Ugandan authorities say they will install 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country as part of a new project to improve internet connectivity.
The internet will be used by government offices during working hours and will be available to the public past working hours and during weekends.
“We would like to provide free internet to selected areas at selected times. The internet that we are providing will be utilised by government during working hours, and by citizens after working hours, and weekends,” said Dr Hatwib Mugasa, the National Information Technology Authority executive director.
“The internet will also be used during emergencies for people applying for government services such as national identification registration,” he added.
The government had already installed hotspots in regional cities and the capital, Kampala, although critics say the internet is unstable.