Airtel Joins Huawei to Transform Uganda through ICT – Uganda

Airtel Uganda has joined Huawei Uganda and the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance in a campaign to improve Uganda’s service delivery, social and economic transformation through offering quality and affordable ICT services.
This was executed through a Memorandum of Understanding that was launched between Huawei Uganda and the Ministry of ICT on 19th May 2022 in the National Innovation Hub at Uganda Institute of Communications Technologies (UICT), Nakawa.
The MOU will see an establishment of the Huawei ICT Academy at the UICT. This MOU will provide adequate skills, training and certification courses such as 5G, A.I, Cloud, Security, Data communications and others that are required by employers to UICT students and ICT officers.
At the launch, Airtel Uganda pledged to offer internship placement opportunities to UICT students who are the direct beneficiaries of the MOU.
Speaking at the event, Airtel’s Chief Technical Officer Mr. Rajesh Agrawal said Airtel was excited to be part of the digital transformation drive that would foster Uganda’s ICT vision.
Mr. Agrawal noted that Huawei has promoted and built a strong foundation of knowledge base for the students of ICT and Engineers to prepare them to become excellent cyber experts who will efficiently serve the ICT industry as well as the people of Uganda at large.
“We are proud of being part of this transformational journey for a very strong Digital Uganda,” he said.
Mr. Agrawal added that ICT has become the backbone for all the segments of society without any bias to the gender, age, demography and economic status.
“ICT is no more a luxury but has become the basic need of one and all who need to survive and thrive in this competitive world.”
Airtel was commended at the launch by the Permanent secretary Ministry of ICT and National guidance Dr. Aminah Zawedde and the Minister Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi for being part of the digitization journey of Uganda.
“The Government of Uganda is driving national ICT development and pursuing the 4IR while ICT technologies such as 5G, AI, Cyber Security.
ICT is the enabler of digital transformation, the application of AI, Cloud and Big Data will change people’s lives and future business enormously and Cyber Security is key to secure the network,” Dr. Aminah Zawedde said.
“Today we launch this MOU, but I do not want us to stop at launching rather to see to it that the students are trained, certified and get jobs. I thank Airtel for offering us the jobs,” she added.
The ICT and National Guidance Minister Hon. Dr. Baryomunsi then awarded Airtel Uganda with a plaque confirming Airtel Uganda’s offer as an internship center for the students from the ICT Academy.
Cairo/Kigali/Addis Ababa, 22 March 2021: – The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) is now set to take place from 8 to 14 December 2021. African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African Union (AU) and the Government of Rwanda have decided to shift the date of the continental trade fair, which was previously scheduled to hold from […]
Abidjan, 30 March 2021 –Several heads of state and government, the United Nations and heads of multilateral development finance institutions on Monday called for expansion of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, under which low-income countries have suspended paying down debt during the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative should be widened beyond low-income countries and its current expiration extended to […]
With mobile connectivity now integral to the modern economy, a key part of any national development programme must be digital inclusion. This is being achieved by expanding mobile broadband coverage, but there is another important consideration: smartphone affordability. A recent GSMA report shows that smartphones make up 39% of the 774 million mobile connections in […]
May 5, 2022 – Kampala, Uganda: The Stanbic Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.9 in April from 51.9 in March on account of further improvement in private sector output and new orders as demand strengthened, helping generate new jobs. Readings above 50.0 mean improvement in business conditions on the previous month while readings that […]

Plot 722 Namuli Road, Bukoto
Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256 414 531345
+256 752 366881
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]


Leave a Comment