The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Uganda seeks Shs1 billion for the establishment of 20 ICT hubs in 20 districts across the country.
ICT State Minister, John Alintuma Nsambu urged the ICT Committee to back the proposal. He said that people will access ICT services for development and to fight poverty. Rural farmers will use ICT to access the relevant market information facilities to sell their goods and services. The government is planning to install 10 computers, one photocopier, FM/AM Radio, Television set, a Printer, Internet connectivity, two staff members, and a server, among other requirements at the centre. The rural ICT hubs are also expected to provide the latest market information on how technology, in particular the Internet and mobile phones, can be applied to tackle issues of economic empowerment, conservation, education, human rights and poverty alleviation.