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Nabakooba takes office

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 14th January 2020 01:08 PM

Nabakooba, the woman MP for Mityana district and former police spokesperson, was appointed to the ICT docket by the president in a recent reshuffle.

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After three-and-a-half years at the helm of the ICT & National Guidance ministry, Frank Tumwebaze has handed over office to his successor Judith Nabakooba.

Nabakooba, the woman MP for Mityana district and former police spokesperson, was appointed to the ICT docket by the president in a recent reshuffle.

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The outgoing ICT and national guidance minister, Frank Tumwebaze, has handed over office to the incoming, Judith Nabakooba.

Nabakooba, the woman MP for Mityana district and former police spokesperson, was appointed to the ICT docket by the president in a recent reshuffle.

Tumwebaze, who was redeployed to the ministry of gender, labour and social development, handed over office to Nabakooba at the ICT and national guidance ministry in Kampala on Tuesday.

Tumwebaze stated that significant strides have been realized during his tenure at the ministry which was established in 2006. He said that the ministry has crafted a digital vision premised on four pillars; enhancing connectivity, promoting guidance of ICT innovations, promoting e-government (communication through the internet) and cybersecurity.

“When you go online, you should be safe and the people you are interacting with. We want the people to access and know about government services online,” Tumwebaze stated. 

He handed to Nabakooba a report which he said contained detailed information on the sector successes and challenges and a strategic plan of the ministry, relevant policies and laws and a key for the vehicle meant for the ICT and national guidance minister.

Nabakooba said that she will implement the ministry’s strategic plan, and asked the technocrats to work with her and her junior colleague, Peter Ogwang (ICT state minister) to drive the agenda of the ministry forward.

 “The instructions from the president are clear. He wants to see service delivery,” she added. 

Ogwang said he would work diligently with his senior colleague and technocrats to realise the aspirations of the ministry. 

‘This is a new ministry and we are here to make things work. There is a reason why we are here. There is a reason why we have been appointed,” he added. 

 

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