1,400 households in Uganda get solar-powered tablets

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is distributing solar-powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty.

Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight sub-countries across Uganda’s four regions.

The project focuses on the demand side interventions by providing low-cost tablets to households as a viable option for Government in bridging the digital divide while addressing issues around connectivity and access. The tablets are loaded with data to last a few months as the project’s performance is monitored.

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