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Uganda Parliament rejects iPad plan

The Ugandan Parliament has disowned a proposal to equip MPs with iPads to improve e-government.

The plan, by the Uganda Communications Commission, would cost millions, with 385 MPs to be issued with iPad devices.

The UCC said the initial plan had been to equip the MPs with PCs but that iPads could prove more portable and efficient.

The move was intended to streamline processes and cut the cost of printing and copying multiple documents.

However, Parliamentarians are reported to have said they did not request iPads, with some rejecting the idea on various grounds.

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