CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?
URA AND UTL - UGANDA
Uganda Revenue Authority has contracted Uganda Telecom to roll out a voice and data communication network, aimed at transforming and improving revenue collection in the country. The project code named URAnet, is expected to increase revenue collections by Shs1, 250 billion above its current annual levels, bringing collections to over Shs3, 511 billion by 2008/9 - thus bringing Uganda's total tax collections to about 15 per cent of GDP.
Starcomms and SA & U Partner - Nigeria
Starcomms Limited, Nigeria's largest CDMA 3G mobile operator, and SA & U Associates, a Lagos-based marketing communications consultancy, have signed an agreement that would provide media buyers in Nigeria with a reliable media options in the ever competitive business environment. Under the agreement, the marketing communications firm would source adverts for placement on Starcomms recharge cards.
Government and HHB Inc - Uganda
All ministries will be linked electronically following the signing of a memorandum with US-based information technology giant HHB Inc. The firm will provide electronic bidding and procurement services.
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