Caption: The Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Mr Sammy Itemere (centre) receives Malawi Minister for ICT Mr Nicholas Dausi (right) as ICT and Innovation PS Victor Kyalo (left) looks on. The Malawi delegation had paid a courtesy call on the two PS’ at their Teleposta Towers offices while on an ICT and Huduma center bench-marking tour in the country yesterday.
The government has initiated plans to set up digital recording studios in the grass roots to tap into talents of young artists in rural areas.
Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Sammy Itemere said the recording studios would promote production of local media content. “The studios will provide opportunity for the talented in the countryside to record their innovative ideas to be used by local in local TV and radio stations,” he said.
Speaking when he received the Malawi Minister for ICT Mr Nicholas Dausi at the Teleposta Towers on Monday, Mr Itemere said Kenya was ready to collaborate with Malawi in growing the ICT market to spur socio-economic development.
ICT and Innovation Principal Secretary Victor Kyalo said the government was automating all its services to make public services efficient, convenient and affordable.
He said the government was reviewing the mode of delivery of some public services by contracting operators to provide the utilities such as the outsourcing of X-ray facilities in public hospitals and leasing of transport for the security personnel to minimise running expenses.
Malawi Minister for ICT said Kenya can offer valuable expertise to his country on on implementation of Huduma Service centres, issues of cyber security and e-governance among others.
Mr Dausi said Kenya share also a lot of historical and development heritage that needed to harnessed to benefit citizens of the two nations. By Cheruyoit Korir