The Ugandan Government has unveiled a commitment to enhance services at Uganda Telecommunication Corporation Limited (UTCL) after rebranding the entity from Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). The official announcement occurred at UTCL’s offices in Kampala, with a renewed focus on delivering improved voice, mobile, and fixed internet services under the new brand.
During the event, Investment Minister Evelyn Anite praised the rebranding as a significant step forward for the government-owned telecom company. She acknowledged the potential for UTCL to create job opportunities and highlighted its extensive client base, encompassing ministries, agencies, and departments.
Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance, echoed the importance of collaboration with the Uganda Communications Commission to uplift the national telecom carrier, pushing it beyond 3G capabilities.
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, the chief guest, emphasized UTCL’s role as a government-owned entity in providing essential communication services and contributing to national development. She mentioned the company’s commitment to quality products, mobile broadband, and innovative technologies.
UTCL’s Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Maggie Lutwama, introduced the company’s new brand identity, featuring a fresh logo and tagline. The revamped image signifies UTCL’s aspiration to connect every Ugandan without limitations.
UTCL’s journey follows its acquisition of Uganda Telecom Limited’s assets last year for Ugx. 316 billion. UTCL aims to continue its mission as a prominent player in Uganda’s telecom landscape, with a focus on improved services and nationwide connectivity.