The government is seeking to develop a more vibrant Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, by coming up with new strategies, according to reports attributed to the Minister in charge of ICT.
ICT has been identified as a critical component in the development process all over the world, and it is through continuous innovation that sustainable economic development is achieved.
Rwanda has adopted ICT as a cornerstone in the national development strategy and is moving steadily towards an ICT-led economy.
A lot has been achieved in this regard.
It is important to actively involve the private sector for Rwanda’s ICT vision to be more meaningful.
The private sector entrepreneurs are playing a key role in the health, education, banking and tourism sectors, placing them strategically, to supplement the government’s efforts in programmes like e-Learning and e-Health.
Rwanda has emerged as a key destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), thanks to an enabling environment that has been put in place. A more engaged ICT sector can help to further boost FDI.
For this vision to be achieved, it calls for greater cooperation and participation of all stakeholders in the development of the country.