Nandi County governor Dr Cleophas Lagat has unveiled a six week ICT training program targeting TSC employees, public servants and the community.
The programme which is a joint initiative between County government of Nandi and the National Government through Kenya ICT Training program me, the directorate of Adult and continuing Education, is the first of kind aimed at promoting digital literacy skills in the County and will be conducted at the six Sub Counties.
Speaking during the event at Kapsabet town Lagat called on residents and particularly the Youth to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire new skills to bridge the ICT gap in County. Information, Communication and Technology remains one of the untapped fields in the County, ‘’ I call upon our residents and more so our Youth to fully participate in these trainings and take advantage of free ICT skills being offered’’ added Lagat.
Further, Dr Lagat emphasized on the relevance of digital literacy skills as a core component in the contemporary global market, adding that his government was committed in ensuring that development of ICT capacity among the residents is expedited to maximize on the digital space.
The County government recently adopted automation of its revenue collection system as a measure to boost its revenue collection and reduce wastage , adding to the list of few Counties to embrace the technology.
Moreover, the County government is on course to expand the ICT infrastructure in major urban centers across the County, while bolstering investment in training and offering incentives to prospective Internet Service providers in the County, added Lagat.
The entire programme is supported by Wildlife Research and International Expedition who are providing trainers and computers for training. Present during the occasion was deputy governor Dominic Biwott, members of County Executive and other government officials.