Information Communication and Technology Chief Administrative Secretary Maureen Mbaka has challenged the unemployed youths of Kenya to take up online jobs.
He said the youths of this country should take advantage of Ajira Digital Programme which was a government initiative that provided training for the youths on online work on ajiradigital.go.ke platform.
CAS Mbaka said the Government had also established Constituency Digital hubs which, she said, together with Ajira digital, have seen 1.2 million youths take part in resourceful online work.
Mbaka said ICT Authority was extending the distribution of Fibre Optic cable, after the initial phase of 10 000 kilometres, to enable more areas in Kenyans to be connected to an internet broadband that she said was affordable as well as reliable.
Through that, she said, the youths would be able to utilize technology to access global job opportunities and create their own businesses through innovation.
She said Government was also providing an enabling environment for investors to manufacture digital electronic devices locally in line with the Jubilee Administrations Big Four Agenda.
Moving forward, she said, the electronic devices would be manufactured locally in Konza as the Government plans to upscale the utilization of the already distributed electronic devices in schools under the Digital Literacy Programme DLP.
She said the Government has given priority to completing the installation of electronic devices to the remaining schools and continuing the building capacity programme for teachers on digital learning among upper primary school learners.
The CAS said the Government rolled out programmes through ICT initiatives with the aim of enhancing service delivery and spurring innovation and economic growth.
By Kipngeno Korir