MINISTRY OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION TO SUPPORT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN COMMERCIALISING INNOVATIONS

The newly created ministry of Science Technology and Innovation has promised to support innovations at Makerere University through the innovation fund.

Through the Presidential Initiative on Science and Technology, the government of Uganda has continued to prioritize science and technology in Makerere University.

Role Played By Innovation Hubs In The Growth Of Technology And Ugandan Startups

The government of Uganda has named developing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among its priority interventions to achieve national development. In an effort to grow local technologies that meet the needs of Ugandans, innovation hubs have been established and facilitated as a key ingredient in the country’s search for technology prowess.

How To Access Kampala, Entebbe Free Internet That Starts Today

The ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze yesterday said the trial provision of free wireless internet for Kampala and Entebbe people will start today October 1.

While addressing journalists at Uganda media centre, Tumwebaze added that the wireless internet will only be accessible between 6pm and 6am during week days, and from 3pm to 6am during weekend.

HOW TO ACCESS THE INTERNET

1. For access to the service look out for hotspots named #MYUG.

2. Simply Sign-Up via the access page with the following details:
a) First & Last name

b) Email address

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