By offering free Internet connection and supporting them in gaining essential business skills on the world wide web, the government wants to help micro and small enterprises digitize their operations.
At the opening of a free WiFi hotspot at Nairobi’s City Market, Eliud Owalo, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy, said as much.
The CS exhorted the MSE sector to embrace E-commerce and to make full use of the digital hubs that the government is developing throughout the nation.
The Kenya Kwanza Government intends to build up to 250,00 free hotspots across the nation during the following ten years.
“Our goal is to build a dependable, secure, and fast digital infrastructure that will serve as the route for the anticipated transformation, he said.
We also need to build digital business abilities and convert conventional businesses to digital enterprises in order to do this.
According to Owalo, the Kenya Kwanza Government wants to create a vast network of digital centers throughout the entire nation.
“Along with 10 other hotspots in various locations throughout the city of Nairobi, the Nairobi City Market hotspot has been operational for a month in testing mode. All 11 platforms have shown to be dependable and stable, according to the CS.We are optimistic that we are off to a strong start, the Ministry of IC-DE stated.
He said that the hotspot connectivity marked the beginning of the Kenya Kwanza government’s and President William Ruto’s commitment to including those at the bottom of the social and economic scale in the country’s digital economy.
He claimed that the government of President William Ruto was “practically committed” to the idea of enhancing the hustling population through the digital economy.