NAIROBI, KENYA: Kisumu County will establish an Information and Communication (ICT), park, estimated to cost about Sh100 million, Kisumu governor Prof Anyang Nyong'o has disclosed.
And the County authorities are determined to develop its human resource capacity, in the IT service sector domain, to boost digital literacy and income.
''The County intends to establish an ICT Park that has been identified as a key investment project to be undertaken under Public Private Partnership (PPP),’’ he said
Governor Nyong'o revealed, he is working to align its development strategies to that of the national government, particularly on ICTs and its abundant openings.
''ICT continues to impart and enhance efficiency in various facets of the economy, creating new opportunities for employment- services, networking and others, ‘he said
Kisumu hopes to build an ICT Park to open up the resource pool of young people in the lakeside region, to the regional, national and global ICT industry opportunities.
The governor said the proposed ICT Park will also provide a modern environment for the economic rejuvenation of Kisumu town, where it will be built.
Nyong’o explained his administration, will work with Communication Authority (CA), and various ICT Professionals toward setting up the proposed ICT Park in the town.
The ICT park facilities will include a hardware and software IT innovation center and e learning centers to train young IT children interested on exploring IT at tender age.
The park will also be given a special economic zone status and, will enjoy the benefits of being one of the first projects of its kind in the whole Nyanza and Western region.