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Parliamentarians get IT training

Parliamentarians get IT training

Parliament has embarked on training members of parliament in information technology for proper management of their emails. The training was highly attended by new members of parliament whose IT capacity is lacking in this digital time. One of the opposition members of parliament from Bukonzo west in Kasese district John Katushabe Bwambale expressed fear that putting their […]

Uganda & South Korea launch Digital content production and management control center

Uganda & South Korea launch Digital content production and management control center

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 […]

Information Access Centre inaugurated and promise of more around the country

Information Access Centre inaugurated and promise of more around the country

At the official inauguration of a new Hi-Tech Information Access Centre (IAC) facility valued at 300,000 USD, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda underscored the importance of ICT. ‘Government will consider the possibility of rolling out the Information Access Centre facilities, alongside other interventions, to ensure universal access to ICTs’, he said. The Prime Minister officiated […]

Parliament wants ICT Tribunal Constituted

Parliament wants ICT Tribunal Constituted

The Parliamentary Committee on Information and Communication Technology has tasked the Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Nyombi Thembo to explain why the government has not established the ICT Tribunal to handle complaints on theft of mobile money. Members of Parliament were concerned that even though Ugandans are robbed of money estimated at […]

EALA MPS to conduct Public Hearings on ICT BILL

EALA MPS to conduct Public Hearings on ICT BILL

Members of the East African Legislative Assembly have finalized plans to tour the East African Community Partner States (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda) to collect stakeholders’ views and submissions on the envisaged East African Community Electronic Transactions Bill 2014. The visit which involves the Assembly’s Committee on Communication, Trade and Investment chaired by Ugandan […]

Where to Buy a Set Top Box for Digital Migration in Uganda

Where to Buy a Set Top Box for Digital Migration in Uganda

  The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has type-approved Free-to-Air Set Top Boxes (STBs) or Decoders for Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting in Uganda. Details of vendors dealing in Type Approved STBs can be found on the UCC website: www.ucc.co.ug an abstract is provided below: BRAND MODEL COMPANY ADDRESS CONTACT PERSON CONTACT ADDRESS   FINLUX FX500HD Syscorp International  […]

Uganda Communications Commission wants 70% local content in new broadcasting quota regulations

The UgIn a public notice issues on Wednesday the commission also wants pay televisions to ensure that 20% of their bouquet offering carries Ugandan channels. The UCC says the move is aimed at ensuring that the communications sector plays its role in promoting national development. The new quota regulations take effect on January 1st 2014, but it […]

Internet usage and population statistics for Africa

Qn: Where can one get/what are the latest statistics/trends on internet usage in Uganda, e.g. Number of Users, Demographics, Average growth rates, Mobile usage, et.c.   Answer: The most comprehensive internet usage and population statistics for Africa can be found at http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats1.htm

Rural Woman maize farmer Embracing ICTs to market her produce

Rural Woman maize farmer Embracing ICTs to market her produce

By Solomon Akugizibwe On Thursday 4th August, 2011 Toro Development Network (ToroDev) Staff had a tiresome but rather fruitful journey to the pre-dominantly maize growing areas of Kamwenge District in Western Uganda. The reason was to asses’ progress of ToroDev’s in Partnership with Stem van Afrika interventions in Rural FM radio broadcasting for Entrepreneurship Development […]

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