Uganda Bets Big On It’s National Space Program

Uganda Bets Big On It’s National Space Program
Uganda is set to launch its first satellite in outer space in a national space program by 2022.
This revelation has been confirmed by the ministry of science, technology and innovations (MoSTI) early this week and the over UGX 10 billion space project is expected to bring a lot of benefits to the economy. 
Its clear that the country is betting big in this emerging industry. The space program is expected to map resources, strengthen national security and also support innovations.

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye said,
'The space program has very many applications and will help the country in a number of ways including mapping our resource endowments like minerals, forestry and others. Improving our defence and security and creating jobs in various sectors.'
The ministry is constructing an assembly plant in Jinja to enable Ugandans manufacture vehicles for the local, regional, African and the global market. 
The plant will be used mainly in the short term by Kiira Motors but will share facilities with the new space project. The technology ministry is also finalising on the automotive industry policy to guide the country in the future.

Uganda is following the led of her regional counterparts with funding in the space program but, Kenya is still ahead. In May 2018, Kenya launched it’s first home-made satellite to be utilised for weather forecasting, security mapping, wildlife monitoring and disaster management.

The national space program with skilled resources, MoSTI in order to facilitate the mission recently collaborated with Universities in Japan and Russia  to avail their training institutions for the development of Uganda’s space industry. 
The Ministry attracted several students who had backgrounds in Electrical, Computer, Telecommunications Engineering, and Physics & Mathematics in the National space program.

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