Safaricom says assembling $40 phones in Kenya isn’t viable due to high taxes

by Digital Brainiacs
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Kenya plans to digitise all essential services to improve service delivery for Kenyans.

President William Ruto hopes to complete the process by the end of 2023. According to him, 5,000 of the country’s 7,000 government services have been digitised.

Ruto wants the new system to provide each Kenyan newborn with a personal identification number.

He also says that accurate citizen data are necessary for inclusiveness, effective governance, and equitable resource distribution.

What’s more, the government plans to implement the Unique Personal Identifier (UPI), which will give newborns in Kenya a lifetime registration number, on September 16, 2023.

Here’s what I’ve got for you today:

  • The CBN revokes licences for microfinance banks, others
  • Safaricom says assembling $40 phones in Kenya isn’t viable
  • South African police can legally access phone data

The CBN revokes licences for microfinance banks and others

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

The Central Bank of…

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