(Ecofin Agency) - The government of Uganda is seeking to borrow USh550 billion ($150mln) from Chinese Exim Bank to set up digital projects that will improve populations’ lives across the country. The plan was revealed by the ICT Minister, Peter Ogwang, during a ceremony to hand over computers to Agwata Secondary School in Dokolo District on February 22.
He said e-learning development is now a priority and the government is making moves to improve access to broadband Internet connectivity over the entire territory. Health and local administration are also sectors that the government wants to make digital.
According to Peter Ogwang, on the health segment, digital technology can help fight drug smuggling thanks to better tracking. “This will allow government to track service delivery such as how government drugs are delivered by National Medical Stores to health units and then to patients,” he explained.