ICT ministers excite Dubai Expo 2020 innovation week
Mar 24, 2022
State minister for national guidance Godfrey Kabyanga Baluku, state minister for ICT Joyce Ssebugwawo, and Permanent Secretary Aminah Zawedde arrived at the Uganda Pavilion in the Opportunity District of Dubai Expo 2020
Minister Godfrey Kabyanga, Joyce Ssebugwawo and PS Aminah Zawedde take photos with other Ugandans at the expo. Photos by Eddie Ssejjoba
Ministers from the Ministry of the Information, Computer Technology and Nation Guidance Wednesday brought excitement at the ongoing Innovation Week at the Dubai Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.
Godfrey Kabyanga Baluku, state minister for national guidance, Joyce Ssebugwawo and the Permanent Secretary Aminah Zawedde arrived at the Uganda Pavilion in the Opportunity district of Dubai Expo 2020 and freely mixed with the organizers and people from different countries that pour into the expo daily.
Joyce Ssebugwawo, state minister for ICT looking at some crafts at the show
They also toured Uganda's stalls and visited the five innovators that represented Uganda for this year's innovation week. Ssebugwawo also participated in drumming, causing excitement and dancing from some Ugandans from the UAE and other Middle East countries who come looking for their country's pavilion. Many Ugandans asked to pose photos with the ministers, especially at the Uganda Equator.
Kabyanga in an interview said the ministry was proud to have picked five innovators who went through a competition to represent Uganda at the National ICT Innovation week. He said the innovators came to showcase what Uganda was doing as a country in the ICT innovation sector.
Ssebugwawo drumming at the show
"The Expo brought over 190 countries participating and each must showcase what they are doing in their respective countries and since October 2021 Uganda has been showcasing many things in tourism, agriculture, ICT and others," Kabyanga said.
He said this week, it is the ICT Innovations and the youths innovations. "Many visitors come to see the Uganda Pavilion and appealed to Ugandans to always embrace these expos to showcase what they are doing. Many Ugandans from UAE and other Arab countries who turned up with their friends at the pavilion were curious to see what Uganda had exhibited as compared to other countries.