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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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ICT Ministry, Microsoft sign MOU to support innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with global technology firm, Microsoft for supporting innovations in Uganda. The MOU was signed at ICT Ministry office on morning. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Vincent Bagiire signed …

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MTN Uganda starts 20th anniversary celebrations with Expo

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | MTN Uganda has started its six month long campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an Expo that thrilled revellers with artiste performances, a circus, robotics, fireworks display and a special production from renowned Uganda playwright Alex Mukulu. Lillian Mbabazi, Jose Chameleone, comedian Salvador Idringi …

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Paying more to avoid a tax

What reactions to social media tax reveals about attitudes Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance is puzzled by the current resistance to the social media tax which his government recently introduced. “Why don’t you want to contribute to your economy?” says Minister …

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