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H.E Massimiliano Mazzanti Italian Ambassador to Uganda committed to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

18th February 2020 | Kampala| Web: www.publicopinions.net| Tel:+256701992426

H.E Massimiliano Mazzanti Italian Ambassador to Uganda committed to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The people of Italy are committed to support Uganda to achieve Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals- H.E Massimiliano Mazzanti Italian Ambassador to Uganda stated. This was during the meeting held at the Italian Embassy in Kampala between H.E MASSIMILIANO MAZZANTI and Luzindana Adam Buyinza the Team Leader of Public Opinions. The two agreed on the need to promote mass awareness on UN SDGs and to bolster trade between Uganda and Italy. The ambassador asserted that Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa with potential to transform economically into modern nation.

Luzindana Adam Buyinza welcomed the ambassador to Uganda by presenting to him a commemoration plaque. Public Opinions is an organization in Uganda working towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Corporate Profiling, Public Awareness, Public Relations, Information Dissemination, Training and mentorship, International exchange programs,etc. The organization operates in communities with people. 

WHO IS H.E MASSIMILIANO MAZZANTI AMBASSADOR OF ITALY TO UGANDA

 

Born in Rome on 25th February 1968.

In March 1992 he graduated in Political Science from the “L.U.I.S.S.” University of Rome.

After his degree he served as an Italian Navy Reserve Officer.

He entered the Diplomatic Service on 29th December 1997 and worked at the Servizio Stampa e Informazione (Press Office) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.

From September 2000 he was posted to the Embassy of Italy in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) as First Commercial Secretary.

From June 2003, on the occasion of the Italian Semester of Presidency of the EU Council, he was assigned at the Delegation for the Organisation of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

On 20th March 2004 he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 2005 to 2009 he was Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

From April 2009 he worked at the Prime Minister’s Office as G8/G20 Assistant Sherpa and as Advisor to the Prime Minister for the Americas, Asia and Africa.

On 16th August 2013 he was appointed Consul General of Italy in London.

From June 2018 to October2019 he was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

From 21 October 2019, he is the Ambassador of Italy in Uganda, Rwanda and  Burundi. 

 Merits

In 2004 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic as “Cavaliere”.

On 2nd June 2013 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic as “Cavaliere Ufficiale”.

 Languages 

Mother tongue: Italian. Perfect knowledge of English, German and French

 

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COWI UGANDA is accredited and ranked by Public Opinions on the List of Uganda TOP40 Architectural and Structural Engineering Companies in Uganda in appreciation of its commitment to offer high quality services but above all working towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

COWI Limited in Uganda was initially established as a COWI A/S branch office in 1990.  The office was transformed into a fully registered Ugandan company on 1 January 2006. In 2010 it changed to be COWI Limited, to reflect its global nature.


COWI Limited has grown steadily with active participation in the development efforts of Uganda and especially within its core business areas.

 OUR SERVICES

 Technical Assistance

  • Design
  • Development Planning
  • Supervision and contract management
  • Programme formulation
  • Training, capacity building and human resources development
  • Master planning and feasibility studies
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Financial and organisational analyses

COWI has won the contract to assist the Ugandan Ministry of Works and Transport in the development of a new national transport master plan. Purpose is to promote better strategic transportation planning and provide recommendations on investment priorities and measures needed to support economic growth and the living conditions of citizens.

The Ugandan economy and population are growing, and the government has already invested heavily in new infrastructure, mainly roads, to accelerate the socio-economic development of the country. However, a lot more is needed to enable continuous and sustainable progress of all transport modes.

To meet the need a new national transport master plan is now taking shape.

"The plan will provide guidance to where and how the country's transport infrastructure and services covering roads, railways, inland waterways and air transport should develop from 2021 – 2040. Purpose is to facilitate further economic growth and improve living conditions of citizens," says Karsten Sten Pedersen, Project Director at COWI assisting the Ministry of Works and Transport in the development of a new national transport master plan.

 

TOP 40 BEST ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPANIES IN UGANDA

  1. ADENGO ARHITECTURE
  2. AIR WATER EARTH LTD
  3. ANGILETTI DESIGN STUDIO
  4. ARCH DESIGN
  5. ARCHFORUM LTD
  6. ARMSTRONG CONSULTING ENGINEERS LTD
  7. ASSOCIATED ENGINEERING SERVICES (AES)
  8. AURECON ENGINEERING (U) LTD.
  9. BLACK DESIGN BUILD LTD
  10. BUILDCOST ASSOCIATES
  11. CIC (U) LIMITED.
  12. COWI (U) LTD
  13. CREATIONS CONSULT AFRICA LTD
  14. G JONES & PARTNERS (U) LTD.
  15. DUDLEY KASIBANTE & PARTNERS
  16. FBW ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS
  17. FENCON CONSULTING ENGINEERS LTD
  18. FUSIONE
  19. GAUFF CONSULTANTS UGANDA LTD
  20. GEM ENGINEERING CO.LTD
  21. ICM CONSULTANTS
  22. INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS LIMITED (IPL)
  23. KAGGA & PARTNERS LTD
  24. KAIZEN AFRICA LIMITED
  25. KAMULEGEYA AND ASSOCIATES
  26. MBW CONSULTING
  27. MULTI-KONSULTS LIMITED
  28. MULTIPLAN CONSULTING ENGINEERS
  29. NAUTILA ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN LIMITED
  30. NEWPLAN LIMITED
  31. PLAN SYSTEMS
  32. PROMAN CONSULT LTD
  33. PROME CONSULT
  34. PROPLAN PARTNERS
  35. SEKA ASSOCIATES
  36. SSENTOOGO & PARTNERS
  37. SYMBION UGANDA LTD
  38. TECHNOLOGY CONSULTS LTD
  39. TRIAD EAST AFRICA ARCHITECTS
  40. TRIO CONSULTANTS LIMITED

