Most county reps need to learn to use iPads


Although many children have some skills when it comes to using electronic gadgets, it appears that some Kisumu MCAs have difficulty in using a tablet, jokes The Star.Using an iPad

It is because of this that 49 Kisumu MCAs will attend a three-day intensive course on how to use Apple iPad 4.

The training will be financed by county taxpayers, though the cost of the transport, meals, venue and teaching has not yet been disclosed. Aslam Khan, who is a nominated MCA, however said three days are not adequate to master iPad skills.

According to James Omollo, who is the Information, Communication and Technology chairperson, MCAs were issued with the iPads last month to use them in various assembly processes. The gadgets are also intended to reduce the use of papers in county operations. It is also expected to cut down the cost of printing documents for MCAs.

Chemelil ward representative Joseph Osano, however expressed that the gadgets would not improve the lives of Kisumu County residents.