CA’s Sh85m plan to link remote areas with mobile voice

I beg to disagree Kivuva,
We need a report first, are there any factors that have impeded the
functioning of the board?, we don’t want to be learning about these
from the courts, if a new board is appointed under the prevailing
conditions, we will repeat this conversation in the near future.
Best Regards
On 2/26/18, Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> 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
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>
>
>
> 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
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>> Hussein & Associates
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>>
>> “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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