The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance was established in June 2006 with a mandate of providing strategic and technical leadership, overall coordination, support and advocacy on all matters of policy, laws, regulations and strategy for the ICT sector. 

Vision

A knowledgeable and productive society driven by Information, Communications Technology and National Ideology

Sector Mandate

To provide strategic leadership and supervision in information, Communications and Technology and National Guidance for sustainable Development 

Mission

To increase access and usage of ICT infrastructure and services throughout the country, ensure effective communication of government policies and programmes and promotion of a national ideology for social economic transformation

To achieve this mandate across the entire ICT sector, the Ministry functions through six (6) departments 

Responsible for overseeing and coordinating of the deployment of Logical ICT infrastructure and resources in the country in collaboration with the Public and Private sectors

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To create awareness and understanding of the shared concept of National vision, National values, National Interest and National Common good as basic elements in shaping the behaviour and character of the nation

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Support MDAs in as part of the the digital transformation agenda to automate services across all sectors in government

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The goal of the department is to harmonize the planning, rollout, regulation and management of core ICT infrastructure in the country in collaboration with other sectors and utility providers

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Responsible for coordinatation, promoting and monitoring the development of enabling environment and implementation of digital transformation and e-Services interventions.

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Responsible for overseeing and coordinating of the deployment of Logical ICT infrastructure and resources in the country in collaboration with the Public and Private sectors

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Program Objectives

Sector Agencies

The sector is composed of the ministry of ICT and National Guidance, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda Post Limited, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Digital Media Unit, Uganda Media Centre, Media Council of Uganda and Uganda Telecoms Company Limited. 

UCC

UCC is the regulatory environment of the communications sector including broadcasting

NITA

Agency responsible for a rationalized and integrated national IT infrastructure; e-government services in MDAs

UPL

Offers a wide range of postal, communications and logistical services; financial services (Money orders); passenger transport and parcel delivery services

UBC

Being the national broadcaster providing radio and television broadcasting services and programmes

UICT

Responsible for training and development of courses, seminars and workshops, and creation of public awareness of the communications sector

UMC

The centre responsible for providing professional media and communication services to government departments