10 December 2012

Uganda: Technology Key to Development - Minister

Kampala — Uganda's minister for Trade and Cooperatives Ms. Amelia Kyambadde has said that technology is playing a very important role in the economic development and new innovations like Smart Business Solutions can play an active role in accelerating the pace of development.

Kyambadde who was officiating at the Samsung Week in Kampala, commended the company for recognizing the importance of interacting with its stakeholders.

Samsung Uganda, a subsidiary of Samsung Group, a global leader in telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies over the weekend launched a series of stakeholders' workshops aimed at creating awareness about the company and its products.

"This is especially so with the Samsung Smart Education product which can help bridge the digital divide in the classroom and expand education with the use of the internet to open up Ugandan students to information from the rest of the world.

"Getting feedback from consumers by holding dialogues which serve to open up trade and business opportunities for Samsung, its dealers, students and mobile telephone operators is key," Kyambadde stressed.

The workshops also helped Samsung to explore potential business opportunities with key Ugandan partners.

Mr. Amos Mulago the Country Manager for Samsung Uganda said the company recognizes the importance of Africa as a rapidly growing and increasingly sophisticated market and as such the company is keen on identifying and providing solutions tailored to its needs.

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