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Huawei to train top ICT Uganda Under-Graduates in China

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Huawei's New Managing Director Mr. Liujiawei giving his speech at the Seeds for the Future launch ceremony.

Huawei’s New Managing Director Mr. Liujiawei giving his speech at the Seeds for the Future launch ceremony.

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has partnered with the Ministry of Education and Sports to launch the 2018 edition of the Seeds for the Future Program. The program that selects top university students in ICT-related courses for a study trip in China was launched at Huawei’s Representative Office at Kisementi in Kampala on Wednesday.

Speaking on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Sports Mr. Muzanilu Mukwatampola, the Acting Commissioner for Higher Education in the Ministry lauded Huawei for the program.

“On this note I thank Huawei for allowing us to be a part of this initiative that has benefited Uganda’s education sector through knowledge transfer, enhancement of teaching and scientific research capabilities, exposure to the newest technology trends and provision of high quality courses and opportunities for hands-on practice”, he said.

The program that was flagged off by H.E. Yoweri Museveni began in Uganda in 2016 with 10 ICT talents visiting China in Beijing and Shenzhen. In 2017, 10 more students from the various public universities of Uganda participated in the same training; in the Chinese culture such as language, calligraphy, painting learning, historical tour in Beijing and cutting-edge ICTs lessons, enterprise management experience sharing, lab practices, Huawei exhibition hall visit and solutions demonstration in Shenzhen, where Huawei’s headquarter is located.

According to the Managing Director of Huawei Mr. Liujiawei, “Out of the 10 students that went to China last year, one has been offered employment in Huawei. She was offered internship to continue training with our Uganda office, other three were offered employment in other companies and others continued with their studies.”

The 2018 edition of the Seeds for the Future Program launched.

The 2018 edition of the Seeds for the Future Program officially launched.

“Our focus this year is to have the top 10 ten students out of the 35 forwarded by all government of universities of Uganda. In our most advantage labs, they will keep their fingers on the pulse of technologies to explore for the future where digital technology is taking us,” he added.

10 students selected by their proposals required for the program shall leave for China on 6th April for two weeks.

The Deputy Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy to Uganda Mr. Chu Maoming noted that the program is a good example of Chinese companies carrying out win-win cooperation fulfilling the wellbeing of all Ugandans through Corporate Social Responsibility.

“Seed is a symbol of life, future and hope. Talent is the key factor to the growth and development of any industry. The “Seeds for the Future” Program initiated by Huawei is actually a very good example of Chinese companies carrying out win-win cooperation and fulfilling corporate social responsibilities in Uganda. I am sure that this Program will not only plant the seeds of ICT, but also seeds of China – Uganda friendship and cooperation,” he said.

The Seeds for the Future program was initiated in 2008 by Huawei with over 280 universities globally taking part.

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MTN Uganda Rewards the First Winners of new campaign “MoMoPay Trolley Dash”

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MTN Uganda today started its MoMo Pay trolley dash campaign rewarding it’s first three winners each with 1 million worth of goodies at Ntinda based Fraine supermarket. The telecom giant last week announced it will reward 20 customers who are paying for their goods/services using MTN MoMoPay.

Wycliff Bamulanzeki, John Masembe, Ayiko Rogers, Sharon Tumusime, and Florence Amoit were the first winners of the new campaign however only Masembe, Tumusime, and Amoit were present today.

The trio participated in a UGX1 million trolley dash at Fraine Supermarket. Each took turn to shop their interest in a time period of 1 minute with conditions not to break anything or exceed UGX1 million.

On their thoughts of cashless payment, the trio commended MTN for introducing that ease payments. Quote, “this easy, fast and convenient.” For Mr. John Masembe he further stated that nearly 90% of his payments are through MoMoPay.

MoMoPay is a year old since its introduction in Uganda. And so far have over 80,000+ merchants from supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, hardware shops, fuel stations, among others registered.

MomoPay is to combat the pain experience by customers while making transactions – especially when it comes to customer’s change. Therefore, the telco through MomoPay is simplifying financial transactions by enabling people transact comfortably and conveniently using their mobile phones.

