President Dr. William Ruto on Monday oversaw the official opening of the East Africa Device Assembly Kenya in Mavoko, Machakos County.
In his address during the launching, the head of state said his Government will prioritize the production of affordable smart devices to boost digital access. President Ruto said the move will expose Kenyans to broader and better opportunities.
He reiterated that going digital on a large-scale will spur the country’s economic growth
“It will also catalyze the actualization of our development agenda,” explained the president
The commander in chief also got an opportunity to launch locally assembled devices.
Cabinet Secretaries Eliud Owalo (Information, Communication & Digital Economy) and Susan Nakhumicha (Health), Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa, Jamii Telecom CEO Joshua Chepkwony, Safaricom Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer Michael Mutiga, were present.
The President noted that the provision of affordable digital smart devices will no longer just be about mobile telephony and fintech penetration.
“It is also about universal access to goods and services as the driver of the country’s transformation.” he noted.