Bushenyi Schools to Lose 500 Computers in Uganda


Bushenyi district might lose a donation of over 500 computers if the Government goes ahead to implement a ban on the importation of used computers. While presenting this year's budget recently, Syda Bbumba, the finance minister, announced a total ban on the importation of used computers, freezers and refrigerators, citing environmental concerns.

Speaking at a function to hand over 100 computers to 18 schools in Bushenyi recently, Walter Zielinski, the chairperson of the Germany-based Charity Network, said his organisation would have liked to donate another batch of 500 computers to the district.

He said this would only be possible if the leaders could press the Government to lift the ban on used computers. The donation is an initiative of the former Ugandan ambassador to Germany, the late Samson Nyine Bitahwa, under his Rukararwe Partnership for Rural Development.

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