Rwanda ‘embraces ICT for transformation’
RWANDA| Sept. 25, 2012, 9:10 a.m.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has told the ITU Broadband Commission that Rwanda aims to use ICT for faster transformation in future.
President Kagame was co-chairing the second meeting of the ITU Broadband Commission in New York at the weekend.
The meeting brings together key players in the telecommunication industry in a bid to extend the benefits of high speed internet to all peoples of world.
In his remarks, President Kagame called on members of the Broadband Commission to double efforts in mobilizing world leaders to ensure that Broadband gains its rightful place on the MDGs policy agenda.
He said: “Rwanda has embraced ICT as an engine of transformation. For over a decade now we have been leveraging technology for the benefit of our citizens and have seen first-hand how broadband impacts everyday lives of our people.”
“As we look to the future we realise that we need to do more and faster, the world is waiting and our people are counting on us whether it is central databases of crop yields and market information for farmers, integrated school curricular for pupils, medical records for doctors, entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth. The possibilities are limitless. Broadband is the future of shared opportunities and a medium for business transactions and cultural exchange.”
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