Rwanda increases ICT focus
RWANDA| Sept. 16, 2012, 10:42 a.m.
The Rwandan government says it will focus on the use of ICTs, service delivery, roadworks and the National Dialogue preparation for the next four months.
Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi outlined the government’s priorities for the next four months during a Government Accountability Day, where he also presented key achievements of the last quarter.
The Prime Minister also answered questions from media and interacted with citizens through social media. The Prime Minister said: “Our focus during the last four months was on increasing access to power, energy generation, infrastructure development, agriculture modernisation, enhancing the health sector, education, mining as well as entrepreneurship. We ensured a continued improvement of other sectors.”
“Rwanda enjoyed a good harvest, improved our food reserve systems and tackled malnutrition. We concluded the 4th General Census of Population and Housing, with a participation of more than 99%. Preliminary results are expected in December."
The Prime Minister also highlighted improvement of customer care and Services, and cited other current projects, including studies for prospect mining sites and rural electrification, which is expected to reach 10% of the population by the end of year. Plans to establish a multicampus University of Rwanda are almost complete, helping to advance higher learning in Rwanda.
MORE RWANDA NEWS
Rwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless societyThe Government of Rwanda has announced a collaboration with MasterCard to fast-track the country’s move to include 90 percent of its citizens in the financial mainstream. Read More
Infrastructure investments highlight bright spots for SSA economic diversificationThe commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across sub-Saharan Africa, IHS has told the World Economic Forum on Africa. Read More
Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growthCEOs in Africa are ramping up their efforts to innovate and find new ways to do business on the continent, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda released at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali. Read More
Smart Africa seeks One Africa NetworkICT Ministers and telecoms regulatory bodies meeting in Kigali have resolved to implement the new One Africa regional telecommunications framework initiative this year. Read More
New cloud platform offers SMEs greater convenienceMTN Business has unveiled a new cloud delivery platform in Rwanda and Cameroon, which will enable SMEs to access cloud services with greater ease. Read More
Safaricom, MTN Rwanda partner on mobile money transfersIn a move aimed at deepening financial inclusion and boosting regional trade, Safaricom has partnered with MTN Rwanda to enable customers to make mobile money transactions between Kenya and Rwanda. Read More
Ericsson, Worldwide E-Learning Campus invest in ICT skills development in RwandaWorldwide E-Learning Campus (WEC) in Rwanda has launched a partnership with Ericsson to develop professional ICT competencies within the country. Read More
Tigo Rwanda launches end of year Mega Cash promoTigo Rwanda has announced the launch of its Mega Cash SMS-based promotion Tigo Bonane set to make one millionaire every day. Read More
Tigo launches DRC-Rwanda cross border money transferTigo has launched a cross border money transfer service between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More
FEATURED STORYGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early
Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa
IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.
COMPANY NEWSEnhancing your security posture to fight new ransomware threats
Petya ransomware is proving to be one of the top cybersecurity stories of 2016.Arbor stops malware in its tracks
There is always a substantial amount of banking trojan activity taking place, however, recent developments have intensified the threat landscape.