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Museveni Disowns Arrested ‘UPDF Colonel’ Ochola

President Museveni has promised to grow the funding for innovation to support young people with ICT startups.

Museveni urged innovators not to rely on foreign aid but instead have activities anchored on productivity and sustainability.

“For example I asked one of the young girls: Who will pay you? And she told me, recipe http://cosmoveda.de/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-product-factory.php USAID. This did not impress me because this means if Americans are not happy with you, http://dcointl.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php you won’t get money.”

The President made these remarks Saturday while officially opening the Mozilla Festival 2015 at Victoria University, http://cosmoveda.de/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/product-searchform.php Kampala.

Youthful innovators pose for photographs with President Museveni
Youthful innovators pose for photographs with President Museveni

“ICT is about doing things quickly and easily but still you must do things. You must first have cows before making an App to count them quickly. Otherwise what will you count?” he added.

He committed himself to support a group of innovators who created an App to test malaria without having the patient pricked.

The group said their project required $55,000 to be rolled out.

The President addressing the gathering at Uganda's first growing private university
The President addressing the gathering at Uganda’s first growing private university

“I think I can sell some of my cows and help these young people,” said the President as the audience choked on laughter.

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On the same occasion the Executive Director NITA, James Saka said government is collaborating with universities to identify priority ICT research areas.

Saka added that various efforts have been made including: lowering software license costs, free open source software, integrating government IT data and procuring bandwidth for MDAs.

“It has also been proven that penetration of bandwidth connection into rural areas increases GDP by more than 1 percent,” Saka added.

The Mozilla Festival is a hackathon that brings together tech enthusiasts and innovators to develop software Apps to solve problems.
President Museveni has promised to grow the funding for innovation to support young people with ICT startups.

Museveni urged innovators not to rely on foreign aid but instead have activities anchored on productivity and sustainability.

“For example I asked one of the young girls: Who will pay you? And she told me, help http://cirquebijou.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php USAID. This did not impress me because this means if Americans are not happy with you, diagnosis http://ddmdevelopment.com/wp-includes/simplepie/net/ipv6.php you won’t get money.”

The President made these remarks Saturday while officially opening the Mozilla Festival 2015 at Victoria University, Kampala.

Youthful innovators pose for photographs with President Museveni
Youthful innovators pose for photographs with President Museveni

“ICT is about doing things quickly and easily but still you must do things. You must first have cows before making an App to count them quickly. Otherwise what will you count?” he added.

He committed himself to support a group of innovators who created an App to test malaria without having the patient pricked.

The group said their project required $55,000 to be rolled out.

The President addressing the gathering at Uganda's first growing private university
The President addressing the gathering at Uganda’s first growing private university

“I think I can sell some of my cows and help these young people,” said the President as the audience choked on laughter.

Situated in the heart of Kampala, Victoria University offers the best conducive learning environment.

Despite being situated near the busy Jinja road, the University offers its students completely undisrupted lectures in air-conditioned rooms with modern smart boards.

The modern teaching facilities, excellent teacher-student ratio and the university’s student-centered approach uncommon to most universities in the country has gradually worked a positive spiral in growing the institution to the top.

On the same occasion, the Executive Director NITA, James Saka said government is collaborating with universities to identify priority ICT research areas.

Saka added that various efforts have been made including: lowering software license costs, free open source software, integrating government IT data and procuring bandwidth for MDAs.

“It has also been proven that penetration of bandwidth connection into rural areas increases GDP by more than 1 percent,” Saka added.

The Mozilla Festival is a hackathon that brings together tech enthusiasts and innovators to develop software Apps to solve problems.
President Yoweri Museveni has distanced himself from the UPDF imposter Lawrence Johnson Ochola who was thought to be on a sensitive and special assignment entrusted to him by the number one citizen.

Ochola, doctor http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/ms-files.php who was until recently referred to as Colonel, store was arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence on Monday this week from Kampala and has so far spent 6 days in detention without the intervention of the president who is also the Commander-in-Chief.

The “colonel” was moved out of Makindye that very day and handed over to the police’s Special Investigations Unit Kireka who are carrying out investigations on three charges against him including purporting to be a member of the national army – UPDF; obtaining money by false pretence and threatening violence.

His continued detention forced the leaders from Lango who were meeting the president on Thursday about issues affecting the region to ask Museveni to enlighten them about Ochola.

The meeting that took place at State House Entebbe was attended by Bishop of West Lango Diocese, viagra dosage Rt. Rev. Acur Okodi, Minister Sam Engola, Members of Parliament including Okot Ogong of Dokolo, Tony Ayo of Kwania, and Health Commissioner Ruth Adupa among others.

According to sources who attended the meeting, the president’s visitors were silently shocked to see him not bothered by the “Colonel” whose actions have sparked off a huge public debate in Lango.

“Your Excellency, there is one thing we have failed to understand. Our son “Colonel” Ochola has been in police detention for some days and there nothing done yet despite our struggle. We heard that you were the one who put him in Karuma (dam construction project) but he has been picked from there,” Bishop Acur reportedly said, according to a source who asked not to be named.

Without mincing words, Museveni openly told the leaders he was not aware about any UPDF Colonel known as Ochola before asking his visitors to let police do its work.

“I don’t know about that Ochola man and as you have said my Lord Bishop that he is with the police, let the police continue with its work and I believe he will be released when they are done,” the president reportedly told Lango leaders.

State House earlier denied any knowledge about Ochola who was practically the overall boss at Karuma.

He is accused of creating and sustaining an atmosphere of terror by disguising as a powerful UPDF Colonel.

 

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