Nairobi launches world class data centre

Nairobi CNairobi city county government has launched a world class data centre, aiming to ensure better information and communication technology service delivery in the city

Speaking about the data centre during the launch ceremony, Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, said that the initiative aims to ensure a centralised payment system in Nairobi. He further urged other counties in the country to emulate similar system.

This initiative is expected to improve service delivery to the residents of Nairobi in a smarter way.

Speaking to CapitalFM, Kenyatta said, “I want to reiterate that the national government is committed to collaborate with county governments to ensure efficient service delivery to our people.”

Mike Sonko, governor of Nairobi, said that the communication infrastructure is set to digitise services and operations in Nairobi by automating all services in the county to serve people in a more efficient way.

The information and communication technology system is seen to move the county from traditional way of offering manual, paper-based, cash-based services to digital solutions, which make it easy to access and pay for services.

Sonko further added that the new system will enable people of Nairobi to make payment easily using their computers and mobile phones. With the data centre, the county government is expected to roll out emails for all staff, install modern telephone systems in all offices and establish a modern website, said the source.

The country government is further planning to install service centres in all the 43 post offices in Nairobi, aiming to bring services nearer to the people.

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