Nairobi, 5th August, 2019


The National Treasury and Planning Acting Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Ukur Yatani and ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru today constituted a technical working group drawn from the two Ministries and the World Bank to work together to ensure that on- going ICT projects are undertaken in a coordinated manner to avoid duplications.



The working group to be chaired by ICT Principal Secretary Mr. Jerome Ochieng will come up with a clear roadmap on how the projects geared towards driving the Country will embrace digital economy.

Amb. Yatani said that the importance of digital economy cannot be gainsaid noting that adoption of the same will help the government, parastatal and the private sector avoid wastages.

Mr. Mucheru said Kenya is honored to be the champion for digital economy in Africa. He said that so far 24 African nations have officially joined the African Digital economy alliance which represents 660 million people.
The CS said that the government will continue leveraging on the emerging digital market to enable the country attain the vision 2030 and the Big 4 agenda.

The meeting which was held at the Treasury Building was to appraise the acting CS on ongoing digitization of government services.
World Bank Senior Digital Specialist Casey Torgusson lauded Kenya for prioritizing and embracing technology which will improve service delivery and help in expanding markets.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy and Strategy, executive office of the President Ruth Kagia and Word Bank operations officer Rosemary Ngesa Otieno.