Last Mile County Connectivity Project (LMCCP)
The County Connectivity Project was initiated to lay the foundation of a new e-government strategy in Kenya as part of a constitutional imperative to devolve governmental power to the 47 counties. The overall objective was and remains to ‘improve access to government services for all citizens’. To enable this, each county required secure connections to the Kenya National Optical Fiber Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI), which in turn required a voice and data IP network and IP telephony infrastructure throughout the entire country.
Phase I: Was implemented in the year 2012-2013. Twenty-eight (28) plus the capital city of Nairobi were connected for voice and data applications into the national private governmental voice and data network (NOFBI).
Phase 2: Followed with the connection of the eighteen (18) remaining counties and three (3) additional towns, making a total of twenty-one (21). This was completed in 2017.
Phase 3: In 2017 to expand on the foundations of Phases 1 and 2. This Phase connected additional MDAs. The installations also refurbished all the CCP and NOFBI server rooms in the counties, installing air conditioning, CCTV and access control as required. The implementation was done in two phases, IIIA & IIIB.
Phases 4 and 5: These are running concurrently and started in 2022 and are a continuation of phases 1, 2, and 3. Phase IV is targeting additional sites within county headquarters while Phase V will target Government sites and ministries located in sub-counties that are connected to the NOFBI backbone.