Kampala – The government of Uganda will be adopting blockchain technology to support its ascent into the fourth industrial revolution.
According to a senior government official, Uganda will begin adopting blockchain technology, which is relevant to the country as a way of improving efficiency in public service delivery.
Speaking at the head office of Association of Africa Blochain at Nakwa Business Park on the forthcoming Africa Blockchain conference, the Commissioner in the Ministry of ICT, Mr Julius Torach said: “On 8th April this year, the government launched the National expert taskforce on emerging technologies to make recommendations on how best the government can leverage these technologies to transform our economy.”
Mr Torach says the government has formed a National Taskforce to perform the role of guiding the country and preparing the country for the fourth industrial revolution and Uganda’s Vision 2040 and sustainable development, and the government will adopt the part of Blockchain technology which is relevant to the country.
On May 23, 2018, during the Africa Blockchain Conference at Kampala Serena Hotel President Museveni spoke in support of using new technologies like Blockchain saying technology is changing.
Mr Torach further explained that Blockchain can help improving service delivery. “The use of Blockchain, it is going to be based on trust, we already have Data Protection and Privacy Security law and we are seeing to what extent Blockchain technologies can be best used or applied in Uganda through the ecosystem.
Mr Herbert Olowo, the Chief Information Officer of Stanbic Bank Uganda, who also chairs the ICT committee of Uganda Bankers Association said banks in Uganda support and are embracing the use of Blockchain in banks.