The Uganda government together with the republic of South Korea have launched the digital contents production and management control center that will be used to produce local TV and radio works with the center aimed at promoting local content.
Speaking at the launch of the center at the ministry of ICT offices in Kampala the ICT minister Eng. John Nasasira said that Uganda has been challenged by production work made in the country which most of the time has not been matching the desired standard and national heritage, saying this has been representing divergent ideologies of the Uganda. He said that with the newly launched facility, the country will start producing content that truly reflects the ideologies of the country as it strives to attain middle income status. He said that the digital broadcasting will require effort by all stakeholders to increase the pace of generating local digital content especially in local languages to share it with the rest of the world.
Nasasira noted that at the moment Uganda is grappling with the challenge of relying a lot on foreign production of digital content including advertisements hence causing a problem of ideological disorientation, propaganda and some of undesirable behavior which affects cultural values, business, investment and tourism and foreign policy interests.
On his part the state minister for science and technology Sande Stephen Tikodri welcomed the Korean mentorship in the area of digital content production as Uganda is improving in science innovation.