Today in Pictures - Tuesday, October 22

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Added 22nd October 2019 10:27 AM

Every day we bring you a selection of photo highlights and here is what we have for today

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Former South African president Thabo Mbeki delivering his keynote address

Every day we bring you a selection of photo highlights and here is what we have for today

Mbeki graces Kampala conference on governance

Former South African president, Thabo Mbeki is the Guest Speaker of the ongoing 2nd International Conference on Service Delivery in Developing Nations at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The conference under the theme: Accountability, Innovations and Quality Public Service Delivery expects over 300 delegates from over 60 countries. It is organised by Uganda Management Institute (UMI). Photos by Maria Wamala

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  officials receiving a certificate of international accreditation to award masters degree in public administration UMI officials receiving a certificate of international accreditation to award master’s degree in public administration











  gifts former  president beki after delivering a key note address UMI gifts former SA president Mbeki after delivering a key note address




South Africa-Uganda business summit

The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda this (Tuesday) afternoon was the keynote speaker at the South Africa-Uganda business summit at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

He said the foreign direct investments to Uganda from South Africa have increased to $1.3b in 2018, a huge growth from $803m in 2017.

"This has helped to grow the country's FDI stock to 13.3b$ in 2018, which is equivalent to 48% of the country's GDP," he said.

Rugunda said there are over 70 South Africa registered companies in Uganda with an asset base of over $3b.

However, the delegates tasked the Government to do more in terms of creating better business-enabling policies so that it is not only South Africa that benefits more in the partnership hence creating a deficit.

The one-day summit is running under the theme: Trade the connector and driver of inclusive growth in Africa. (Photos by Timothy Murungi)


 rime inister uhakana ugunda addressing participants at the summit Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda addressing participants at the summit




 ganda evenue uthority  boss oris kol speaking Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) boss Doris Akol speaking


State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem speaking





 resident of  ganda ational hamber of ommerce and ndustry live igongo speaking President of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Olive Kigongo speaking










Operation wealth creation's Lt Gen Charles Angina and other experts tipping delegates on agribusiness - building cross border capabilities


Petroleum Authority's executive director Ernest Rubondo addressing participants on oil and gas opportunities during a panel session



Musician Eddy Kenzo returns today

Eddy Kenzo’s fans have flocked Entebbe International Airport to accord him a heroic welcome. Kenzo who on Saturday won the Best Entertainer Of The Year award at the African Entertainment Awards held at Kupfrian Hall, Jim Wise Theater, New Jersey, US is expected to arrive in the country today ( Tuesday).

The Sitya Loss singer beat African entertainers like Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria’s Davido, Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage to the award.

Kenzo, who has also been on a tour in the US has lately been in the local news for his spat with the outspoken religious leader, Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata following the latter’s stinging comments at the singer’s ex-girlfriend (Rema Namakula)’s traditional wedding ceremony. Photos by Moses Nsubuga and Karim Ssozi
































Kadaga flags off Miss Tourism to Malaysia

Miss Tourism Uganda 2019, Phiona Kyeru is setting off to Malaysia today (Tuesday) for Miss Tourism International contests, where finals are slated for November 09. The speaker bought for Kyeru a ticket and wondered why the government has no channels to support such initiatives noting that the former Miss Uganda Queen Abenakyo also faced the same challenges. She has implored Ugandans to vote for Miss Tourism who is carrying the country's flag high. Photos by Miriam Namutebi







Parliament summons buveera traders 

The Natural Resources Committee is meeting the management of plastic products (Kaveera), stakeholders(Uganda Plastics Manufacturers Association) and various ministers. This is as a result of a petition to the Speaker by the Uganda manufacturers and recyclers who challenged a cabinet resolution to set up a committee headed by Eng. John Byabagambi to prepare cabinet paper on whether to close or not to close the plastics and recycling plants, months after the National Environment Act has just been passed by the Parliament. Photos by Miriam Namutebi

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 ampala ity raders ssociation acita spokesperson ssa ekitto speaking Kampala City Traders Association (Kacita) spokesperson Issa Sekitto speaking


Kampala hosts green dialogue

The national policy dialogue on promoting green growth in Uganda taking place in Kampala. Participants include Godfrey Kiwanda, minister of state for Tourism, Fred Guma minister of state in charge of cooperatives, Dr.Tom Okurut executive Director NEMA, Andrew Kuluya Vice-Chairperson Natural Resources Committee of Parliament, Robert Wabunoha and Dr. Patrick Mwesigye from UNEP among others. Photos by Ssentongo Mpalanyi
 inister of tate for ourism ildlife and ntiquities odfrey iwanda speaking Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Godfrey Kiwanda speaking














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