NITA Uganda reduces the cost of Internet for Government.
The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has today announced a further reduction in the price of internet bandwidth for Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) to $35 per mbps through the National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI).
Speaking at media Centre today, the Minister for ICT&NG Hon. Chris Baryomunsi ‘’Ladies and Gentlemen, with all these key achievements undertaken by Government under the National IT Authority (NITA-U), I`m delighted to announce that effective today 1st of August 2023 the Price of Internet has reduced from 70$ to 35$ per Mbps per month. I would like to note that this price reduction means Government Offices connected to the NBI will consume internet at the lowest price in the market’’ the Minister for ICT&NG Hon. Chris Baryomunsi Speaking at media Centre today
This landmark achievement solidifies Government`s position as the undisputed market leader in setting Internet prices. With this bold move, NITA-U will drive substantial savings on the government's communication budget, catalyze the adoption of E-Government Services, and deepen Digitization while paving the way for improved access to online services for citizens.
‘’At NITA-U we’ve been working hard to consistently lower the cost of internet bandwidth in Uganda especially for Government institutions since they provide onward services to ordinary citizens and the private sector. We are happy that we have maintained our long-term plans to lower bandwidth prices’’ Dr. Hatwib Mugasa, Executive Director NITA-U.
Consequently, the use of the NBI as a secure highspeed network for Government has led to lowering the cost of communication across Government and further more enabled the extension of the geographic reach of broadband networks across the country and altogether Improved Government’s efficiency and transparency through e-Government applications.
The National Backbone now extends to all regions of the country spanning 4,300km extending connectivity to around 1466 Government offices, 53 districts and 9 boarder points