Ugandan Companies Compete Nose To Nose For DIAA 2018 Awards


The list of nominees battling for this year’s, Africa Digital Impact Awards 2018 is out  with several  Ugandan companies competing nose to nose.

The awards under the theme ‘include every one’ are slated for the 21st September  2018  at  the Kampala Serena Hotel  and are set to recognize and reward individuals and organizations across the African continent  that  are  spear heading  the use of digital
tools to transform economic transformation.

Some of the major categories are Digital Brand of the Year, Best Internet Service Provider, and Best Financial Inclusion for the Poor, Best Use of
Social Media by Bank, Technology, Utility and Government Agencies
among others.
Several Ugandan companies have been nominated in different categories and these include  NSSF,Stanbic Bank,Standard Chartered Bank,URA, Barclays Bank,DFCU Bank,KCB Bank,Stanbic Bank,Standard Chartered Bank,UBA,Airtel,Centenary Bank,MTN,Pride
Microfinance,Umeme,NWSC, UNRA,Uganda Police,KCCA,DSTV, Star Times, Bell Lager, Coca Cola,Pepsi, Club Pilsner, Africell Uganda,  Huawei Mobile,  Infinix Mobile  and individual organizations including Movit, Riham, Jesa Farm Dairy,Ugachick, Café Javas with others.
Special recognition will go to an individual, government or

non-government agency that is spearheading the digitalization of trade through introducing, funding and supporting electronic trade facilitation projects and processes across the African continent.
The HiPipo CEO Innocent Kawooya has asked the government of Uganda to reconsider its position on OTT / Social media Tax, the same way it  did  with  mobile money tax. He added that in  past few weeks  it has been very challenging for  those  passionate about digital and
financial inclusion.

It  is  good  to  know  that  the  government  of  Uganda  has received feedback  from  the  populace and  working  to fix  the issues  raised  around mobile money tax.

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