The Minister of ICT, Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi has revealed that Uganda wants to be the region’s top ICT-enabled country and to realise this digital transformation, young people should have the skills, passion, determination and support to develop and use their ICT skills to drive this country forward.
The minister was speaking at the launch of the Huawei ICT Talent Development Report at Kampala Serena Hotel.
He noted that the Government needed partners in private sectors, not only in implementing technology solutions, but more importantly in working together to improve skills.
“The NRM Government has put digital upskilling as top priority and this is witnessed in the Vision 2040.
“Uganda shall develop and improve its ICT capacity, building efforts by adopting globally-benchmarked, industry-rated skills assessments, and training and certification standards”.
These efforts will be coupled with international industry collaboration in testing and certification standards,” he said.
The minister awarded the most outstanding lecturer, Peter John Olinga, who trained the winners of the Huawei ICT Competition in 2020 both at regional and global level.
Huawei started its collaboration with the Ministry of ICT in 2007.
Among the dignitaries that attended the launch was 3rd Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakaddama Isanga, Minister of Higher Education, Dr JC Muyingo, the Chinese Embassy representative, Jiang Jiqing and Huawei Southern Africa regional VP Frank Yang Chen.