May 2019: Week 4

BRIEFING TO THE MEDIA ON CABINET DECISIONS TAKEN DURING THE CABINET MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 27TH MAY, 2019 AT STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE

Cabinet sat on Monday May 27th 2019 at State House Entebbe, and;

  1. Approved the National Intellectual Property Policy, 2019 whose objectives are;
  • To provide and enabling environment for  stimulating  innovation and creativity ;

 

  • To Attract foreign direct investments: A strong IP system it will encourage economic growth due to advancement in technology;

 

  • To support establishment of comprehensive Public and Private  institutional IP frame works for administration ,protection, commercialization  and enforcement of IP rights , thus ensuring  delivery of  IP services to all stake holders;

 

  • To ensure effective IP rights enforcements: this will be achieved through building collaborations and strengthening  linkages between  different IP   administrative and enforcement entities;

 

  • To Promote research and development;

 

  • To facilitate more active  and comprehensive  promotion of IP awareness through  appropriate short training  programs;

 

  • To generate effective and beneficial linkages between National and International IP systems as well as set a policy direction in Regional and International relations in respect of Intellectual Property.

 

  1. Approved the proposal to borrow up to EURO 20,622,435 from the Corporate Internationalization Fund of Spain, for the implementation of Project “Airborne Geophysical Survey and Geological mapping of Karamoja”. The project is expected to benefit  the country  in the following ways;

 

  • It will enable Government complete the airborne geophysical map of the country to stablish the mineral resources of the country especially in Karamoja region;

 

  • Improve livelihoods for mining communities as  a result of better  returns from  mining activities;

 

  • Government agencies such as universities will benefit  from access to  minerals data to facilitate research;

 

  • Improved technologies of artisanal and small scale miners.

 

  1. Approved appointment of the Members of the Board of trustees for Uganda National Cultural Centre for a period of 3 years. The members are,
    • Okello Kello Sam     Chairperson
    • Cissy Mbabazi Vice Chairperson
    • Owere Usher Wilson Member
    • Kyobutungi Juliet Jolly           Member
    • Edison Ngirabakunzi Member
    • Kiyimba Musisi Member
    • Naumo Juliana Akoryo Member
    • Fred Mutebi Member

 

  1. Approved the review of the Government of Uganda Policy to outsource Garbage collection Services in Kampala city.

 

  • Approved that the contracts of Nabugabo Updeal Joint Venture Company, Homeklin (U) Ltd and Kampala Solid Waste Management Consortium be extended for another one year to allow Government to work out a comprehensive mechanism of garbage collection, management and recycling.

 

  • Approved that KCCA continues with the Policy of outsourcing garbage collection services except in very low income settlements (slums) where KCCA should collect the garbage its self.
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