Sh15bn school laptops pay vouchers missing

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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