7 March 2014

Rwanda: Ministry in ICT Awareness Drive

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi, has urged citizens to embrace the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Mbabazi was on Wednesday speaking at the 10th Edition of the ICT Literacy and Awareness Campaign road show in Nyaruguru District, Southern Province. Thousands of local residents participated in the two-day campaign drive.

"Using ICT enables you to access a variety of services. It is in this regard that we all have to be passionate about technology," Mbabazi told journalists in Nyaruguru.

She likened ICT to basic necessities like water and electricity.

ICT campaigns are helping residents to understand the various services offered by companies and how they can be used. James Nibeho, a resident, said he is able to use various online services like filing a complaint in court.

PS Mbabazi commended the private sector for partnering with the government to foster technological development.

The campaign enables residents to learn the contribution of ICT to daily performance in various activities.

During this drive, local residents are learning the benefits of the digital migration, during which girls and young women are encouraged to join the career to embrace the use of ICT.

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