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The Ministry of ICT has Wednesday commissioned construction works for the ICT hub at the Nakawa Institute of ICT. The projects estimated to cost Shs 5.6 billion will be constructed by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) engineering brigade. Government said that the UPDF construction unit would build the facility at only a third of …

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Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has fallen short of its quarter one target revenue collection by Shs 132 billion. Figures from the tax body indicate that Shs 3.14 trillion was collected in the first quarter (July to September this year) compared to the target of Shs 3.27 trillion. The first quarter collections represent 20.89% of the …

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 Makerere University has secured USD 12 million (Shs 43.7 billion) in grants from the World Bank to establish two centres of excellence in the fields of nanotechnology and agriculture. The projects will see the university scale up its research development capacity in terms of skills and infrastructure while innovating to solve Uganda’s pertinent problems. One …

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Government institutions including public universities like Makerere will now have cheaper internet

National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has Monday announced a slash in the cost of internet bandwidth for government entities. The government agency that coordinates and regulates information technology services said that government ministries, departments and agencies will now purchase internet at USD 70 per Mbps, the lowest price in the market. This represents a …

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The National Information and Technology Association of Uganda (NITA -U) has entered a partnership with Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program to enable it automate its systems. NITA-U is the government agency responsible for coordinating and regulating information technology related services, particularly to ease effective access to the internet and employ best practices. Housed under the …

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Mobile telecommunication service provider, MTN Uganda has won a whooping five accolades at the just concluded 2017 Digital Impact Awards on Friday. MTN which is the largest telecom company by subscribers (over 9 million) and coverage in Uganda today was recognized for its digital tailored customer service and easing access to financial services. During the …

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National Water and Sewerage Corporation NWSC) has won two awards for “Best Government Agency on Social Media” and “Best Customer Service” in the 2017 Digital Impact Awards. The NWSC Senior Manager I.T Mr John Nkwanga and Ms Sarah Namuwenge the Corporate communications Manager received the award during the Digital Impact Awards ceremony held at Kampala …

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Communications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a warning against dissemination of offensive content, hate speech, phonography and inciting violence using social media platforms. UCC says that there are increasing complaints against content regarded as offensive and that perpetrators risk to be investigated and prosecuted. The warning was made in a statement issued by …

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The 28th Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) took place in Kampala from 17 to 21 July 2017, which was hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of the Republic of Uganda. Thirty-one National Coordinators from …

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Alphabet’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said Thursday. The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, a company spokeswoman said. Google’s pledge marked …

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