The Government of Kenya is planning to invest Sh7.8 billion to reduce the cost of ICT connectivity by implementing the ICT project in the country. The government is also planning to computerise its systems and facilitate high-speed connectivity to rural areas.
The Minister for Public Service, Moses Akaranga, made this announcement at the sixth regional meeting of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) for the African region in Nairobi. This initiative will create digital villages in rural and urban areas of the country. The project will reduce the cost of broadband connectivity and extend the geographical reach of broadband networks. The project will provide new and exciting opportunities for the Kenya Development Learning Centre (KDLC), an initiative of World Bank and GDLN in general. Currently, KDLC has links with 120 development-learning centres worldwide.