The President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni finalised his scientific campaigns from the greater Moroto (Karamoja) yesterday, and while at it, he executed his duty as the head of state to launch the multi million dollar Phase Four of the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure and eGovernment Infrastructure (NBI/EGI) in Moroto.
It cost about $85million that was injected into the project.
The launch is part of the plans of the government to make life better for the people of Karamoja and West Nile districts, by connecting the regions to the national grid, and also connect all government offices in these regions.
Phase 4 of the project has been developed and implemented under the program of the Regional Communications Infrastructure under the World Bank which also saw the build of the earlier projects or phases 1 – 3 intended to deliver a high capacity data network across the country and improve on the government service delivery.
It is also part of the plans to improve digitization in the country and increase the level of internet connectivity especially for the connected areas/districts of Moroto, Napak, Katakwi, Moyo, Yumbe, Adjumani, Koboko, Maracha, Arua, Nebbi and Pakwach that are connected to the National Back bone as of March 2020 when the project was completed.