today's Pick
Kenyatta responds to questions at Pakasa
Publish Date: Aug 23, 2014
Kenyatta responds to questions at Pakasa
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered a keynote address to a huge crowd at Kampala Parents School, Kampala. PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema
  • mail
  • img
newvision


Event
:       Fourth Edition of Pakasa Forum

Venue:     Kampala Parents School in Naguru

Theme:    Creating Opportunities for Youth in East Africa

Keynote Speaker: President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya


KKAMPALA - Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has strongly emphasized that human capital is the one-most important asset necessary for East Africa’s eventual success, saying that young people in the region need to commit themselves to work.


After meeting with his host, President Yoweri Museveni, at State House Nakasero on Saturday, President Kenyatta addressed a huge crowd of mainly youths that gathered at Kampala Parents School in Naguru for the fourth edition of Vision Group's Pakasa Forum.

FULL STORY HERE



President Kenyatta arrives at the venue -  Kampala Parents School. PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema
 


President Kenyatta is welcomed by Vision  Group CEO Robert Kabushenga. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


Steven Bamwanga(R), a Vision group board member, talks to a guest. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


Felix Kulayigye(L), UPDF Political Commissar, being interviewed live on Urban TV at the event. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


President Kenyatta greets the Ruaparelia family; Sudhir, Rajiv and Jyostna as introduced by Robert Kabushenga. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


(PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe)
 


(L-R) Ephraim Ntaganda, Iman Abdulhamid Al-Jabry; CEO Icon Industrial Services and Godfrey Kirumira. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


Denis Nabende(L) Managing Director Time FM and Awel Uwihanganye, CEO Leo Africa Forum. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


Here, the Kenyan leader greets businessman Ephraim Ntaganda. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
 


Guests started to arrive early at the event on Saturday. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe



Audiences at the forum are staying connected with their peers using free WiFi on their mobile phones, courtesy of MTN, who are streaming the event live on their website.
 


People started to stream in early at the event on Saturday. PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema
 


Vision Group's CEO Robert Kabushenga (left) and Head of Marketing & Communications Susan Nsibirwa at the event.
PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema


Interations are still going on online (http://instagram.com/newvisionwire; https://www.facebook.com/thenewvision; http://www.pakasa.co.ug/ ; http://www.twitter.com/@newvisionwire (use the hashtag #Pakasa4).

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) aired the forum live. The TV station, which also broadcasts across the region, including on paid-for channels in Rwanda and Burundi, joined the other four regional TV stations that telecast the event across East Africa.

The stations included Uganda’s Urban TV, which is also available in Kenya and Tanzania via Azam TV; Rwanda Broadcasting Corporation and two other Kenyan TV stations, K24 and Citizen TV.
 


Urban TV's Brenda Kembabazi interviews one of the youths at the event.  PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema


President Kenyatta took questions from the audience after his keynote speech.

Those unable to tweet him via the hashtag #askuhuru were still able to SMS their questions earlier by typing Askuhuru, followed by the question and sending it to 8338. That way, the host, Vision Group's CEO Robert Kabushenga, was able to relay the questions to the president as the event got under way.
 

ASKING PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA:

 


PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema


PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema


  PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema


Interactions before the start of the forum.  PHOTO/Kennedy Oryema

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
First Lady salutes Chameleone on memorable concert
Celebrated Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone took his fans down memory lane at the One Million Experience concert Thursday night at Kampala Serena Hotel....
Babu abused EALA MPs - impeachment report
The former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Margaret Zziwa, was impeached for, among other reasons, allowing her husband to interfere with the operations of the assembly and issuing threats to members and staff....
President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Charles Elem Ogwal as the second deputy Director of Public Prosecutions with immediate effect....
Seventy years on, US judge clears executed black teen
A judge in the southern US state of South Carolina has thrown out the conviction of a black teenager executed 70 years ago for the murder of two white girls....
EU court says obesity can be disability
The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work....
Village votes to expel HIV-positive boy
The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition...
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter