Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said change in Africa will only be felt if ICT is used to unite Africans rather than divide them.
The President made the remarks Thursday at the opening of the ongoing Transform Africa Summit at the Kigali Convention Centre.
Kagame said the roll-out and adoption of digital technologies and ICT in general across the continent should not distinguish or discriminate against any section of the population.
"Access to technology and information should not distinguish between rich and poor or between urban and rural people. If technology is establishing divides rather than equalizing opportunity, then we are not harnessing it well and there will be negative consequences," Kagame said.
He added that the private sector should be a key tool that bridges divides rather than deepens them.
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