CCK launches e-resource centres to serve remote areas
CCK chairman Ngene Ben Gituku cuts the ribbon to officially launch the e-resource centre at Werugha Community Library in Taita Taveta. Looking on are CCK director- general Francis Wangusi (front left), KNLS director Jumaa Makopa (front right) and other officials. Kenyans considered commercially unavailable by ISPs can now access the Internet.
Last Friday, CCK launched the e-resource centre that will provide Internet access to about 200,000 users from the surrounding community, a half who are students. The aim to build such centres has been motivated by the need to increase access to Internet with the latest report from regulator indicating that 72 per cent of Kenyan population do not have access to Internet while another 11 per cent cannot access voice services from the mobile operators.
“If the government was to wait for the private sector to connect all parts of the country with telecommunication services it may take ages to achieve this and that is why we are partnering with other State agencies and operators to increase the penetration of ICT services to Kenyans,” said Francis Wangusi, the CCK director-general. Apart from providing access to ICT services, the centres will provide capacity building opportunities for rural communities.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Business Daily Africa