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Rural ICT project launched in Uganda

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has funded a rural ICT project aimed at providing Arua Secondary with ICT skills for self- sustainability and economic development.


Armando Angulibo, Training Coordinator, commented on the exercise, saying it was projected towards community empowerment through the use of ICT.

The training took ten days and provided 200 people in Arua municipality with ICT skills including networking, internet, hardware and management of ICT amenities.

Ibrahim Abiriga, District Commissioner of Arua, assured that he would negotiate with the Ministry of ICT in Uganda to secure additional ICT support as this would benefit the residents.

Raymond Ombere,  Arua municipality inspector of schools, added that the beneficiaries should use the skills gained to improve themselves and other communities at large.

The use of ICT in Uganda has risen as more people are using a diverse range of mobile applications and solutions including mobile phones, smartphones and internet connections.

In a forum conducted last year in Uganda based on internet governance standards, Gloria Katuuku, an official of the ICT Ministry, confirmed that the Ugandan Government identified ICT as a major lead in socio-economic development.

Drives such as rural ICT projects are better geared at promoting socio-economic development in Uganda.

Michelle Tongo

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