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Uganda hosts the ITU Secretary General ahead of UCC at 20 ICT symposium

Uganda Communications Commissions boss Godfrey Mutabaazi (R) with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary General-H. E Houlin Zhao at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- Uganda Communications Commissions (UCC) has confirmed that Houlin Zhao, the Secretary-General International Telecommunication Union is in the country as the commission continues to celebrate the achievements in their 20 years of regulating the sector.

According to a brief statement shared by UCC on Tuesday evening, Zhao jetted in the country. He was received by Julianne Mweheire, the Director for Industry Affairs and Content at UCC.

Zhao is the Chief Guest at the UCC Symposium, at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Wednesday.

The symposium is also a part of the commemorative activities to celebrate the 20 years of regulation of the communications sector in Uganda.

The ITU secretary-general will give a keynote speech at the UCC-ICT Symposium.

The focus areas of ITU symposium will include key among other accessibility to ICTs, achieving equitable communications for everyone and broadband, ICTs, sustainability, and Climate Change.

Other areas will include; Cybersecurity, Digital Divide, Internet Policy and Governance, Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through ICTs and Youth, Innovation and Academia

Over the years, UCC has supported the access and usage of ICT as a critical enabler for development.

UCC-ICT symposium will also feature distinguished panelists from different ICT backgrounds.

Dr. Dorothy Okello a distinguished scholar from the Department of Electrical Engineering-Makerere University.

Ham Namakajo, an innovator and founder of FEZA APP.

Hon. Vincent Bagiire-PS-Ministry of ICT and National Guidance.

Mr. Godfrey Kisekka, an accomplished Telecom Industry player.

Mr. Kojo Boakye, Head of Policy, Facebook.

Dr. Ally Simba, Executive Secretary, the East African Communications Organization.

Other expected guests include Directors of the regional regulatory bodies and other ICT agencies.

About ITU

ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.  Founded in 1865, with its headquarters in Geneva Switzerland; and 12 regional offices, ITU is an organization based on public-private partnership since inception.

ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and over 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions.

 

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