Ronald started raring rabbits at a tender age and was doing well, till trouble befell and all the rabbits died. Out of a sad story, came greater ideas, and later in life as a university student, that idea came to life. Armed with conviction, Katamba responded to the call for entries to the annual Communication Innovations Awards. Katamba entered his Jaguzza Livestock App that basically powers livestock production. Read More…

 

ICT applications offer enormous potential to enhance socio-economic development,” said Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the CTO. “We have assembled in Kigali to discuss how innovative ICT apps can assist communities, enhance national economic growth, expand national ICT industries and promote understanding between people and communities.”

Fuelled by the rise of smartphones, phablets and tablets, the global app industry is expected to be worth around US$190 billion by 2020.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Republic of Rwanda outlined the potential for the app economy.

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App developers, policymakers and regulators have gathered in Kigali to promote mobile app entrepreneurship as a means to accelerate the development of ICT applications in areas such as education, health and other sectors. Read more…

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Developed by Katamba and his team at Afrosoft, a technology and innovation hub in Kampala, Jaguza is a system used to monitor and diagnose early stages of diseases in animals, using sensor technology and locate the whereabouts of animals in a given area using GPS systems. Read more…

Award winning young innovator Ronald Katamba has called upon the world bank, Common Wealth and other potential investors to consider the Technology sector which he said is the solution to the problems that Africa is faced with.

Katamba being handed a certificate of participation at the forum

Jaguza Livestock App is currently being used on 62 farms in two districts in Uganda to detect earlier, the diseases that attack livestock and hinder the quality of meat and quantity of milk produced. Read More…

Afrosoft boss, Ronald Katamba (R) explains to ICT Ministry PS, Vincent Waiswa Bagiire (L) about Jaguza App at Afrosoft offices on Friday.

The Parmanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Vincent Waiswa Bagiire has expressed his amazement at the innovations being hatched by Afrosoft IT Solutions, a Kampala based innovations hub. Read More …

ANY Livestock farmer will testify that detecting early stages of diseases in animals today is quite challenging. As a result, many have lost their animals due to delayed treatment and preventive measures. Read More …

A former rabbit keeper has made it his mission to help farmers in detecting the early stages of diseases in animals as more people strive to ease some of the most pressing problems associated with commercialised agriculture. Read More …

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Livestock Farmers to Access Jaguza App

Jaguza livestock App award winners Ronald Katamba reveals plans t sensitize farmers across the country about how his app works. The countrywide drive is intended to help farmers detect diseases in their livestock before they manifest.

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