The Minister for ICT and National Guidance Hon. Frank K. Tumwebaze has lauded the worker done by former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Dr. Jimmy Samanya.
He appreciated his effort which internet costs reduce. The Minster said this during Samanya’s handover of office to incoming Permanent Secretary Vincent Bagiire.
“Today I witnessed my former Permanent Secretary Dr. Jimmy Sammanya hand over office to the new Permanent Secretary Vincent Bagiire I appreciated Dr. Samanya’s way of conduct, professionalism and experience in science and technology matters yet he studied much of agriculture in school.
I thanked him also for fighting hard to reduce internet cost from 1000 USD to as low as 50 or 40 dollars per mega bite. I urged his successor Bagiire to reduce the price to a much lower price for a Ugandans to access internet.
I also urged the new PS to also help in revamping the national Broadcaster so that it broadcasts stories that are always left untold by the commercial players.
I also urged Bagiire to engage all players to see how they could draft a policy that will help young ICT innovators to that they develop their talents.
Lastly I urged all Government ministries to stop reporting media houses that have written wrong about them, but rather provide the information to the media houses,” Frank Tumwebaze said.