Kenya seeks $45m fund­ing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Kenya re­quires $45 mil­lion in fund­ing, in or­der to achieve uni­ver­sal ac­cess for com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices, its telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­dus­try reg­u­la­tor said on Wednes­day. Fran­cis Wan­gusi, di­rec­tor-gen­eral of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Au­thor­ity of Kenya, told a me­dia brief­ing in Nairobi that cur­rently 94.4 per­cent of the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion had ac­cess to at least ba­sic tele­phone ser­vices and a mes­sage ser­vice. “Kenya is there­fore seek­ing $45 mil­lion in or­der to reach the un­served and un­der­served ar­eas that were left out dur­ing the lib­er­al­iza­tion of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions sec­tor,” Wan­gusi said dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing. Wan­gusi said that Kenya has set a tar­get of achiev­ing full con­nec­tiv­ity for the en­tire pop­u­la­tion in the next five years.

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