 

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THE UGANDA RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS DIRECTORY (2019-2020)-Profiles of Uganda TOP 60 Responsible Investments accredited by Public Opinions and Office of the Minister of State for Privatization and Investment (2019)

22nd November 2019 | Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala| Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony Presided over by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda.

 

THE UGANDA RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS DIRECTORY (2019-2020)-Profiles of Uganda TOP 60 Responsible Investments accredited by Public Opinions and Office of the Minister of State for Privatization and Investment (2019)

THE UGANDA RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS DIRECTORY (2019-2020)

Profiles of Top Certified Uganda Responsible Investments which were honored by Public Opinions and Office of the Minister of State for Investment and Privatization on 22nd November 2019 during the 2019 High Level Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony presided over by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda.

 

APPRECIATION

WHO IS WHO IN THE 2019 UGANDA RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT SUMMIT AND AWARD CEREMONY?

Special appreciation to all public and private sector agencies which participated in the 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony on 22nd November 2019. We convey our utmost appreciation to H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for honoring our invitation to preside over the summit. We appreciate Hon Evelyn Anite Minister of State for Investment and Privatization for the support and Guidance to organize a successful summit. Thank you Hon Gen. Jeje Odongo Minister of Internal Affairs for the support. We can’t forget the partners and support Team of Public Opinions.

 

H.E GEN YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI
President of the Republic of Uganda

On 22nd November 2019 during the Uganda Responsible Investment Summit organized by Public Opinions in partnership with the Office of the Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared Africa Peace and Development Champion.

Yoweri  Kaguta Museveni became President of the Republic of Uganda on January 29, 1986 after leading a successful five-year liberation struggle. He went to the bush with 26 other young men and organized the National Resistance Movement and National Resistance Army (NRM/NRA) to oppose the tyranny that previous regimes had unleashed upon the population.

The push for Kampala started on January 17th from different parts of the central region. While General Salim Saleh was the field commander, Museveni was the overall commander. They captured power on 26th January, 1986. After victory, he formed a broad-based government that helped to unite the country's political groups. Previous to the struggle of 1981-1986, Museveni had been one of the leaders in the anti-Amin resistance of 1971-1979 that had led to the fall of that monstrous regime. Museveni, who has been politically active since his student days at Ntare School, Mbarara, in South West Uganda, studied political science at the University of Dar es Salaam, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science.

After Idi Amin's coup in 1971, Museveni was instrumental in forming FRONASA (the Front for National Salvation). Fronasa made up the core of one of the Ugandan fighting groups which, together with the Tanzanian People's Defence Forces, ousted Amin's regime in April 1979.

After victory, he formed a broad-based government that helped to unite the country's political groups.The NRA was unique in Africa, In the governments that succeeded Amin, Museveni served briefly as Minister of Defense, Minister of Regional Co-operation and Vice-Chairman of the Military Commission. In December 1980, the country's first general elections in 20 years were held but they were rigged by Milton Obote's Uganda People's Congress party. During the election campaign, Museveni had warned that if the elections were rigged,he would fight Obote's regime and on February 6, 1981, he launched the guerrilla struggle. He went to the bush with only 26 guns and organised the National Resistance Army (NRA) to oppose the tyranny that Obote's regime had unleashed upon the population. The NRA (now renamed the Uganda People's Defence Forces) is unique in Africa for being the only guerrilla force to take over power without much external support and without having a rear base in a neighbouring country. Its main camps were based only 20 miles from the capital, Kampala. This demonstrated how the NRA leadership was, in extremely difficult circumstances, capable of achieving sophisticated levels of organizational discipline and techniques for managing both soldiers and civilians.

Museveni has initiated dramatic programmes that are destined to transform the lives of Ugandans forever. Grassroots-based programmes in health, safe water provision and mass education have replaced the colonial and post-colonial programmes that did not address the needs of the majority of Ugandans. Under his leadership, the government has registered monumental landmarks in Agriculture; Operation Wealth Creation, Emancipation of Women, Tourism, Democracy, Peace and Stability, and Water and Sanitation.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is truly the Peace and Development Champion

 

 

HON EVELYN ANITE KAJIK
Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment


On 22nd November 2019, Evelyn Anite was recognized by Public Opinions as the Best Performing Minister of the year 2018-2019 in the Cabinet of the Republic of Uganda.

