Nsengimana: ICT will contribute to service delivery

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, says ICT will contribute to making services available across Rwanda.

He was speaking during the  ICT Literacy and Awareness Campaign in Rusizi District in Western Province on Thursday and Friday. The campaign has been organised by the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in collaboration with other partners, to demonstrate online and SMS-based services to citizens.

48-year-old mother of three Alexia Musanganire said that she learnt how to manipulate the computer during the campaign in Rusizi; and commended the Government of Rwanda for initiating the programme: “Now I’m able to access different services online and I am able to communicate with friends and family members using technology.”

The Minister noted that using ICT would help Rwandans access easily different services. He said:  “We need to increase the amount and quality of services that are available on technology because they will work as pull factors, they will attract more people; if you know that by just having a phone you can get your civil registration completed without travelling to the sector’s office then you realize that a phone is an investment.”

He added:“ICT will give Rwandans access to opportunities like jobs and markets … three measures taken will open a new era of ICT development in Rwanda: it’s all about awareness and education; affordability and making services available.”

During this campaign One Public Access Point of TV set, Computer and internet has been opened in Bugarama Sector in Rusizi District.

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