AUPL: Sadolin Extend Winning Streak, Pile More Pressure on Maroons

President Museveni has said a fully pledged Ministry of Education, about it Science, Technology and Sports was created to accelerate the implementation of strategic science, technology and innovation  programmes for socio-economic development and transformation of the country.

The President said government was implementing other initiatives geared towards motivating and enhancing the effectiveness of Ugandan scientists especially those who work in the ‘hard to reach’ areas.

“The Government of Uganda recognizes science, technology and innovation as critical ingredients for sustainable socio-economic growth and transformation,” said the President.

Museveni’s remarks were contained in a speech read for him by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda at the opening of the 2nd meeting of the bureau of the 13th governing council of the non- aligned movement science and technology center (NAM S&T Centre) at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Tuesday.

Museveni said Government had for a long time put emphasis on strengthening research and development, building the human capital and infrastructure in addition to supporting science, technology and innovation developments that promote private sector competitiveness and the national innovation system.

He said government was also strengthening the policy, legal and institutional framework to support the development of science, technology and innovation, adding the national development plan also prioritizes the promotion of science, technology and innovation.

PM Rugunda (2nd L) poses for photo with some delegates at  centre for science and technology meeting of non-aligned and other developing countries at Munyonyo
PM Rugunda (2nd L) poses for photo with some delegates at centre for science and technology meeting of non-aligned and other developing countries at Munyonyo

“Government of Uganda recognizes that for industry to thrive, the basic inputs of appropriate technology, financial capital and skilled human resource must be availed and must be complemented with a conducive entrepreneurial environment,” Museveni said.

The Premier on behalf of the President launched 6 new publications of the centre on science, technology and innovation which include: Minerals processing and beneficiation, the role of micro-hydro power as a sustainable energy solution in developing countries and transferring Nanotechnology concept towards business perspectives.


The Director General of the centre for Science and Technology of the non-aligned and other developing countries based in New Delhi, India, Prof. Dr. Arun Kulshreshtha thanked government for working closely with the centre which was established in 1989.

The Chairperson of the Board of Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Dr Theresa Sengoba said Uganda had benefited from the membership to the science and technology centre especially in the areas of lightning science and lighting protection, trainings and research fellowships.

Some of the member states attending the meeting include South Africa, Egypt, Venezuela, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malaysia.
Second half substitute Basaan Saaf struck with only ten minutes left on the clock to gift Sadolin Paints Fc a precious 1-0 away win at Maroons FC in Luzira.

Maroons were the better side in the first segment of the game with Hood Muliki testing Sadolin defence just in the third minute  in what turned out to be the only shot on target registered in the entire half.

Sadolin returned with a counter-attacking strategy in the second half, viagra introducing Baasan Saaf and Jackson Kibirige for for Fred Ssegujja and Edgar Luzige.

The gamble worked out in the 80th minute when Kibirige picked a freekick rebound near his own box running down the entire distance before exchanging well with Nigerian import Victor Emenayo. The Nigerian flicked inside Maroons danger zone setting Saaf whose first left foot control was beyond Maliyamungu’s stretch, sales firing in the bottom right corner for the lone goal which was also the visitors first shot on target.


Maroons XI: Julius Maliyamungu, check Salim Kiyoga,Godfrey kayemba,Sylvester okello,maxwell Okello, Allan Anguyo,Jamal Alimansi (Godfrey Kitagenda 58′) ,Hood Muliki,Ronald Orombi (Yahaya Luuti 90′),Stephen Sande(Pius Obuya 47′), Patrick Kaddu.

Sadolin: Mathius Muwanga, Paul Kisige, Ronald Lukungu, Nasser Nsubuga, Andrew Basooma, Victor Emenayo (Joshua Masene 81′), Fred Segujja( Basaan Saaf 5 (Jackson Kibirige 71′), Peter Katumba, Edgar Luzige, Baize Anthony, Haris Alex Kajubi.

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