The Hon.Evelyn Anite Kajik is the State Minister for Investment and Privatization in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in the Cabinet of Uganda. She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. She is the elected Woman Member of Parliament for Koboko District in west Nile Region. She served as Youth Member of Parliament for Northern Region from 2011 to 2016.

Anite was born on 11 November 1984, in Adakado Village, Koboko District, to Steven Dravu, a civil servant, and Sarah Wokoru Dravu, a businesswoman.She attended Arua Hill Primary School for her elementary school education before joining Saint Mary’s Ediofe Secondary School for her O-Level studies. She transferred to Muni Girls’ Secondary School, for her A-Level education. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, awarded by Uganda Christian University in 2008.

Right out of high school in 2005, Anite started working as a radio presenter on a radio station in Arua, continuing in that capacity intermittently until 2007. Beginning in 2006 and continuing until 2010, she worked as a radio presenter at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC).

She worked at the Uganda Media Centre as the Public Affairs Assistant for International Relations. In 2011, she contested for the parliamentary seat of Youth Representative for Northern Uganda. She beat nine other candidates to win the seat. Anite is married to Allan Kajik and together, they have one daughter.

GENERAL HAJI ABUBAKER JEJE ODONGO 
Minister of Internal Affairs

General Haji Abubaker Jeje Odongo is the Minister of Internal Affairs in the Cabinet of Uganda since 2016. He served as Minister of State for Defence from February 2009 to June 2016.He was appointed as Minister of Internal Affairs on 6 June 2016.

Gen.Jeje Odongo was born in Amuria District in the Teso sub-region  in Eastern Uganda. He attended secondary school at Ngora High School. He entered the Ugandan army in 1979. He is one of the original twenty seven combatants who together with Yoweri Museveni, attacked Kabamba Military Barracks in February 1981 to start the Ugandan Bush War that lasted from February 1981 until 1986.

In 1994, Jeje Odongo was one of the ten army officers who represented the Ugandan military in the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution. In 1996, he was selected to replace Colonel Sserwanga Lwanga as the Political Commissar in the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF). Also in 1996, he contested the parliamentary seat for Amuria District in the Ugandan Parliament.

In 1998, he resigned his parliamentary seat and his cabinet position and was appointed Commander of the Army, taking over from Major General Mugisha Muntu. He served as army commander until 2001 when he was replaced by Major General James Kazini. In 2001, he was appointed as Minister without Portfolio, a position he occupied until 2004. In 2004 at the rank of Lieutenant General, Jeje Odongo was appointed as Minister of State for Water and Environment.

Between 2001 and 2006, he was one of 10 senior UPDF officers who represented the Ugandan military in the 8th Ugandan Parliament. In May 2008, Jeje Odongo graduated with the degree of Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy from University. On 16 February 2009, he was promoted to General and appointed Minister of State for Defence. After seven years in that post, he was appointed as Minister of Internal Affairs in the cabinet on 6 June 2016.

 

LUZINDANA ADAM BUYINZA
Team Leader, Public Opinions

Luzindana Adam Buyinza is the Team Leader of Public Opinions International an organization working towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Strategic Research, Public Awareness, Information Dissemination, Public Relations, Investment Advisory, Training and Mentorship, Corporate Branding, Corporate and Personal Profiling,etc.

He is a member of the Asia Africa Development Council (ADCO). He is a member of the Federation of Uganda Natural and Organic Products Processors (FUNOP).

Luzindana Adam Buyinza was born on 7th July 1982 in a predominantly Peasantry Family in Butakoola Village in Kayunga District. He completed PLE from Namagabi UMEA Primary School in Kayunga, Compeleted Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) from Ndeeba Senior Secondary School in Kayunga District, He Joined Kololo Senior Secondary School in Kampala and attained Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) from Muyenga High School in Kampala.He went to Makerere University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Secretarial Studies (2005). He has participated in high profile meetings in the East Hemisphere and the Western hemisphere. From 2011-2016, He was a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) a top Organ of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) where he served as the National Vice Chairman of the Youth League of the National Resistance Movement in Charge of Kampala Capital Region.

He is the Managing Director of Buyinza Group Limited a small scale enterprises involved in processing, packaging and distribution of Natural and Organic Products such as Buyinza Natural Tea for Men, Buyinza Natural Tea for Women, Buyinza Family Tea, Buyinza Natural Juice, Buyinza Ulcer Tea, Extura Natural Tea,Buyinza Silver Fish Powder, Buyinza Fried Silver Fish, etc.

During the 2006 Presidential Elections, he served at the NRM Secretariat as a Research Assistant working directly under Hon Amama Mbabazi who was a minister of Defense.

 

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at the 2019 High Level Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony

Mr. Isa Kato, Mr. Walusimbi Shakur, Mrs Carol Bainamaryo, Mr Francis Harimwomugasho, Mr. Ben Ssebuguzi,Mr Adam Kyobe,Mr Ssempala Zaidi,Mr Paul Bamutaze, Mr. Baker Sebuko, Mr. Paul Dhel Gum,Jalia Mukakalisa,etc.

 

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