Business
ICTs key in MSMEs growth—Mbabazi
Publish Date: Jul 08, 2014
ICTs key in MSMEs growth—Mbabazi
The Prime minster of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi speaking during the launch of Africa One at Serena Hotal Kampala on July 4th 2014. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Billy Rwothungeyo

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has urged enterprises to use Information Communication Technology (ICTs) in their quest to grow.
 
“Optimal utilization of ICTs is a driver of social and economic growth in today’s information age. ICTs are an essential pillar of growth, contributing to an emergence of new products and services, increased job creation and transformation of work routines,” he said.
 
Mbabazi made the remarks on Friday night while launching One Africa—a business information portal featuring a business listing platform, mobile apps, micro-jobs platform and a mobile re-loadable VISA in Kampala.
 
 “As government, we are aware that it will not be enough to develop ICT human resources alone. The population, especially the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which are the major producers in our economy, must access, use and benefit from ICTs”
 
To enable this, Mbabazi said government has invested in a national backbone infrastructure and e-government project through the ministry of ICT to ensure that high bandwidth data connection is available to all major towns of Uganda at reasonable rates.
 
Mbabazi also said that harnessing the transformative power of ICTs will feature prominently in the second five-year national development plan.
 
Yusuf Kayiwa, Africa One’s business development executive said the launched solutions will help people to utilize the latest technologies in their day- to- day lives and also link up businesses, job seekers and employers to many opportunities.
 
“Africa one will boost the flow of information, increase efficiency, provide access to new markets and services in addition to creating new opportunities for income generation,” Kayiwa said.

Related stories
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
ERA licenses 9 renewable energy projects
An additional 9 renewable electricity plants, some under the Global Energy Transfer for Feed-in-Tarrifs (GET-FiT) programme, have been licensed to generate 132.7MW to boost Uganda’s transformation into an upper middle class country....
Pump attendants tipped on safety standards in case of fire
Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants has conducted a fire drill to test the response preparedness by staff at Shell Service Stations in case of a fire outbreak. The drill was conducted at Shell Kira Road located at the Bukoto white flats....
UAE Exchange customer wins Xpress Money ‘Win Big’ second weekly draw
Xpress Money recently announced the second weekly draw winner of its ongoing promotion – Win Big. Ms. Ann Minviluz Banquerigo, a customer of UAE Exchange, Lugogo Mall branch, won herself a prize money of UGX 250,000 by simply sending money using Xpress Money services....
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plough
MOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night....
Govt to identify key opportunities for growth
THE Government and World Bank are preparing a joint ‘Country Economic Memorandum’ report, which will identify key opportunities and challenges to accelerating socio-economic transformation...
Business guide in conflict resolution developed
A business guide for the business community to resolve conflicts without resorting to courts of law has been developed....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter