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Huawei Technologies to build Digital Village Prototype to facilitate uptake of ICT in rural areas

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Boses Muhinda
Boses Muhindahttp://guru8.net
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Huawei’s Sub-Saharan President, Hover Gao, has announced plans to establish a Digital Village Prototype in Butaleja to facilitate the uptake of ICT in rural areas, especially in education and business processes.

Mr. Hover Gao made the revelation while meeting President Museveni at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi.

Mr. Gao highlighted the benefits of the Smart Village initiative which includes Smart Classrooms, Learning Centers, Remote Diagnosis, and Smart PVs (Solar) at no cost to the Ugandan government.

“Huawei is committed to accelerating Uganda’s digital transformation. As a testament to this commitment, we are prepared to fully fund a pilot smart village project that leverages our cutting-edge technologies,” he stated.

He further pointed out that the initiative aligns with Uganda’s national strategy for rural development, showcasing Huawei’s dedication to supporting these areas.

Ms. Sooma Fouziya, Public Relations Manager of Huawei Technologies Uganda informed the President that Butaleja District has been identified for the pilot study of the smart village.

She emphasised the project’s potential to contribute to the Parish Development Model (PDM) by promoting digital transformation and sustainable growth through ICT.

“This Smart Classroom will provide students with better education opportunities, improve self-learning capabilities, and enhance information sharing and communication among residents,” said Ms Sooma Fouziya.

Ms. Fouziya announced a Digital Village Prototype in Uganda featuring a Remote Diagnosis System for rural health centers, Green Residential Smart PVs for stable power, and Huawei’s “One Country, One Network, One Cloud, One Platform” strategy to boost investment and connectivity.

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