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UCC Engages Schools To Promote Environmental Conservation, ICT

In abide to promote green environment, Uganda Communications Commission has partnered with Greening Uganda and several schools to plant trees in different parts of the country.

The Commission partnered with Sir Samuel Baker Secondary School in Gulu and Muntoyera High School in Kitunga to contribute to the environmental matters as part of a comprehensive, systematic and collective approach to greening Uganda.

On Thursday, UCC officials joined teachers and students of Sir Samuel Baker Secondary School in Gulu to plant trees around the school.

The partnering schools provided the land and supervised the preparation and maintenance of all the processes associated with tree planting, Greening Uganda, delivers the technical expertise to the project while UCC supports the funding, coordination and implementation of the tree planting project.

“These activities are also aimed at creating awareness and promoting appropriate learning to support the environmental efforts within the country and the Commission’s sphere of influence,” states UCC

“As a corporate citizen, the Commission is aware that society is facing many environmental challenges, including the depletion of natural resources, pollution, climate change, and destruction of habitats, and the degradation of human settlements. As Uganda’s population grows and consumption increases, fueled partly by the digitization of products and services, these changes are increasing threats to social security and the health and well-being of society.”

In unrelated event, UCC officials on Thursday, in commemoration of the International Girls in ICT Day, visited Sacred Heart Girls Secondary School in Gulu.

The girls were inspired by Engineer Rebecca Mukite, the Manager Public and International Relations at the UCC. She shared tips on making it in ICT and how anybody regardless of the background can leverage ICT in agriculture, education, tourism and catering.

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Mukite revealed that UCC is committed to promoting women in ICT.

“UCC employs 160 staff of which 40% are female which is higher than the EACO standard of 35%. The chairperson of the board is female, Engineer Dorothy Okello, the Company Secretary and Director of Legal affairs are also female, Mrs Susan Wegoye who is also an old girl of Sacred Heart Girls Secondary School,” She said

The commission has 9 directorates, and out of the 9 directors on the top management team, five are female overseeing the directorates of engineering and communications infrastructure, industry affairs and content, human resource and administration, internal audit and ICT and research.

 

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