Dr. Aminah Zawedde, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, has said cooperation between governments, the private sector, civil society, and academia can foster innovation in the public sector.
Speaking at the e-Government Conference in Estonia on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, Dr. Zawedde advocated for digital innovation as a catalyst for profound social and economic transformation in Uganda.
She highlighted that true digitization could only be achieved by working collectively to develop and implement innovative e-governance policies that prioritize sustainability and inclusivity.
Dr. Zawedde emphasized that the responsibility for Uganda’s development did not solely rest on the shoulders of the Government.
Rather, it necessitated the active participation and collaboration of the private sector, development partners, and academia.
“By uniting these stakeholders, the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance aims to leverage its highly skilled ICT labor force and create a favorable environment for investment and growth,” she said.
Dr. Zawedde unveiled a vision where Uganda emerges as a beacon of digital transformation and progressive Governance across Africa. Her declaration resonated throughout the event, echoing the sentiment that the nation stood ready and eager to welcome global partners, investors, and innovators.
Drawing from the vibrant landscape of Uganda’s burgeoning digital ecosystem, Dr. Zawedde illuminated the potential for meaningful digital transformation. By embracing digital innovation, the country aspired to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas, enhance service delivery, and empower its citizens with technology-driven solutions.
With Dr. Zawedde’s call to action still reverberating, Uganda unveiled itself as an enticing destination for global investment and collaboration. The nation’s skilled ICT labor force, combined with its commitment to fostering innovation, positioned it as a compelling prospect for those seeking to make a sustainable impact in Africa.
The e-Government Conference is a top-tier global conference focused on exploring the potential of cooperation between governments, the private sector, civil society, and academia in fostering innovation within the public sector.