A German physicist &IT expert who first came to Uganda riding a bicycle in 2006, has finally found a “place” in Uganda.
The adventurous Roland Okello (yes, he has since abandoned his German name) recently launched a search portal www.place.ug, which also serves as an online business directory. He launched it before a section of the media at Centenary Bank’s Barbeque Lounge. In a brief chat, he explains the whole new concept of a search website.
- What is Place.ug?
It is a business directory that replaces the tedious practice of canvassing of streets and harassing friends in order to find something. “Instead of moving around by car, you move a mouse. Ours is like a sign post with direction signs for services and events.
- How does one profit from it.
Just being listed in the directory with a description of your place will bring customers who are not only friends or people in the neighbourhood. Besides, one may add pictures of their place and also announce events on www.events.place.ug, which targets people inclined towards entertainment.
- How does one enlist? Any money involved?
To obtain the advantages of the service, one has to register at www.register.place.ug and follow instructions. Depending on booked features, payment starts with sh20, 000 per year. We are also recruiting scouts to find us people who can advertise on the portal and we also pay them separately for each client they bring on board. The payment is instant.