CONSTRUCTION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE CENTRE IN UGANDA

Computing

President Yoweri Museveni has endorsed the establishment of a $10 million  computer centre by the African Christian Development Trust (ACIDT) in Kampala.

According to a letter dated April 26, 2006, Museveni asked the Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority, Ms Maggie Kigozi, to get in touch with the ACIDT and start working on the required modalities for the construction of the industry. The Principal Private Secretary to the President, Ms Amelia Kyambadde, signed the letter.

ACIDT is a charity Anglican founded organisation funded by Global Net Work (USA), Computer Aid International Ltd (UK) and Inveneo International Organisation (San Francisco). The firm will produce computer software with a training centre in information and communication technology.

According to the letter, the computers will be able to use solar energy. The establishment of the firm will ease Uganda's software needs.

The Monitor