Projects in ICT sector

Telecommunications Sector

  • Telecom sector includes mobile and fixed telephony services provided by MTN Rwanda, Rwandatel, TIGO Rwanda and Airtel
  • The National Data Center is operational with a new cloud computing platform installed to centrally host Public and Private sector applications and services.
  • Broadband Systems Corporation (BSC) has been incorporated to commercialize the National Fiber Optic Backbone, the Kigali metropolitan Network
  • RURA commissioned the International Gateway Traffic Verification System (IGTVS), a system that allows the monitoring of the performance of the telecoms sector including traffic measurement, accurate billing, and quality of service assessment, market surveillance, interconnection dispute resolution, and fraud management.

Finance Sector

  • The Online Tax payment system, allowing citizens to file personal taxes online.
  • The e-Payment system, which allows citizens to pay their taxes online through their banks, hence reducing queues and time.
  • The Single Electronic Window System, a facility that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements, hence reducing the cost of doing business due to online clearance and allowing simplified procedures.

Education Sector

  • Various ICT initiatives that are transforming education include the Educational Management Information System (EMIS), and the Rwanda Development Gateway, an information portal including education information.
  • The Government of Rwanda has also put in place a programme to promote the Acquisition of computer equipment by educational institutions, with the aim of promoting universal computer literacy in the school system of Rwanda.

Governance Sector

  • The Automated Passenger Clearance System, a system that supports the automation of the migration services rendered to border communities and airports. Using Biometric data, the system removes the need for human input and passport stamps, reduces the migration clearance processing time, eliminates risks of fraud and detects use of illegal and forged documents. A total of 7 institutions including Police are now connected to the National identification Authority Database using online secure authentication
  • RRA, MTN, TIGO, AIRTEL, B.N.R /Credit Reference Bureau, Immigration.

Agriculture Sector

  • The eSoko system usage has increased, empowering more farmers with timely crops market price information, reaching for more than 54,000 transactions, translating to more informed market pricing decisions and ultimately more successful farming.
  • A Land Use Management and Information System has been implemented to ensure proper usage, planning and management of land.

Tourism sector

  • One Click Rwanda has been created to implement the virtual tourism and e-Tourism platform to entice foreigners to choose Rwanda as a preferred tourist destination and facilitates them to use and exploit the potential prospects that ICT provides like online booking and payment.

Health Sector

  • ICT initiatives have been implemented in health such as: OpenMRS – an open-source medical records system that facilitates nationwide tracking of patient data;
  • TRACnet – a system that allows central collection and storage of clinical health information;
  • Mobile e- Health – a system used by community health workers to collect data for OpenMRS
  • TRACnet systems; Telemedicine – that is connecting King Faisal Hospital to Hospitals in Kabgayi and Musanze facilitating the sharing of clinical information between urban and rural hospitals
  • Navigation Surveillance and Air traffic management system (CNS-ATM) has been deployed

 

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