By Alfred Kimosop.
Baringo County Government and a Korean partner (KOICA) will soon facilitate Wi-Fi services in major towns in Kabarnet as it embraces ICT in Baringo.
Speaking during the annual ICT contest awards that attracted several schools at the Kenya School of Government, Kabarnet, Baringo Governor, Stanley Kiptis said that plans with the National Government were underway to set up the facility in Kabarnet.
He said the joint effort with the National Government and World Best Friends targets to spur development once the facility will operational.
Kiptis noted that the Wi-Fi in major towns in the county will aid youth share information.
‘‘We ask the youth to embrace technology for the fast changing world. The County Government and sponsors during my tenure will ensure that positive transformation creates opportunities for youth in the area,’’ he said.
Kiptis appreciated KOICA and World Best Friends for the continued support on digitizing Baringo County.
He noted that several schools, government officials and locals in Baringo had benefited with skills offered by the partners especially at Elias ICT Center.
National Director at e–government, Mr. John Sergon added that National Government Development Fund is also enjoined to ensure the innovation hubs meet the set goals.