By Vision Reporter
KAMPALA - The second Pakasa Forum took place Saturday at the Kampala Parents School auditorium in Naguru off the Lugogo Bypass in Kampala.
The forum that started at 8.00am local time (EAT) had a keynote address by Dr. Louis Kasekende, who is the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda (BoU).
The event, whose entrance was free of charge, was broadcast live on all Vision Group’s platforms.
Those upcountry and in the diaspora were able to participate through the company’s radio stations, social media sites and website by sending in questions and comments.
Questions were also received from the i-Vision, New Vision's citizen journalism android app, downloadable HERE.
Dr. Louis Kasekende makes his presentation
Earlier, Robert Kabushenga, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vision Group, the organisers of the forum, had revealed that the company had invited The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Limited (CURAD), to talk to participants.
They operate as an agribusiness innovation incubator geared towards creation of jobs and boosting incomes within the agricultural sector in Uganda.
“The first forum aimed at creating awareness about what people needed to do to earn a living so we brought people who described what ought to be done.
"This time, we have invited people who have what it takes for people to do the things that need to be done to be gainfully employed," he had said.
Some of the presentations at Pakasa2 on Saturday
The forum kicked off with a keynote address by Dr Kasekende, about which sectors of our economy are generating growth and the opportunities for investment therein.
In attendance was the Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), MTN Uganda and Crane Bank .
You can join in on the social media buzz surrounding the forum by using the hashtag #Pakasa2 on Twitter and Facebook