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UCC hosts regional stakeholders’ forum on ICT

Left – right: Fred Otunnu, the head of Cooperate affairs at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Ali Simba, the executive secretary EACO at the two-day stakeholders’ forum organised by UCC in Kampala, February 18-19. (PHOTO BY JAVIRA SSEBWAMI)

KAMPALA – The East African Communications Organisation (EACO) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have organised a two-day stakeholders’ forum on regional cooperation and initiatives in the ICT sector.

The regional forum has Monday, February 18, kicked off at UCC headquarters in Bugolobi after being launched by ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze.

UCC head of public relations Ibrahim Bbosa, said the forum will provide an opportunity to network, exchange and share experience on initiative in the ICT sector among other issues.

The East African communications organization is a regional organization that brings together national ICT regulators, operators, service providers in the telecommunications and broadcasting as well as postal subcontractors.

Others include: ICT training institutions and other stakeholders in communications sector within Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

The broad objective of the EACO which was established in 2000 is to strengthen and promote cooperation among the five EAC countries in the development and provision of postal telecommunications and broadcasting services in East Africa.

Key among others roles include to create a forum that fosters multi-stakeholders dialogue on ICT issues as well as harmonising ICT policy and regulatory framework in the region.

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