Roke Telkom Rolls out 100 Rokespots WiFi Network in Kampala

The 16th edition of the annual EAC Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi Exhibition was officially opened on Wednesday  by the Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam, viagra Mr Said Meck Sadiki, on behalf of H.E. President John Pombe Magufuli, at the Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

In his speech, President Magufuli commended the Partner States, the EAC Secretariat, the East Africa Confederation of Informal Sector Organisations (EA-CISO) and Partners for the well-organized exhibition and for promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

President Magufuli urged Partner States to invest in human capital and called upon the artisans and the exhibitors to be more competitive, creative, and innovative so as to take advantage of the conducive environment prevailing in the region.

At the same occasion, Uganda’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Hon. Dorothy Samali Hyuha asserted that the Medium and Small Enterprise sector plays a major role in Uganda’s economy in employment creation in both rural and urban areas.

Tanzania’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of East African Cooperation, Ms Joyce Mapunjo welcomed the exhibitors to Tanzania and noted that the annual exhibition was giving the sector the required recognition and the artisans were not afraid of the integration process.

She said the regional integration is meant for the ordinary people and they should be able to feel and enjoy its benefits and the Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi exhibitions provide the perfect forum for integrating the ordinary citizens of the Community.

The Director-General of the EAC Customs and Trade Directorate, Mr Peter Kiguta informed the guests and exhibitors that the theme of the exhibitionBuy Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) Products, Build East Africa, portrays the role the sector is expected to play in the regional integration as well as economic development process.

At the exhibition, Kenya’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Hon. Amb. Chirau Ali Mwakwere was delighted that the quality of products had improved tremendously and can compete effectively with similar products from any part of the world.

The 16th edition of the East African Community Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi Exhibition is taking at the Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Over 1,000 exhibitors are participating in the 7-day event.
Roke Telkom, side effects one of the leading internet providers in the country, has Friday launched the largest, high speed Wi-Fi service, that is going to help their customers to minimize expenditure on internet charges.

The Roke Brand Team during the Launch of Rokespots WiFi. (l-R) Roger Sekaziga, Micheal Mukasa, Timothy Musoke and James Byaruhanga

The Roke Telkom Brand Team during the Launch of Rokespots WiFi on Friday

During the launch at Roke Telkom offices at Nakawa Kampala on Friday, Roke Telkom CEO, Roger Sekaziga said the new innovative service is made possible by a stretch of wireless points called Rokespots, which will enable all internet users to get connected to Wi-Fi with ease.

“With over 100 Rokespots in Kampala, you are now able to access the service within malls, hostels, restaurants and public places. The unlimited Wi-Fi service has different prices ranging from Shs1, 000 per day to Shs 18,000 per month,” he added.

Sekaziga further said that since the brand’s inception, Roke Telkom has upheld its Ugandan essence, seeking to enhance the growth of Ugandan small-to-medium enterprises and big businesses, by creating an enabling communications environment.

He added that with Rokespots, one will be able to access a good internet connection in a range of locations and on a range of budgets.

Speaking during the same event, James Byaruhanga, the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), said that Roke Telkom endeavors to ensure that its customers enjoy the highest speeds at affordable rates.

“We are in preparations to ensure that we introduce more Wi-Fi spots on all Public transport means. This is just the beginning and so far we have injected $10 million in this program that we hope to carry forward to different parts of the country,” Byaruhanga revealed

Roke Telkom has rolled out this Wifi services with Google.


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