The headlines this week in tech

A breakdown of the headlines this week in tech. We take a look at those stories that did not stop making tech headlines this week. Some big updates came our way this week, a major acquisition deal that could transform the music and Fintech industries, the latest news on the driving permits that many Ugandans are curious about and so much more.

Here are the headlines this week in tech.

How much are the new driving permits?

These were newly released driving license rates by the Uganda Driver Licensing System (UDLS) which launched officially yesterday. The new rates include those for 5-year validity and some more changes. Cash will not be allowed on the Uganda Driving Licensing System premises as people have been advised to pay in banks and use receipts at the UDLS offices main branch on Nasser road.

IT jobs at Uganda Virus Research Institute, Housing Finance Bank, Aisha Group Limited and other organizations.

IT jobs at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

The Medical Research Council (MRC)/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Uganda Research Unit is seeking to hire IT officers for the stations of Entebbe, Masaka and Kyamuliibwa. The purpose of the IT officers will be to provide reliable and efficient information technology support services to the Masaka and Kyamuliibwa field stations. The post holder will be involved in providing proactive and reactive 1st and 2nd Line computer, printer and network support.

Kiira Motors inspires learners through an exciting outreach programme.

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Kiira Motors inspires learners through an out-reach programme leaving many of them thrilled because they were presented with such a rare opportunity to get guidance from members of the Kiira Motors Corporation and to also see the Kayoola Diesel Coach. According to PML Daily, Gracious Tumusiime, a student, says that such projects are instrumental in transforming the students’ mindsets, from targeting white-collar jobs to more hands-on skills enterprises. “This project is an eye-opener to the educational institutions to focus their classroom lessons on skilling learners with hands-on skills other than the job-seeking mentality which has increased the unemployment burden in the country,” he says.

The launch of DSA Uganda chapter coming soon.

Data Science Africa recently announced the launch of DSA Uganda chapter coming soon on March 26th 2021. DSA Uganda chapter aims at nurturing and growing Uganda’s next generation of data scientists, data engineers, machine learning specialists, artificial intelligence practitioners and related expertise.

MUK to hold 86th guild elections virtually.

A demonstration of the e-voting process was carried out on 1st March 2021 at the University to show management how the process will take place. It was however concluded that MUK to hold 86th guild elections virtually after approval of the guidelines by the Makerere University Council.

Other headlines this week in tech.

Entertainment startups in Africa secured a startling $ 13.9million in funding in 2020.

Updates on the Ministry of ICT’s achievements in Uganda through NITA-U.

Exciting news as the Infinix HOT 10 Play is set to unveil very soon.

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