Ex-ICT minister Mr. Nyombi Thembo has finally landed himself a top job at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as Director RCDF. Hon Nyombi Thembo was among the applicants for job that was advertised in March last year at the, a government department that is under the ICT ministry he formerly headed! The 52-year old Thembo shared the news to his Facebook followers and he starts work in January 2017.
The Rural Communications development Fund (RCDF) is a Universal Service Fund (USF) to communications in Uganda. It was established in 2003 and it is administered at arms’ length by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
The projects implemented by RCDF include; Internet points of presence (POP), Internet cafes, ICT training centres , Public payphones, District web portals , Multi Purpose Community Tele-centres (MCT) , Postal projects , School ICT laboratories , Health ICT facilities , Voice network sites, Content development projects , Local governance projects , and Other unique projects .
The activities of RCDF are guided by the RCDF policy of 2001 which was rolled over for the five year period 2003 to 2007. The RCDF policy programme defined by the Policy for the five year period is as follows;