Power generation from solar has tripled in the past years as the country steps up efforts to produce electricity from renewable sources. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) noted that the country’s installed solar photovoltaic capacity currently stands at 210 megawatts (MW), up from 170MW in mid-last year.
Government, through TVETs, seeks to train over a million young people on accessing online employment and opportunities. That the future of work is online, and most likely on the mobile phone, is no longer deniable. This is a fact that the government has acknowledged and has stepped up efforts to create online jobs and opportunities.
Scrapping of visa curbs aids in economic transformation in areas like tourism, renewable energy, education, agriculture, security, sports and mining. Kenya has in the past months signed agreements with Eritrea and South Africa to abolish visa restrictions for their citizens to ease movement of goods and people.
Mr Eliud Owalo, the CS for Information, Communications and the Digital Economy, said the ambitious project is at the centre of the government’s digital agenda, which include provision of 25,000 free WiFi spots at public places, issuance of digital loans, and the establishment of 1,450 digital hubs in villages to boost youth employment.
As many people increasingly embrace paperless transactions, the role of individuals or institutions collecting and processing the massive data generated, is key in the success of the country’s quest to become a digital economy. These people, according to the law, are known as data processors and data controllers.