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Multimillion ICT Lab established in Bomet

A Sh4.8 million ICT Laboratory has been established at the Kaplong Vocational Training College in Bomet, providing free information, communication, and technology skills to those seeking them.

The laboratory, comprising 40 modern computers, was renovated and equipped by Safaricom’s M-Pesa Foundation.

The ICT Laboratory was handed over to Bomet County Government by Governor Hillary Barchok, and ICT Chief Officer, Stellah Rotich.

During the launch, Barchok lauded the Foundation for making Kaplong VTC the Centre of Excellence for ICT among the 33 Colleges in the County.

Barchok said it was through a friendly engagement with the telecommunications company, that the laboratory came to fruition.

The state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped to provide free training to students and residents, due to its wide-fidelity services; thus, 40 students from Sotik Sub-county and Nyamira County, have already enrolled in a three-month free ICT training programme.

“My Administration is committed to providing avenues for the youth to acquire skills to enable them to earn a living and contribute to the socio-economic development of society,” he said.

The aim is to provide computers to the remaining Vocational Training Colleges in the County, with the support of our partners and the National Government.

Present at the function were Safaricom’s Territory Business Lead, Justus Rotich, and his colleague, Kelvin Momanyi, and Members of the County Assembly, Dennis Busienei (area MCA), Banard Langat of Kembu Ward, and Ndaraweta’s Denzel Kirui.

By Kipng’eno Korir

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