Information and Communication Technology – ICT offers a platform for the government to deliver services to the public more efficiently and effectively as well as creating jobs and driving business growth.
ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng says ICT plays a critical role in Kenya’s socio-economic development and it is an enabler for achievement of the “Big Four Agenda”.
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has vowed to continue developing policies and laws that will create an enabling environment for the industry players to operate in.
Ochieng says the government is keen to leverage on ICT as an enabler for achievement of the Big Four Agenda.
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He says the government will increase collaborations with the private sector to improve the ICT skills and capacity of Kenyans as well as in exposing them to the job market.
He noted that a massive skills gap that exist in the country can be bridged through partnerships with the private sector which has benefited among others 40 students under the Presidential Digital Talent Programme and another 30 underprivileged students.
Since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Johannesburg two years ago, China has offered 67,000 training opportunities for Kenyans, among them 1,000 students being awarded Chinese government scholarships.
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