Uganda Launches It’s Own Social Media Platform. According to the latest reports, the Uganda Communication Commission is planning to launch its own social media platform in a bid to lower the cost of the Internet for its citizens. First of all, the Internet we always utilize everyday in surfing/ browsing is owned by America.
This move could see more online users gain more advantage from the Internet and hence more advancement in information Communication Technology in Uganda. According to Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Communication Commission, the project is set to be launched this year, 2019.
As per statistics of the world Internet users, out of the 45 million population of Uganda, only 12 million people have access to the Internet. Which is a very low figure indeed hence Uganda Launches It’s Own Social Media Platform strategy by govt. With their strict policies as seen before, Uganda managed to block the use of Twitter social media platform. This was in 2016 during their elections period and later on after the elections, turned it On. The development of their own social media platform as per the Uganda Communication Commission, will enable it ensures citizens have access to social media at a cheaper cost.