President Yoweri Museveni has launched a mobile app code named Mzee Nalo that will be dedicated to showcasing Uganda’s development and achievements under the ruling NRM party.
The app was developed by two entrepreneurs including software engineer Kenneth Ntaro and web developer Brian Tumusiime who said they are inspired by the President’s leadership and his love to communicate to the people especially the youths.
“This app will enhance the Presidents communication to the people. It will showcase achievements of NRM, profile of the President, and spread to the young people the knowledge that the President has been passing on including video messages,” Ntaro said.
The app has a wide range of information about Uganda including on security, health, education, economy, agriculture, urbanization, ICT, tourism among others and it is in multiple languages of Uganda.
According to the developers, it also has a chat section where the President can log in in real time and talk to whoever he wants.
President Museveni commended the developers for being innovative and exploiting the existing government support for the ICT sector to be productive.
The development comes at a time when the country is headed to general elections set for next year where the Electoral Commission announced that campaigns will be carried out using media.