Cabinet Secretary for Information Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru has said the government has put in place friendly policy and regulatory frameworks to facilitate local and foreign investments.

Mr. Mucheru said the government was committed to enhancing security for the safety and protection of lives and property of foreign investors as incentive to attract entrepreneurs to set up businesses that will generate employment.

Addressing a delegation from the Star Times Company at his Telposta Towers offices today, Mr Mucheru said, the government was harmonizing taxation and labour laws to remove trade barriers and make Kenya a destination with ease of doing business.

He said the government through the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation was ready to partner with the Company to build an untra-modern broadcast center that will state-of-the art studios and a media training and content development center to nurture talent in the country and the continent at large.

The Cabinet Secretary said Kenya and Chinese governments planned to partner in efficient utilization of the TV white spaces and digitization of villages in the 290 constituencies in the country as part of efforts to create an information society.

Star Times President Pang Xinxing said his Company has acquired land in Nairobi to build the Company’s Africa headquarters.

Mr Xinxing Kenya was chosen as a location because of its regional and global influence, its strategic location, and infrastructural developments. He called on the government support to support their move by facilitating ease of processing of relevant documents for developments and personnel deployed to work on their projects.

By Cheruiyot Korir – December 23, 016