Rwanda to bridge digital divide with first smartphone factory

Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, made an announcement to the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Technology, Culture and Youth that the country is negotiating with the Mara Group, a Pan-African multisector business service company, to operate a smart phone factory by April this year.

She added that the smart phones will be affordable, and that a partnership with telecommunications companies will reduce access costs. Her aim is that the whole population will be trained in digital literacy and that every home will have a smart device.