Kenya connects 750k unserved, underserved citizens
Kenya has connected 750 000 citizens to mobile network services via the Universal Service Fund (USF), primarily in unserved and underserved areas.
The citizens were connected as part of the USF's voice infrastructure initiative.
The voice infrastructure project targets areas currently not served or poorly served with the mobile signal covering less than 50 percent of the population, primarily in the Rift Valley and North Eastern regions of the country.
Furthermore, USF is promoting the construction of e-resource centres, education broadband connectivity projects, open education resources, and voice infrastructure initiatives.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is conducting community enhancement efforts across the country to enhance the visibility of the project.
"The Communications Authority of Kenya has a mandate to improve access to communications services in various parts of the country," stated Eric Kiraithe, principal administrative secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.