Social Media platform to promote Africa’s tourism potential launched in Uganda

Nelson Bwire Kapo

A new social media platform geared towards promoting Africa’s tourism potential has been launched in Uganda.

The platform was launched by Dei Technologies, a technology solutions firm which focuses on individuals, organisations among other entities sharing information in pictures, videos and words about places.

Speaking at the press launch, Moses Matovu, the Product Manager said, although Dei Places will perform all the functions other social media platforms play, its major focus will be on helping people share information about different places in their own way.

“This platform is here to help people market places. There are over a billion places across the globe worth visiting but people do not know about them. Dei Places is now here to help people market such places to the world,” said Matovu.

While responding to journalists on questions of internet usage and appreciation of technology by Ugandans, Dr Paul Bamutaze the Head of Business Development Dei Technologies noted that Dei Places is a product designed for not only Uganda but Africa and the world at large.

“The world has become too small for people to think only for their localities. At Dei Technologies, our focus is now global. We have therefore created a number of affiliations on many other products. Dei Places is our first product, but many more are on the way,” said Bamutaze.

However, Bamutaze also appreciated the fact that internet usage in Uganda has greatly increased citing a recent report by the Uganda Communications Commission.

“By June this year, Uganda had over 17.1million internet users according to UCC. This is a great increase compared to the same period last year, where internet usage stood at 16.8 million. We are therefore confident that many Ugandans will be able to share their places,” he added.

Mathias Magoola the Chairman Dei Group International called upon people especially the youth to embrace the platform.

“We are in times where so many people don’t have jobs. And this is not only here in Uganda but across the globe. Dei Places is here, you can now market your place to tourists, market your business to your clients, get more connections among so many other things. I therefore call upon the youth especially, to embrace Dei Places, it could be the solution to some of their problems,” said Magoola.