Rwandans Offer Smartphones to Less Affluent Compatriots

Rwandans offer and promise thousands of smartphones so that those who cannot afford such devices can access and connect to them.

So far, the country has successfully mobilized more than 31,000 smartphones as part of a project called the Rwanda Connect Challenge.

The main objective of this campaign is to mobilize people to contribute so that smartphones are offered to Rwandans who cannot afford them.

The Rwanda Connect Challenge was launched by the telecommunications company MTN Rwanda with the support of the country’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation.

According to government officials, the quest to mobilize enough smartphones for the poor will continue until June 2020.


“We want to focus on training, awareness and awareness so that the Rwandans who will receive these phones understand their values,” said Paula Ingabire, Rwandan Minister of ICT and Innovation.

The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, officially launched two new smartphones made in Africa last year.

These new phones were the first “Made in Africa” models manufactured by a Rwandan company called Mara Group.

Mara X and Mara Z smartphones are now available for purchase for consumers. They were presented in May of last year at a technology summit in Paris.

President Kagame said at launch that he hoped the new phones would increase the smartphone usage rate in Rwanda, which is currently around 15%.


Written by How Africa

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