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Public Consultation on National Broadband Strategy for Kenya

On 2019-03-11 13:51, Nanjira Sambuli via kictanet wrote:
> +1, Ali,
> Additionally, are there reflections on the successes and shortcomings
> for the 2013-17 period?
> For instance the goal on broadband speeds for rural vs urban areas, a
> very lofty goal therein?
>
>
> Regards,
> Nanjira.
>
> Sent on the move.
>
>> On 11 Mar 2019, at 07:29, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
>>
>> Gimode
>>
>> Greetings. Seeing that you posted this email on Friday, 8th March, I’m
>> curious to understand how the committee can expect to get substantive
>> responses within a week on such a critical piece of document?
>>
>> I think it’s time this country reviews what it means when the
>> constitution talks about Public Participation. I know that there are
>> members of the August House in this list. I challenge them to address
>> this issue. I fear that government officials are taking us through a
>> ‘tick the box’ exercise when it comes to public participation.
>>
>> Ali Hussein
>> Principal
>> AHK & Associates
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>
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>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are
>> purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of
>> the organizations that I work with.
>>
>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 9:04 PM Gimode, Chiimbiru via kictanet
>>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>> Dear Listers,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> You will recall the Ministry of Information, Communications and
>>> Technology (MoICT) constituted an inter-agency Steering Committee to
>>> review of Kenya’s first National Broadband Strategy (NBS) for the
>>> period 2013-2017. The Committee draws membership from the MoICT,
>>> Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Vision 2030 Delivery
>>> Secretariat (VDS), National Communications Secretariat (NCS) and the
>>> ICT Authority (ICTA).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The team is at the tail-end of the review of the NBS and is seeking
>>> views from the members of the public to enrich the NBS for the period
>>> 2018 – 2023 in line with Constitution of Kenya 2010.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Attached is a public notice on the same.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> You can access the consultation paper on the Authority’s website on
>>> this link:
>>> ca.go.ke/consumers/public-consultations/open-consultations/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The deadline for submission of comments is 15th March 2019.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Chiimbiru Gimode, CMRP, MPRSK.
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It is unreasonable and dishonorable to expect the public to peruse
through a document and give comments in one week. You might as well
promulgate it as is.

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