Photo caption: Embu County Governor, Martin Wambora (left), Communications Authority of Kenya Chairman Ngene Gituku and Communications Authority Ag. Director General Mercy Wanjau being welcomed at the County ICT Forum at Embu University ground on November 28.

Embu County Governor, Martin Wambora has urged Communications Authority to facilitate basic connectivity to all un-served and underserved areas in Embu to ensure residents enjoy the transformative power of ICT.

Governor Wambora said ICT services have provided opportunities to local residents to acquire knowledge and improve their lives.

“We are proud that that the availability of ICT services is enriching the lives of our people in many profound ways. The Internet, for instance, has provided numerous opportunities for our people to acquire knowledge and to improve their lot. We see various sectors of the local economy, including agriculture, Small and Medium Enterprises, and health heavily relying on ICTs for growth,” said Wambora.

Further, the county boss said that Embu County recognizes the importance of ICTs as outlined in the county’s ICT Roadmap for the period. 

“This blueprint focuses on increased ICT infrastructure development, staff training and ICT literacy for the residents of this county,” he said.

Governor Wambora was addressing the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Board Chair, Mr. Ngene Gituku and  CA acting Director General Mrs. Mercy Wanjau. 

The acting Director General said CA had connected 14 public secondary schools in Embu with high-speed Internet through the Universal Service Fund.

She added that 10 more sub-locations would be connected to mobile voice services under the same projects to ensure all areas that still experience challenges of connectivity are adequately covered.