This week we celebrated our first Anniversary with over 101,000 Viewers since we kickoff on the 25..05.2020. During the initial months of the pandemic, business reports disclosed that digital media use immensely increased as people spent more time at home because of the corona virus lockdowns. Governments and public health institutions across the world set social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. With reduced opportunities to spend time together in person came new challenges to remain socially connected as well as obtain goods and services Emerged. While specific restrictions varied between countries, government policies to handle the coronavirus outbreak involved closing schools, non-essential services, businesses, public spaces and transportation were limited, as well as social gatherings.
Under these difficult and abrupt circumstances, public interaction drastically decreased. Given people’s widespread reliance on information and communications technologies (ICT) for social interaction under such stay-at-home circumstances, they needed to purchase goods and services but shops were closed, that’s where the idea of linking businesses to customers begun, by march 2020 management started developing ideas of how to bring the idea into fruition, united-biz link a pilot program was established and we started listing businesses while developing the website as well as understanding the dynamics of the business environment.
By May 2020 procedures for registering united biz link started but the name according to Uganda Registrations Service Bureau, management was then tasked to look for another name, several names were put forward but none of them stood out like sokoni-links limited. On May 25th 2020 sokoni-links limited was registered and incorporated under section 18(3) of the companies Act 2012 as a legitimate business and started operations while following the S.O.Ps set by government.
The name resonated well with our services and vision for the business, the name Sokoni is a Kiswahili word which means “The Market Place”, we aim at promoting Business relationships across East Africa. it’s basically where east Africans can converge online and exchange goods and services.
“Sokoni-Links has accelerated the digitization of customer and supply-chain interactions and internal operations for a year now, sokoni-links limited was born to allow companies share their digitally enabled products and services. Businesses have developed solutions to meet many of the new demands much more quickly than they thought possible before the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions are doing business and these changes are destined to be long lasting”. Beatrice Hofmann
This statement clearly underpins the need for Businesses to establish strategic measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Today Funding for digital initiatives has amplified more than anything else. Managers now recognize the strategic importance of technology as a critical component of the business they run, many have successfully executed responses to the crisis while other are still sleeping and leaving gaps in the market place well knowing that the speed in experimenting and innovating has increased More than ever.
“During the pandemic, consumers have moved dramatically toward online channels. The rapid shift toward interacting with customers through digital channels increased after restrictions started worldwide. the crisis spurred shifts in many supply chains and created challenges for businesses that needed to work and interact with their customers remotely. Today many companies have made investments in data security and accelerated migration to digitization. Now that the investments have been made, these companies who have embraced digital technology have permanently removed some of the bottlenecks to virtual interactions”. Obwoya Herbert
The notion of a tipping point for technology adoption or digital disruption isn’t new, the COVID-19 crisis has been a tipping point of historic proportions and more changes will be required as economic and human situation evolve. Tactical learning is needed in the process of making specific changes to businesses in areas such as technologies to execute, and how to manage change at a pace that far exceeds that of previous experiences. Sokoni-links limited provides a platform to accelerate that change.
Today Sokoni-links limited celebrates its first year anniversary by giving any unlisted business on our platform an opportunity to get an exclusive article of their business, a full interview aired on our video platforms, and 3 months’ free subscription on all sokoni links platforms. All users need is Digital Technology Equipment like Smart phones, Tablets, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and computers to follow through these procedures.
- Like our social media pages(www.Facebook.com/sokoni-Links Ltd
- Visit sokoni-links.com and review any product/s in any category of business
Sokoni-limited Management Team
M/S Beatrice Hofmann
Mr. Obwoya Herbert
Mr. Oula David