Mucheru lauds Innovators
The Cabinet Secretary for ICT (CS), Joe Mucheru has commended entrepreneurs exhibiting at the 4th Nairobi Innovation Week held at the University of Nairobi for their innovative solution that will enhance human performance and productivity.
Mucheru singled out a satellite innovation by the University of Nairobi (UoN) that will be launched into space soon in partnership with a Japanese institution.
He explained that the satellite will beam earth images and data on environmental and weather patterns, crucial for national planning.
The CS who was speaking at the UoN on Wednesday during the Nairobi Innovation week, also identified the development of a drone by a local company as another great innovation exhibited at the annual event at the University.
He said the drone would be important for logistical support for relief supplies, rescue operations, and research activities.
Mucheru said the country had a huge pool of innovators who need technical support and resources to scale up and commercialise their products and services.
He noted that given necessary support, the innovators will create employment opportunities and improved standard of living for citizenry.
The CS Education, Ms Amina Mohamed commended the government for increasing ICT investments in education sector.
She called for partnership and mentoring for innovators to grow and generate employment.
Ms Amina acknowledged government digitalisation of schools, saying it will accelerate innovation and creativity among youths.
“Government will support innovation and creativity as a way of achieving its four initiatives goals to help improve economic livelihoods for Kenyans,” said the Education Cabinet Secretary
Among those in attendance were Cabinet Secretary for Industrialisation (CS), Adan Mohamed, Broadcasting and Telecommunication Principal Secretary, Sammy Itemere and his Industrialisation counterpart, Betty Maina and the UON Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.
By Denson Mututo/clause Maskika