Owalo Hosts Argentina Ambassador Gabriela Martinic

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Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo held discussions with Argentina's Ambassador to Kenya on Wednesday morning, Ms. Gabriela Martinic.

The two leaders deliberated on areas of thematic cooperation between the two Governments.

Owalo said the Kenyan government is working to roll out an additional 100,000 Kilometers of fibre optic cables and operationalize 25,000 Wi-Fi hot spots in public spaces to enhance connectivity and drive the National Digital Agenda.

He noted that the Ministry also digitizes government records to digitalize government services to enhance service delivery.

He stated that already digitized 3000 government services are digitalized and available to the citizens since the government took over the e-citizen platform one and a half months ago.

The Ministry expects to have digitalized 5000 services by June this year.

Owalo added that the Ministry is also pursuing digital skills training under the Jitume Labs being rolled out nationwide through TVETS and the Ajira Digital Program, which has already trained 78,000 youths.

In addition, the Ministry is prioritizing the revitalization of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, the Postal Corporation of Kenya and the Kenya News Agency.

On her part, the Argentine Ambassador indicated that her country was very willing to collaborate with Kenya to transfer appropriate technology in medicine, satellite, AI, agriculture and many others.

She pointed out that a signed MOU existed between the two countries, which would be the basis for further partnership.

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