The partnership has seen four graduates from Makerere University go through an exclusive 3-month blockchain development training in Ethiopia.
At the event to welcome the 4 women graduates after the training, Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director, UCC, said:
“We congratulate you upon that achievement,” he said adding that UCC will continue to deliberate and educate on the new technology.
“We are open for engagements and partnerships with local industry associations like the Blockchain Association of Uganda and exchanges like Crypto Savannah. There is no doubt that Uganda is eager to adopt blockchain technology.”
Elizabeth Ahumuza, one of the graduates from the training expressed her enthusiasm for the course saying:
“Blockchain gives us a great opportunity, it is like a stepping stone for our country Uganda,” she said explaining that the technology has a lot of advantages one being that there’s a lot of transparency. For example, when you’re in an organization that uses blockchain, everyone is able to see what is happening, any transaction that comes in and what goes out.”
“Such technologies should be owned and managed by private organizations or individuals, don’t let every technology-oriented project be headlined by the government, rather its government’s duty to help in where necessary and maybe collect taxes from such technologies or companies.”