New catalogue to collate all govt data

January 27, 2014
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ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i. Photo/FILE
ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i. Photo/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 – The government is set to establish a national spatial database that will bring together information of all government agencies.

Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i says this will create a system that is easily traceable and accessible to all Kenyans.

Matiang’i says this will play a vital role in development activities such as natural resource management and social, economic development.

He says the database will facilitate access, sharing and dissemination of information necessary for complex decision-making processes of the future.

“It will bring coordination so that information that’s available in the Ministry of Lands, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), and other agencies is put together so that we can create a coherent comprehensible searchable spatial data framework,” he said.

He says that the country wants to have all its assets in a database so that they can be easily accessed.

“We are putting in place a consultation framework so as to create a system that is acceptable to all Kenyans,” he stated.

He also said that the government is also set to digitize national payment system by April 2014 as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Matiang’i was speaking at the International Customs Day at KRA where he was the Chief Guest.

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