CA¹s Sh85m plan to link remote areas with mobile voice

Dear Rachel,

Thank you, looking forwad to your update.

Best Regards

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 3:09 PM, Alwala, Rachel via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Dear listers,
>
> I hear the conversation going on with respect to the subject matter.
> There are many developments and very shortly, before COB , I will be
> posting the implementation status for your information and understanding.
> Sometimes when we share information, it is picked in piecemeal and
> potentially distorted. That seems to have been the case in this particular
> respect.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rachel
>
> From: kictanet <kictanet-bounces+alwala=ca.go.ke@lists.kictanet.or.ke> on
> behalf of KICTAnet Discussions <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> Reply-To: KICTAnet Discussions <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 2:53 PM
> To: Rachel <alwala@ca.go.ke>
> Cc: Adam Lane <adam.lane@huawei.com>
> Subject: Re: [kictanet] CA’s Sh85m plan to link remote areas with mobile
> voice
>
> Yes, certainly annual progress reports would be helpful
> *From:*Barrack Otieno
> *To:*KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions
> *Cc:*Adam Lane
> *Date:*2018-02-26 14:46:38
> *Subject:*Re: [kictanet] CA’s Sh85m plan to link remote areas with mobile
> voice
>
> Hi Adam,
>
> In light of the intense criticism the USF board has received, it needs
> to come out strongly and clarify what it has achieved unless it is not
> independent as we are made to beleive.
>
> Regards
>
> On 2/26/18, Adam Lane via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> > I believe the fund already connected about 70 rural sites (as well as
> > several hundred schools) last year so has begun to make progress.
> > From:Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet
> > To:Adam Lane
> > Cc:Mwendwa Kivuva
> > Date:2018-02-26 14:36:09
> > Subject:Re: [kictanet] CA’s Sh85m plan to link remote areas with mobile
> > voice
> >
> > Ksh85m is too little too late from a fund that has collected billions.
> > Running a single BTS is resourse intensive. It requires physical
> > security, generators, power lines, road access, human resource … and
> > much more.
> >
> > Spending the USF on benchmarking trips and allowances seems the modus
> > operandi of this board. For the upteenth time, I also join Ali’s call
> > for the board to be disbanded immediately.
> > ______________________
> > Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya
> > twitter.com/lordmwesh
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 26 February 2018 at 08:09, Ali Hussein via kictanet
> > <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >> Victor
> >>
> >> As they say in accounting terms – That’s not even a rounding error in
> the
> >> scheme of things.
> >>
> >> CA needs to be more creative than this. Here’s a thought:-
> >>
> >> Disband the moribund USF Board and get people who are independent,
> >> forward
> >> thinking and unafraid to do the right thing.
> >>
> >> Let’s stop pussyfooting around such a big issue when a large swath of
> >> this
> >> country is being disenfranchised by lack of connectivity while we
> >> continue
> >> to pat ourselves in the back as the ‘Silicon Savannah’.
> >>
> >> Ali Hussein
> >> Principal
> >> Hussein & Associates
> >> +254 0713 601113 <0713%20601113>
> >>
> >> Twitter: @AliHKassim
> >>
> >> Skype: abu-jomo
> >>
> >> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
> >>
> >>
> >> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but
> a
> >> habit.” ~ Aristotle
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >> On 26 Feb 2018, at 7:36 AM, Victor Kapiyo via kictanet
> >> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >>
> >> The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will spend millions to build
> >> infrastructure to connect remote villages without mobile voice coverage
> >> following an order by President Uhuru Kenyatta to surrender unspent
> >> billions
> >> to the police.
> >>
> >> Mr Kenyatta said the authority had nothing to show for the billions of
> >> shillings it has collected for a fund established to support
> >> infrastructure
> >> in remote areas dubbed the Universal Service Fund (USF).
> >>
> >> Now, CA has announced plans to spend Sh85 million in connecting 23,000
> >> residents in six sub-locations in Baringo County to mobile voice
> >> coverage.
> >>
> >> 85m only.
> >>
> >>
> >> www.businessdailyafrica.com/economy/CA-s-Sh85m-plan-to-
> link-remote-areas-with-mobile-voice/3946234-4319204-gbsfna/index.html
> >>
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