By  Ivan Mubiru

Uganda has been elected on the Council of International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Out of 177 votes, Uganda got 114 votes to be elected to governing council at the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 in Dubai.

Frank Tumwebaze, Information Technology and Communications Minister lauded ITU countries for supporting Uganda thus enabling it achieve the milestone.

“I thank the member countries of #ITU for their support. Together, we shall continue to work for a connected world. I most sincerely thank. TeamUganda for executing a smart and subtle diplomatic campaign. Let’s work and build our nation,” he noted.

About the conference;

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest policy-making body of the ITU. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The Conference: sets the Union’s general policies; adopts four-year strategic and financial plans; and elects the senior management team of the organization, the Member States of the Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.