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EC, Online Media Publishers in Agreement over Voter Sensitization ahead of 2021 General Elections

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The Electoral Commission and the Online Media Publishers Association (OMPA) this morning agreed to work together towards sensitizing the public and voters as the country prepares for the 2021 General Elections.

This move is in line with the Electoral Commission’s strategy to mobilize stakeholder support as they prepare for the General Elections. The Electoral body pledged to offer training workshops at National and Regional levels for media personnel so as to equip them with knowledge of the electoral process to enable improvement in the area of election reporting.

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Speaking to the members of the Association, Electoral Commission Secretary, Mr. Sam Rwakoojo said the meeting was very crucial to discuss our electoral process and how we can work together to enhance democracy, good governance, stability and prosperity as 2021 fast approaches.


Sam Rwakoojo, Secretary of the Electoral Commission hands over a copy of the General Elections Roadmap for 2020/2021 to Giles Muhame, President of the OMPA.

“The general public, and particularly the electorate, will be following all the electoral activities through the media. We, therefore, consider it very crucial for media practitioners to have a deeper understanding of the roadmap and the processes involved, in order to ease your information and education functions,” he remarked.

“As a country which is at the point of making critical decisions concerning its leadership, we count on you to promote awareness among the national and international community, about the readiness of Ugandans for a smooth electoral exercise. ” he continued.

The Electoral Commission called upon online media publishers to pay extra attention to the promotion of balanced and objective coverage of the 2021 General Elections Roadmap, to exercise the highest level of professionalism so as to avoid chances of inciting violence through unbalanced, inaccurate or inflammatory reporting. On media safety during the electoral process, the Commission promised to develop guidelines on media rights as well as their responsibilities, presence, security.

Giles Muhame, President of the Online Media Publishers Association called for a portion of the Electoral Commission budget to be spent on advertising with online news platforms since audiences are heavily moving online.

Concluding the meeting, Sam Rwakoojo reassured the members of the Association and the general public about the electoral body’s commitment to peaceful fraud-free elections in 2021:

“The Commission has built and continues to build capacity at all levels, to meet the legal, technological, logistical and administrative challenges which often come with polling day and post polling processes. We count on you to project Uganda in a positive way, that is, as a people who are committed to a peaceful electoral process”, he concluded.

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NBS Continues to Champion Change for the Betterment of our Country

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Apart from the famous Rolex, the other distinctive thing that defines Uganda is the garbage, specifically single use plastics or commonly known as ‘kaveera’. You would think it’s our other name, Uganda Kaveera (that sounds so wrong).

Over time, countries across the world including our brother Rwanda have agreed to ban single use plastics because the threat it poses to the environment is greater than its use.

A year ago, NBS Television, NEMA and VIVO Energy came together with a campaign that sought to rid our environment and selves of this Kaveera. A bunch of people didn’t think the initiative would last long because with our kind of ‘moving to the middle income status’, this would affect the economy but the campaign is proving fruitful with tangible results.

A year later, the ministry of education and sports has ordered all schools to ban Kaveera from the school premises, the state minister for investment, Anite has come out to say that the government is in talks with the Swedish investors to invest in recycling plants that would in turn create employment and save the environment. The minister for trade, Amelia Kyambadde has recognized effect of single use plastics on our environment. I personally got rid of them all, the corner grocery store in my neighborhood adapted to serving clients in reusable material.

The direction this campaign is taking is right, we need to trust that people are willing to put our environment first. NBS TV, NEMA and VIVO, the nation is behind you in this struggle.

The impact is clearly visible we shall keep banging on the door until we enter.

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Yuppy’s Clothing expands Makerere branch

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Yuppy’s Clothing is enjoying business, atleast we can tell from how it keeps opening and expanding new branches.

Latest developments from the clothing store is that just after opening a branch at Makerere Ham towers, it has expanded the Makerere branch and is now bigger and definitely has more stock.

Yuppy’s has stocked all wear for all classes and persons and will get you outfit at very affordable rates. See how the extension looks like.

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MTN Uganda Internship program 2019 now open

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MTN Uganda is one of the leading employers in the country. As is their norm every year, they hire interns from different Universities across the country in the different disciplines to get skilled up on the job.

This year is no different and the program is now open for those who qualify. According to their website, MTN home to exciting, inspirational, innovative people in the Telecommunications industry who passionately and selflessly work to make our customer’s lives a whole lot BRIGHTER.

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Thier values are brought to life by their guiding purpose-To Lead the Delivery of a BOLD New Digital World.

How to take part in the program this year.

If you are you in your 1st or 2nd year and looking for internship? MTN PULSE Undergraduate internship programme that will run from 1st June to 31st August 2019 is just the one for you.

Placements available in the following divisions: Finance, Sales & Distribution, Mobile Financial Services, Human Resources, Enterprise Business, Network Group, IT, Corporate Services & Legal, Capital Projects Group, Marketing etc.

To apply, please follow the link below

Attach the following;

  • Your University faculty introductory letter
  • A copy of your results (testimonial)
  • A copy of your University ID

Applications are open till 30th April 2019

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