Cabinet sitting on the 22nd March 2021, approved the Proposal to build a Satellite Station in Uganda with the main objective of developing Uganda’s space capabilities in a well-coordinated and harmonized manner.
This will help the country to leverage Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with the following benefits and expected Outcomes.
ICT Minister Hon Judith Nabakooba said the Satellite establishment will boost evidence-based technology information for planning
and decision making, improved Space Science and Technology Infrastructure to support Research for Industrial Development of the Country and improve defense and security through improved capabilities for cross border movement monitoring and surveillance for the Country.
Also it will expand Private Sector Investment in Space Science, Technology research and Innovation which will in the end enhance Foreign Direct Investment and collaborations, which will in turn attract or spur development of new Technologies in the Country.
Last Uganda will advance National Earth observation and remote sensing centres.