The adoption of Information,Communication Technology(ICT) in business has not only changed ways of transacting businesses but also played a key role in the growth of digital economy from across the trade sectors.
According to Uasin Gishu County Director for ICT and E-Government Titus Kimaiyo, the future is being driven by the digital economy and close to 60% of businesses are being driven by businesses community including the youth.
Currently, businesses especially managed by the youth are technologically linked.
Speaking today in a meeting with stakeholders drawn from ICT Industry, civil society,Trade and youth affairs to review and give views for the digital economy draft pillars, Kimaiyo said the economy ecosystem upon implementation is going to be instrumental to the larger population.
Licensing and Compliance Director Silas Leting noted that the document will address issues of availability of trading space especially in Eldoret town.
“Premises have become expensive to hire.The document will help in commercialization of social network where linkages in trade will be established,” said Letting
Among pillars that were reviewed include digital government,digital business, infrastructure, innovation-driven entrepreneurship,digital skills and values, digital inclusion for the youth,women PWDs and the minority.
The draft was shared across the 47 counties to review and validate their inputs upon which all inputs will be consolidated and shared with the ministry of ICT through the Council of Governors.