By; Olivia Nabaggala
14th Jan. 2020
The outgoing Minister for Information, Technology and National Guidance (ICT) Frank Tumwebaze has appealed to the incoming ministers to prioritise a law that protects innovators that will compel government to protect their work.
Speaking at the handover ceremony at the ICT offices in Kampala, Tumwebaze said that many times University students create new things such as social media apps and other innovative projects but their work is not always protected and they don’t benefit from it.
He also urged the incoming ministers to continue with the ministry’s digital vision to enhance connectivity across the city thus applauding the team work that has been exhibited by staff at the ministry.
Judith Nabakooba, the incoming Minister for ICT and National Guidance pledged to implement President Yoweri Museveni’s directive of ensuring that corruption is fought in every ministry for proper service delivery.
She also pledged total support to the staff but emphasized the need for hard work among staff members at the ministry.
The State Minister for ICT Peter Ogwang pledged not to let the staff members down but make the ministry better with proper service delivery.
However, the outgoing State Minister for ICT Aidan Nantaba was absent at the ceremony with no reason given and her role or handing over the office to her successor Ogwang was played by Tumwebaze.