Uganda plans to construct a satellite tv for pc station with the principle goal of creating the nation’s area capabilities in a well-coordinated and harmonized method.
In line with Judith Nabakooba, Minister for ICT and Nationwide Steerage, it will assist the nation to leverage area science and know-how for sustainable improvement. She says the hassle will even enhance evidence-based know-how data for planning and choice making and enhance area science and know-how infrastructure to assist analysis for industrial improvement of the nation.
“Enhance utility of area science and know-how to the social, financial, political and environmental wants of the nation whereas making certain Uganda additionally turns into important person and participant of the outer area,” Nabakooba stated.
Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni has made area know-how and exploration a key a part of his imaginative and prescient for the nation.
In 2019, the nation introduced plans to launch its first satellite tv for pc by January 2022.
If profitable, Uganda will be part of Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana, Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola, Kenya, Rwanda and Mauritius on the checklist of African nations with satellites in area.