Uganda’s top Pension body, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has rolled out a transaction alert service for her members. The development was revealed by the NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba as the Fund launched activities to engage closely with its members, dubbed Customer connect week. According to Byarugaba, NSSF will...
A picture is worth 1000 words. An old adage that was crucial to #KoikoiUg at its inception. We believed that pictures would tell more than words ever could, and that they had the power to change perceptions about Uganda and break stereotypes. But 1000 words when not strung together...
There should be a rule about WhatsApp media items from parties and events being shared in WhatsApp Groups. Many rules, actually. For instance, if you receive more than five photographs from any wedding before the reception has gotten to the point where the cake is cut then that should constitute...
By Muhumuza Faizo King A view of an African Technologist. Innovation is simply the application of new methods and ideas to create new solutions that have value as perceived by final consumers. Any variation goes, as long as it includes ‘New’ and addresses final consumer needs and wants. But what does it...
BEING on Twitter is easy, but being relevant while there is extremely difficult. That's certainly not a ground-breaking observation, but it is worth going into, especially if you're on any social media platform and wondering why you don't enjoy as many interactions as the people you most admire. The one...
On 21 st November 2016, we commenced a Microsoft organized Cloud Computing colloquium in Nairobi -Kenya with the clear objective of spreading the now unavoidable computing gospel ‘Cloud-Computing’ to East and Central Africa. Technical brains from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and my home country Uganda graced the event with...
FIRST of all, let's agree that WhatsApp is a social media platform and that it is just as influential as Twitter and Facebook. They have different demographics and other statistics, but are playing in the same league - especially in Uganda. For instance, in general, they all have vast numbers...
IF there is one drawback to the festive season, and the celebrations in general, it is the existence of WhatsApp as it operates today; not as a platform of social interaction, but as a tool of over-occupying time that could be put to much better use, and as a...
A new report by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) has exposed loopholes in Uganda’s cyber security capacity; indicating that it’s at an embryonic state and that no concrete action has been taken to help the situation. The report was compiled after a three day consultation with different government...
A team of Ugandan young innovators, Sparkplug, has developed a platform for city dwellers to engage and set agenda for dialogue to change their cities as well as connect with their community to take concrete, collective action. Named Urb, the mobile based platform allows the user to report and share...