Valentines Day launch for Kenyan ICT master plan

The blueprint of the delayed Kenyan National ICT Master Plan will be released on February 14, more than two months after the date originally set by the Kenya ICT Board.

Just last week HumanIPO reported the ground was finally set for the launch after Information and Communication Ministry permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo confirmed the document was ready.

The master plan projects that by 2017 Kenya’s ICT industry should be contributing an estimated US$2 billion (some 25 percent of Kenya’s GDP) and have created around 500 ICT companies and over 50,000 jobs.

While postponing the launch, Kenya ICT board CEO Paul Kukubo told HumanIPO that the document needed more editing as well as inclusion of strategic and foundational pillars.

Kukubo also suggested January was a busy month of the year when business has already picked up after the Christmas holidays and hence an opportune time to launch the plan.

The event is expected to be attended by high ranking government officials.

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