Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Bella Disu, have discussed the use of digital technology to help the march towards economic prosperity in Africa. The two leaders held a private meeting after the opening session of the two-day Africa CEO Forum taking place in Kigali.
Globacom said it was willing to use its massive infrastructure, including the Glo 1 international submarine cable, to drive digitalisation on the continent.
President Kagame said Africa’s hopes of achieving regional integration and economic growth would not be realised without modern technology. He also commended the success Globacom has made.
The Rwandan leader who, called for ‘open, responsive and accountable governance’ on the continent, said the private sector was critical to growth because of its ability to ‘envision on what needs to be changed to achieve desired improvement in the private and public sectors.’
Meanwhile, Disu said Globacom’s Glo 1 armoured submarine cable and digital solutions, such as mobile money, Artificial Intelligence, E-Health, Smart Cognitive Learning and Smart Energy, could help Africa achieve a digitalised economy.
“I commend President Kagame for his exemplary leadership and for the tremendous success Rwanda has achieved under him,” she said.
“Like President Kagame, I have no doubt that greater integration will lead to continental growth and a more prosperous Africa. Globacom is committed to Africa’s economic renaissance.”