In brief: Gen. Kainerugaba mouthpiece on UBC board; new Andela country director; new UPL board and more

Janet Maingi

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Janet Maingi is now Andela Kenya country director

Andela, a firm that trains and helps software developers find jobs, has appointed Janet Maingi to head its subsidiary in Kenya.

She replaces Joshua Mwaniki who unceremoniously left the firm in April of this year. He had been with the firm since it launched in East Africa’s biggest economy in 2015.

According to reports, Maingi was working with Nairobi-based BRCK as Director of Finance & Administration and previously Director of Operations before taking on the new role.

Janet Maingi becomes the second female country director for Andela in Africa after Jackie Ochola who heads the Ugandan unit.

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UBC, UPL get new boards

Maj. Chris Magezi

Maj. Chris Magezi, a spokesman for Gen. Kainerugaba is among the UBC board members. Image credit: NilePost

Cabinet approved new officials to sit on the boards of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and Uganda Post Limited (UPL), according to The Independent.

One of the notable figures is Major Chris Magezi, a spokesperson for Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is a senior presidential adviser for Special Operations and women activist.

The eight-member UBC Board will be headed by James Rwehabura Tumusiime, who has previously served as deputy managing director at New Vision. He is also the founder of Fountain Publishers.

On the other hand, the UPL board will be chaired by former Budiope Member of Parliament Suleiman Balyejusa Kirunda. It’s comprised of seven members, including the Managing Director James Arinaitwe.

Uganda to be represented at Cannes Film Festival

Kemiyondo Coutinho (Picture: IMDb)

Ugandan filmmakers and actors will this year participate in the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Running from May 14-25, the festival will see notable Ugandan movie creators like Nisha Kalema, Malcolm Bigyemano, Coutinho Kemiyondoand Angella EMurwon showcase their work at the festival.

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