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Cabinet Approves UGX 319B Loan for Technology, Innovation Enhancement

Cabinet has approved a proposal to borrow USD84.73 Million from the Exim Bank of China to finance the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement Project (NSTEI-SEP). The proposal was passed on Monday, May 28th during a cabinet meeting held at State House in Entebbe. According to ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze,

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Create a Ugandan Substitute for WhatsApp – Minister Tumwebaze Tells Innovators

ICT and National guidance minister Frank Tumwebaze has challenged young innovators to come up with a local substitute for American social media app, WhatsApp. “I want to challenge the innovators to come up with the "Katunyumye App" for the citizens to communicate with each other,” said Tumwebaze. Katunyumye is a Luganda word

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Minister Tumwebaze Makes U-Turn on Taxing Social Media

ICT and National Guidance Minister Frank Tumwebaze has made a U-Turn and said there is no such a proposal as taxing social media users. The Minister was Tuesday addressing journalists at a Press conference held at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala. There is nothing like social media tax. There is no such

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ICTAU Pokes Holes in Museveni Proposal to Tax Social Media Users

The Information Communications Technology Association of Uganda (ICTAU) has expressed concern over President Museveni’s proposal to levy a tax on social media users in the country saying it would have long-term negative consequences on the economy. Museveni, in a March 12th letter to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Matia

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Tax on Social Media Platforms Meant to Promote Local Content – Tumwebaze

The Minister for Information Communications Technology and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze has defended the proposed tax on social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp saying its meant to promote local content. The said tax was proposed by the Head of State, President Yoweri Museveni, a move he said was meant to

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Minister Tumwebaze, Speaker Kadaga Clash Over Sim Card Deactivation

Kibaale County Member of Parliament Frank Kigyigyi Tumwebaze who also doubles as the Minister for Information, Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance is set to face the disciplinary arm of parliament over what was described as contempt. Tumwebaze’s woes arise from the controversial and unpopular sim card verification exercise whose deadline

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