KAMPALA – The Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba has launched a Digitalized Postal Services Addressing System dubbed e-POSTA which will ease service delivery, and spur business and e-commerce for Ugandans.
At the launch the minister thanked H.E. the President Museveni for guiding the Government to set up an Innovation Fund for Young Entrepreneurs.
The Ministry started a competitive process that identifies credible young Ugandans who are given funding to assist them in developing practical Information Technology solutions.
Several IT applications have been tested and are being used country-wide. One such application is the Addressing System which the beneficiaries of the fund developed in collaboration with Posta Uganda.
In attendance was the Managing Director, Posta Uganda who said that Posta Uganda has used the System to connect 49 out of 108 of their offices country-wide, thereby enabling quick and reliable exchange of information.
Under Sections 115 and 116 of the Companies Act, it is a requirement for all companies to acquire and declare valid P.O. Box addresses before registration in Uganda.
The System has enabled on-line creation and management of Post Office Addresses (previously called P.O. Box Numbers) thereby easing fulfillment of the national law on the registration of companies and lately, filing annual returns.