Kenya: Year ends without the much-awaited ICT policy & regulations
(East African Standard) --
Another year has gone without the much-awaited Information and Communication Technology policy.Industry players are concerned that the policy they had pushed for years may never come to operation.
A report from the East African Standard has said that the process of developing an ICT policy has been going on for several years with several drafts, most of them unofficial, having been discussed in government circles.
The minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, has several drafts prepared by the private sector. "After all these years, there is nothing concrete to show, therefore there is no roadmap for planners in public institutions, private companies or civil society organisations to go by," says James Gachui.
Gachui, who is vice-chairman of the Kenya ICT Federation, says the Government lacks an ICT champion to lead the process.
He further claims the Government is not committed to reforming the ICT sub-sector, and cites the failed bidding process for the third mobile operator and second national operator (SNO).
Source: East African Standard
Contact: Benson Kathuri