A knowledge-based District where service delivery, development and governance are effectively enhanced by utilizing and adopting Information and Communication Technology to achieve fundamental economic transformation
To promote the efficient utilization of Information and Communication Technology in transforming economy in the District
Information And Communication Techinology in Luwero District Local Government
Information and Communication Technology was introduced as early as 1998 when computer usage started in Uganda. ICT usage/ application since then has proved a challenge to the users particularly the public servants who are exposed to most sophisticated data and or Information processing equipment. Computers/ ICT Equipment seamed hard to use and expensive to acquire as well as maintain so as to support in provision of service delivery to the Community of Luwero and the Nation in general
The District is planning to put up an E-society Resource Centre (ESRC) this will provide a District ICT hub, a point for citizens to access, share and disseminate information on local governance and service delivery using ICTs. The District is looking around for Public Private Partnership (PPP) strategy to initiate an E-Society concept to kick start it by setting up of the District Information Desk which will then became the ICT hub for Luwero with the purpose of ensuring a poverty free society using ICT.
Objectives of the Centre
The Centre will intend to meet the following objectives;
To empower the society by obtaining good governance and advocacy through Knowledge empowerment. This is done by the E-Society answering the issue of inadequate access to timely and relevant information, a key aspect that limits citizen’s effective participation in the planning and monitoring processes in the district.
To bring the society of Luwero into a purview of electronic usage for poverty alleviation to improve their social, economic, health, cultural and educational status. The E-Society is to bridge the Digital Divide. This entirely relies upon internet accessibility and reliability at the Centre.
Promoting modern Technology: we promote the use of ICT technologies in the community
Skilling the youth: we embark on offering practical skills to the community in Luwero District
Promoting good governance: we empower communities to engage government through various platforms and technologies to enable communities participate in service delivery monitoring and demanding social accountability.
Information sharing: we facilitate useful and relevant information access, sharing and dissemination through computer technologies
Innovativeness: we promote the use of the acquired skills to influence technological innovations and creativity
Wealth creation: we advocate for the use of the acquired skills, innovations to promote wealth creation for a poverty free society.
E-Society will offer the following services
Technical support to the District headquarters offices, Lower Local Governments, Primary schools and the community around Luwero especially the youth and the working class.
Will offer internet services the community at Luwero, Kasana, and other areas around Luwero
Will offer computer skills training to District workers and the community around Luwero town
Will manage Luwero District website and other district e-Platforms like; Luwero Online news, Luwero online discussion group, Luwero Electronic Library and District official emails.
Internship opportunities to university students
Capacity building to local leaders in Access to Information act 2005
Facilitate community and district leadership engagements through community dialogue meetings and radio programmes
Will bridge the district leadership and the media and carry out media capacity building trainings
Will offer skill and sensitize the youth on ICT issues for good governance.
Will promote ICT for good governance by facilitating relevant public information access and sharing, bridging the gap between government and the community through district electronic communication platforms, social media and follow-up on community concerns for action by district leadership