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Museveni meets Bridgin Foundation team

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th March 2019 12:42 PM

The proposal to establish a skills creation centre for high technology in the country was welcomed by the President

Museveni meets Bridgin Foundation team

President Museveni shakes hands with the Ambassador of Israel to Uganda, Noah Gal Gendler while the rest of the delegation looks on shortly before their meeting at State House in Nakasero. PPU Photo

The proposal to establish a skills creation centre for high technology in the country was welcomed by the President

President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday held a meeting with the executives of Bridgin Foundation who are currently in Uganda to carry out groundwork on the establishment of a proposed skills creation centre for high technology in the country.

The meeting that took place at State House in Nakasero, was attended by Prof. Tanko Mouhamadou the president and CEO of Bridgin Foundation, the program director Christophe Prieels, the Ambassador of Israel to Uganda, Noah Gal Gendler and the head of Uganda mission in Brussels (Belgium), Ambassador Mirjam Blaak.

Museveni welcomed the proposal, which when operationalised, will run under the ministry of education and sports. The proposed high tech centre is expected to train and prepare college and university engineering students for job requirements in modern-day industrial establishments.

Museveni told his guests that apart from the establishment of the high tech skills creation centre, Bridgin Foundation could also invest in the agro-processing industry in the country especially in fruits processing, adding value to coffee, textiles, leather making, the pharmaceuticals industry and paper making, among others.

"There are many areas of interest for investment. For now, you can venture into agro-processing, the tourism industry, electricity generation and construction," he said.

Museveni informed the delegation that Uganda still has many sites for building hydropower dams along River Nile.

He stressed that he values the necessity of creating numerous infrastructure to benefit the country's expanding economy.

Amb. Blaak revealed that Bridgin Foundation is open to participating in further advancement of Uganda's economy through funding commercial projects based on public-private partnership. 

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