ICT Authority provides fiber optic connectivity to northern borders – Kenya News Agency
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ICT Authority, Dr Katherine Getao, ensured that the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth is committed to bringing connectivity to the northern border districts in Kenya.
The CEO of the ICT Authority stressed the importance of fiber connectivity to facilitate efficient delivery of government services to citizens.
Speaking at a press briefing during the inspection of the fiber connectivity project in Kailoseget, Kawalase in Lodwar, the Director General (CEO) of the ICT Authority said the Authority is committed to ensuring that all Kenyans have access to good broadband connectivity in the future.
“The Authority has implemented an innovation in which it provides integrated infrastructure in collaboration with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) which undertakes civil works involving pipelines as the Authority focuses more on blowing the fiber that’s in its field, ”said Dr. Getao said.
In Turkana County, the ICT team carried out an inspection at the Nakoda sites in Nadapal on the Kenya-South Sudan border, in Lokichoggio, Songot, Kakuma, Makutano, Nasiger, Lodwar, Lokichar, Kakongu, Kainuk and Turkwel .
The ICT team is about to inspect other Fiber sites in West Pokot County.
“We are inspecting the regional trade and transport development facilitation program in East Africa which is funded by the World Bank,” said Dr Getao.
“A road infrastructure is being developed between Eldoret and Nadapal-Nakoda on the border with South Sudan and is followed by fiber,” she added.
Dr Getau explained that in ensuring that the work carried out by KeNHA meets the standards desired by the Authority, the ICTA involved a team of fiber and civil engineers to supervise and evaluate the engineering work. civil.
The East Africa Regional Trade and Transport Development Facilitation Program will also benefit residents of the area surrounding the area of operation by employing them to perform simple activities such as backfilling, brush clearing and others.
“Local citizens can be hired and do work while this project is underway, doing backfilling, clearing and other simple activities so they can earn an income. We are now waiting for the Community Liaison Officer to coordinate the recruitment of citizens, ”said Dr Getao.
The CEO was accompanied by the directors of programs and standards and shared services, the head of project management, fiber and civil engineers.
By Ekuwam Sylvester