Sh15bn school laptops pay vouchers missing

Seems the country is rudderless if the president’s rant about failing SME’s
is anything to go by.

Samsung refusing to set up in Kenya because local manufacturing is
vulnerable points out to so many factors affecting the fiscal health of the
economy as well as the job creation rhetoric.

www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001299315/uhuru-admits-his-cabinet-secretaries-have-failed-to-deliver

A drive like this ,ICT in schools, should have spurred the local economy in
very many ways but the route taken to import the endpoint devices cut out
the local businesses. Content creators and infrastructure players would
have experienced growth in opportunity. That is really all that hard
working Kenyans need.

.k

On Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 14:49 S.M. Muraya via kictanet, <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Success of some projects must involve players outside the Information
> docket, such as Interior (Security) or Trade (Industrialization)
>
>
> www.africa.com/east-african-countries-have-become-the-investment-haven-in-africa/
>
> Electronics maker, Samsung, was also keen on setting up an assembling
> plant in Kenya before it was abandoned in January, citing failure by the
> government to put in place mechanisms that would protect local
> manufacturers from cheap electronic imports. The Korean firm had in the
> past said it planned to build a plant that would assemble television sets,
> laptops and printers, which would service the East and Central African
> regions.
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:19 PM Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> @Sidney Ochieng <sidney.ochieng@gmail.com> I believe the ICT Ministry
>> officials quit this group, led by the CS, because they couldn’t stand the
>> probity demanded by the listers. So we should accept this as some of the
>> things that are expected.
>>
>> I remember mentioning to CS Joe Mucheru (on Facebook before he unfriended
>> me) to adopt the “container labs” type of system- Solar Powered Internet
>> Schools (SPIS) [
>> https://educationinnovations.org/program/samsung-solar-powered-internet-school-spis]
>> because it was a well thought out plan of implementation and obviously
>> better than issuing laptops to kids, but he did not take that.
>> See now what has happened to billions? He will now be mentioned along the
>> ‘gato gordos’ of Kenya and the dent on reputation is not easy to correct.
>>
>> But hey, even “Agenda Four” is more about eating than development!
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 10:31, Sidney Ochieng via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> A further Sh603 million was spent on laptops that had factory defects,
>>> says Mr Ouko in an adverse opinion on the Information, Communication and
>>> Technology (ICT) Authority, the agency charged with implementing the
>>> programme.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Sh15bn-school-laptops-pay-vouchers-missing/539546-4809626-hk3xnd/index.html
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