Dr. Rugunda visited the ICTAU stall at the Orange Expo in 2012 BEFORE the Association was officially launched.
ICT Minister inspects ICTAU's booth at the Orange Expo 2012.
ICT Minister inspects ICTAU’s booth at the Orange Expo 2012.

The ICT Industry in Uganda is readying for the launch of the first multi-stakeholder forum, the Uganda ICT Association (ICTAU).

Formed by members of the private sector, the association was formed with the main objective of building the professionalization of the ICT sector in Uganda, providing stewardship to individuals and organisations engaged in ICT in the private sector, as well as offering advisory services to the government on policy based-issues.

The ICTAU seeks to become the foremost and largest forum for ICT practitioners, managers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy makers to share knowledge and experience on development informatics in Uganda by working with various stakeholders to be able to improve standards in the country.

“These objectives are clear and beneficial to all Ugandans in general and to the sector as a whole,” wrote Founder Chairman, Simon Kaheru in a letter published on the Association website.

“The Association is now taking membership additions in order to create a wide level of stakeholder involvement in the stewardship of the ICT sector of Uganda to greater national impact,” Kaheru added.

The launch will be held on Thursday May 16 2013, and is being supported by players in the country’s ICT industry including SMS Media, Makerere University Business School, Libilinks (UGO), PC Tech Group, Soliton Telmec Limited and the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U).

 ICT Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is expected to be the guest of honor.

Registration of members is open and details can be found on the Association website, Facebook page and Twitter.