Rwanda: High Internet, SMS Costs Slow Rural Project

High Internet and SMS costs may slow rolling out Rwanda’s e-soko project, it is emerging. The e-soko or e-market is an electronic platform giving farmers, consumers and traders up-to-date market price information by SMS and Internet.

However, when a team from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) staff and selected media houses visited Kicukiro market in Kigali to assess how traders and consumers are adopting to the technology, some sections of the public protested the costs involved calling them high.

via allAfrica.com: Rwanda: High Internet, SMS Costs Slow Rural Project.