In the CIO East Africa June Edition, we highlight about how the power of ICTs is more than just putting mobile phones in the hands of poor people. This follow the prelude of observing the 20th Anniversary of Communications Authority of Kenya (CA).
Well, it is clear that by allowing people to access health information, agricultural price data or educational games, ICTs can strengthen other sectors, and possibly the whole economy.
According to Engineer Francis Wangusi, Director General, CA ICTs are now helping Africa to overcome its traditional market failures – such as communicable diseases, the public goods aspects of having a literate and numerate population, and clean water and sanitation – as well as challenges earlier experienced by governments to serve its
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