Makamba Online shares with you an audio interview hosted by Lucky Token. Lucky speaks to Dr James Makamba on 1873 FM as Miko Rwayitare’s friends mark the 10th anniversary of his death. Dr James Makamba gave an insight into the life of Africa’s telecom’s Father’ and advice on business and education in Africa.
Miko Rwayitare (December 2, 1942 – September 25, 2007) was a Rwandan-born billionaire and the supposed father of mobile telecommunications in Africa. He made the first cellular phone call on the African continent in 1986. He founded Telecel International, an African telecommunications company.
Rwayitare was born in Rwanda and educated in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) at the Collège Saint-Esprit and then Collège Notre-Dame in Bukavu and received an engineering degree in Germany at University of Karlsruhe in 1970.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro