The minister, Cadel Sayed Hossen, said: “We will give employment to Ugandan IT professionals because we have a booming IT sector in Mauritius.”
The country has seen numerous developments in the ICT sector in recent months and boasts of an enlarging sector.
In the middle of last year the country unveiled plans to launch a fibre connection for homes and businesses in the country. The plan was set to cost US$50 million for the fibre network and to be deployed by India-based firm Bharat Telecoms.
The country also signed a pact with the United States over the open internet initiative to improve internet use in entrepreneurship.
“Mauritius and the United States intend to cooperate with each other and third countries to enhance national regulatory capacity and support the expansion of ICT networks and services, which are powerful tools for promoting economic development,” the statement on the pact said.
Hossen affirmed his country’s working relations with Uganda: “There are major companies that are planning to come here and invest in Uganda’s energy and manufacturing sectors as well as other sectors. We shall also share experiences on economic growth.”