Saturday, 19 February 2011 10:57
The government of Rwanda is commited to support the goal of Rwanda Telecentre Network of deploying l 1,000 telecentres in Rwanda before 2015. This was said by ICT Minister Dr Ignace Gatare on Wednesday while officially opening a two days RTN partners meetings which was held in Kigali from 16th -17th February. The objective of the meeting was deepen the awereness of telecentres in the development of Rwanda as well creating partnerships for deploying 1,000 lower cost telecentres. Participants to the meeting includes international development organizations and governemet officials.
“We strongly believe that the 1,000 telecentres goal is a strategic option to move from agriculture economy to a knowledge based economy”, Gatare said
The 1,000 telecentres project is spearheaded by RTN, with the support of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (EU-CTA) , Telecentre.org foundation and Rwanda Development Board. The goal of the project is to facilitate the deployment of lower cost 1,000telecentres countrywide, thereby allowing the Rwandan population to access services and information using ICTs.