Government has launched Smart Kigali, a wireless Internet project to further grow the ICT footprint in the country.
The government has in the past launched projects in the ICT sector which crumbled before take off because of lack of sustainability.
He also noted that though the Internet is being provided free of charge, telecommunication companies stand to make gains as more hotels and business installations come on board.
Besides, the government has established necessary infrastructure by way of the optic fibre throughout the country.
"The cost will be associated with acquisition of equipment, manpower to install hotspots which is being handled by telecommunication companies, government is not involved," the minister said.
The government strongly believes that Information and Communication Technology can enable
With the help of
More money has been spent on establishing an
With the rise of social media and the need for affordable communication, experts and members of the public welcome the Smart City project because as Internet availability grows, services will be faster, affordable and reachable.
"Smart Kigali is a good marketing move from the government, it helps us convince tourists and foreigners that it is good and easy to do business in
The ICT expert echoed concerns of culture integration by suppliers of different technology and called on the government to assess and monitor progress on grounds.
"The public-private partnership with
According to RDB reports, in the past five years
In 2010, more than 38.9 per cent of
According to government statistics, there are over 3.1 million mobile subscribers, representing 32 per cent penetration of mobile usage.
The country's core visionis to transform
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