Kenya and Huawei seal digital makeover agreement

Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping Handing Over Donation Letters to H.E. President of Kenya

Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping Handing Over Donation Letters to H.E. President of Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) -KENYA has signed an agreement to cooperate with Huawei for the East African country’s national digital transformation.
President Uhuru Kenyattta signed on behalf of the government following a meeting with Huawei’s Rotating CEO, Guo Ping, in Beijing.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Petroleum, Transport and Basic Infrastructure, Industry, Trade and Cooperatives and other government officials attended the event.
The collaboration covers how Huawei will help Kenya build the infrastructure necessary for government cloud services, migrate government data and applications to the government cloud, and create a platform for government departments to share data and better communicate.
This will help provide a “One-window style solution” for government services improving government efficiency.
Kenyatta said the development of ICT and a country’s future are closely intertwined hence Kenya welcomed Huawei’s development in Kenya.
“I appreciate the role played by Huawei in Kenya’s development and progress and hope that Huawei can utilize Kenya’s resources to expand regional and international markets,” te president said.
“Kenya looks forward to continuing our partnership with Huawei and that this partnership can accelerate the science and technology industry in Kenya providing more job opportunities for Kenyan youth.”
Huawei has donated a set of safe city equipment to three major towns in Kenya to help strengthen policing capabilities and protection of people’s lives and property, which the President commented as very useful and important for the country.  The equipment includes 6eNodeB Stations, 150 Radio Trunking Terminals, and a Radio Trunking System Core Network and Dispatch System.
In addition Huawei committed to extend its flagship ICT talent program, “Seeds for the Future” for a further three years from 2018-2020. Seeds for the Future will provide training for 30 outstanding University students in the ICT field giving them advanced training in China.
Ping said Kenya’s Vision 2030 was highly strategic and forward-looking and would help guide the ICT industry forward and accelerate socio-economic growth.
“With a clear focus on building Kenya’s ICT infrastructure, Huawei will continue working closely with Kenya to share our leading technologies and solutions along with our global experiences to push forward Kenya’s digital economic development,” said Ping.
Huawei has operated in Kenya for more than 19 years. Currently Huawei’s ICT products and solutions cover services for Kenya’s citizens and government.
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