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President Kenyatta spoke Monday when he opened a joint Forum of the Rockefeller Foundation, the African Development Bank and the Economic Commission for Africa on Inclusive Economies in Africa/FILE


Africa’s future brighter than ever, Uhuru says

He added that Huduma Centres have been established to accelerate service provision to citizens through e-services.

He said the government’s commitment has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation through the Digital Jobs Africa initiative, whose goal is to connect high potential but poor youth to jobs in the digital economy.

Through the partnership and in collaboration with the private sector, high school graduates from Nairobi’s informal settlements undertook digitization of medical records at Kenyatta National Hospital, the country’s largest referral hospital, and the judicial records in partnership with the National Council for Law Reporting.

“This initiative not only made these legal records available digitally, but also converted the records into formats accessible to the visually and hearing impaired. This provided access for an often excluded segment of the population,” the President said.

The approach, President Kenyatta said, exemplifies new thinking by challenging employers to embrace inclusive hiring as a sound business practice, extending opportunities to those who might otherwise have been excluded.

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said Africa has many prospects for inclusive growth and opportunity.

He said the continent needs $93 billion for infrastructure but only $45 billion is available.

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