Konzi Techno City get internationally recognised
from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI – THE Konza Techno City has been hailed as an exemplary demonstration how Government can transform its initiatives and embracing technology to improve service delivery to citizens.
The project received praise at the SAP Africa public sector innovation roadshow in Johannesburg, South Africa.
SAP Africa is an entity of the Germany-headquartered market leader in enterprise application software.
“An African example of how technology is transforming government initiatives is evident from the Konza Techno City in Kenya, which is part of the Kenyan Government’s 2030 plan to drive employment and skills development opportunities,” said Kudzai Dana, Head of Public Sector at SAP Africa.
Dana said Konza Yechno City was a self-sustainable initiative where IT professionals were trained and further developed to meet the dynamic needs of the country.
The official urged other governments to embrace such initiatives.
“We are confident that the South Africa government and its neighbouring countries are ready to embrace technology and leapfrog.
“However the process requires successful partnership between government and private sector, inclusive of SMEs and our public sector solution portfolio fully supports the government and Labour market business imperatives to help close the gap between strategy and execution,” said Dana.
Konza Techno City, “where African silicon savannah begins,” is located 60 kilometers from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city.
It aims aims to foster the growth of the technology industry in Kenya.
It is a Kenya Vision 2030 flagship project, as part of the national blueprint to create a competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030.
The Government hired the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2009 to serve as Transaction Advisor to guide and advice on project implementation.
Several feasibility studies have been completed and 5 000 acres of land, formerly known as Malili Ranch.
– CAJ News
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