Media Releases

President launches NITA-Uganda Data centre in Jinja

President Yoweri Museveni has launched the Jinja Data Centre branch, an annex of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-Uganda) Data Centre Base in Kampala City.

NITA came into force in 2012/3 when the Cabinet approved the national strategy to rationalise the use of ICT services within government in order to reduce duplication and wasteful expenditures on ICT software and infrastructure.

“Uganda Became a Failed State because of Politics of Identity” – President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda became a failed state shortly after gaining independence from Britain in 1962 because of the politics of identity.

“Uganda became a failed State because of politics of identity. What do people need? They need prosperity. This is through economic activities. One has to produce and sell what he produces best. Prosperity is achieved when products are bought,” he said.

“We shall arrest Thieves Involved in false claims of Shs.7.3 billion” – Lt. Col. Nakalema

The Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit in Stated House, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, has said that Government wants the genuine claims for the supply of tea seedlings in Southwestern Uganda’s Kisoro District to be paid. 

“We want the genuine claims to be paid. Payments have been delayed because of the fake claims. We shall arrest the thieves. There are reports of collusion between officials of Kisoro District and NAADS to defraud Government of Shs.7.3 billion in false claims,” she said.

President Receives special Message from Ethiopia Premier

President Yoweri Museveni has received a special message from the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Mr. Ahmed Abiy 

The Prime Minister’s Special Advisor, Mr. Girma Birru Geda, who is also the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States of America, delivered the message to President Museveni yesterday at State House, Nakasero. 

The President and the Ethiopian Envoy discussed matters of mutual interest between Uganda and Ethiopia.