Incorporated in Uganda on 19th October 2007, Lake Victoria Information / Communication Technology & Bio-Tech Park (LAVIT) Limited (“LAVIT”), and promoted by the private sector, LAVIT boldly set out on its quest to propel Uganda into the IT service economy.
The epicenter of LAVIT’s innovation drive lies with its planned technology park, that will be situated on a 252 acre peninsula on Lake Victoria, right at the source of the River Nile, in Jinja Municipality, that is 80 kms from Kampala, and 2 kms from the Jinja airstrip. (See satellite photo below.)
LAVIT acquired and holds title to the above-mentioned prime land, that is leasehold in nature. The technology park site currently accommodates the Kirinya Prison facilities that the
Government of Uganda (“GOU”) has undertaken to relocate to Bugungu Prisons located across the bay. In terms of land area usage, the Prison currently usefully utilizes less than 50 of the available 300 acres, hence phased development of the technology park, even before the Prison’s relocation, is quite viable.
LAVIT’s vision is to create the leading technology park in the Eastern Africa region offering relevant, up-to-date, mass technology and communication services and products for a local and global clientele.
LAVIT’s mission is its commitment to:
LAVIT currently runs two offices, one in Kampala and one at the technology park site in Jinja. It employs over forty staff and owns assets worth over US$ 28 million dollars.