The congress and exhibition, organised by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), is being held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and will showcase the socio-economic benefits that the sector presents to the citizens of the region.
“This initiative is a commitment to positioning East Africa as a single investment market and a catalyst to the realisation of our region’s ultimate goal of political and monetary integration,” said Ambassador Bruce Madete, acting permanent secretary at the Ministry of ICT.
Themed “Making broadband work for socio economic growth in Africa”, this year’s forum will also be seeking to create a resonance for Kenya’s position as an ICT leader in the region and reference point in many aspects.
Francis Wangusi, CCK director general who said: “Technological progress and innovations have taken centre stage as the long term drivers of economic growth. This can be attributed to government appreciation of developing policies and laws that will accelerate growth of the ICT sector aligned to market demands, in the deployment of services.”