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Uhuru urges peers to adopt digital policies for growth

Uhuru urges peers to adopt digital policies for growth (via Qpute.com)


Kenya has called on peers in the region to adopt similar policies on ICT in order to create a digital “ecosystem” to grow economies.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Digital Economy Blueprint promises to create a nation “where every citizen, enterprise and organisation has digital access and the capability to participate and thrive in the digital economy”.

The proposals, the product of contributions from government departments and tech firms, cautiously embrace new technologies like blockchain to be central to government services.

“New and emerging technologies are expected to change and improve many fundamental tasks and interactions in the coming years, including work ethics, travel and communication,” the document says on the pledge to support tech innovations.

“Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things and quantum computing, among others, present significant opportunities for Kenyans.”

Blockchain, which is a series of digital records that run on a cryptic network, enables users to complete transactions securely.

But as with most new technologies, the blueprint says, harnessing the disruptive nature of these new technologies to build a digital economy will require “huge capital investments in research and development”.

The President launched the blueprint on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda, during the Transform Africa Summit — the flagship event and platform for heads of states to push the Smart Africa Agenda.

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