UGANDA BPO INDUSTRY RECEIVES BOOST FROM NITA-U
The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) has extended support worth UGX 530 m (Five hundred thirty million shillings) to 3 (three) private ITES/BPO firms operating outside the Government BPO Incubation Center.
The three BPO companies, that is; MUNU Technologies, Cayman Consults and BDE Consults have received incentives in the form of Computers, Desk telephone sets, Filling cabinets, Agent workstations and chairs. In addition, Munu Technologies shall receive internet bandwidth of 10Mbps per month for a period of one year.
The Government of Uganda identified the ITES/BPO sector as a priority area to stimulate economic growth through creation of jobs for the youth and generation of revenue for the Government.
Speaking at the handover ceremony that took place at the NITA-U Offices, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Vincent Bagiire said that the companies should effectively utilise the equipment and furniture to create more employment opportunities for the youth.
He further urged the BPO companies to take advantage of home grown opportunities like availability of human resources, stability, good climate and continued Government Support.
Speaking on behalf of the BPO Firms, BDE Consult CEO Natalie Kimbugwe thanked the Government for the initiative and pledged to utilise the incentives to provide employment to Ugandan youths. She noted that such support will go a long way in the development and growth of the sector and enable them to tap into the existing home grown opportunities.