Rwandan delegates tour Samsung, KISA
GOVERNMENT| Dec. 4, 2011, 9:34 a.m.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame wound up his three-day working visit to South Korea this week by visiting Samsung Electronics plant and the Korean Internet and Security Agency (KISA).
On his visit to Samsung Electronics, a global multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, President Kagame was conducted on a guided tour of the different departments of the firm and given a presentation of the company’s range of products.
Partick Nyirishema, Head of RDB- IT, who was part of President Kagame’s entourage, pointed out that the visits to Samsung and KISA are very strategic for Rwanda, an aspiring ICT hub in the region.
He said: “To have Samsung as a partner would be strategic because they have very high levels of expertise and competence. We are looking at partnering in the area of skills development, to help us build skills in certain areas we have discussed.
We will continue to discuss the details on how they will help us as a country, to build skills in electronics as well as software applications development. There are some tangible things that they are going to help us do that are very instrumental for ICT development in Rwanda.”
President Kagame also toured the Korean Internet and Security headquarters. KISA is a government agency established in 2009 to focus on the national Korean information security, national internet development and international cooperation in the area of ICT and broadcasting.
Patrick Nyirishema pointed out that country cannot invest in the use of the internet if security in ICT cannot be ensured as this would result in loss of trust and credibility.
“KISA is indeed a strategic partner, and they are going to be helping us to build cyber security capability so that as we strive to fast track out technological capabilities in ICT, we do that with security in mind and putting the right measure in place. We are going to be partnering with them to put the right measures in place and build our own capacity for cyber security,” Nyirishema said.
MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS
Kenya to issue first exclusively mobile bondKenya's Treasury has announced plans to float the first-ever Government Bond that will be offered exclusively via mobile phone. Read More
ITU recognises African Presidents for ICT developmentThe Presidents of Rwanda, Gabon and Kenya were among nine international heads of state to be officially recognised by the ITU for their efforts to improve access to ICT networks and services. Read More
BotswanaPost has new CEOCornelius Ramatlhakwane has been duly apointed as the incoming Chief Executive Officer at BotswanaPost. Read More
‘E-government will end multiple charges by MDAs’A practitioner in the information technology (IT) space and Managing Partner, Techsol Professional Service Ltd, Mobolaji Moshood, has said the adoption of electronic or e-government will put an end to multiple charges by the state’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). Read More
Northern Corridor looks to harmonised SIM reg frameworksThe NCIP states of Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda met in Nairobi to consider SIM card registration regulations and the harmonisation of regulations across the region. Read More
IBM makes recommendations on SMART RwandaA team of IBM experts has presented recommendations to Rwandan authorities to bolster the country's development. Read More
NBC denies spectrum sale to MTN NigeriaRegulator of the broadcast sector, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has denied selling spectrum to MTN Nigeria as reported in a few platforms in the country a few days ago. Read More
NCS to Buhari: appoint IT professional as ComTech ministerInformation technology (IT) professionals in Nigeria acting under the aegis of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an IT professional as ComTech minister. Read More
Malawi’s ICT sector reorganisedThe Malawi Government is taking a new, collaborative approach to create order in the country’s ICT sector. Read More
SIM deactivation: NCC imposes fines on Etisalat, GloTwo Nigerian carriers, Globacom and Etisalat, have been slammed with N14.4 million in fines for failing to disconnect unregistered SIMs on their networks. Read More
FEATURED STORYInnovative designer takes e-waste to another level
Gladys Muyenzelwa is a Gaborone based artist and designer who has an eye for ethnic and contemporary design. But unlike other designers, Muyenzelwa has found a way of using e-waste to make her creations.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHHigh tech homes: Just press play
High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.
COMPANY NEWSLuba Freeport streamlines its sea of paper with Sage X3
Luba Freeport has implemented the Finance and Distribution modules of the Sage X3 business management solution to automate its business processes across finance and operations.