Connect Rwanda

Rutsiro families get free smartphones

Up to 1000 smartphones were on Thursday, February 13 given to citizens of Rutsiro District through Connect Rwanda campaign which was launched in December 2019. The campaign aims at providing smartphones to 2.6 million families in the country. The smartphones, which come with sim cards and...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 5:39pm

Connect Rwanda: Smartphones distribution begins end January

Local Telco, MTN Rwanda has confirmed that over 2,500 smartphones have so far been collected under the Connect Rwanda Challenge. The campaign initiated by MTN Rwanda, is run in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT). So far, over 39,000 smartphones have been pledged...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:56pm

Connect Rwanda: How smartphone revolution will benefit tech innovators

At least two of every three Rwandans own a cell phone, but only one in a dozen knows a smartphone, according to available statistics. The government has declared the need to tip the scale through the recently launched Connect Rwanda campaign, which aims at ensuring that at least one household...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 1:19am

Editorial: Connect Rwanda challenge will propel us to a digital society

The Ministry of Defence and Rwanda Defence Force are among the latest institutions to throw their weight behind a campaign to provide unconnected Rwandans with smartphones, pledging a combined 2,000 locally made smartphones on Friday. Launched just last month, the Connect Rwanda Challenge seeks...

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:04am

EDITORIAL: Spreading the Christmas cheer digitally is very possible

Rwanda’s digitisation process, its approach towards it and the speed by which it is achieving it would make many an outsider wonder in amazement. But there is not much to it really, just like any other policies or projects it embarks upon. Most of the time the solutions are within arm...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 10:01am

What you should know about ‘Connect Rwanda’ campaign

At least 24,012 smartphones meant for vulnerable households have been pledged since the Connect Rwanda campaign kicked off last weekend, according to available data. This means that at least 8,000 smartphones were pledged, every day, since last Friday when the MTN Rwanda CEO, Mitwa Kaemba Ng...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 1:46am

Rwanda launches drive to connect all households with a smartphone

On Friday evening, a short social media video was posted on the MTN Rwanda Twitter account featuring MTN Rwanda’s Chief Executive Mitwa Ng’ambi pledging 1000 Smart Phones on behalf of her firm and 100 phones in her personal capacity. Thread: end: Let’s #ConnectRwanda @...

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:22am