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Residents Demand Shs2bn Oil Road Compensation

By George Busiinge

Residents of Kabwoya Sub County in Hoima district are demanding over Sh2bn in compensation from Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA and Collins Construction Company for lost property during the Kaiso- Tonya road works.

The affected residents are drawn from Kyenjojo, Hohwa, Kaseta, Nyanseke Kataaba and Kabaale villages, all in Kabwoya Sub County. The road passes through the village of Kabaale, in Buseruka County, the location of the Uganda Oil Refinery.

The petition of the residents came up yesterday before Justice Albert Rugadya Atwooki and was adjourned to February 15th 2018. Alpha Opio, the LC V councilor Kabwoya Sub County, says during the road works in 2013 the contractors blasted rocks, which damaged resident's property.

According to Opio, residents opted to go to court when after trying to engage the office of the Resident District Commissioner on the matter without success.

Robert Irumba, the lawyer of the project affected persons, says they are seeking over Shs2bn. On Friday this week, Justice Albert Rugadya Atwooki, the Masindi Resident Judge will visit the affected area on a fact finding mission

Total Boosts Water, Sanitation in Buliisa

By George Busiinge

Total E&P Uganda has facilitated a Water and Sanitation project that includes the construction of eight Girls’ VIP latrines in Bugungu and Ngwedo secondary schools and rehabilitation of ten community water sources in Buliisa district.

Total E&P Uganda, in partnership with Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) and Buliisa district local government have undertaken this initiative in a bid to improve sanitary conditions and provide clean and safe water to the community and students of the project areas.

Chris Ocowun, PRO Total E& P Uganda states that through the project, they have rehabilitated eight boreholes in Kigwera and Ngwedo sub counties and two others at Bugungu and Ngwedo secondary schools to provide safe and clean water to the community and students of the two schools,”

According to the authorities of Buliisa district local government and Bugungu and Ngwedo secondary schools, availability of safe and clean water and proper sanitation are critical in improving the learning environment for students. The new girls’ VIP latrines have shower rooms as well as separate latrines for disabled students

Total has been at the forefront of promoting health and sanitation in its areas of operation with donations to boost the fight against Cholera in Hoima and Buliisa, aiding community health through donations of garbage bunkers and bins Pakwach and Anaka towns and the rehabilitation of sanitary blocks destroyed by a storm at Kirama primary school in Buliisa district.

Total E&P Uganda has facilitated a Water and Sanitation project that includes the construction of eight Girls’ VIP latrines in Bugungu and Ngwedo secondary schools and rehabilitatation of ten community water sources in Buliisa district.

Total E&P Uganda, in partnership with Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) and Buliisa district local government have undertaken this initiative in a bid to improve sanitary conditions and provide clean and safe water to the community and students of the project areas.

Chris Ocowun, PRO Total E& P Uganda states that through the project, they have rehabilitated eight boreholes in Kigwera and Ngwedo sub counties and two others at Bugungu and Ngwedo secondary schools to provide safe and clean water to the community and students of the two schools,”

According to the authorities of Buliisa district local government and Bugungu and Ngwedo secondary schools, availability of safe and clean water and proper sanitation are critical in improving the learning environment for students. The new girls’ VIP latrines have shower rooms as well as separate latrines for disabled students.

Total has been at the forefront of promoting health and sanitation in its areas of operation with donations to boost the fight against Cholera in Hoima and Buliisa, aiding community health through donations of garbage bunkers and bins Pakwach and Anaka towns and the rehabilitation of sanitary blocks destroyed by a storm at Kirama primary school in Buliisa district.

Huawei Announces New Partnership with Internet Matters

Huawei today announced a new partnership with independent not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters to improve online child safety. 

Huawei intends to use its position as the world’s ICT leader to amplify Internet Matters’ internet safety message and provide support and resources for Internet Matters which gives UK parents, teachers and carers advice and guides about the latest issues. 

It joins the group’s founding members, BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, and will work alongside partners that include BBC, Google, Facebook and EE, as part of an industry collective with a common purpose of improving children’s digital safety. 

This partnership forms part of Huawei’s STEM Skills and STEM Careers programme – helping to promote STEM education and digital skills.

The partnership was announced today at a House of Commons event celebrating the success of Huawei’s flagship CSR programme  ‘Seeds for the future’  and the growing number of STEM graduates Huawei recruits into its UK business. The event was attended by Mark Garnier MP, Investment Minister, Chen Lifang, Director of the Board and Senior Vice-President, Huawei, Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, and academics and representatives from the Seeds for the Future and Huawei graduates programme.

Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, said: “The success of Internet Matters over the last three years has proved there’s a real demand from parents who want to know more about how to keep their children safe online. 

“The amount of children using mobile technology is growing year after year, and while it provides digital independence and opportunity, it also means there is a greater need for parents to understand the issues. “Partnering with Huawei is another big step towards building an industry collective with a common purpose, working together to improve children’s internet safety.”

Mark Garnier, Minister for Investment, said: “Huawei are investing billions in the UK economy, and ensuring some of the brightest students in Britain can benefit world-class training in China through their Seeds for the Future programme. 

“The Government welcomes Huawei’s new commitment to help deliver improved safety online for children, and my colleagues at the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport will work with Huawei and other providers to ensure the UK the safest place in the world to be online.”

Chen Lifang, Director of the Board and Senior Vice-President, Huawei, said: “Equipping schools, parents and children with the skills to navigate the online world has never been more important. Huawei is proud to support Internet Matters in its drive to improve online safety for children across the UK.” 

Internet Matters was set up in 2014 with government backing by the UK’s four biggest internet companies, BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, in the first industry coalition of its kind. 

Since then it successfully launched a number of impactful campaigns on issues including cyberbullying, sexting, privacy, online grooming and inappropriate content, offering parents, carers and teachers practical, step-by-step advice on how to engage with children on these issues and setting up parental controls.

Ruparelia Group Adds Another Skyscraper Into Kampala’s Skyline

Sudhir Ruparelia's plans to modernize Kampala City, also the capital of Uganda, are taking shape after he added another modern commercial building downtown Kampala Businesss Area last weekend.

Under his Crane Management Services (CMS), a leading Real Estate company in Kampala, and a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, the businessman launched Market Plaza.

Market Plaza is situated between Royal complex and Energy Center buildings on plot 16B on Market Street. The state-of-the-art plaza has 12 floor decorated the skyline of Kampala City. According to the owners it will be majorly hosting business selling electronics equipment.

The newly constructed building has 2 passenger lifts, 2 car lifts, 6 floors of shop spaces and 3 floors of office space. It also has a parking space of more than 100 cars. Market Plaza has 250 shops, 110 offices, and a parking space for over 100 cars.

 “This is part of our program for modernizing Kampala and the buildings in the city. We are also availing more jobs for more people and space to do business,” Sudhir Ruparelia said. He revealed that more than 500 jobs will be created and in the end get more people off the streets.

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