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Gov’t to construct 1,450 digital hubs across the country

The government plans to construct digital 1,450 hubs in the country’s 1,450 wards to enable the youth to access digital skills.

The move will help bridge the gap and reduce the unemployment levels in the country.

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Information, Communication and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo revealed that the plan is on course and that the government will fully equip the hubs to enable the youth to access digital skills.

The hub that will also have internet connectivity, tutors and computers will usher the students to an era of earning digitally and putting their mark on the digital world.

This initiative will link residents to online jobs and opportunities that are endless and well paying.

Owalo also revealed that government is also in the process of availing cheap smart enabled phones that will help the public access all government services that are available on E- Citizen

Meanwhile ,the CS implored on the students to work hard in their studies and to ditch antisocial behaviours that are detrimental to their success in life

He noted that the greatest investment a child can get from their parent is education and they need to be disciplined, committed and love their books.

The CS spoke at Gaichanjiru Boys High School, Kandara during the schools annual assembly and prize giving day.

The school, which for many years has been one of the best performing in the county will receive a digital hub as well a move that will help the once academic giant reclaim its glory.

On his side, Kandara Member of Parliament Chege Njuguna urged the parents to be fully involved in the lives of their boys and to offer mentorship as they break for the April holidays.

Also present at the event was the area. MP Chege Njuguna, KRA board Chair Anthony Mwaura, and Area MCA John Munyua among others.

The area MCA noted that the county government is ready to support the initiative by providing land where the digital hubs will be established.

The deployment of ICT hubs in the wards is in line with the government’s ten-year master plan that champions the installation of hotspots in public centres to fully digitize the country.

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