As part of its contribution to the "Smart Kigali" initiative geared at providing internet broadband that is accessible for everyone, Airtel Rwanda last Friday launched a free wi-fi hotspot at King Faisal Hospital. The event was presided over by the Minister for Youth and ICT Jean Philbert Nsengimana, along with Airtel Rwanda's country manager Marcellin Paluku and the hospital boss Dr. Emile Rwamasirabo.
Minister Nsengimana lauded Airtel for participating in the initiative towards the development of Kigali and Rwanda at large. Dr. Rwamasirabo for his part said that patients and their visitors will get access to medical information online thanks to the free Airtel internet.
"These days patients come knowing what kind of services to receive because they read various medical information online," he noted. "Even new mothers will now share photos of their babies on social networks."
Smart Kigali is made possible by a partnership between the City of Kigali, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency, Rwanda Development Board, the country's internet service providers and the Rwanda Hotel and Restaurant Association.
"Smart Kigali will lead to better services and development because internet broadband will be accessible for everyone," Nsengimana said.