Kenyan ICT Board announces major investment

11 July 2012

The Kenyan ICT Board has announced plans designed to reduce the disparity in the distribution of key technological services, Capital FM reports.

Under its plans to reduce this disparity, the ICT Board has loaned out Sh27.95 million to entrepreneurs from different constituencies in Kenya to roll-out electronic facilities.

The facilities, otherwise known as Pasha Centres, provide a range of services to the public.

Bitange Ndemo, information and communications permanent secretary at the ICT Board, explained some of the advantages to the news provider.

"Electronic voting and access of government services through the web, is only possible if digital villages are near the people," Mr Ndemo said.

"That's why we are serious about improving internet connectivity, building local digital content and creating awareness about ICT products and services in rural Kenya."

Improving ICT infrastructure in Kenya is a key element of accelerating economic growth and creating new opportunities, according to the country's government.

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