Government increases internet coverage countrywide

By Nicholas Nduati

The government has identified ICT as an enabler of development urging Kenyans to take advantage of the available infrastructure and tap into the over 10 million online jobs to empower themselves economically.

According to ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, innovation hubs are being established in all 290 constituencies where free Wi-Fi shall be available for use by the locals to interface with others across the world and do business.

Access to ICT has been taunted as one of the ways that can contribute to Kenya’s economic growth by reducing transaction costs, increasing business efficiency and improving educational standards.

To this end, the government is expanding internet coverage across the country to among others enhance access to information and business opportunities for Kenyans online.

The government through the National Optic Fibre Backbone has laid high speed internet infrastructure to all county headquarters as well as key towns across the country.

The ICT ministry has partnered with Parliament to set up innovation hubs in all the 290 constituencies that shall offer residents free Wi-Fi.

He challenged Kenyans to develop software and applications that provide solutions to modern problems and make a living out of it.

  

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