Following the president’s directive, Kenya’s ICT ministry has named a taskforce to champion for the deployment of IoT and blockchain development in a move set to make the country one of Africa’s top digital economy.
The taskforce consist of Dr Bitange Ndemo as Chairman, Juliana Rotich in charge of Technology and Industry, Safaricom’s Stephen Chege as head of Legal and Regulatory, and Scale, John Gitau-Networking and Cloud Services and Mahmoud Mohammed Noor in charge of- Networking and Community.
The 11 person blockchain taskforce will be led by former Information PS Bitange Ndemo.
According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, speaking at a Microsoft-sponsored forum at Strathmore University
dubbed “Digital Drivers: Enabling the Growth of Africa’s Digital Economy,” the taskforce will champion the deployment of more advancing technologies including Blockchain and IoT.
“We need to better understand the opportunities for Blockchain Technology, the risks of cybersecurity and the essential education and skills that our young people will need to make new technology work for them,” said the President urging leaders and business executives to make sure the country is not left behind in latest digital innovation trends to help the cuntry’s health sector, increase food security among others.