EALA impressed with ICT development

KIGALI - The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has said it will sell Rwanda’s Information and Communication Technology practices to other members of the regional bloc. The Assembly Speaker Abdirahin Haithar Abdi has said that Rwanda’s ICT industry was instrumental in the country’s development and recovery from the 1994 Genocide. At a press conference at Serena Hotel yesterday, Abdirahin said that ICT is one of the best ways that East African countries should adopt in their education systems to be able to cope with the forces of demand and supply.
L-R: East African Legislative Assembly MP Mike Sebalu and the assembly Speaker Abdirahin Haithar Abdi addressing the press at Kigali Serena Hotel yesterday at the end of a five-day visit to the country.(Photo/G.Barya)
L-R: East African Legislative Assembly MP Mike Sebalu and the assembly Speaker Abdirahin Haithar Abdi addressing the press at Kigali Serena Hotel yesterday at the end of a five-day visit to the country.(Photo/G.Barya)

KIGALI - The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has said it will sell Rwanda’s Information and Communication Technology practices to other members of the regional bloc. The Assembly Speaker Abdirahin Haithar Abdi has said that Rwanda’s ICT industry was instrumental in the country’s development and recovery from the 1994 Genocide. At a press conference at Serena Hotel yesterday, Abdirahin said that ICT is one of the best ways that East African countries should adopt in their education systems to be able to cope with the forces of demand and supply.

“We are impressed by the way Rwanda’s ICT sector is transforming peoples’ lives especially in the education sector, right from the primary level up to the university. It is something that other members should lay emphasis on, for economic transformation,” Abdirahin explained.

“ICT development is a lesson we legislators should try to advise partner states to develop, since it would assist in creating employment opportunities in the bloc,” Abdirahin said.

Mike K.Sebalu, head of the committee on regional affairs and conflict resolution in the EALA, explained that the justice sector had made significant strides in addressing human rights issues. 

He said that committee would create institutional linkages with Gacaca courts and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission in trying to address human rights issues in the region.

On his part, the Speaker of Rwanda’s Chamber of Deputies, Alfred Mukezamfura, said that the EALA delegation’s visit was a stride a head by the country as a new partner state especially in the process of electing her parliamentary representatives to the larger assembly.Ends

 

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