Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda will mid next week launch the construction of the long-awaited Shs5 billion National ICT Innovation Hub at the Institute of Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Nakawa.

According to a brief, the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the ICT hub is expected to attract cabinet ministers, officials from telecom companies and leading stakeholders in the ICT sector.

The Government set aside Shs75 billion to support ICT innovators in the country under a five-year National ICT Initiatives Support Programme in the country, with Shs15bn will be available every year.

Mid this year the minister of finance Matia Kasaija provided Shs10 billion to innovators, the brief issued today indicates.