Smart Kigali Initiative Launched


search geneva;”>sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at the function the Minister for youth and ICT Jean Philbert Nsengimana hailed the initiative to be enhanced by the broad band.

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cure geneva;”>“Broadband is there to fast track business, information exchange, information generation and consumption. It’s a foundation of a knowledge economy,”explained Nsengimana.

The minister therefore noted that the initiative is expected to accelerate the country’s move from an agriculture based economy to a knowledge based economy.

The mayor of Kigali Fidele Ndayisaba pointed out that its yet another step in advancing to the use of ICT In Kigali and stressed that it would enhance service delivery and access to information for the people of Kigali.

“High speed internet connection and easy access will make the visitors’ experience in Kigali more enjoyable,” explained Ndayisaba.

The initiative will provide free broadband Wi-Fi Internet access in public places including commercial buildings, bus stations, airports, and public transport facilities.

There will also be an established online automated navigation system for direction using the newly implemented street and home addressing information system according to the new Smart Kigali Initiative.

The initiative launched has also seen automated taxi meters installed in some taxicabs to showing the fares to be charged.

Electronic Payment Systems have also been enhanced to promote efficient use of existing systems like ATMs and Visa Cards.


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