UGANDA: WORKS MINISTRY, MTN SIGN US$6M UNIVERSAL ACCESS DEAL
The Government and the MTN have signed a $6m (about sh10.8b) agreement to connect information and communications technologies (ICTs) in 154 sub-counties. Works minister John Nasasira, MTN CEO Noel Meier and the UCC's chairman, Abel Katahoire, inked the deal last week.
According to the agreement, MTN will implement the universal access telephony project in 44 under-served districts in eastern and northeastern where 390 public pay phones would be deployed.
"The second universal access area will comprise of 50 under-served sub-counties. These will get 521 public pay phones in the central region and central north while the third access will cover 60 under-served sub-counties in the west and west-north that will have 618 public access phones," said Katahoire.MTN will only handle the first and third areas. The second region would be re-advertised, Katahoire said.