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Asian Tech Giant, VSONE, Opens Office In Rwanda

VSONE AFRICA, an IT enterprise solution provider launched its operations in Africa on the last day of Transform Africa 2019, May 17, 2019, at Marriott Hotel in Kigali.

With over 10 years of experience, 600 employees and a turnover of about US$35 million in 2018, VSONE is currently providing a variety of products and services in the public sector (E-Government), Banking, Financial and Insurance solutions, E-health and hospitality E-services as well as automation of manufacturing across various countries in Asia.

The company, being a tier one partner of HP and other major IT companies such as Oracle, SAP and others, says it will leverage its parent company’s broad experience, expertise, products and services to create Made in Africa versions, as African Solutions.

“Our strategy is to build an African company using our learning from Asia to boost the continent’s abundant talents through strong local partnerships. I am a strong believer on the continent potential”, said VSONE Chairman, Prabodha Sumanasekera.

 

He further indicated that VSONE sees Rwanda as a strategic market and location from which the company will cover the continent with plans to expand to Kenya, Mozambique, Angola and DRC are underway.

By the end of 2019, the firm said it will be operational in the South and West of Africa.

Rwanda has been a leader in the deployment of IT solutions for development, education and health.

It is now building a modern regional airport hub and a strong airline with a constant economic growth of over 6%.

Therefore, establishing VSONE Africa Headquarters in Rwanda will enable the company to benefit from all these positive factors.

Nkubito Manzi Bakuramutsa, the Africa CEO, told Taarifa that it is an exciting time for the continent.

“Africa has 1.2 billion population, 60% of which are young, full of creativity and talent. We are inspired by President Kagame views he shared at the Transform Africa 2019 that: “Everything we need for transformation is in the room or represented in the room.”

“VSONE is looking to participate in moving the continent from a consumer of content to a producer of content and a key player in the 4th industrial revolution. We want to align our business strategy, to the AU and Smart Africa visions,” he said.

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