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20 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

NANDI COUNTY GOVERNOR DR CLEOPHAS LAGAT UNVEILS SIX WEEK ICT TRAINING PROGRAM

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.

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