The government will continue developing and expanding Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) infrastructure to facilitate and ease investment by the private sector in the industry, Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said.
Mr Mucheru said the government is committed to connecting ICT infrastructure in the country to allow access to broadband within a walking distance to every citizen as a way of life and a solution provider.
Speaking during this year’s Company of the Year Award (COYA) at a Nairobi hotel on Friday, Mr Mucheru said such efforts are meant to enhance efficiency, openness and accountability to spur development and growth.
He said: “As an enabler, integration of ICT at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has yielded fruits by ending queuing and making it possible to apply and renew driving license online.”
He added that based on the latest World Bank report, Kenya has jumped 21 place to position 92 as a global destination for investment.
The Cabinet Secretary hinted at the need for local technology companies to partner to attract capital investment to grow and expand and urged technology companies to build capacity of their human capital to facilitate efficient delivery of services.