East African states have been challenged to embrace modern technology for faster transformation.
The call was made at the closure of an ICT cluster meeting held in Kampala.
The meeting that was aimed at to reviewing progress of the member states as far as the ICT sector is concerned brought together ICT ministers from the region including Rwanda, Kenya and south Sudan.
Uganda’s minister for ICT and Information Frank Tumwebaze says they agreed to cooperate as members of the northern corridor in order to harmonise their various policy frameworks.
Partner states also agreed on developing a mobile money transfer system in collaboration with their respective central banks to enable easy transactions across the countries