MTN 4G-LTE Launched Countrywide

Aspiring Presidential candidate Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has condemned Uganda Police for abusing the civil rights of fellow candidates.

In a press statement released Thursday following arrests of former Premier Amama Mbabazi and FDC’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye, seek Baryamureeba said the police was adjudicating its mandate.

“I am closely following the reports of the arrest of my colleagues Former Prime Minister Hon. Amama Mbabazi and FDC’s Col. Kiiza Besigye.

While the role of the Uganda Police force is to maintain law and order, medical my take is that this mandate should never be used to abuse civil rights” said Prof. Baryamureeba.

He went on to say that the freedoms of the people of Uganda are inherent so they should never be constrained by any government organ.

Citing Section 3 (1) of the Presidential Elections Act 2005 Baryamureeba argues, order any Presidential Aspirant may consult in preparation for his or her nomination as a presidential candidate ‘within twelve months before the nomination date’.

“Under this Act Hon Amama Mbabazi is free to consult.”

In his statement Baryamureeba refers to the role of the judiciary which the police have unlawfully taken over.


“If NRMO, the party to which Hon Amama Mbabazi belongs to feels that his consultations are in breach of the party constitution then they should take the matter to court that has power to issue a temporary injunction. The Police should only be involved in stopping Hon Mbabazi on the direction by the court through an injunction and not a mere letter from the Secretary General of NRMO.

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba whose popularity rose at the helm of his tenure as Makerere University Vice Chancellor came out in May to declare his bid for Presidency come 2016.
By Alex Tumu

Women in Kibaale District under their Umbrella – Bugangaizi west Constituency Mushroom growing Association have been equipped with a range of practical skills and knowledge on modern and commercial mushroom growing.

Under the sponsorship of Hon Dr Kasirivu Atwooki the area member of parliament who initiated the Mushroom  growing project in an effort to cramp down poverty, malady a team of women from the constituency underwent a three-days training at Uganda’s Mushroom Training and resource center in Kabale district.

During the training which ended on Wednesday, sales the mushroom growing experts passed the team of women through theory and practical activities of growing mushrooms, viagra order mushroom field development, harvesting, processing and marketing.

Adrian Twesigomwe a mushroom model farmer in Kabale district said that mushroom growing does not need large land space for production adding that it can quickly alleviate poverty.

He tipped the team on the number of materials used in growing mushrooms like dried grass, millet and beans’ husks, water, maize husks, lime amongst others which can be sourced locally.

James Akanyijuka the center Manager for Uganda Mushroom Training and Resource center assured women that if managed properly, mushrooms have a high demand on the market.  He revealed that a kilogram of fresh mushrooms costs between 7000 and 8000 shillings on local market.

After the training, the women are now optimistic that they will use the acquired skills and knowledge to start mushroom production in their respective areas. They lauded Dr Kasirivu Atwooki for supporting them in this struggle to modernize agriculture.

Andrew Byamugisha a commissioner from the Agriculture Ministry credited Dr Kasirivu Atwooki who championed the initiative of commercial mushroom growing in Uganda. He said the government will support the project in Kibaale district and urged men to support their wives.
MTN Uganda on 9th July 2015 launched a countrywide 4G coverage extending the latest broadband technology to all major towns. The company first introduced the 4G technology in 2013 though it was limited to only Kampala City and Entebbe.

This latest investment now takes the MTN 4G experience beyond Kampala to across all corners of the country enabling high speed internet access for MTN customers.

This investment has seen MTN build the largest and widest 4G network in the country with a total of 75 LTE sites so far operational. This is in addition to the already existing coverage of 1, abortion 492 2G sites and 591 3G sites.

Long-Term Evolution (LTE), 4G technology is a worldwide efficient mobile broadband technology that enables improved speeds and superior internet user experience. It offers great data transfer speeds and the shortest latency times, allowing users to have a seamless, uninterrupted download experience.

During the launch of the MTN 4G LTE, the company’s CTO Rami Farah revealed that the technology enables one to stream clear, crisp video, download songs in a few beats, download apps almost instantly and so much more.

“Mobile users like to download videos and music, playing games, sharing photos and streaming sports content, all on their mobile devices and have a need for enhanced and uninterrupted experience.  With this latest rollout of 4G, MTN promises to offer an enhanced and seamless user experience, lower latency and high spectral efficiency. This also means that a higher number of data users can be serviced without compromising the quality of service they receive,” said Mr. Brian Gouldie, MTN Uganda CEO.

“We are confident that we have made significant milestones in providing access to this technology and are happy to be able to offer our customers the LTE experience over our world-class MTN network,” Mr Gouldie added.

Customers will need a 4G-capable device and a SIM card upgrade to be able to enjoy the 4G experience.

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