Cheaper Smartphones and Free Wi-Fi For Kenyans Promise Remains

by Digital Brainiacs
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Cabinet Secretary of ICT, Eliud Owalo opened this year’s ICT Week by underlining the government’s commitment to digital inclusion for all. CS Owalo noted that the ICT sector is a critical cog for the Kenya Kwanza government to deliver on its promises to Kenya.

Indeed, the theme of the ICT Week, Digital Inclusion: Enhancing Access and Usage of ICTs for All, is aligned with the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA). Essentially, BETA is focused on improving the lives of a greater percentage of the Kenyan population.

Furthermore, the Cabinet Secretary noted the importance of ICT as the government implements a digitization plan.

He stated: “Indeed, the Government recognizes the ICT sector as a cog in our economic engine and has identified priorities through the Government Digital Transformation Agenda (GoDTA).

This agenda seeks to digitize at least 80% of government services in five (5) years, support last-mile fibre connectivity…

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