Rwandans will soon have affordable devices for internet connectivity that they can pay for on a long-term basis, according to the country’s director general in charge of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Didier Nkurikiyimfura, at the 11th edition of the ICT Literacy and Awareness campaign in Karongi District.
Nkurikiyimfura said: Just like several citizens are able to make a call, is the same way we need internet connectivity especially the 4G to allow every individual to receive the network and what is left is to have the devices.
The director said they have been talking to manufacturers, suppliers and banks to find a way through which citizens can buy devices through bank services using a specific financial product.
There are other working models towards this end, an example being Gira ICT, which is currently providing people with devices at a low price, to be paid over a period of one or two years.
In fact, this strategy works really well, It is very important to have a positive attitude towards ICT. We came to remind you that you have ideas and all you need is to access the ICT tools and then enhance your initiatives. Nkurikiyimfura said