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Miko Rwayitare 10 Years on

This year we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Late Miko Rwayitare who most regard to be the father of mobile telephony in the continent of Africa having made the first mobile call in 1986 in Congo DRC. Miko was born in Dec 2nd 1942 in Rwanda and passed on 25th September 2007 at age of 64. Miko is celebrated by intellectuals, students, technology entrepreneurs and all bound by the cords of innovation and courageous advancement through capital and great ideas. This motivation Calls us to remember the impacts that improved and superior communication every anniversary of his passing. However this time is 10 years a significant milestone. To this end a special commemorative ceremony is planned for March 23/24 2018 in Kigali Rwanda. In 2001, he purchased the Mont Rochelle winery making it the first black-owned wine estate in South Africa now purchased by Richard Branson..among other investments. Family, ex- Business Partners and all Friends of Miko, I am inviting you to join this “Friends of Miko” platform; share your ideas, photos, videos of what you remember of Miko. More details on the 10 years anniversary event will be shared with you in coming months. Albert Gatare

Dr James Makamba tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

Dr James Makamba tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

Thank you for all your initiatives on Africa and it's like yesterday when we hobb nobbed with Miko Rwayitare the man who founded Telecel,the first mobile phone provider in Africa.I'm truly proud to belong to FOM.God bless you Mr.Mutumwa Dziva Mawere.

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Albert Gatare Tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

Albert Gatare Tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

This year we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Late Miko Rwayitare who most regard to be the father of mobile telephony in the continent of Africa having made the first mobile call in 1986 in Congo DRC. Miko was born in Dec 2nd 1942 in Rwanda and passed on 25th September 2007 at age of 64.

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Wendy Luhabe tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

Wendy Luhabe tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

I did not realize it has been 10 years since Miko died so unexpectedly, reminding us that death has no forewarning, therefore we must live prepared, have our affairs always in order. In life, Miko held a special place to many in Africa as a Pioneer, accomplished Entrepreneur and his passion for Africa’s Leadership Development.

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Mutumwa D Mawere tribute message to Miko Rwayitare

Lest we forget.

It was like yesterday that the legendary Miko Rwayitare passed on yet 10 years have elapsed without many of his friends pausing and reflecting on the missing thoughts and actions to preserve his memory. History is always kind to the few among us who choose to use their gifts to purpose. Imagine a world without Miko, what would it have been like.

Celebrating Miko Rwayitare with Dr James Makamba on The 1873 FM

Celebrating Miko Rwayitare with Luc Tunoh on The 1873 FM

Fifi M Rurangwa Message

“It is very difficult to accept and beleive that Miko is gone.

But I strongly beleive that we shall meet him in heaven one day. May his soul rest in eternal peace. We are grateful to be his children and wish him our best”

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Message from Eugene Nyagahene

Je suis de tout coeur avec toi en ce jour anniversaire du deces de Miko.

Comme les grands hommes, son heritage restera longtemps. A notre generation et la prochaine de perpetuer cela.

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Message from Bob Kabonero

Miko lives in our hearts everyday and his achievements in this world   will never be forgotten. As you said in your email its important to bring to fruition his vision. I hope and pray that we can do this, please is it possible to let us have some information on the progress if any of the academy. RIP my dear friend Miko. Read More…..

Mireille Karera Message

Thank you so much for this warm note. My thoughts are with you and family as you are remembering your dear brother.  Indeed he was one of Africa’s & Rwanda’s greatest visionary leader.

Eugène Kalinda Message

Miko left a such wonderful legacy. He will remain a such good inspiration for me and I believe to all had a chance to be close to him. I am sure he is having fun and Smiling where he is right now. Take care.

Bosco Ndahiro Message

I can’t believe 10 years have passed since our elder brother left us, although I don’t know exactly what to write, my hope is that you know you have my support and that I am thinking of you during these very difficult moments. We for sure miss him

Glenn Message

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this very sad day. As the years go by, one starts to realise the very rare type of person Miko was, who , in the very short space of time that i was lucky enough to know him, he could influence a persons life for the better in his very quiet and unassuming manner. I had a great respect for him. I know my life changed for the worse ten years ago today. He is sorely missed.

Biodun Disu Message

The ten years have gone so quickly but the value of Miko’s distinguished lifetime achievements will forever remain fresh in our memories. May the mercy and blessings of The Lord continue to abide with him, Amen. All Loving Wishes