Ruto leads Africa’s Heads of State in calling for provision of low-interest development loans

Listen President William Ruto has asked Development Partners to offer Africa long-term concessional loans for accelerated development. He noted that many African countries are burdened by costly loans, with one in four spending up to 70 per cent of their revenue on repayments. “African nations pay interest rates of up to five times higher than […]

Kenya will harness power of AI to drive bottom-up development, says PS Tanui

Listen The government has committed to use the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to drive the development agenda both locally and across Africa. Eng. John Tanui, the ICT Principal Secretary, said embracing digital technologies, in particular AI, would ensure equitable access to resources and development and promote inclusion. “As Kenya, we are deeply committed […]

Ruto calls for close African countries’ cooperation to boost connectivity as Connected Summit kicks off

Listen President William Ruto on Monday called for increased connectivity between African countries to hasten the continent’s digital transformation. President Ruto, who was speaking as he opened ICT-sector premier forum Connected Africa Summit 2024 in Nairobi, said the event inaugurates Africa’s digital transformation, the spark which will ignite the continent’s rapid development in every sector. […]

Big boost as Kenya begins manufacturing fibre optic cables

Listen The country has started manufacturing fibre optic cables locally as it seeks to expand internet connectivity, ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo announced on Thursday. Mr Owalo said the initiative is part of efforts to install 100,000km of National Fibre Optic Cable network. Athi River-based Nia Fibre Ltd is manufacturing the cables for the local […]

Government commits to reduce public sector wage bill to 35pc of revenue by 2027

Listen President William Ruto has said that the government is committed to bringing down the public sector wage bill to 35 per cent of the revenue collected by 2027. He said that while the 2028 deadline set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is workable, the target should be achieved earlier for faster economic […]

Ruto calls for concerted efforts to curb road accidents as he unveils action plan

Listen President William Ruto has said the government would strengthen safety measures on the roads to reduce the number of accidents by at least 50 per cent. The President, who was speaking as he launched the National Road Safety Action Plan (NRSAP) 2024-2028 in Nairobi, said the rising number of fatalities and injuries on the […]

Kenya, US make good progress on MSMEs partnership talks

Listen Kenya and the US have made great progress in the ongoing Fourth Round of the Kenya-US Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement negotiations – MSME Chapter. The PS for MSMEs Development Susan Mang’eni acknowledged the progress after a consultative meeting with the Assistant US Trade Representative (USTR) for Africa Connie Hamilton, the Deputy Assistant […]

Joy as Homa Bay Woman rep unveils modern market

Listen The National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) is making strides in Homa Bay County, where the Woman Representative, Dr Joyce Bensuda, officially launched the Ramba Modern Market in Kabondo West Ward, Kabondo Kasipul Constituency on April 9. The project aims to provide better facilities for traders and residents and, therefore, uplift the economy of […]

Preparations for forthcoming Connected Africa Summit in top gear

Listen Preparations for this year’s Connected Africa Summit are in the final stages. The summit, which is the country’s premier ICT event, will be held from April 21-25 at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi. On Wednesday, ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo held a meeting with PS ICT John Tanui, ICTA CEO Stanley Kamanguya, Konza CEOJohn Okwiri, […]