Muhanga: Computer centers decry decline in customers
December 29, 2011No Comments
Due to the prevalence of many computers in Muhanga town and the country in general, people who have been specializing in offering computer lessons to interested residents most especially students and employees from different organizations say they no longer get customers.
When computer technology was introduced in Rwanda, many people invested in this field by setting up computer centers that offer computer lessons. The centers offer course in Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher and others.
Jean Nepo Habineza, owner of green data center in Muhanga Town says they no longer get clients because most people are no longer interested in paying money for computer programs.
“Before individuals didn’t own computers, even schools had no computers which could make people willing to learn computer programs. Computer programs are being taught in schools and other people have personal computers”. Habineza adds.
Placide Mugiraneza adds that even internet café business is slowing down because Internet accessibility is easier for many residents.
“Information technology made Internet easily accessed these days with the introduction of telephone internet and modems at affordable prices” says Mugiraneza.
Most internet cafes have reduced on their costs because of reduction in the number of customers.
Availing Information technology to the residents is in line with the government’s program that stared after the 1994 Tutsi genocide. This is being manifested through the “one laptop per child” government program where every child has a laptop.