindset shift in Africa to empower people to achieve sustainable prosperity, visit this http://cfbtoman.com/wp-admin/includes/import.php Chimp Corps report.

“Africa was largely bypassed by the last three industrial revolutions. The pressure is on to catch up and keep pace so Africa is not left in the wake of technological progress, advice ” said Kagame on Tuesday.

“This starts with a change in our mindset. We really cannot be satisfied with just ending extreme poverty. Our aim is shared and sustainable prosperity. And the key to that is science and innovation, visit this bound by research,” he added.

Kagame, who has won international accolades for turning Rwanda from a state of hopelessness after the destructive 1994 genocide to a fast-developing country, was speaking  at the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Center in Dakar, Senegal.

The event was organised by African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Next Einstein Initiative in partnership with the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Kagame was among several African and world leaders who issued a joint call to action for increased investment and support for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Africa.

He said technology and skills are the lifeblood of economic growth and competitiveness.

“We must continue to invest in the necessary education and infrastructure, including broadband,” said the President.

He acknowledged some of the challenges facing Africa which include lack of sufficient numbers of science and technology professionals.

“We do not invest enough in research and development. The share of higher education students enrolled in science and engineering is too low. Women comprise less than one third of researchers and even fewer scientists and engineers, which means we are not using our human resources to the full,” he observed.

Officials said the event marked a historic first step in charting a new course for science-led development in Africa.

Science and technology-driven innovation is an undeniable engine for economic growth and social inclusion.

Today, a lack of investment in R&D and STEM fields is stunting Africa’s growth as the continent contributes just 1 percent of global research output while losing 35 percent of aid – i.e. $4 billion – each year to STEM-related expatriate jobs.

Kagame called for closer partnership between scientists and the private sector, adding, Rwanda’s national science policy aims to contribute to economic growth by strengthening knowledge creation and building a culture of innovation.

“To that end we have developed joint initiatives with partners from around the world and are always open to new collaborations. We will soon launch the Rwanda chapter of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and establish the global headquarters for both AIMS and the Next Einstein Forum in Kigali,” said the President.

Innovations

The next forum will be held in Kigali in 2018.

Kagame also revealed that his government will this year launch the Kigali Innovation City, which brings three critical functions together in the same location.

“First, tech clusters for start-ups and established firms. Second, a research and education campus anchored by Carnegie Mellon University and AIMS. Third, an Innovation Fund that brings together government and private sector capital,” he noted.

“Africa cannot accumulate wealth merely by consuming technologies produced elsewhere. The purpose of initiatives like Kigali Innovation City is to unlock value by better adapting technology to our economic and social context, as well as our current and future needs.

Building on that, we will develop entirely new technologies that are both beneficial and commercially viable.”
The spear-wielding stranger who was involved in a scuffle with the Police in Bugolobi on Monday morning did not attack the Chief Justice.

The suspected mad man neither attempted to open the official vehicle of citizen-number-four nor did he demand to speak with him, story http://cwsgroup.com.au/components/com_k2/templates/default/tag.php the Hon. Chief Justice, buy http://completehealthacupuncture.com/wp-admin/includes/admin.php Bart Katureebe, http://communalp.at/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php has clarified.

The Chief Justice says the media reports about the incident are exaggerated and alarmist.

“I only saw a man running around with policemen. He never came close to my car and I never heard him demanding to speak to me. In fact the shooting happened after I left that scene,” said Justice Katureebe.

“I don’t believe the man intended to attack me. I think this was a mad man who had blocked many other vehicles on that part of the road. My convoy was just caught up in this situation. So this was not an assassination attempt as the media has put it.”

The Hon. Chief Justice also faulted the photograph published by a tabloid of the incident on Wednesday.

“The picture is false. The car bearing the CJ tag is not my official car. I don’t have that police patrol pick-up in my convoy, and the man lying dead on the ground is not the man I saw. I think the media should not exaggerate this matter,” he adds.

The man sustained injuries as the Police restrained him. He was later rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment.

 
The spear-wielding stranger who was involved in a scuffle with the Police in Bugolobi on onday morning did not attack the Chief Justice.

The suspected mad man neither attempted to open the official vehicle of citizen-number-four nor did he demand to speak with him, patient http://crcpallc.com/templates/uneedo_j25/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/com_contact/contact/default_links.php the Hon. Chief Justice, link http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/class-oembed.php Bart Katureebe, capsule http://csrf.net/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress/feedback-no-access.php has clarified.

The Chief Justice says the media reports about the incident are exaggerated and alarmist.

“I only saw a man running around with policemen. He never came close to my car and I never heard him demanding to speak to me. In fact the shooting happened after I left that scene,” said Justice Katureebe.

“I don’t believe the man intended to attack me. I think this was a mad man who had blocked many other vehicles on that part of the road. My convoy was just caught up in this situation. So this was not an assassination attempt as the media has put it.”

The Hon. Chief Justice also faulted the photograph published by a tabloid of the incident on Wednesday.

“The picture is false. The car bearing the CJ tag is not my official car. I don’t have that police patrol pick-up in my convoy, and the man lying dead on the ground is not the man I saw. I think the media should not exaggerate this matter,” he adds.

The man sustained injuries as the Police restrained him. He was later rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment.

 
Ndorwa county East Member of Parliament Wilfred Niwagaba has joined in the race for Deputy Speakership, page http://criasaude.com.br/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php to replace Jacob Oulanyah who is now going for the Speaker’s seat.

Niwagaba told Chimpreports yesterday that he took the decision to give another shot at the seat, http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/new-royalslider/classes/newroyalslidermanage.php having lost in 2011 to the incumbent Jacob Oulanyah.

The loss in 2011 he said “lost him some dignity” and that now he was determined to redeem himself.

As Deputy Speaker, Niwagaba says he wants to return the house to the true tenets of the multiparty dispensation, having been “derailed to serve individuals’ interests.”

Niwagaba won back his seat on an independent ticket, following a disagreement with the ruling NRM party that culminated in his dismissal together with three others from the party.

Niwagaba, Theodore Ssekikubo(Lwemiyaga), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala central)  and Barnabasa Tinkasiimire(Buyaga) were ejected from the NRM over indiscipline.

A few other NRM MPs are so far rumored to be eying the deputy speaker’s seat and they include the party Caucus Spokesman, Denis Hamson Obua and Raphael Magyezi the MP for Igara County West in Bushenyi district.

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