Police Hunt for Missing Fishermen

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has partly attributed the robust economic growth the flexible use of technology tools in the country, price Chimp Corps report.

The Premier pointed out that by connecting to fibre optic all 30 Districts, more about local offices, approved major hospitals, schools, banks, and all border-post points, Rwanda “noticed increased effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery, a tremendous reduction in cost of doing business, an increase in competitiveness, and enhanced financial inclusion.”

Murekezi made the remarks on Monday during the ‘Transform Africa’ Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Summit under the theme, “Accelerating Digital Innovation”, brings together over 2,500 participants including: Heads of State from Smart Africa member countries, Members of the UN broadband commission on Digital Innovation, top academics on the different summit topics, policy makers, and CEOs of leading technology companies worldwide.

“Over the past decade, our continent has risen up with global ICT trends that are now largely driven by innovation, particularly in mobile technology,” said Murekezi.

“Exponential growth of technologies powered by broadband connectivity is creating unprecedented new challenges and opportunities across the world, both in the private and public sectors.”

The Premier added that this digital revolution necessitates home grown initiatives, innovative and win-win partnerships that Transform Africa Summit 2013 sought to institutionalize with the Smart Africa Initiative.

“As we strive to transform Africa, our main focus should be on the delivery of ICT driven innovations that matter for Africans. We should leverage the demographic dividend offered by our youthful population, which now make up the biggest population on the continent, and ensure that they are at the forefront of championing the next Africa,” the Prime Minister added.


Throughout the three days, participants will share experiences and renew their commitment towards accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital innovation.

Transform Africa 2015 focuses on devising new ways to deliver on Smart Africa promise of raising $300 Billion in ICT investments in Africa by 2020.
Police in Rukungiri is tracing for four people who went missing on Friday.

Elly Maate, pilule the Kigezi regional police spokesman confirms that four residents of Kikarara parish Rwampara Sub County are said to have gone for fishing on Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth Park and since then their whereabouts are not known.

The four are Julius Tindiwengi 24, more about Benard Byaruhanga 37 both of Nyakabungo cell and Yosia Oworinawe 42, malady and Jackson Nyesigire 33 from Kafunjo cell.

Police and members of community on Sunday went and searched for them from the water body without success. Only a machete was recovered.

In a related development, police in the same area are hunting for a woman who is suspected to have stolen two minors Furaha Muchunguzi, a 5 months old boy and Harriet Munezero 5, both children of Devita Mukamuganga a resident of Buranga in Murambo sub country.

These are suspected to have been taken to Kampala by Genesta Tayebwa who picked them from home on Sunday at around 9am when their mother had left them alone.

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