Kenya seeks $45m funding
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.