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Africa’s ICT sector has transformed society by creating efficient and effective public service delivery, according to Ugandan Prime Minister Patrick Amama Mbabazi, who recently inaugurated the seventh annual e-Gov Africa Forum of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)

At the event Mbabazi stated that having access to ICT tools and having the knowledge of its benefits is vital if Uganda is to take the leap forward into a knowledge-based economy.

The event was held at the Speke Resort and Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda with more than 150 decision makers from 20 countries in attendance.

Organisers of the conference brought together leading e-governance experts along with policy makers, implementers to support African stakeholders in seeking ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of governance using e-enabling.

Hosting the forum, Godfrey Mutabazi, executive director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) stated, “UCC is at the forefront of e-enabling Governance in Uganda which has made some impressive gains in recent times, including setting up a Government revenue management platform. We view e-Governance as a major step in ushering the Ugandan society into the ICT age.”

Sponsors and exhibitors at the forum included ZTE, Ericsson, Oracle, Twenty Third Century, Mühlbauer and Scytl.