NICI SECOND PHASE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

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The Rwanda Information and Technology Agency (RITA) last week launched the second phase of the National Information Communication Infrastructure plan (NICII) with a call on all stakeholders in different ministries to find the technology that best suits them and how to implement it.

NICII is a comprehensive national policy on communication and information technology that was launched last year after the completion of NICI and outlines ICT programmes and on how they can be implemented in line with vision 2020.

Addressing the participants for a three-day workshop at Kivu- Sun hotel in Gisenyi, the minister of state in charge of communication Albert Butare said: "Different ministries will identify areas of concern in the second phase of NICII and how best to implement it at all levels."

NICI was divided into phases, the first phase started in 2001 ending in 2005 while the second phase (NICII) is between 2006- 2010. By the end of each phase, the government and private sector organisations examine the progress they have registered in information and communication development and the challenges ahead.

"There is need to find out how we can achieve our prospects within the next five years," Butare said. Participants at the workshop committed themselves to meeting regularly in order to examine the implementation of the second phase of NICI.

The New Times