Opportunities in Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Uganda’s ICT sector is one of the most vibrant within the region and a fast-growing sector in the economy, offering many opportunities. Growth in this sector is supported by solid legal and regulatory frameworks.
It is also connected to the three marine fiber optic cables off Africa’ east coast in the Indian Ocean. The newly developed and quantitative ICT infrastructure is ready to accommodate new investment. Uganda is positioning itself as a hub for business processing and management outsourcing in East Africa.
The main opportunities for business process outsourcing and ICT services exist in agriculture, health, tourism, banks, insurance and public administration.
Featured Investment Projects
17 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.
LOCATION: KAMWOKYA, KAMPALA
MicroPay (U) Ltd is an e-payment platform independent of any telecommunications network with which clients may send/ receivemoney and carry out financial transactions such as buy airtime of all telecoms, or pay utility bills like power, water & pay TV using a smartphone app or unstructured supplementary service data for non-smart phone users.
LOCATION: 20km from city Centre
The project aims to setup a place for interaction of innovators, the academia and international and local entrepreneurs, comprising of; Centers for science technology and innovation; Centers for academic excellence in STI; Centers for industrial commercial rollout of indigenous innovations; A business center; Residential neighborhoods. The project is estimated to cost US $ 1.5billion and shall be implemented in five( 5) phases in fifteen (15) years.