Baryomunsi Praises Airtel and Huawei’s Digital Transformation Efforts in Kanungu

Airtel Uganda and Huawei Technologies Uganda officials pose for a group photo after launching an initiative to empower the people of Kanungu District.

Kanungu District | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Airtel Uganda, in collaboration with Huawei Technologies Uganda, has expanded internet access opportunities in Kanungu District. They provided 200 smartphones to teachers, health workers, social workers, and local leaders in an effort to enhance their community impact through connectivity.

Dennis Kakonge, Airtel Uganda’s Legal and Regulatory Director, emphasized the importance of information access and communication in today’s world. The smartphones distributed to these community members come with 5GB of data per month for three months, enabling better access to resources for educators, improved healthcare services, and more efficient coordination of community projects by local leaders.

Hon. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, played a crucial role in shaping policies for affordable and accessible connectivity, reflecting the government’s commitment to digital inclusivity and innovation.

Airtel Uganda expressed its gratitude to Huawei Technologies Uganda for their support in making this initiative a reality. Together, they aim to provide tools for progress and a brighter future for the people of Kanungu.

Kakonge encouraged the beneficiaries to use these devices responsibly to drive positive change in their lives and communities, marking a significant step toward Airtel’s mission of connecting communities, improving education, and enhancing social service delivery.

Baryomunsi, on behalf of the government, thanked Airtel and Huawei and urged them to extend this opportunity to other underserved areas across the country. He also mentioned the government’s commitment to exploring partnerships to accelerate nationwide connectivity and reduce tax rates on devices, aligning with the goals of the National Development Plan III.

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