The ICT Authority will this week host sector leaders for the groundbreaking of a software factory in Mulot, Bomet County.
The ceremony will be officiated by the Hon Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs under the theme “Fostering Digital Transformation”. It will also be attended by Government of Kenya Agencies, County Governments, Academia, civil society, ICT Firms as well as Professional bodies.
At the Connected Summit 2022 held in April this year in Diani, CS Mucheru launched the Kenya National Digital Master Plan (2022 – 2032). The plan consolidated all government ICT initiatives into a 10-year plan thus creating a single point of reference for all government ICT Plans. The Plan identified the establishment of two software industries through which the government will employ over 100,000 software engineers to develop applications for the region as well as the global market.
ICT Authority says the establishment of the software industry in Bomet county will go a long way with the set agenda In the National Digital Master Plan.
It adds that Bomet County and especially Mulot area has been identified as an area with potential software engineers which if tapped well will create software enterprise for the country as well as for the region.
The event will also discuss, among others, the strides the government has achieved in broadband connectivity, government services transformation, products & data management services, digital skills capacity building to the citizens approach, and innovation.
The Digital Master Plan builds on the pillars of the Kenya Digital Economy Blueprint, and the achievements of the Kenya National ICT Master Plan 2014 – 2017. It is anchored in four pillars – Digital Infrastructure, Digital Government Services, Products & Data Management, Digital Skills and Digital Innovation, Enterprise and Digital Business.
The event has been slated for July 29.