Samedi 05 Mars 2011 17:33
Less than twenty years after the 1994 genocide that wrecked havoc in Rwanda's human resource, infrastructure, and socio-economic fabric, the country is set to become a major information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the East and Central African region.
Thanks to ambitious government initiatives in developing Rwanda's telecommunications infrastructure, the country's ICT sector - including mobile phone and fibre optic networks as well as PC and Internet access - has become a primary target of both international public and private investment in recent years.
Most of the credit has to go to the president of the country His Excellency President Paul Kagame. Since his inception as the President of Rwanda, his Government has set up a sweeping and visionary agenda to reshape the country’s economy and society with the use of information and communication technology. In this far reaching Television interview the president gives a break down of the government’s initiatives that have bore fruits and he lists telecentres as one of the major drivers in the growth of ICT in rural areas. Watch the video