In a bid to boost Social-economic development using technology and digitalized services in Ankole Region, National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has commissioned the Regional Communication Infrastructure Project (RCIP) in Mbarara city.
The RCIP is a world bank group regional instrument aimed at catalyzing private sector investment to improve connectivity in East and Southern Africa.
Commissioning the RCIP on Thursday in Mbarara, Ayebare Magaret Rwebyambu the woman MP Mbarara district commended this initiative as it will help in curbing the growing trend of criminality in the country as Suspects will be tracked on Closed circuit cameras of police. Adding that; this project will enhance service delivery, especially within security, health, schools and local government terms of services.
She however implored local leaders to roll out sensitization programs for the youth on how best they can tap into the connectivity of NITA-U to solve the unemployment trend among the youth.
Dr Annabela Basaza, a Board member at NITA-U revealed that the scoop of the Regional Communication infrastructure project (RCIP) has been to provide connectivity to more than 52 Districts around the country.
Didas Tabaro, the LC V Chairman Mbarara district commended this initiative noting that it will save the district and the government at Large, the money spent on the travels of officials.