President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed an agreement with Huawei, a Chinese mobile technologies company on building a government cloud infrastructure.
The collaboration requires Huawei to help Kenya build the infrastructure necessary for government cloud services, and migrate government data and applications to the government cloud. In addition they will also be required to create a platform for government departments to share data and better communicate. This will help provide a “One-window style solution” for government services improving government efficiency.
The collaboration requires Huawei to help Kenya build the infrastructure necessary for government cloud services, and migrate government data and applications to the government cloud.
“The development of ICT and a country’s future are closely intertwined Kenya welcomes Huawei’s development in Kenya, I appreciate the role played by Huawei in Kenya’s development and progress and hope that Huawei can utilize Kenya’s resources to expand regional and international markets.” noted the president as he thanked Huawei for their commitment to see a digital Kenya.
As a sign of this commitment, the mobile technologies firm donated a set of safe city equipment to three major towns in to help strengthen policing capabilities and protection of people’s lives and property, which the President commented as very useful and important for the country.
The equipment includes 6eNodeB Stations, 150 Radio Trunking Terminals, and a Radio Trunking System Core Network and Dispatch System.
Seeds For The Future
In addition, they committed to extend its flagship ICT talent program, “Seeds for the Future” for a further three years from 2018-2020. Seeds for the Future will provide training for 30 outstanding University students in the ICT field giving them advanced training in China. This equips local students with important skills for them to drive forward Kenya’s ICT industry and the ICT ecosystem.
“Huawei recognizes that Kenya has made the development of its ICT industry one of its major priorities and invested accordingly. Its national Vision 2030 is highly strategic and forward-looking and will help guide the ICT industry forward and accelerate socio-economic growth.” commented Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping