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The Central Bank of Kenya lauds the National Data Centre

This was said during a visit to the Centre by a delegation led by the CBK Deputy Governor

In Summary
  • The apex bank pledged to support in its efforts to extend its outreach to investors looking to set up shop in Kenya.

  • CBK Deputy Governor, Sheila M’Mbijjewe lauded the National Data Centre as an impressive facility that is crucial for the country’s economic advancement.
Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO Eng. John Tanui orients the Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor Sheila M'Mbijjewe on the ongoing projects at Konza Technopolis at a birds eye view
Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO Eng. John Tanui orients the Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor Sheila M'Mbijjewe on the ongoing projects at Konza Technopolis at a birds eye view
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The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has lauded the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) for its establishment of the National Data Centre .

The apex bank pledged to support in its efforts to extend its outreach to investors looking to set up shop in Kenya.

This was said during a visit to the National Data Centre by a delegation from the CBK led by the CBK Deputy Governor, Sheila M’Mbijjewe.

The visit and benchmarking exercise was informed by CBK’s endeavor to strengthen its banking system and data protection function.

M’Mbijjewe lauded the National Data Centre as an impressive facility that is crucial for the country’s economic advancement.

Kenya’s economy is now diversified. We are no longer heavily dependent on agriculture. We are leaning more towards service dependency. Konza is therefore poised to be one of the anchors on which the country’s economy will grow” she said.

The CBK Deputy Governor further noted that the facility’s capacity is comparable to Data Centres in developed countries, thus placing Kenya on the path towards transforming into a knowledge-based economy.

The National Data Centre here at Konza is very impressive. I have been to data centres in European countries and one can easily see a lot of similarities. The facility is big, has very modern security capabilities and can easily accommodate expansion, should the need arise” she added.

The National Data Centre currently hosts data for 10 key institutions in the country drawn from both public and private sectors.

With the Data Centre already certified to global standards, KoTDA is keen on attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Kenya through its data services.

 

Data is now becoming as important as money. I am therefore delighted to see that CBK is constantly pursuing modern, tech-led ways of ensuring that the country remains financially stabler” said Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO, John Tanui