JOE MUCHERU

Signs ICT deal with S Korea

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Kenya will ben­e­fit from tech­nol­ogy gi­ant South Korea af­ter the two coun­tries signed an agree­ment on Wed­nes­day. ICT CS Joe Mucheru and Korean Min­is­ter of Sci­ence, ICT and Fu­ture Plan­ning Choi Yanghee signed the agree­ment in Seoul. The two coun­tries have agreed to en­cour­age co­op­er­a­tion and ex­change be­tween gov­ern­ment min­istries.

Kenya will ben­e­fit from tech­nol­ogy gi­ant South Korea af­ter the two coun­tries signed an agree­ment on Wed­nes­day.

South Korea, with big brands like Sam­sung, LG and Hyundai, has com­mit­ted to work with Kenya to de­velop a vi­brant tech­nol­ogy-driven econ­omy.

ICT CS Joe Mucheru and Korean Min­is­ter of Sci­ence, ICT and Fu­ture Plan­ning Choi Yanghee signed the agree­ment in Seoul. It comes as a fol­low-up to the state visit to Kenya by Korean Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye early this year. “The pur­pose of the MoU is to en­hance co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries in the field of ICT. The two coun­tries have agreed to en­cour­age co­op­er­a­tion and ex­change be­tween gov­ern­ment min­istries, agen­cies, research and train­ing in­sti­tutes, busi­nesses and other or­gan­i­sa­tions,” the agree­ment says.

The two coun­tries have iden­ti­fied ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion in pol­icy, in­sti­tu­tions, tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment and ser­vice. This in­cludes mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tions, in­clud­ing 3G, 4G and 5G, high-speed broad­band in­ter­net net­work, ser­vices and ap­pli­ca­tions, as well as soft­ware de­vel­op­ment.

Kenya and South Korea will also col­lab­o­rate in data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber se­cu­rity and set­ting up new in­dus­tries in the ICT field. This in­cludes cloud com­put­ing, big data, in­ter­net and spec­trum man­age­ment.

/COUR­TESY

ICT CS Joe Mucheru and his Korean coun­ter­part Choi Yanghee in Seoul on Wed­nes­day

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