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90% households to be connected to internet by 2040

17 August, 2023

Government has revealed that at least 90% of Ugandan households will by the year 2040 be connected to internet as part of its digital transformation agenda. 

The roadmap launched today will also see 95% of government services move online, 90% of Uganda covered by broadband, 90% of citizens accessing services online and 90% of SMEs and other private institutions connected to internet whereas 60% of the country will be utilizing local ICT products and services by government and private sector.  

The roadmap will also see government create 800 free wireless internet hot-spots with inclusion for rural and underserved areas. Speaking during the launch of the first ever digital transformation roadmap for Uganda, the Ministry of ICT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aminah Zawedde said the roadmap will show priorities that government will focus on to achieve its agenda. 

According to the State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo, government will as part of this digital transformation roadmap embark on ensuring digital literacy for all Ugandans. The Vice President, Maj Jessica Alupo said the roadmap will help the country confront the changes brought about by the advent of the digital age.