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African economies will largely be transformed by ICT, says Uhuru - 6 days ago, 19:23

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called on African countries to prioritize the integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in their development plans because they hold immense economic transformation potential.

The President spoke when he unveiled Kenya’s digital economy blueprint to investors and Heads of State attending the Transform Africa Summit 2019 of the Smart Africa Initiative in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Heads of State present at the unveiling included Presidents Boubakar Keita of Mali and Paul Kagame of Rwanda who is the current chairman of the Smart Africa Initiative, a continental body that aims at creating a single digital market.

Kenya’s digital economy strategy themed “powering Kenya’s transformation” was unveiled in the presence of over 4,000 participants among them government bureaucrats, policymakers, innovators and technology investors who are meeting to discuss how ICT resources can be harnessed to boost African economies.

Through the blueprint, the government aims at enhancing the contribution of ICTs to ...
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