July 21, 2024

Ugandan scientist builds satellite for weather prediction

Eng. Bonny Omara (White) with Eng. Sedrick Otolo (Yellow) on Wimeja discussion

By Isaac Okello (isaac.okello@vol.co.ug)


The lead engineer in the development of Uganda’s first satellite Eng. Bonny Omara has revealed that the satellite will be used to conduct soil mapping and classification and identifying disaster prone areas.

Omara, a space engineer who hails from Olilim Sub County in Otuke district while speaking during the second service at Victory Out Reach Church Ministries, Lira yesterday said the satellite will support Uganda’s development through identifying different soil types and the crops suitable for them as well as areas likely to be hit by disasters like mudslides for prompt intervention by government.

Eng. Omara said they also plan to extend tutorial lessons to students of Lira University and UTC Lira to equip them with knowledge on the satellite system.

Victory Outreach church lead pastor, Rev. Johnson Ogema hailed Eng. Bonny Omara for putting Lango on the map despite the fact that he was raised from a humble background. He asked parents to educate their children to prepare them for a better future.

Sedrick Otolo the co-founder and director, Kakebe Technologies based in Lira City who accompanied Eng. Omara said they are striving to train more youth with innovation and technological skills for self-reliance.

Voice of Lango Sam Bruno Aliga together with Elvis Ajwika studying the satellite