IBM delivers grant to improve Nairobi's transportation systems
16 March 2012
IBM, the US-based technology giant, has presented Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, with a grant of $400,000 to help the city to make significant upgrades to its transportation systems.
To this end, IBM confirmed that a number of its executives will be stationed in the city, where they will work alongside senior figures in the public and private sectors.
Speaking to Capital FM, Tony Mwai, IBM East Africa general manager, explained: "In order for Nairobi to maintain its growing influence as an important African business hub, the city must leverage new approaches and technologies, especially in the area of transportation which stands as one of the city's biggest and most important challenges."
The IBM team will be stationed in Kenya from April 19th to May 10th, in which time they aim to offer their expertise to local officials in a bid to stimulate economic growth in the city.
IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant has already been made available to 23 countries worldwide.