The Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), in collaboration with the National IT Promotion Agency (NIPA) of South Korea, has embarked in a development of a comprehensive e-Government Master Plan.
The goal of e-Government Master Plan Project is to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of government-to-government (G2G), government-to-citizen (G2C) as well as government-to-business (G2B) processes in Rwanda.
This has been revealed during the kick off meeting on e-Government Master Plan Project held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 where Rwanda and experts from NIPA shared the best practices on e-Government.
Rwanda adopted the National Information and Communication Infrastructure Policy (NICI Plan) in its third phase and between 2011-2015 will see the development and use of new services acquired during phases one and two. e-Government is also critical focus area in the NICI plan.
Addressing the media, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana stressed that Rwanda has achieved a lot in ICT sector and could use technology to enhance service delivery.
“Our aim is to provide facilities to the citizens in Rwanda to access services without travelling vast distances; with the use of ICT in service delivery will be accessible online or via cell phones and will mainly drive the development of our economy,” Minister Nsengimana says.
South Korea’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Hwang Soon-Taik, commended the East African country for embracing e-Government. He said, ”I see how Rwanda is planning and setting goals of how to fully integrate e-Government in all services in the country; this is very important and will be a foundation to achieve more as we did in Korea.”
Meanwhile the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has embarked in an ambitious ICT for Development agenda in line with its Vision 2020 that seeks to transform the country into a middle-income, knowledge-based economy.
To achieve this, The GoR has put in place legal and regulatory framework and has invested in developing and rolling out a national fiber backbone, the Kigali Metropolitan network and Wireless Broadband networks as critical enablers.