The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) this morning signed partnerships with SOLVE Incubation and Kafeero Foundation to facilitate collaboration in the development of Government services aimed at transforming social and economic development in Uganda. SOLVE is a software incubation hub that pools a diverse group of individuals to build solutions...
Nationals in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) are set to enjoy reduced calling charges, courtesy of a decision taken yesterday by Ministers in charge of infrastructure. In their 10th meeting that took place in Lusaka, Zambia, 3 – 4 October 2017, the Ministers and government representatives...
This morning, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) launched the Government of Uganda helpdesk, Service Desk. Government IT officials were hosted to a breakfast at Royal Suites, Bugolobi, where a customer service engagement was undertaken and feedback sought on their service experience with NITA-U. The Service Desk has been established...
The Government of Uganda in collaboration with its development partners, the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the International Trade Centre (ITC) this morning launched the Netherlands Trust Fund IV (NTFIV) at Hotel Africana. The 1.7...
Communications Regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered broadcasters to stop live coverage on both radio and television saying it “incites the public and stirs up hatred.” The order issued on Tuesday, September 26th by the UCC Executive Director Eng. Godfrey Mutabaazi comes at the backdrop of two failed...
Three MTN Uganda customers; Tom Mayanja, Dickens Muhereza, and Bernadette Bavuga from Kawempe, Ibanda, and Bweyogere respectively were jubilant after receiving the first three cars of the MTN MoMo Nyabo promotion. They used MTN Mobile Money to load airtime and data bundles. As scratch cards are expected to be phased...
MTN Uganda has announced that its integrated marketing and communication function will, with effect from July 1 2017, be taken over by TBWA, following successful completion of a transition process from its former agency Metropolitan Republic. TBWA is part of the Omnicom Group that was recently appointed by MTN as...
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at its 2018 Spring Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 6-7 May, committed to concrete actions that will advance the roll-out of broadband around the world – and with it, much-needed digital connectivity, which is necessary for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development...
Streaming video service Iflix has announced that it is launching a 24-hour live news channel called Iflix News. It will aggregate live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news authorities. Iflix News will be available without charge to all users in its 28 markets worldwide ...
e-commerce giant Alibaba and the government of Rwanda on Wednesday launched Alibaba's Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), which makes Rwanda the first African country that launches this platform. First introduced in 2016 by Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, the eWTP initiative aims to promote public-private dialogue to foster a...