Grandeur at Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017

Science Technology and Innovation Minister Elioda Tumwesigye addresses guests

It was all glamour and grandeur last night at the Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017 ceremony at Hotel Africana in Kampala.


On the cool night, journalists, scientists, science communicators and their friends gathered to recognise the best agricultural biotechnology reporters in the country. The event was organised to commemorate 10 years of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Uganda in particular and Africa in general.

The winners of the night were Henry Lutaaya of The Sunrise (2nd runner- up), Michael Ssali of The Daily Monitor (1st Runner-up) and Ronald Kato of Urban TV (Winner). You too can celebrate with us through these pictures:

The stage is set for the big event


Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) Under Secretary Emmanuel Mugunga (l) shares a moment with OFAB Africa Manager Daniel Otunge


USJA President William Odinga (l) discusses with OFAB Uganda Coordinator Philip Chemonges.

USJA President William Odinga consults with the Awards’ lead judge Esther Nakkazi

MC of the night Peter Wamboga-Mugirya presides over proceedings


Dr. Stephen Buah of National Agricultural Research Laboratories (Kawanda) addresses guests


Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) Executive Secretary Dr. Peter Ndemere listens attentively as he awaits his turn to speak

Eng. Mugunga addresses guest

The nice plaques for award winners


The Sunrise Henry Lutaaya receives his plaque and cash


Michael Ssali of the Daily Monitor receives his


Hope Maranga of Vision Group receives award on behalf of Ronald Kato

We all are winners

Time to network over a drink

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