The Prime Minister of Rwanda, Edouard Ngirente has announced that the government is aiming to inject Rwf500 Million to address the poor connectivity and network at the grassroots level.
We need Rwf500 million additional budget to provide the minimum capacity of the internet.
It is a concern that we have committed to address in the next financial year and the budget has been earmarked.Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister, Rwanda
Access to the internet has become increasingly important in today’s digital world, and addressing the issue of poor connectivity can have a significant impact on the country’s economic and social development.
With the allocation of Rwf500 million in the budget, it’s clear that the government is serious about addressing this issue. It’s important to ensure that the funds are allocated and utilized effectively to achieve the desired outcomes. This could involve investing in the necessary infrastructure such as laying fiber optic cables or providing subsidies to internet service providers to extend their services to rural areas.
Improving internet connectivity can have a ripple effect on various sectors including education, healthcare, and agriculture. For example, it can enable remote learning and telemedicine, as well as access to market information for farmers. It can also create new business opportunities and improve communication and collaboration among communities.