The county government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese firm Comservice Kenya Ltd and Ahadi Africa Digital Project for the establishment of communication hubs within the county.
The ICT and e-Government executive, George Lutomia asked the technical team to immediately embark on the work that will see learning institutions, urban areas and public offices connected to Wi-Fi and internet.
“This is the largest rural county with a population of over 2 million people and therefore will gain immensely from the digital resources,” said Lutomia.
He stated that the project will create online jobs for the residents and therefore complement the Ajira initiative being undertaken by the national government.
The county executive added that the ICT hubs would promote e-commerce as well as other digital platforms.
Tiger Zhou, the Director of AHADI Africa Digital Promise Company, promised to build a cost-effective and high quality wireless broadband for the county.
By Sammy Mwibanda