Digital hubs plan in the wards laudable


Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information Communications and The Digital Economy Eliud Owalo at a past event on November 9, 2022. PHOTO | LUCY WANJIRU | NMG

The plan to set up digital centres in all the 1,450 wards across the country is timely. If implemented well, the project has the potential to revolutionise business operations and help firms plug into the growing digital economy.

With the rise of e-commerce, technology is now an integral part of business operations. Even small businesses have to use relevant technology if they are to remain competitive and sustainable.

Indeed, the adoption of technology is a key determinant of whether an enterprise will stay afloat and be profitable, or will be disrupted out of business.

Technology is also a powerful weapon against widespread joblessness among the youth. The gig economy is now becoming the norm among the youth who prefer working flexible jobs.

With the acquisition of proper skills, the youth can tap the massive opportunities available online to earn a living.

Kenyans are known across the globe as tech-savvy, and certainly, they will find these hubs useful in generating more innovative ideas some of which can grow to be the next big thing.

It’s also encouraging to see plans to take fibre optics to the rural areas.