Rwanda to Export ICT by 2020 – Minister Nsengimana

Rwanda's Youth and ICT Minister, Philbert Nsengimana speaking to media

Technology being one of the pillars in changing the livelihoods of Rwandans, health the government through the ministry of youth and ICT is set to spend USD 25million in introducing 5million citizens to digital literacy and opportunities through the use of e-governmnent and e-business services by 2020.

2017 is a pilot year in the coalition, pill whereby innovative youth a will be trained as digital ambassadors to deliver digital literacy in the villages, information pills cooperating with sponsors  who were part of the world economic forum and the digital opportunity trust who have a hand in the coalition of making Rwanda the next net exporter of ICT’s.

Speaking to ChimpReports, Rwanda’s Youth and ICT Minister Philbert Nsengimana said through this project the country’s economy will boom because there will be an extra big number of digitalized personnel hence seeing more financial transactions carried out.

He added a farmer will be able to use technology in developing his farming system just like a trader will be updated of what to do in his business digital wise.

Some of the partners in the project

Some of the partners in the project

The minister he further said Rwanda strongly believes digital literacy combined with internet access all over the country will lead to digital transformation towards a smart nation hence being the a center of innovation and a net exporter of ICT by 2020.

80%of the population has gagdets that can accommodate internet but a very small percentage of them only fully utilize and use this internet.


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