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How police ICT director was pushed into resignation

kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Tuesday this week, the Inspector General of Police-IGP Okoth Ochola appointed Felix Baryamwisaki, the Director Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in Uganda Police Force. Baryamwisaki took over from Amos Ngabirano whose contract expired on March 20th, 2018. Prior to the expiry of his contract, …

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New ICT policy targets telecom companies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The cost of internet and related services could soon drop further if the proposed sector broadband policy is implemented, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze, who spoke on the sidelines of the 19th ordinary session of the African Telecommunication …

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Uganda gives 12 ICT innovators Sh2.5 billion boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Twelve groups of innovators have been awarded sh2.5bn ( $ 695,000) to help them go to the market. Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze handed over the support at a brief grants award ceremony held under the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP) on …

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Uganda’s judiciary gets Sh1.5 billion to fight corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Kingdom government for the design and pilot of an 18 months automation project aimed at consolidating Uganda’s efforts in fighting corruption. The British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) through Strengthening Uganda’s …

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COMMENT: Satellite broadband power

Unlocking economic growth by breaking through both cost and planning barriers of physical infrastructure COMMENT | FARHAD KHAN | The African Development Bank projects that Uganda’s GDP will grow from 5.1% in 2017 to 5.8% in 2018. Among other factors, the government has highlighted the role of information communications technology (ICT) as …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda improves in ICT ranking

THIS WEEK: Uganda improves in ICT ranking Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has moved up five places in the Information and Communication Technology Development Index (IDI) to 152 this year, signalling steady success of the multifaceted approach being undertaken by the government and the private sector in driving …

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MTN rewards 9 innovations with $27,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda on Nov. 08 announced winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017 at a gala dinner hosted at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Nine innovations were recognized, each walking away with US$3,000 and a plaque. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from …

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VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa

VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Within the next six month government will have completed an ICT innovation park in Nakawa. Mirroring a silicon valley of sorts, the facility will enable especially young innovators to work on, create and test their …

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Airtel Uganda launches fastest 4G internet

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Airtel Uganda, Uganda’s second largest telecom firm has today launched its 4GLTE mobile telecommunications technology in the presence of Information and Communications Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda Communication Commission Director for Corporate Affairs, Fred Otunnu. Speaking at the launch in Kampala, the company’s Managing Director, …

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TUMWEBAZE: Government to hold monthly open days

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Government is set to hold monthly open events in which its agencies and departments will explain to the public matters service delivery, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze was speaking Thursday Sept. 21 at the ICT Ministry headquarters in …

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