Rwanda President Paul Kagame has been awarded by Star Times Group for his visionary leadership and commitment towards meeting the country’s set objectives of Vision 2020 in promoting ICT and communications. The Minister of Youth and ICT received the award on his behalf.
StarTimes is a worldwide technology company that was established in 1988 in China. The company that started developing its African markets in 2002, was issued the first digital TV operator license by Rwanda in 2007. StarTimes is now operational in 23 African nations.
“President Kagame has provided constant inspiration and encouragement to us to help and improve the digitalization of Rwanda and even for all African countries … We just designed this award to show the highest respect to his commitment and contribution in ICT industry,”said Mr. Pang Xinxing, StarTimes global Chairman.
Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana expressed his honour in receiving the award on behalf of the President and appreciated StarTimes for contributing to the transformation of Rwanda’s society in its process to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting.
Minister Nsengimana reiterated the President’s commitment to promote ICT in Rwanda. The Star Times Group was assured of the Government’s continued support and partnership in creating conducive environment for investment in ICT.
StarTimes has initiated Solar TV technology which will increase and ease access to television especially rural areas that lack electricity.