Today [16/01/2018], the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) officially announced its new Board of Directors. These were elected at the association’s 4th Annual General Meeting which was held December 9th, 2017 at Hive Colab in Kampala.
Founded in 2012, the Association works with the various stakeholders in the ICT sector including the Ministry of ICT, NITA, Telecoms, thought leaders and other companies both startups and established.
The statement, issued by the association’s secretariat says that it is “on a mission to build a strong, unified ICT industry voice promoting an attractive competitive ICT sector, both within the country and the region.”
The new Board saw some changes though some figures from the previous one were retained. Notably, Albert Mucunguzi, the chairman and Boaz Shani.
Albert Mucunguzi who is the digital director at TBWA Uganda and the founder of PC Tech Magazine remained as the Chairman, hence head. Teddy Ruge the CEO of RainTree farms, a co-founder of Remit.ug and Hive Colab was elected as Vice Chairman.
The rest of the board members are;
- Isabel Odida – Secretary-General
- Ronald Sebuhinja – Treasurer
- Boaz Shani – Director/Head of Administration Committee
- Haleem Chongomweru – Director/Head of Education Committee
- Daniel Kalibbala – Director/Head of Development Committee
- Maureen Agena – Director/Head of Human Resource Committee
- Anne Whitehead – Director/Head of Communications
- Dickson Mushabe – Director/Head of Members’ Representatives Committee
“Our focus for 2018 is to ensure that ICTAU has a strong, vibrant and mostly corporate membership, fully representing Uganda’s ICT industry,” said Albert Mucunguzi, the Chairman.
“This is in line with our vision to contribute to Uganda’s technical and technological development by organizing key ICT stakeholders under one body capable of supporting/promoting ICT research and advocating for projects and policies that facilitate the adoption and usage of ICTs by the underserved and unreached in Uganda.”
According to the same statement, the ICTAU – which is a subscription fee-based association – currently has over 600 signed up members.