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Northern Corridor ICT Cluster Happy With Current Success

L-R Rosemary Mbabazi, Paul Akol Kordit, Frank Tumwebaze and Joe Mucheru

Uganda’s Minister for Information and ICT, doctor http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php Frank Tumwebaze has Friday highlighted a number of achievements by the Northern Corridor ICT cluster.

This was during a meeting with ICT Ministers from the regional member countries, Joe Mucheru from Kenya, Rosemary Mbabazi from Rwanda and Eng. Akol Paul Kordit from South Sudan as well as different private sector players in the region.

“As the ICT cluster we have been reviewing what we have done following directives of our heads of State and Uganda is pleased to chair today’s long day meeting,” noted Tumwebaze while addressing the media at Serena hotel in Kampala after the meeting.

“The meeting noted the following as key achievements of the ICT cluster; Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya have all implemented the ‘One area network’.

“One can now call easily across these countries without suffering the previous heavy charges. We have done that for voice and we are moving to internet data,” Tumwebaze highlighted.

Tumwebaze said that partner states have initiated the evolvement of the frame work for mobile money in collaboration with their central banks, noting that this is yet to be complete but its work in progress.

“The Central Banks are regulators of financial matters so our desire as the ICT sector is to ensure that one on Safari com Kenya can send me money on MTN and we are able to transact without technical problems.”

The Minister added that Uganda has put in place legal and regulatory frame work of Sim card and ID registration and South Sudan is probably working on the same to catch up with the other countries.

“We have engaged with private sector players in the IT sector and we are looking forward to signing an official MOU with them so that all partner states are not speaking to themselves alone without engage the private sector.”

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