Kagame addresses Young Presidents Association
RWANDA| Sept. 10, 2012, 7:44 a.m.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was the guest of honour at a meeting of the Young Presidents Association in Hong Kong at the weekend.
In his address, President Kagame told the young business leaders that Rwanda's progress was a result of the deliberate effort and choice of the Rwandan people.
On the topic of leadership, President Kagame told the young CEOs: "Leadership is about galvanising and ensuring that everyone involved feels part of the process.”
Throughout the event, President Kagame answered questions ranging from the failure of the United Nations in Rwanda to the country's continuously improving business environment recently recognised by the 2012 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report.
The YPO of Hong Kong invited President Kagame to address its members about leadership and its values, as part of their education program.
The YPO connects 20,000 chief executives leading companies that generate USD6 trillion and employ more than 15 million people. Founded in 1950, the organisation now counts chapters in 120 countries with 19 in Africa including Rwanda.
MORE RWANDA NEWS
ITC urges governments to increase public procurement from women vendorsThe International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched an initiative to increase the number public procurement contracts being awarded to women-owned businesses. Currently only an estimated 1% of public-procurement contracts globally are awarded to WOBs or women entrepreneurs. Read More
Nokia, oRn partner for Rwanda’s first commercial LTE networkolleh Rwanda Networks (oRn), a joint venture between the Rwandan government and KT Corporation, has chosen Nokia Networks to provide network and managed services for the country’s first commercial LTE network. Read More
Rwanda Online platform officially takes offThe Government of Rwanda and Rwanda Online Platform Limited have kicked off the first phase of the Rwanda Online platform, set to establish an integrated public service platform for Government to Business and Government to Citizen services. Read More
Rwandan incubator receives over 100 applicationsRwandan tech incubator think has received over 100 applications from nine countries, and is encouraging more ahead of the August 15 deadline. Read More
Minister Nsengimana urges youth to spread peace messages using ICTRwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has urged the country’s youth to promote peace by using available technologies. Read More
East Africa Exchange formally launchedA new regional exchange is expected to increase access in the region’s commodity markets. Read More
More than 2.5m Rwandans now using mobile paymentsThe number of mobile payments subscribers in Rwanda has reached more than 2.5 million, according to figures in the recently-published Rwandan ICT Sector Profile. Read More
Kirusa, MTN launch Celeb Connect and Sports Connect in RwandaKirusa, a leader in voice messaging and social media mobileapps in emerging markets, today announced the launch of its popular services, CelebConnect and SportsConnect, on the MTN Rwanda network. Read More
UNSG special representative in Rwanda to launch Decade of Sustainable Energy for AllRwandan President Paul Kagame has received visiting UNSG Special Representative and Chief Executive for Sustainable Energy for All, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella who was in the country to launch the Africa Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. Read More
StarTimes Group names President Kagame “Number One in ICT”StarTimes Group has awarded President Paul Kagame for his visionary leadership and commitment towards meeting the objectives of Vision 2020. Read More
FEATURED STORYMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers
Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs
An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers.
COMPANY NEWSSchneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm
Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa
Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.