Uganda’s University develops Firefox web browser in local language


Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Information Technology [CIT] has created a Luganda version of Firefox Mozilla Internet browser which will now be accessed by more millions of people who do not understand English.

This was disclosed last Friday by the Communication officer CIT Ms Deborah Namirembe, in an interview with journalists shortly after the Minister for ICT Dr Ham Mulira opened a one day conference on ICT developments in Africa in Kampala.

Namirembe observed that Ugandans who did not understand the use of the Internet which is in English will be lucky to hook onto the Fire Fox Mozilla Internet browser and be able to surf in Luganda. She believes that will help more people access information.

The Monitor