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The big Fintech opportunity

New law to facilitate trade and digital payment systems Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fintech offers enormous opportunities such as improving service delivery, provision of employment opportunities and boosting financial inclusion for the unbanked to the developing economies. It is therefore important that the innovations are appreciated, according to …

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Africa moots for joint position on Global technology

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa Information and Communications Technology consortia groups, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Uganda Communication Commission – UCC are lobbying all ICT departments across the African continent to come up with a joint position on global technology. The position agreed upon …

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No business for uncertified ICT companies – NITA-U

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Are you in the business of providing information communication technology services and you are not certified by National Information Technology Authority of Uganda? It is going to be tough for you to get any business from government or private sector. Frederick E. Kitoogo, the NITA-U director …

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Nigeria’s ‘Computer Village’

And lessons on what it takes to help small firms thrive | Oluseye Jegede | Nigeria’s Otigba Computer Village is arguably the biggest information, communications technology (ICT) market in Africa. It started off as a one-man business on a street called “Otigba” in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Within …

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MPs query UGX 18bn UBC revamp budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of parliament has queried the recommendation by the Information Communication and Technology Committee-ICT that Shillings 18.5 billion should be provided to complete the process of revamping the national broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC. It came after the ICT Committee Chairperson, Annet Nyakecho …

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