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Excitement as Kadaga launches Innovations Week, commits to support local innovators

Kiira Motors official explains to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga the company future plans as she toured innovators Thursday, December 11 (PHOTO BY JAVIRA SSEBWAMI)

KAMPALA – Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was Tuesday excited by local talent as she launched the Science, Technology, and Innovations Week, which is being hosted at Parliament.

Ms. Kadaga was also thrilled by Kiira Motors’ Kiira EV which is on display at the Parliamentary Buildings. She encouraged Members of Parliament to tour the exhibition stalls and support the innovators.

Innovators include food processors, engineers, and animation artists, among others.

One of the cars made by Bakayiira Diesel Garage, who are independent exhibitors at the exhibition car being displayed at parliament building in the innovations week. (PHOTO BY JAVIRA SSEBWAMI)

Ms. Kadaga said Ugandans had such great talent that needs to be identified and funded.

“We are cheating these Ugandan innovators by failing to fund them. All the innovators in the exhibition are waiting for financial resources but they don’t know where to find them. Let us support them by including innovation money into the National Budget,” she said.

The Chairperson of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation, Hon. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga, assured the exhibitors that lawmakers were aware of intellectual theft. He referred them to the Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) which, he said, was around to help them register their innovations.

“URSB is here at the exhibition and will provide important information to you as innovators on the need to protect your intellectual property rights from intellectual thieves and pirates,” he said.

A team from the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University is exhibiting a range of Apps including the ‘Yo-Waste App’. (PHOTO BY JAVIRA SSEBWAMI)

Parliament is hosting the Science, Technology, and Innovations Exhibition Week from December 10 – 14 under the theme: ‘Transforming the country through Ugandan innovations”.

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