Kwale County, Tuesday, 5th April, 2014: The government has announced three key projects in Information, Communication and Technology that will form its priority for the next three years. The three projects have been singled out for their ability to impact on Kenyans’ livelihoods and the country’s economic growth. The three projects are the National Digital Registry Services, a Citizen Service Portal and Government Shared Services.

This was announced at the 6th edition of the Connected Kenya Summit 2014 official opening. The conference also launched the revised Kenya National ICT Masterplan 2017 which details how these projects will be implemented, the timelines required and funding options.The document was launched by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Mr Joseph Tiampati

In a statement Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of ICT, Dr. Fred Matiang’i said, “The Government has already demonstrated its commitment by increasing the ICT budget allocation gradually and will continue to put aside more in the coming years to at least 5% until we are at par with international best practices,”

The projects are part of the key programs identified in the Presidential Digital Transformation of Government which aims at getting 50 percent of our population to access e-government services by the year 2017. Implementation of the projects will be tracked by a Secretariat nominated at the connected Kenya 2014 summit.

The 2-day Summit brings together top ICT executives from both private and public sectors to explore ICT barriers and set the agenda for more effective implementation of the projects to world-class standards.

05 April 2014