Safaricom boosts Kenya’s development agenda

April 24, 2018 6:19 pm0 comments

SAFARICOM Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A)NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM has pledged support to the Kenyan government’s Big Four agenda, aimed at accelerating development in East Africa’s biggest economy.

Officials said the mobile network operator was providing tools that power ,the ‘Ease of Doing Government Business’ aspect of the agenda.

Joe Ogutu, Director, Strategy and Innovation at Safaricom, said government agencies and counties that embrace the digital revolution could now maximize efficiency in serving the citizenry and reap benefits such as sealing revenue leaks and improving record keeping and data analysis.

“Through technology, we are offering some great solutions to various challenges. We are happy that these solutions are supporting development on the Big Four agenda and across the board,” said Ogutu.

He was addressing the Fifth Annual Devolution Conference in the western Kakamega County.

President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the event that House Speaker, Justin Muturi, Senate Leader, Kenneth Lusaka and Chief Justice David Margaret addressed.

Ogutu outlined products adopted by both national and county governments that are supporting the development of education, boosting food security, supporting housing and buttressing manufacturing.
He reiterated Safaricom’s commitment to transforming the lives of Kenyans by investing in innovation and resources.

“I’m happy that through the power of technology and innovation, we too can offer to those in public service the Ease of Doing Government Business,” Ogutu concluded.

Kenya’s Big Four is premised on plans to raise the share of manufacturing sector to 15 percent of GDP, ensure food security and improved nutrition by 2022, achieve universal health coverage and deliver at least 500 000 affordable housing units.
– CAJ  News


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