Kigali, May 14, 2019 (Xinhua/NAN)
Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Tuesday said the Rwandan government would ensure digital literacy for youths aged between 16 and 30 by 2024 because of the important role of technology development.
Ngirente made the statement at the opening of the 2nd Transform Africa Economic Forum which begins from May 14 to 16.
“This will be possible by implementing a national digital literacy programme, which has the objective of achieving digital literacy of at least 60 per cent among adults by 2024,” said Ngirente.
The forum is a government-to-business engagement, where participants discuss investment opportunities and areas of collaboration.
“Technology is very important as it offers an opportunity to realise the integration of the continent in a faster and smarter way,” said Ngirente.
This year’s summit is convening under the theme: “Boosting Africa’s Digital Economy.’’
About 4,000 participants, including policymakers, regulators, young innovators and officials from Africa and beyond are expected to discuss taking advantage of information and communication technology to boost the continent’s economy.