The Transaction

To be in position to use the MomoPay system, one has to be registered to MTN mobile money. Because you will have to pay for the product/service using mobile money at no extra cost. The customers sends money straight to the merchant’s code and all is done instantly.

Using Point of Sale (POS) systems

In supermarket for instance, you can use MoMoPay on POS. Using the scenario of Shoprite, from the POS machine. One selects option to pay using MomoPay. Inserts their mobile phone number, and confirm payment from the phone using mobile money pin.

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MTN Uganda launches 5G connectivity, first in East Africa and 3rd in Africa with connection

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MTN Uganda has today taken internet connectivity to another level. With fourth-generation (4G) technology still staggering, the leading telecom company in Uganda has introduced 5G connectivity. At an event today at the offices in Kololo, MTN Uganda demonstrated the first live demo of 5G network in Uganda in an event presided over by Prime Minister Dr. Ruhana Rugunda who represented President Yoweri Museveni fulfilling their earlier promise to commercially roll out 5G in before 2020 ends.“5G will make our life better, drive incremental capacity and open up new businesses. MTN as a company is constantly making efforts to break barriers by democratizing voice and data connectivity in order to improve subscriber experience,” said MTN Uganda’s CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte.

It is also expected that with an adequate spectrum allocated to the 5G standard, the increased capacity would result in lower data cost to Uganda.

MTN is working with South Korean firm ZTE the market leaders in 5G. ZTE is already working with operators to out 5+.

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Must-Have Apps for Planning the Perfect Prom Night

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As the senior year nears its end, the prom season begins. The evening can turn into a wild party, never to be forgotten, or end up an equally memorable disaster. The chances are about equal. It is up to you to make sure that the latter scenario does not materialize. There are plenty of factors to consider, things to buy, schedules to sync – so your best bet is to start early and make sure that no part of your plan is out of order. Don’t risk a fiasco.

Create a checklist & never forget any part of your plan

If I could re-do my high school prom, I would definitely make a checklist of all the things that needed to be done before the big night. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, the party was great – but there are definitely things that could’ve gone smoother. The better you plan ahead, the less likely you are to have any regrets. Prepare a checklist of things to organize for prom and – when the important event finally comes – you will be able to fully enjoy it without stressing over your dress, makeup or limo. Today, we definitely have it easy. Just download a prom planner app and you’re good to go.

Coordinate everything with your date & avoid miscommunication

One thing I did do right is to coordinate everything with my prom date. He was kind enough to put up with all my quirks and we ended up having a ball. Making prom night plans with a date doesn’t need to involve hours of sitting together, making lists and figuring things out on the spot. You can do it the easy way – by updating your shared calendar and simply adding bits and pieces of information as you go along. It helps you avoid confusion and makes sure that you’re always on the same page. The only thing you need is an internet connection and a decent online platform to plan a prom with your date.

Dress to impress even if you’re on a budget

Getting dressed to the nines and absolutely shining is one of the most important parts of any prom. No girl will miss the opportunity and guys too will want to look their very best in their prom outfit. There is, however, a catch – dresses and tuxedos are not exactly cheap. If you’re on a tight budget, you will want to find an affordable yet classy outfit. While assisting my younger sister prepare for her big night, I stumbled upon this list of apps that have helped us a lot in making her prom into a real blast.

Apps to Plan the Perfect Prom Night

She ordered a lovely prom dress at a bargain, got her hair done in time, and even managed to sort everything out with her date without having a single argument. Impressive, isn’t it? You’d be surprised how many problems simply go away on their own if you know how to use the tech available to you.

Conclusion

Prom night is one of the most important milestones in any teenager’s life. Still, organizing it can be a tiny bit stressful. I should know – I agonized over mine for a month. If you want to make sure that everything runs smoothly, you ought to stick to your checklist, coordinate all the ideas with your date and, of course, get everything you need to look your very best for the big night. You might even be able to order a dress online for a bargain – if you know where to look.

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