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