The government will continue developing and expanding Information, Communication and Technology infrastructure to facilitate investment by the private sector in the industry, Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said.
Mr. Mucheru said the government is committed to connecting ICT infrastructure in the country to allow access to broadband within a walking distance to every citizen as a way of life and a solution provider.
Speaking during this year’s Company of the Year Award (COYA) at a Nairobi hotel, MrMucheru said the efforts are meant to enhance efficiency, openness and accountability to spur development and growth.
He said as an enabler, integration of ICT at the Kenya Revenue Authority has yielded fruits by ending queuing and making it possible to apply and renew driving license on-line. He added that based on the latest World Bank report, Kenya has jumped 21 place to position 92 as a global destination for investment.
The Cabinet Secretary noted that there was need for local technology companies to partner in order to attract capital investment to grow and expand. He expressed the need for technology companies to build capacity of their human capital to facilitate efficient delivery of services.
By Cheruiyot Korir
November 7, 2016