Huawei Technologies Uganda has launched its DigiTruck Project in the Teso Sub-region in eastern Uganda to equip youth, farmers, and local district officers with digital skills to enable them to engage in e-commerce and market their produce.
H.E. Jessica Alupo, Vice President of Uganda, at the launch of the project, lauded Huawei for demystifying ICT by making it all-inclusive to farmers, youths, women, the elderly, and PWDs, among others — as she appealed to the youth and all those who will benefit from this project to be generous with the skills acquired in order to achieve a multiplier effect.
Alupo said that the Digitruck project would create sustainable livelihood opportunities for the informal sector by enabling small business owners to participate in regional and national trade.
Alupo further said that the government considers Huawei Uganda as a strategic and important partner in the transformation of Uganda. “We acknowledge Huawei for building smart infrastructure here, such as aiding education through ICT.”
The DigiTruck project falls under the umbrella of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd’s TECH4ALL initiative, the company’s long-term action plan for driving inclusion and sustainability across the globe. The DigiTruck project in Uganda is aligned with the country’s 2040 vision, National Development Plan, and Education Digital Agenda Strategy all aimed at transforming the East African state into a digital village.
Mr. Ebittu James speaking on behalf of Hon. Amongi Betty, Minister of Gender, Labor, and Social Development said “As we move forward with this initiative, we are guided by a commitment to fostering digital inclusion and advancing the principles of gender equality, labor empowerment and social development”
The ministry has committed to continue working together towards creating and sustaining an enabling environment that supports the implementation of the DigiTruck project — extending their gratitude to Huawei Technologies Uganda for their invaluable support and dedication toward this endeavor.
According to Huawei Technologies Uganda’s Deputy Managing Director, Gao Jian te DigiTruck has so far trained over 1,500+ Ugandans in different rural areas in Uganda. “This truck is now in the Teso sub-region and plans to train 600 Ugandans for a period of two months,” remarked Gao Jian.
Gao Jian thanked H.E Jessica Alupo for her continuous support towards such developmental activities Huawei has engaged in throughout the country. He also appreciated the partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Labor, and Social Development towards this good cause.