Tuesday
October 30
2018

Kenya sets aside funds to develop domestic mobile phone industry

Kenya’s minister of information, communication and technology said on Tuesday that the government had set aside 1 billion shillings ($9.90 million) to help local start-ups in the mobile telephone software and hardware segments to grow.

Joe Mucheru, the ICT minister, told the annual meeting of the ICT industry in the capital Nairobi that he was concerned by the country’s imports of 50 million telephone handsets every two years, challenging local firms to start making them locally.

Photo courtesy of Rob Tinworth.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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emerging markets, mobile phones, mobile technology, startups, technology, telecommunications