ICT very crucial in Rwanda’s development

You get to wake up sometime in the morning, and the first thing after saying a quick prayer is probably checking your email or notification system on your IPhone. Communication has been made faster and easier in the modern era of technology. Most of the best ways of transferring information are basically Internet based. There are lots of ways people communicate today; from electronic mail, to social media sights like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and many others all of which are Internet based. The fact that most these use Internet, means there is likelihood that Internet traffic is inevitable. This traffic may be un-noticed on certain continents that have a greater bandwidth, and faster Internet networking. In other places, however, many of the Internet users that have a lower bandwidth tend to suffer with slow Internet connection.

 However, in this current generation, most of the information is on the Internet. Any kind of research can be done and completed online without ever using any hardcopy or book for research. With that kind of generation, it is necessary that we keep up with a better and faster Internet connection, because with that, people will be able to make research, learn new technologies and many other things all of which are internet based (or online) and in many cases free of charge. Social media sites like YouTube offer a lot of free learning and research about anything, but it’s sometimes impossible to watch a video because of the slow Internet connection. With the fibre optic cables getting installed, such issues will be no more and Internet users will even make more research that will eventually develop the country.

 As Rwanda continues to develop, its impudent that ICT infrastructure is kept at the forefront on the list. Apparently, checking on the pillars of the Rwanda Vision 2020, development of a good ICT infrastructure is one of the crosscutting issues that the country intends to unveil. By 2020, Rwanda projects to have Internet access at all administrative levels, for all secondary schools and a large number of primary schools. With this kind of future goal, Rwanda is indeed aiming at being the true heart, icon and best ICT hub on the whole of African continent.

 When you take a closer look at these first class countries like the US, the only thing that really puts them ahead is their well-developed and coordinated ICT infrastructure that includes a lot of great technology. Moving from satellite to optic fibre cable technology, all of which boost faster communication relays, its important that we keep up with all recent technology developments, and with that, am convinced that Rwanda will be the on the forefront of Africa’s best countries, and the world’s best destination.

 

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Rwanda, a Modern Day Miracle

The Land of a thousand Hills is a place that reigns with beauty. After a tragic and epic turmoil that the country went through during the 1994 Genocide, it’s very difficult and hard to believe that the country is what it is right now. Around this time of June in 1994, thousands if not close to a million people were being slaughtered and massacred mercilessly, the country was in total despair, hopelessness filled many faces of those who survived, and the economy was completely shattered down, the country was on its Knees.
 
From scratch the country began rebuilding, from the knees the country began to stand on its toes, the journey of development began, a journey that indeed was a tough one, one that required courage, character, charisma and determination. Much had to be done yet little was available to accomplish the task, with no man power, human resource, not even enough natural resources – it has been indeed an uphill task of rebuilding such an economy that was completely in ruin.
 
As the journey to recovery, reconciliation and development unfolds, its been only 17years down the road and a lot looks to be accomplished, yet as well a lot more awaits in Stock. The master-minder and driving force being the famous “Vision 2020” a plan that was initiated in 1998-99 acting as a road map to the goals the country intends to achieve. Almost half way to 2020, the country remains steady on the course and continues to achieve most of the goals.
 
Rwanda has a stood out to be an example to many countries now, with its success in handling reconciliation through Gacaca courts after such a devastating political era that had divided Rwandans along tribal conflict, infrastructure development, environmental conservation with one the cleanest cities Kigali in the region, health insurance policy covering almost 80% of the population and being one of the best business hubs in the region, with zero tolerance to corruption and guaranteed security – all this in one place one country Rwanda, a land of a thousand hills which had a thousand problems, but now with a thousand achievements. Rwanda is indeed modern day Miracle
 
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