Collins Babirukamu the Director of E-Government Services at NITA U says that that the programme will kick off in the next three weeks with the extension of fiber optic cables and installing computers in the community hall.
Information Technology Authority-Uganda has embarked on setting up a regional
Business Process Outsourcing Center in Luwero town council.
The center which is an Information and Communication Technology hub is the
second in Uganda and will be set up at Luwero community hall in Luwero town
council. The first BPO center is managed at Statistics House in Kampala City.
Collins Babirukamu the Director of E-Government Services at NITA-U says that
that the project will kick off in the next three weeks with the extension of
fiber optic cables and installing computers at the community hall.
Babirukamu says that once all the works are completed, the BPO resource center
will offer telesurveys, human resource management, data capture, free Wi-Fi,
and access to government e-services among others.
Babirukamu added this will help residents to lower costs of production,
leverage modern technology, and promote skill development among the youths.
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The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda has so far laid 4000
kilometers of fiber optic cables across the country.
Rosemary Namayanja the Deputy Secretary for National Resistance Movement said
that the ICT hub is within the party manifesto to increase productivity among
Namayanja however asked youths to use the increased internet connectivity in
the country to fight poverty rather than insulting and abusing people on social
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Erastus Kibirango the LCV Chairperson Luwero welcomed the project and promised
that the community hall will be surrendered to NITA U to set up the hub so that
it can ease access to better internet services in the region.
Moses Mayanja Kizza the Nakaseke District Speaker says that the project is
timely because they have been experiencing poor internet services and
struggling to apply for Tax Identification numbers as well as declare assets as
leaders through private cafes.
But Ronald Ndawula the former LCV Chairman of Luwero has appealed to the
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to reduce internet costs
to enable people to access it from phones and other gadgets rather than
traveling to access it at a hub.
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The Permanent Secretary of the ICT Ministry Dr . Aminah Zawedde speaking on
local radio on Thursday morning revealed that the government will consider
reducing costs of access internet effective next year.