Tunga Opens Brand New Working Space for Kampala Coding Community: The Tunga Hub
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 very much”.
The Tunga Hub has sufficient capacity for up to 50 colleagues and 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 and therefore offering the perfect working environment. The new center has 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 the brand-new meeting rooms. Tunga is now looking into opening a similar hub in Lagos, Nigeria, as the company is outgrowing its office there as well.
Ernesto Spruyt, Tunga CEO: “We had outgrown our old office and started looking for a larger and more multifunctional Tunga hub center. We wanted a space that has educational, recreational and of course developing facilities to offer, including meeting rooms which are really crucial to facilitate knowledge transfer. The new hub is in line with the vision I had for Tunga since day one: lots of space, high ceilings and a large garden boasting a swimming pool and a BBQ pit. This is a place where we can house, inspire and help flourish our growing Tunga community. 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, your 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 more than 175 companies – both start-ups and bigger 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, be successful 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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