Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mutahi Kagwe articulating our ICT Strategy



On April 20th, 2007, Mutahi Kagwe, MP and Minister for Information and Communication, gave a lively and thought-provoking speech to more than 60 World Bank staff and external participants from development and academic institutions and the private sector.

This highly successful event was organized by the e-Development Thematic Group with sectoral and country unit collaboration, including the GICT, Kenya Country Unit, PREM, infoDev and IT SLC Quickstart.

In spite of the last minute notification, the response was overwhelming and there was only standing room left by the time the event got started on that Friday afternoon.

Please note some salient points e.g. previous prevalence of illegal international exchanges, the logic behind provision of international gateway licences, proposed Technology Park, investment of American tech companies into Kenya, continued membership of East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) etc.

This presentation was informative and impressive.

2 comments:

twistedanto said...

VERY IMPRESSED WITH BY THE BREATH TAKING ENCOURAGING SPEECH BY HON KAGWE AND HIS FELLOW MINISTERS.

THAT WAS ON BASIS OF NOT ONLY A PROPOSED,BUT AN ONGOING AND PRACTICAL AND VERY UPTODATE PIVOTAL PROJECT.

I KNOW I HAVE WATCHED IT FAR AFTER IT TOOK PLACE BUT KENYA HAS GREAT POTENTIAL,AND DESERVES TO PUSH ON, AS HE HIGHLIGHTED, RESOURCES NOT A PROBLEM.

I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW UP WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THIS EVENT.

ANTHONYRUMBA@YAHOO.CO.UK

B.K.Muthoga said...

I could not agree with you more twistedanto. Mutahi knows his stuff and who better than him to push and articulate this project. He unfortunately lost his parliamentary seat in the 2007 General Elections. Let's hope we shall enjoy his expertise in the future.