Kenyans could soon be relieved from daily purchase of expensive data bundles if Parliament passes a motion proposing that the government provides free Wi-Fi in all constituencies.
The proposal by nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi, also seeks to end connectivity problems experienced in some parts of the country where private providers have limited coverage.
Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens.
According to Osotsi, the proposal will also improve the uptake of government services that are currently accessible on the e-citizen platform. Photo: UGC
Speaking at Parliament buildings on Wednesday, December 5, Osotsi argued that the country had transited to a digital era but lamented that connectivity problems had occasioned to what he termed as digital exclusion.
"Internet is key in our daily lives...in fact, we are now in an era called the internet of things where internet is really going to drive our lives. In other countries, internet is used in managing issues like accidents through artificial intelligence. So we want to get to a level where this country is going to maximise the use of internet," stated Osotsi.
Despite the number of internet savvy people steadily growing, the legislator said at least 74% of citizens had no access to reliable and affordable internet.
This, he said, could be solved by structured partnership between the government and private sector in stepping up the infrastructure in the 290 constituencies.
"This is not something new, it is already happening in Kiambu, Nyeri and Nakuru where the respective county government have partnered with private players to offer free Wi-Fi in those towns," the MP added.
According to Osotsi, the proposal, if adapted, will also improve the uptake of government services that are currently accessible on the e-citizen platform.
"What we are simply saying is that we should have it (Wi-Fi) all over the country so that people, even in the rural areas can have access to these services," stated Osotsi.
Do you have a hot story or scandal you would like us to publish, please reach us through email@example.com or WhatsApp: 0732482690 and Telegram: Tuko news.
Raped by Police While Seeking Asylum | Tuko TV.
19 Apr, 2019  0  Comments
Sapit urged Kenyans to shun homosexuality and avoid behaviours that depict the moral decay of our society
- He urged Kenyans to always resist any move to legalise... ...Read More
A somber mood engulfed Mahiga village in Nyeri county as hundreds of locals, friends and relatives of slain Moi University Sixth Year medical learner, Ivy Wangechi, arrived in droves for... ...Read More
18 Apr, 2019  0  Comments
- Mutua claimed the government did not educate citizens well on the housing levy hence the resistance
- According to the governor, the implementation of the housing levy should be... ...Read More
16 Apr, 2019  0  Comments
Jumia Group is now seeking to expand its product portfolio and expand its African operations following a debut on the New York Stock Exchange last week where the firm targets to raise Ksh... ...Read More
Sign up to receive our free newsletters!
We do not spam. We value your privacy!
© 2017 Just40days.com. All Rights Reserved