June 16, 2024

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Technology does the job

Kenya donates census gadgets to 5 African nations around the world

President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) and ICT Cupboard Secretary Joe Mucheru (Picture: PSCU)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has presented 45,000 Kenyan manufactured gadgets to Botswana, South Sudan, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Namibia to aid them undertake their census.

Speaking at Point out Home, Nairobi all through the handing in excess of of the donated devices, Uhuru mentioned Kenya is all set to share its experience in ICTs with other African nations around the world in the spirit of African solidarity and fraternity.

“Under the auspices of the South-South cooperation, which is the technical cooperation among the producing nations around the world in the world-wide south, my Administration is completely ready to assistance other African international locations to permit them to undertake their census.

“Through this initiative, we have made a decision to donate 45,000 census devices to five nations around the world notably Botswana, South Sudan, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Namibia,” he reported.

Kenya efficiently undertook its first-ever electronic national populace and housing census in 2019 powered by locally assembled ICT products and computer software, including tablets, servers and extras.

Buoyed by the success of the 2019 census, the Head of Point out explained the nation is now in a placement to share the technology with sister African nations.

“The use of electronic procedures enabled the outcomes to be released in record time. From that knowledge, we have been equipped to roll out digital solutions across quite a few governing administration products and services, growing pace and efficiency of provider shipping and delivery,” the President reported.

He termed the donation of the census gizmos to the 5 African nations “a exceptional fusion of pan-Africanism and the info age” and noted that other African countries among them Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and Liberia experienced produced study tours in Kenya to understand from the country’s census results.

“…we join fingers with our brothers and sisters and we say to them that they can rely on Kenya’s unwavering help in each and every solitary factor of their nationwide existence as we continue on to make this continent additional affluent for its individuals and long run generations,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State, who was accompanied by previous Primary Minister Raila Odinga, also fielded concerns from the push on various national issues which include the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine and the just lately declared pandemic containment steps the place five counties were being set beneath partial lockdown.

Previous PM Odinga explained though Kenyans are dealing with challenging financial instances, they should really not permit their guard down in terms of combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

He expressed optimism that the Govt will devise a way of mitigating the negative economic outcomes of Covid-19, specifically on the most susceptible in the modern society.

ICT CS Joe Mucheru and South Sudan Ambassador to Kenya Chol M. U. Ajongo also spoke at the media occasion attended by Head of General public Provider Dr Joseph Kinyua, Sierra Leone Significant Commissioner Abdul Karim Kargbo and his Botswana counterpart Duke Lefhoko amongst many others.