BRAND NEW WORKING SPACE FOR KAMPALA CODING COMMUNITY
FRESH, NEW, AND OPEN: THE TUNGA HUB
Kampala, May 31, 2021 – African-Dutch ICT company Tunga opened on May 27, 2021, her brand-new office in Kampala, Uganda. Tunga, founded in 2015, helps European and US companies meet their IT needs through outsourcing and remote development by cooperating with Africa’s talent network. The company is growing, and so is the talent pool. The opening act of the Tunga Hub was performed by the Dutch Ambassador in Uganda, H.E. Karin Boven: “Did you know ‘tunga’ means ‘creation’ in Swahili? It is very promising to see that the cooperation between the Dutch and African colleagues appears to be so fruitful that office expansion is required”. She continued: “Apart from that, creation in the sense of economic development and jobs is what Uganda needs so much.”
The Tunga Hub has sufficient capacity for up to 50 colleagues. It is conveniently located next to Bugolobi Market for shopping and close to Bandali Rise, offering plenty of bars and restaurants. In other words: the ideal combination of work and play, therefore offering the perfect working environment. The new center has the capacity for presentations, meetings, and workspaces with guaranteed internet access. Several lectures have been planned for the Tunga Academy, providing free courses for software developers. These courses will take place either online or in brand-new meeting rooms. Tunga is now looking into opening a similar hub in Lagos, Nigeria, as the company is also outgrowing its office there.
Ernesto Spruyt, Tunga CEO: “We had outgrown our old office and started looking for a larger, more multifunctional Tunga hub center. We wanted a space with educational, recreational, and developing facilities, including meeting rooms crucial to facilitate knowledge transfer. Since day one, the new hub has aligned with my vision for Tunga: lots of space, high ceilings, and a large garden boasting a swimming pool and a BBQ pit. This is where we can house, inspire and help our growing Tunga community flourish. All Tunga developers are welcome here, where a sense of freedom will fuel dedicated and inspired development work. We are open now, ladies and gentlemen developers, so be welcome and bring your table tennis bat, swim shorts, and of course, your good mood!”
With offices in Uganda (Luthuli Rise 236, Bugolobi, Kampala), Nigeria, and The Netherlands and a network of over 500 software developers spread all over Africa, Tunga successfully helped over 175 companies – both start-ups and more giant corporates – with their IT staffing and software outsourcing. Tunga drives a change by matching experienced African software developers with its – mainly European and US – clients in demand of coding support. Thus enabling their experts to grow, succeed, and take their spot in the international tech sector. Tunga was founded in 2015 as an initiative of social entrepreneur Ernesto Spruyt and the not-for-profit organization Butterfly Works. See www.tunga.io.
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