The National ICT Hub to enhance innovation in various sectors: MPs told.

The National ICT Hub to enhance innovation in various sectors: MPs told.
The Minister of state ICT & National Guidance Hon. Joyce Ssebugwawo while presenting to MPs at the ICT hub innakawa on Tuesday

Following the official visit to the National Innovation Hub in Nakawa by the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Parliamentary Committee on 15th November 2022, members of Parliament were taken through a tour of the facility and presented various achievements that the hub has reached.

During the presentation made to MPS in the Nakawa-based ICT Hub, The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo said that the ICT hub will go a long way in enhancing the innovation skills of the young people in Uganda in various sectors.

“Uganda's Government has opened its first ICT Hub for Young Ugandan Innovators in various Sectors such as Procurement, Agriculture, Transport, Logistics, and Creatives” she said

She told MPs pictured above, that the hub was constructed in 2017 by the UPDF engineering brigade under  Ministry of ICT & National Guidance to benefit the Promotion of local innovations, Increase import substitution and Improve coordination within the ICT innovation ecosystem.

The National ICT Innovation Hub with has hosting capacity of 800 innovators was constructed at Nakawa in Kampala. Regional ICT Innovation Hubs have been established at Muni, Mbarara, Soroti and Makerere universities.

As part of the National ICT Initiatives Support Program (NIISP), the Government setup a National ICT Innovation Hub in above picture to provide an ICT Innovation ecosystem and marketplace for Ugandan innovative digital products.