The Vice President of Uganda H.E Maj (rtd) Jessica Alupo described Huawei Technologies (Uganda) Co., Ltd as a force to reckon with when it comes to developing the country’s budding Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
The Vice President made the assertion during the awarding ceremony of the 2021 Seeds for the Future finalists and the 2021-2022 Huawei Regional ICT Competitions finalists. This took place at the National Innovation Hub at UICT, Nakawa on Friday 20th May 2022.
H.E Alupo said Uganda’s ICT sector is one of the primary drivers for achieving economic growth and status as a middle-income country and that she was glad that the government’s partnership with Huawei was fostering the country’s ICT vision 2040.
“Because of your Huawei programs such as the Huawei ICT Academy, seeds for the future, and ICT Competition, we have managed to produce globally competitive human resources for our country. This is a good example indeed of how a global company can contribute to the ICT sector’s growth and advancement in technology by boosting ICT infrastructure and introducing cutting-edge technologies. Again, I do sincerely thank Huawei,” H.E Alupo appreciated.
She further encouraged all public and private higher learning institutions to open their doors to Huawei and their ICT talent development programs that could be of great value or benefit.
“As a woman who has risen to a high office, I would like to encourage more women out there to take up opportunities more so in ICT. I thank my daughters, Ms. Michelle Chemtai one of the participants of the 2021-2022 ICT Competitors who took up the first position at the regional stage, and the other girls who participated in these competitions. Thank you once again for representing your country and I wish you all the best as you prepare for the global competitions,” the Vice President added.
“Congratulations to Huawei Uganda for awarding our Ugandan students upon completing 2021-2022 seeds for the future program and 2021- 2022 Regional ICT Competitions. Congratulations to the new higher institutions that have partnered with Huawei to join their ICT Academy and congratulations again to the students who have been awarded.”
The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Zhang Lizhong also used the opportunity and applauded the Government of Uganda for creating an enabling environment for foreign investors including Huawei.