By Najibu Mulema
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, on 30th April delivered 40 laptops fully connected to the internet to schools and district administrative offices in Kamwenge district.
The event that was presided by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze took place at Rwamwanja Senior Secondary School in Nkoma Sub County.
The Minister commended Huawei and the Chinese government for their donation and relationship between the two countries.
“I commend Huawei for your offer of 40 laptops under your Corporate Social Responsibility program, Government will continue to work with the Chinese government inform of getting grants, loans to finance roads and electricity,” he said.
Minister Tumwebaze also called upon parents to make sure that their children excelled so that they can have a chance to go to China in the near future through the Seeds for the Future initiative by Huawei.
Speaking at the event, the Chinese Ambassador H.E. Zheng Zhuqiang who was also the Guest of Honor said, “It is important to know that Chinese companies like Huawei are committed to helping people of Uganda to learn ICT skills and develop the ICT Sector. I know that this ICT boost will not only help in knowledge transfer, but also give the basic hands-on skills for the students, that can be used to get jobs in secretarial bureaus in the district which will enable their welfare and families, I urge the beneficiaries to embrace technology more because the digital has quickly set in.”
Huawei’s Director of Government and Enterprise Business group Mr. Benny Bai pledged the company’s continuous innovations and knowledge transfer to Uganda through their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Some of the beneficiaries of the laptop donation worth 20,000USD include: Schools such as Bwizi Secondary School, Biguli Secondary School, Rwamwanja Secondary School, Bihanga Secondary and local government offices.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.