New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile […]

Kampala launches new local tax system

Kampala City Council has introduced a new computerised tax system that will monitor and identify new tax opportunities in the city. The global tax information system will require all the five city Divisions to register their businesses at the district so as to determine the number of taxable businesses, identify new revenue opportunities and identify […]

Ugandan exam results delivered by SMS

Yesterday results of some 513, 219 pupils who sat their Primary Leaving Examinations in 2009 were made known to the public. Over 10% were delivered, for the first time, by SMS. In December last year, the Uganda National Examinations Board announced that it had contracted a local company, SMS Media Uganda Ltd to distribute results […]

Ugandan district e-governance project delayed

A Ugandan government plan to wire all district local governments on a virtual platform to popularise e-governance and minimise burgeoning administrative spending has been blocked by Parliament. The House committee on Information, Communication and Technology says it will authorise implementation of the $60 million (Shs114b) project only after officials offer proper accountability for the national […]

Makerere to decentralise using video conferencing

Makerere University has embarked on a programme to decongest the university by opening regional centres across Uganda. Students from rural areas will be able to access lectures via a video conference system at five regional centres. The programme, which kicks off next month, follows an agreement signed on Monday between the university and  Uganda Telecom […]

Uganda to expand rural information system

The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and the Ugandan government have signed an agreement to expand a programme that helps rural farmers increase their income through ICT-enabled crop marketing services. The Rural Information System (RIS) programme enables farmers to send and receive production and market information through 26 information centres in isolated areas […]

Makerere student designs blood donor MIS

A dissertation on “A Web-based blood donor management information system for the Red Cross Society, Uganda” by Frederick Kanobe, a student at Makerere University’s School of Graduate Studies has recently been published by the Uganda Scholarly Digital Library. via Makerere University Research Repository, 26 Nov 2009

Uganda creates service providers register

The Ugandan Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority has launched a Register of Providers, an online platform that profiles service providers in a bid to streamline the public bidding process. All local and international companies wishing to do business with the Ugandan Government will be expected to have their profiles in the database. […]

New HR system for Uganda’s Defence Force

The Ugandan defence ministry has launched a new HR system, which is expected to remove ‘ghosts’ from its payrolls. Before launching the system, the ministry had to deal with bulky paper-work, tinkering by paymasters, inadequate response in case of accidents and ‘ghost soldiers’. The new system is backed by fingerprint security which aims to eliminate […]

Uganda selects commercial package for HR and Payroll

The Government of Uganda has selected FreeBalance, a Canadian software company, to provide an Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS) as part of the Public Service Reform Programme (PSRP). The FreeBalance solution is a fully integrated web-based human resource information management and payroll system designed exclusively for government. It is a turnkey implementation of  commercial […]

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