By: Ismael Kasooha


Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has hailed President Yoweri Museveni for his efforts in promoting science, technology and innovation as part of the country’s development agenda.

“I appreciate H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda and the NRM Government for investing in the foundations of our nation,” the Prime Minister said during the closing ceremony of the National Science Week at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Saturday.

This year’s National Science Week was held under the theme, “Uganda Tusimbudde: Our science-led journey towards socio-economic transformation”.

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Nabbanja noted that Uganda was making progress in science, technology and innovation because of the NRM Government’s strategic programmes such as Universal Primary Education (UPE), Universal Secondary Education (USE), infrastructural development and Presidential initiatives.

The Premier said that Uganda was on the right development path and thanked scientists for appreciating the vision of the president.

“As you know, Science, Technology and Innovation are some of our strategic areas in the current National Development Plan and Vision 2040,” she added. “I will continue to coordinate the entire Government to ensure that we accelerate the achievement of our vision of socio-economic transformation” she committed

Nabbanja said she would also continue to support the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to fulfil its mandate.

“Engaging the schools starting from the primary level will build a generation of people who will make things move even faster.  I am happy to learn that our young people, including primary school children, participated in this event,” she added.

The Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Monica Musenero said Uganda had made remarkable progress in the field of innovation over the years. Several exhibitors and institutions of higher learning participated in the event.