Uganda has officially launched the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU), a sector lobby group which aims to bring together ICT professionals and policy makers to share ideas on how to further the country’s ICT goals and solve connectivity issues.
“The ICTAU seeks to become the foremost and largest forum for ICT practitioners, managers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy makers to share knowledge and experience on development informatics in Uganda by working with various stakeholders to be able to improve standards in the country,” said Albert Mucunguzi, the acting general secretary of the association.
According to The New Vision, “Mucunguzi said the association is to provide stewardship to individuals and organisations engaged in ICT in the private sector, as well as offering advisory services to the government on policy based-issues. The ICTAU is an initiative formed by private individuals from Uganda with the main objective of building the professionalization of the ICT sector in Uganda.”
“We have been working with some industry stakeholders, and as you will learn in the coming days, we are now at a very exciting period of the Association,” Mucunguzi added.
While the fledgling association is yet to draw up future plans, they have formed an interim committee to spearhead the setup of the association and conduct membership recruitment activities.
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Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor