The new Minister of Gender Labour and Social Development Hon Frank Tumwebaze has called for a law that protects startups and innovators in the country.
Tumwebaze made the call while officially handing over the ICT Ministry to the new Minister Judith Nabakooba at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday.
Tumwebaze termed the ICT sector as most vibrant and universal, saying that every other sector depends on it.
“It (ICT sector) has solutions for Agriculture, defense, Internal Affairs etc,” he said.
The Minister noted that as ICT Ministry, they had a plan of digital vision which ensures enhancing internet connectivity saying that, “connectivity is the core of ICT.”
Tumwebaze also applauded National Information Technology Authority (NITA U) for the tremendous work done to provide internet and ensuring that Government services go online.
Other achievements registered during his tenure at the ICT Ministry he said, include initiation of Government Citizen Interaction Center.
On her part, the new Minister Nabakooza told her technical team that what she wants from them is work.
She reiterated President Museveni’s message to Ministers as they got sworn in at State House Entebbe on Monday which was corruption.
“He (Museveni) said he is tired of corruption,” Nabakooza told her technical team.
On his part, the new state Minister for ICT Peter Ogwang pledged to serve the people of Uganda better.
He also echoed Museveni’s words of fighting against corruption.