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The Government of Rwanda has entered into a five-year agreement with Motorola Solutions to build local ICT capacity as the country bids to become a continental ICT hub. Under the agreement, Motorola Solutions will establish a service center, a training center, a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) center and an IoT (Internet of Things) center in Rwanda.
These investments by Motorola Solutions will be made with a view to establish its regional headquarters in Rwanda, and elevating its operations in Rwanda into a regional hub. Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire said the agreement will support in building capacity and value added ICT eco-system. "By signing this agreement, we are looking at building capacities and the entire ICT eco-system with unique value adding solutions. Rwanda is excited to have Motorola Solutions on board and look forward to expanding this partnership further Minister Ingabire said.
The Rwanda Development Board Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Hategeka noted that the agreements falls in line with Rwanda's target to become an ICT hub for the continent. There is a business case for the government to work with partners in the private sector such as Motorola Solutions in investing in enhancing skills of Rwandans and technology. Establishing these service, training, SCADA and Internet of Things centers in addition to moving Motorola Solutions regional headquarters here will further position Rwanda as an ICT hub for the continent Emmanuel Hategeka said.
Motorola Solutions is a global leader in mission-critical communications. It supplies global institutions with technology platforms in communications, software, video and services.