Government mourns the death of James Saaka founding Director of the National Information Technology Authority who died of COVID at Mulago Hopital.
According to the Minister Nabakooba, Saaka worked hard to ensure that public institutions like government offices, hospitals, schools, and many others were connected to the internet.
“His digital revolution saw the implementation of Uganda’s backbone infrastructure that has significantly reduced the cost of internet.” says Nabakooba.
He led Uganda’s digital revolution that has enabled Uganda to change the way we live life and do business.
In 2013 shortly after he had started his work with NITA, the cost of internet was US dollars 1200.
By the time he retired in 2020, the cost was at about 70 US dollars and continuing to fall.
By the time of his death, Uganda was ranked as the most digital secure country in the world.
“We at the Ministry of ICT and NITA pledge to upload Saaka’s legacy by taking forth his vision for a fully digitized country. “says Nabakooba.
May His Soul Rest in Peace.