KAMPALA– The ministry of ICT and National Guidance has appointed Mr Awel Uwihanganye, the founder of Young Achievers Awards (YCA), to head the Government-Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC), a project under the ministry.
The department, according to ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze was established to enhance service delivery by getting feedback from citizens.
Morrison Rwakakamba, former presidential advisor on Research and Information and also the country director at Bridge International Academies was previously the head of GCIC but resigned from the position in April 2017 to join the private sector.
Duncan Abigaba, who has been overseeing GCIC in the interim, will deputize Uwihanganye.
Minister Tumwebaze announced the information on Twitter.
Uwhihangye has a vast experience in both the private and government sector, having worked with powerful organizations like Global Forum on International Corruption, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
He also co-founded projects like Young Achievers Awards, Leo Africa Institute, and Concordia Africa Initiative, all aimed at empowering the youths.
The GCIC also assists in the distribution of government statements, documents to citizens.