Government urged to embrace ICT

The government has been urged to invest more on technology infrastructure to tap into the technology revolution that has started gaining traction across the globe.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says there is need to put in place mitigation measures including technical education to mitigate against job losses that might occur due to increased digitization.

Manufacturing accounts for 9.2 percent of the total country’s GDP with the government keen on raising the manufacturing stake to at least 15 percent by the year 2022.

Blair is urging the government to leverage on technology to shore up the manufacturing sector.

Blair is calling on the government to make more investments in technology infrastructure and education to improve ICT skill set in the country.

On his part ICT cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru said the government is seeking to incubate more ICT startups to make the sector more vibrant.

African continents were urged to constantly share ICT knowledge to enhance cross border networking that will increase intra trade in the region.

The international community and global IT brands were urged to invest and fund Africa’s ICT development in a bid to bridge the global digital divide.


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