Raxio Data Centre Uganda hosted representatives from multiple government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to a breakfast meeting at the Hotel Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala. This is the first in a series of deliberate public-sector-specific engagements aimed at fostering a partnership between Raxio and government MDAs in need of data centre services.
The event was highly attended by representatives from government entities such as the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), Ministry of the Local Government, Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), and the Uganda Revenue Authority, amongst several others.
Right from inception, Raxio’s strategic direction has been to invest in Tier 2 markets. We believe Uganda is a very exciting market and only a synergy between the public and private sectors will facilitate data migration and economic digital transformation.James Byaruhanga, General Manager, Raxio Data Centre Uganda
James went on to share an extensive value proposition pivoted around resilience, power, cooling, and connectivity that Raxio offers to the public sector. “We believe that the existence of a carrier-neutral data centre will enable an ecosystem which makes service delivery efficient, cheaper, and quicker.” He expounded on how ICT can accelerate the untapped potential within different industries driving the country’s economy including agriculture, education, oil & gas, and many more.
Following his speech, a Q&A session was moderated by Renny Byamugisha, Trade Marketer at Raxio Uganda. Various guests shared questions, comments, and concerns which included the choice of Pan-African markets, regulatory policies in place, and expansion plans.
Robert Tugume, Senior Data Management Officer, Petroleum Authority of Uganda, applauded Raxio Group for their commitment to providing secure colocation facilities that allow clients to take full control of their data.
The future of the IT revolution is something that all MDAs should embrace. Anybody that handles a significant load of data should consider security and safety as a matter of priority.Robert Tugume, Senior Data Management Officer, Petroleum Authority of Uganda
Michael Bamwesigye, Head IT and Security UCC, emphasized the need for public and private partnerships in the space of data centres, stating that “there are mutual benefits for both entities in terms of how we can support each other.” He also highlighted the importance of a collaboration of players within the IT industry to ensure economic progress.
Raxio Data Centre is poised to revolutionize Africa’s digital backbone and accelerate data-driven decision-making across the region. The company recently secured up to $170m in Debt Financing to invest in the infrastructure supporting the sustainable growth of Africa’s digital economy.