Uganda to build a management information system for Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET)

The Government of Uganda has received a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of the Uganda Skills Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Design, Develop, Establish and Operationalize a Management Information System For Business Technical […]

Uganda: Makerere University introduces post-graduate degree in Health Informatics

Makerere University has added eHealth to its postgraduate programme menu as part of its efforts to digitalise health information and speed up service delivery. The new postgraduate programme launched on Friday at Makererere University covers a diverse field concerned with the application of ICT to support organisations such as hospitals, and delivery of healthcare services […]

Uganda plans to link access to public health services with national Id

The government is in advanced stages of preparations to enforce a proposal for only National Identity Cards (IDs) holders to enjoy healthcare services at public health facilities, this newspaper can reveal. Health minister Jane Aceng on Monday confirmed that they are setting up a digital system with in-built mechanism to, among other things, enable pharmacies […]

East African Community Chief Justices call for far-reaching digital strategy

Chief Justices drawn from the East African Community (EAC) members States have challenged respective governments to increase resource allocation for respective Judiciaries in order to enhance delivery of justice. The top justices, who included Kenya’s David Maraga, Uganda’s Bart Katureebe, Tanzania’s Ibrahim Hamis Juma, and South Sudan’s Chan Reec Madut, noted that current allocations remained […]

Uganda: “Why do our national IDs expire?”

“Why did the Ugandan authorities find it necessary to put an expiry date on national ID for its citizenry yet citizenship once acquired and/or proved is a lifetime right that can only be taken away by the State on specified grounds? According to international best practice, national IDs are issued for life. They do not […]

Uganda’s Land Information System – Transforming land management

Registering land was one of the biggest challenges in Uganda until the intervention of World Bank through the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). Interview with Ms Dorcas W. Okalany, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development What necessitated the implementation of the land component under the World Bank supported Project called […]

Tanzania adopts Uganda’s Land Information System

KAMPALA – Officials from the Tanzania land ministry have applauded the Uganda land information centre in combating land-related problems and reducing on time for carrying out land searches. The nine-member delegation from the ministry of land, housing and human settlements was led by Walter Lungu on an induction of the national land information centre and […]

Uganda: Teacher management information system reveals recruitment problems

A new tracking system has discovered that over 1,500 teachers are due to retire in six months will no recruitment plan by Government. Government schools have a staff shortage of 26,000 – 7,000 at the primary level and up to 19,000 for the secondary school levels. The planned recruitment of 4,000 teachers this financial year […]

Global Fund frustrates Uganda’s plans to strengthen health information infrastructures

On 20 March 2017, the Uganda country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a funding request to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria containing three components: TB/HIV, malaria and RSSH (resilient and sustainable systems for health). The CCM also submitted a proposed program split for its 2017-2019 allocation. According the Global Fund Observer, however, […]

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