Ugandan Women Urged to Embrace ICT Based Business Initiatives

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • March 5, 2020
Women have been urged to embrace Information, Communications and Technologies (ICT) base business initiatives as potential goldmines for the empowerment of women in business.
The remarks were made on Wednesday at the third URA women  conference 2020 at Hotel Africana under the theme “Celebrating 25 years of constitutionalism course in gender equality and women empowerment.”
The commissioner gender and women affairs in the Ministry  of Gender, Labor and Social Development. Angellla Nakasero called upon women to embrace information and communication technologies through electronic platforms, networks and internet.
She said this will help women entrepreneurs to get  close to their customers and build their business better than before.
“We can do a lot of things doing ICT, we communicate ,we can order services, we can also reduce the cost of running businesses when we utilize ICT,” she said.
The Uganda Revenue commissioner general Doris Akol measured the bottle necks to women success as cultural, competition against each other, male dominated carriers among others.
She said the commission is helping women in business to embrace ICT through capacity building.
“We are building capacity of women in trade to embrace online solution of trading because the formal physical methods are limiting and time consuming,” she said.