Development of Kenya’s flagship technology city is on course as the East African nation rolls out supportive infrastructure to facilitate growth of the digital economy, officials said.
John Tanui, the CEO of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KOTDA), said the government has been facilitating dialogue with investors to set up physical infrastructure and social amenities at the proposed site of the technology city.
“The proposed Konza technology city whose implementation will be done in three phases is part of the government’s digital transformation agenda. The project is at the take-off stage,” Tanui said.
He spoke in Nairobi during a national workshop to discuss flagship projects that are embedded in Kenya’s Vision 2030 blue print on socioeconomic transformation.
Kenya’s ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been spearheading the establishment of a technology city on 2,000 hectares of land located 60 kilometers southeast of the capital, Nairobi.
The envisaged technology hub is expected to attract foreign direct investments and create jobs for skilled youth.
Read more at XinhaNet.