According to Clément Uwajeneza, the Rwandan administration is only anticipating the digital revolution so as not to have to undergo it in the next ten years. With his company RwandaOnline, he was mandated in 2014 by the government led by Paul Kagamé to digitize all of the state’s public services by creating Irembo. An e-government service that can reduce the gap between the 11.8 million Rwandan citizens and the administration, with just a few clicks.
“In the Kinyarwanda language, Irembo means door or gate,” says Clément Uwajeneza. We have made direct and permanent access possible between Rwandan citizens and all local and national administrations. Rwandans can, for example, renew their passports, request a new identity card, obtain a copy of their criminal record, a marriage certificate … Growth is exponential: nearly 2,000 Rwandans have consulted their documents online last week. They were less than thirty three months ago. “
Other services like transfer of title deeds are also offered, using just a mobile phone. The payment of management fees related to the use of the platform is almost exclusively via “mobile payment”, thanks in particular to a partnership with the telecom operator Tigo, or otherwise by credit card. There is really no room for cash payments in the new administration 2.0 that is taking shape in Kigali …
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