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.
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
As everyone was going on about the staff strike at public universities across the country, something quite dramatic happened recently.
Excel Construction, who are building the Prof Ali Mazrui Centre for Governance and Politics, demolished the decades-old Guild Canteen. MOSES TALEMWA and SAM ORAGO pay tribute to the venue that held many of the alumni’s best freshers’ ball, first dates, first alcohol sip and even breakup memories.