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Tumwebaze, Mutabazi head ICT delegation to Dubai as Uganda seeks re-election at ITU Council

ICT Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and UCC ED Godfrey Mutabazi at ITUPP2018 gracing ITU Council elections (COURTESY PHOTO)

DUBAI – ICT and National Guidance Minister Frank Tumwebaze together with Uganda communications commission Executive Director Eng Godfrey Mutabazi are in Dubai to solicit support for Uganda, which is seeking to be re-elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council.

The delegation also comprises Mr Vicent Bagiire, the Permanent Secretary ministry of ICT and National Guidance, Hon Abdul Katuntu, Enoch Barata a UCC board member, ambassadors among others.

Uganda is seeking election to ITU Council and also has a candidate Eng Simon Bugaba for Radio Regulation Board of ITU.

Uganda is already serving in 11 positions on the ITU Council and now seeking to be reelected.

Some of the roles Uganda currently holds include chairing the ITU smart sustainable development model initiative advisory board and the ICT cluster northern corridor infrastructure project initiative.

Besides eyeing representation on the ITU Council, Bugaba has more than three decades of experience with ITU.

He has worked with ITU as chairman of the ITU-T SG 13 African group, Uganda’s counsellor to ITU-Council 2014-2018 and chairman ITU-T SG 13 African Region Group.

The ITU, is a United Nations agency that coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum and promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits.

It also works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and assists in the development and coordination of worldwide technical standards.

The 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which is the main decision-making body of the ITU, has kicked off Monday, October 29 and will run up to November 16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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