The Rwandan government aims at ensuring digital literacy for all youths aged between 16 and 30 by 2024.  By Source Xinhua




The Rwandan government aims at ensuring digital literacy for all youths aged between 16 and 30 by 2024 because of the important role of technology in development, Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente said on Tuesday.

This will be possible by implementing a national digital literacy program, which has the objective of achieving digital literacy of at least 60 percent among adults by 2024, said Ngirente.

Ngirente made the remarks while opening the 2nd Transform Africa Economic Forum, part of the Transform Africa Summit that is being held here from May 14 to 16.

The forum is a government-to-business engagement, where participants discuss investment opportunities and areas of collaboration.

Technology is very important as it offers an opportunity to realize the integration of the continent in a faster and smarter way, said Ngirente.

This year's summit is convening under the theme "Boosting Africa's Digital Economy."

About 4,000 participants including policymakers, regulators, young innovators and officials from Africa and beyond are expected to discuss taking advantage of information and communication technology to boost the continent's economy.