Rwanda and Tanzania are two of the most promising digital landscapes in East Africa. Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two governments, showed a desire to embrace the digital transformation, and allow it to completely rejuvenate processes and services within economic sectors.
The MOU is part of an agreement that is expected to increase the number of digital transformation projects within the public and private sector, The Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation has disclosed.
The deal was signed alongside other three bilateral agreements inked during Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan state visit to Rwanda, earlier this month.
Prior to the signing however, the Ministry said that a number of bilateral discussions were conducted to identify and prioritize areas of collaboration in ICT including broadband connectivity, cross-border data flows and Cyber security.
“Rwanda is expecting to benefit through this strengthened collaboration in terms of the availability of more and better connectivity to the Internet, the ability to exchange best practices and successful digital transformation projects from the public and private sector of Rwanda such as Umucyo e-procurement, Irembo, Cyber security among other innovations that were implemented in Rwanda,” the Ministry said.
Accordingly, Rwanda expects to benefit from the experience of various ICT-oriented projects implemented in Tanzania.