The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has donated equipment worth 530 million UGX to three private Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms operating outside the government BPO incubation centre.
The firms which include MUNU Technologies, Cayman Consults and BDE Consults have received Computers, Desk telephone sets, Filling cabinets, Agent workstations and chairs among others.
According to NITA-U officials, Munu Technologies shall also receive internet bandwidth of 10Mbps per month for a period of one year.
The Government of Uganda identified the ITES/BPO sector as a priority area to stimulate economic growth through creation of jobs for the youth and generation of revenue for the Government.
Speaking at the handover ceremony that took place at the NITA-U Offices, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Vincent Bagiire said that the companies should effectively utilize the equipment and furniture to create more employment opportunities for the youth.
He further urged the BPO companies to take advantage of home grown opportunities like availability of human resources, stability, good climate and continued Government Support.
Speaking on behalf of the BPO Firms, BDE Consult CEO Natalie Kimbugwe thanked the Government for the initiative and pledged to utilise the incentives to provide employment to Ugandan youths. She noted that such support will go a long way in the development and growth of the sector and enable them to tap into the existing home grown opportunities.