Uganda underlines BPO hopes
The Ugandan government says it hopes to see around 7000 jobs created by its growing BPO sector.
Speaking at the graduation of nearly 500 Business Process Outsourcing students who completed a one year course at the Mekerere University School of Computing, the Minister of Information and Comunications Technology, Aggrey Awori, said new contact centres were being established across Uganda.
These could employ up to 7000 young people within the next two years. The first contact centres would be established in Kampala and Makerere, with several others to follow in other regions.
Uganda has a substantial proportion of unemployed youths.