Motorola is scheduled to intensify its footprint in the region through using Rwanda as its main base from where it will coordinate most of its activities and services that span across neighbouring countries.
Rwanda Development Board on Friday announced that government of Rwanda and Motorola Solutions -a global leader in mission-critical communication have signed a lucrative 5-year deal.
Yuval Hanan the General Manager Motorola Solutions Rwanda also doubling as Region Manager for East Africa, said, “We are excited to invest in improving the technical expertise in Rwanda and exporting it.”
“We chose Rwanda because it is a leader in ICT within the region and we believe young Rwandan engineers and ICT professionals have a lot to offer globally.
According to details of this agreement, Motorola Solutions will establish a service center, a training center, a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) center and an IoT (Internet of Things) center in Rwanda.
Paula Ingabire the Minister of ICT and Innovation said after the signing, “we are looking at building capacities and the entire ICT eco-system with unique value adding solutions.”
She added that Rwanda appreciates to have Motorola Solutions on board and look forward to expanding this partnership further.
Meanwhile, Emmanuel Hategeka RDB’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer considers this deal with Motorola as a very pricy public private partnership that will enhance skills of Rwandans and technology.
“Establishing these service, training, SCADA and Internet of Things centers in addition to moving Motorola Solutions’ regional headquarters here will further position Rwanda as an ICT hub for the continent,” Hategeka said.
Through this deal, Motorola Solutions is expected to establish its regional headquarters in Rwanda, and elevating its operations in Rwanda into a regional hub.