Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
The new six-member board is expected to enforce ICT standards in Kenya and enhance the supervision of electronic communication/CFM

Government

Kenya’s ICT Authority Board inaugurated

The new six-member board is expected to enforce ICT standards in Kenya and enhance the supervision of electronic communication/CFM

The new six-member board is expected to enforce ICT standards in Kenya and enhance the supervision of electronic communication/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 – Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday inaugurated the new ICT Authority Board that will serve for a term of three years.

The new six-member board is expected to enforce ICT standards in Kenya and enhance the supervision of electronic communication.

The board brings together the former Kenya ICT Board, Department of e-Government and the Government Information Technology Services, merged in August last year.

The board, to be chaired by former Alego Member of Parliament Edwin Yinda, is made up of professionals in the market ranging from ICT, management, human resource, academia, law, finance and business.

Matiang’i said the board’s first responsibility will be to go through the authority’s strategic plan that will operationalise and rationalise the running of the Authority as well as starting the recruitment of a new CEO.

“Among the deliverables that we expect immediately is a comprehensive strategy which the ICT Authority will leverage on to realise the expected transformation of Kenya’s ICT landscape. I am confident that this Board will nature this process successfully and make us all proud,” Matiang’i said.

Other members include Prof Timothy Waema, Esther Kibere, Bertha Dena, Prof Elijah Omwenga, David Mugo and Ugas Mohamed. Representing the government are representatives from the Ministry of Lands, Ministry of ICT and National Treasury.

Other mandates of the Authority will be to deploy and manage all ICT staff in the public service, facilitate and regulate the design, implementation and use of ICTs in the public service and promote ICT literacy and capacity.

It is also expected to supervise the design, development and implementation of critical ICT Projects across the Public Service and implement and manage the Kenya National Spatial Data Initiative.

“I would like to call upon all Kenyans both in public and private sector to align their ICT projects to the National ICT Master plan currently under revision before implementing new ICT projects. Consequently, all government institutions must stop all new ICT projects, and first seek guidance and approval of the ICT Authority,” Yinda said during his acceptance speech.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...