KAMPALA — Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde says government is now more than committed to supporting new technologies, aimed at improving accessibility of the country’s tradable goods.
The minister who was launching an e-commerce platform called ZOCTU said such innovations are now needed more than ever, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said her ministry supports such initiatives to ensure expansion and diversification of trade and cooperatives, environmentally sustainable industrialization, appropriate technology use, value addition of tradable locally produced products.
“In Uganda, the need for innovations is still immense and as a ministry, we welcome partners and initiatives like ZOCTU which help mitigate the significant disruption in the trade supply chains seen in the past few months,” the minister said.
Ms. Kyambadde said the health benefits derived from contactless deliveries are in support of Government’s desire curb the spread of COVID 19.
She also called upon more local entrepreneurs to come up with more digital platforms that foster business and grow the economy as the country vies to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.