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Kenyan government injects Ksh 6 billion into phase two fibre-optic projects

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The Kenyan government will inject Ksh 6 billion project that will have all its 47 counties benefit from phase two fibre-optic cable before the end of 2015.

According to the Standard, the project will cover 2,100 kilometres in every county headquarters and will provide network coverage for the connected areas.

Speaking at Gikuuri, Embu while touring the project, ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’I said that with connectivity there will be enhanced delivery of services to citizens in their locations.

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“Kenyans should be aware that taxpayers money is being used on this project. They should be its custodians and report vandals to relevant authorities. The pipes have GoK rubbers stamps on them hence the stolen ones will be recovered easily,” he said.

Matiangi also directed the contractor, Huawei Technologies, to work with local youth in the areas where the line passes.

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fibre optic cablesThe project which is jointly funded with the Chinese government  will be officially launched on Friday at Makueni.

 

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