The third deputy prime minister of Uganda Right Hon. Lukia Isanga Nakadama who is the women member of parliament representing Mayuge district has called the Female entrepreneurs to embrace technology in their businesses using Smartphones to market their businesses.
Saying this Nakadama was addressing the women as the guest of honor representing the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) annual women’s conference that took place at Wash and wills hotel in Mbale city on Friday 18th March under the theme ” Technology a driving factor for business facilitation and growth”.
In her speak, she noted that the government has done a lot in the building of infrastructures in most parts of the country and what is now left is to sensitize the people about the achievements of the government.
Fatuma Namutosi, a business entrepreneur and Executive Director of Byeffe foods says she was forced into online business during the lockdown like other businesses where movement restrictions were imposed to control the Spread of Covid-19 and many businesses closed due to failure to adapt to online marketing.
She says had to turn online business more so the use of face book as a platform for reaching her customers by placing orders and deliveries for her clients but the high tax is making her to lager behind since Face book is now on ban in the country.
“The Closure of Facebook in Uganda has greatly affected online marketing as most of the clients are more familiar with Facebook than other social media platforms. The also the internet is so slow which delays online business in the country. There are still gaps in communication and promised to raise the matter to President Museveni who banned Facebook for Political reasons and that he is the one who can do something about it”. Namutosi said.
The Women also raised concerns that the taxes are not benefiting the local person who is the tax payer since the roads are in poor state especially in rural areas and the hospitals still have no drugs.
In an exclusive interview with journalists, Nakadama while asked about the issue of increasing price of commodities she said that since the country has just reopened there is still deal of the delivery of product at the border and security of the goods in the market.
She also noted that there are drug supplies in Government Health Facilities but she however noted that it’s either the high population that drugs are insufficient or the nature of some health workers who hide drugs away from patients
Patience Rubagumya The Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs noted that Women ought to embrace the Internet Technologies to cope with the changing world of technology to improve their businesses.
According to Nakadama the event was aimed at Creating a good relationship with URA and also to get the views of the people to improve the Services at Uganda Revenue Authority.