Adding to the successes and achievements of the Rwandan government, the country is set to introduce the first ever made-in-Rwanda Positivo BGH Laptops.
In partnership with a South American tech-firm, Rwanda has taken up the course in perfecting the one-child-one laptop policy in primary schools.
The foreign company, Positivo BGH made the partnership open to some African countries but Rwanda was best (economically) prepared to indicate interest.
“We had been talking to different African countries but I have to say Rwanda moved fast. They have a strong anti-corruption drive and the country has been growing at about 8 percent per annum for the last few year.”– Juan Ignacio Ponelli, President.
The made-in-Rwanda laptop plant is located in Gasabo neighborhood in Kigali, the capital city. The firm markets its product under the ‘Proudly made in Africa’ tagline.
“Right now we have 50 direct staff but if you count indirect, like security and cleaning, we have created about 120 positions.”
The South American affiliate which started operations last year produces 60 laptops per month. Report says that one of these Positivo BGH laptops costs about Rwf 200, 000 ($265).
Rwanda without a doubt has taken innovative steps in the world of technology. In the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda stands out conspicuously as a foreign investment attraction; thanks to her consistently improving and growing economy.
The Positivo BGH laptops will be an addition to the series of tech-innovations that the country has taken up.
Rwanda has set up a website known as Fablab Rwanda, where technological and business ideas cum products can be shared and eventually brought to life. Fablab is expected to receive about $150 million (£105 million) worth of investment.
Under the administration of President Kagame, the east African nation now runs a cashless bus payment in the capital city, Kigali.
The government is working towards a drastic increase in the percentage of her citizens online. It wants to see it grow from the current 13% – 95% by the end of 2016. This plan assures Rwandans of the consequent launch of a 4G network across the country.