Bitange Ndemo to head digital technologies taskforce at ICT Ministry

Former Ministry of information and communication Dr Bitange Ndemo PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA: Former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of information and communication Dr. Bitange Ndemo has been appointed to head a task force that will explore and analyze upcoming digital technologies.

This is according to a gazette notice issued by the ICT cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru on 28th February that has been published in the latest issue of the Gazette notice.

“It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology has appointed a Taskforce for the exploration and analysis of
upcoming digital technologies that demonstrate great potential to transform Kenya’s economy including disruptive technologies that are currently shaping the global economy such as distributed ledger
technologies (blockchain and hashgraph), artificial intelligence (Al.), 5G wireless technology, and the internet of things.” Reads part of the notice.

Ndemo will work closely with others in the task force such as the Safaricom director of corporate affairs Stephen Chege, IBM Africa researcher Dr. Charity Wayua, the Multimedia university faculty of computing and ICT Dean John Walubengo and the managing director of Mobile financial solutions limited Fred Michuki.

The task force will be tasked with examining how the technologies which can aid the government’s delivery of the big four agenda which include affordable housing, universal healthcare, manufacturing and agriculture agro-processing.

The task force will be expected to submit a progress report 3 months after its appointment.