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Video Exclusive: Ericsson & Rwanda Govt. ink Smart Rwanda agreement

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H.E. Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana Minister, Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), Rwanda (image credit: ITU)
H.E. Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana Minister, Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), Rwanda (image credit: ITU)

At an exclusive press conference, which was held at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Ericsson and the Rwandan Government inked an agreement that essentially seals the deal for the upcoming Smart Rwanda project.

According to Fredrik Jejdling, President of Ericsson Sub Saharan Africa, the project is set to drive ICT development in Rwanda. Jejdling also stressed the point that Ericsson is looking to expand the project to other locations within the African continent.


Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister, Ministry of Youth & ICT (MYICT), Rwanda revealed that this signing will essentially allow Rwanda to realise its upcoming 2020 vision.

Overall, Smart Rwanda aims to help Rwanda achieve its ICT for Development Vision, one village at a time. This is essential to key sectors including: Education, Healthcare, Governance, Business, Agriculture, Environment, Job Creation, Infrastructure, and Smart Cities.

To gain in- depth knowledge of the agreement as well as the Smart Rwanda project, please view the exclusive video below:

Press conference recorded by IT News Africa’s online editor: Darryl Linington

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