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Rwanda to host Commonwealth e-Government forum

March 20, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

One of the biggest events in the ICT sectors in Commonwealth member states, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Union (CTO) e-Gov Forum, commences on Monday in Rwanda.

CORRECTION: The article previously stated that the Commonwealth Telecommunications Union (CTO) e-Gov Forum would be held in Uganda. The correct location of the forum is Rwanda. Corrections have been made accordingly.

The goal of the forum, expecting around 200 delegates, is to build on the success of the two previous forums held previously in African states.

CT, the event organiser, says: “Following the success of CTO’s African e-Gov conferences in Ghana and Uganda, we are now in the process of organising the 3rd Annual African e-Gov Forum in Rwanda. Key ICT stakeholders in the region, including Ministers of technology, heads of e-Gov projects, civil society leaders and representatives from IT organisations; mobile operators; infrastructure providers; foundations; development and donor agencies will discuss current issues and witness success stories on e-Gov in Africa,”

The three day event will officially be opened by Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, with the welcome address being delivered by his Minister of Science and Technology, Prof Romain Murenzi.

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