The Public Relations Association of Uganda’s professional development and networking event, famously known as the PRAU Nite is back this Thursday 7th December 2017 at Hotel Africana.
This time around, the public relations practitioners are set to engage in a discussion with top executives of the Standard Gauge Railway led by the Head of the Ugandan SGR Project, Engineer Kasingye Kyamugambi.
His keynote address is titled: “Infrastructure as an Engine of Economic Transformation for Uganda”
The SGR is an infrastructure project whose purpose is to build an efficient railway system that will stimulate industrialization, reduce unemployment and transform Uganda.
Cynthia Mpanga the PRAU President was upbeat about the upcoming PRAU Nite engagement with the SGR team and stressed the Project’s importance to Uganda.
“When it comes to economic and social development, the importance of world class transportation and infrastructure is key,” she said.
“In order for Uganda to improve its competitiveness in the region and in Africa, it requires the undertaking of a project such as the SGR. We at PRAU have been keenly following the SGR project that will place Uganda on a higher pedestal once completed; this is because it will ensure logistics move at a faster, cheaper pace which will in turn spur economic growth.”
Diana Apio, Head Public Relations & Corporate Affairs at SGR stated that they are honoured to participate in the PRAU Nite as part of their continuous efforts to sensitize and prepare as many Ugandans for the immense opportunities and benefits that the SGR will bring to the country both during and after construction.
“The SGR is a multimillion-dollar project and we know that this project has elicited a lot of attention and interest from various stakeholders. It is our aim that through engagements such as this with PRAU, we will be able to help as many Ugandans to appreciate why the Government is undertaking such a huge investment and what it means for the country once completed.”
At the previous PRAU Nite, Chimp Reports Managing Editor Giles Muhame delivered a key note presentation on “Breaking the Story & Picking up the Pieces”.