ICT

Uganda’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is one of the most vibrant within the region and fastest growing sector in the economy. This vibrancy hinges largely on the good legal and regulatory frameworks. The supportive investment climate therein has exposed numerous opportunities in ICT innovation services leading to maximum utilization of the existing youthful human resource base as quite suitable for the ICT work.

The newly developed and highly qualitative ICT infrastructure is also ready to accommodate more future investments. Uganda is now connected to three marine fibre optic cables running around African eastern coast in the Indian Ocean .

Uganda is positioning itself to be the hub for Business Processing and Management Outsourcing industry with the region on the Africa’s Eastern cost.

Numerous Investment Opportunities exist in the local, Regional and International markets .The largest of the Uganda Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology and Information Technology Enabling Services. Industry opportunities are within Agriculture, Health, Tourism, Banks insurance and public administration.

Domestic opportunities have been identified in the areas of:

  1. Digitalisation of services;
  2. Healthcare services for the ageing;
  3. Productivity Solutions;
  4. Web applications;
  5. Software Development;
  6. Ware housing;
  7. Network Integrations

There is a sizeable growth in e-business transactions amongst Ugandans and between Ugandan companies and overseas companies. The increased use of ICTs is playing a big role in economic development. Efforts by Government towards e-governance, e-education, the rural transformation policy, financing frameworks and distance learning (global and local) are paving the way for more IT innovations to improve service delivery and commercial activities.

There are 5 major mobile phone operators; Over 10 Internet Service Providers; Over 5 VSAT International Gateways; 268 radio stations;55 licensed (35 operational) television stations and 1 major National Postal Service Provider and 26 minor license holders comprising mainly of courier operators (domestic, regional and international operators).

PROJECTS FOR INVESTMENT

YAKAKO

YakaKo is an emergency Power Credit service for the clients to enjoy uninterrupted power usage.

YakaKo is a service that will enable and facilitate Yaka prepaid power clients who urgently need power to purchase the power units on credit.

YakaKo is power on credit.

Investment Details
Site/ LocationUganda
Investment Amount Required (US$)5 Million
Investment CategoryGreenfield
Investment TypeJoint Venture
Investment StatusFeasibility Started
Investment Contact
Name:MALCOLM KASTIRO
Email:malcolm.kastiro@mallan.biz
Mobile:+256 790790174
Investment Promoter
NameDIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Emaildirectoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone+256 313 301 000
CompanyUganda Investment Authority
MICROPAY

Micropay (u) ltd is an e-payment platform independent of any telecommunications network with which clients may send / receive money and carry out financial transactions such as buy airtime of all telecoms, or pay utility bills like power, water & pay TV using an application installed on their smart phone, or unstructured supplementary

Investment Details
Site/ LocationKampala
Investment Amount Required (US$)4,000,000
Investment CategoryBrownfield
Investment TypeJoint Venture
Investment StatusFeasibility Completed

 

Investment Contact
Name:MR. GRACE. STUART NDYAREEBA
Email:gracen@micropay.co.ug
Telephone:(256) 414 696 462
Mobile:(256) 772 461 049 / (256) 702 461 049

 

Investment Promoter
Name:DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Email:directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone:+256 313 301 000
Company:Uganda Investment Authority

service data (ussd) code for non-smart phone users.

Development of an IT/BPO Park

The Government of Uganda has adopted an ICT-led Socio-economic Policy for accelerated development with a focus on ICT Entrepreneurship Development, rejuvenation of the private sector and wealth creation in the National Development Plan II 2015/16 – 2019/20.

In this regard 17 (seventeen) acres of land are available for the development of an Information Technology (IT) – Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Park that will act as a catalyst from raw material based exports to a knowledge-based economy.

Investment Details
Site/ LocationLunyo-Entebbe
Investment Amount Required (US$)300,000,000
Investment CategoryGreenfield
Investment TypePPP
Investment StatusFeasibility Completed

 

Investment Contact
Name:James Saaka
Email:James.saaka@nita.go.ug
Telephone:04147801006
Mobile:0772709516

 

Investment Promoter
Name:DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Email:directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone:+256 313 301 000
Company:Uganda Investment Authority

INCENTIVES

USEFUL CONTACTS
Ministry of ICT

+256414236262

info@ict.go.ug

www.ict.go.ug

National Information Technology Authority Uganda

+25641780150/417801004

info@nita.go.ug

www.nita.go.ug

Uganda Communications Commission

+256414339000/312339000

ucc@ucc.co.ug

www.ucc.co.ug