• Schools will be provided with computers, he said.
• CS said Kenya Kwanza government wants to increase employment opportunities among the youth by providing internet access across the country
The government is planning to provide internet access in villages to help youth get online job opportunities, ICT and Digital Economy CS Eliud Owalo has said.
He said his ministry has put in place modalities to ensure rural areas and schools have Wi-Fi to enhance internet access.
Schools will be provided with computers, he said.
“Kenya Kwanza government wants to increase employment opportunities among the youth by providing internet access across the country. Learners and youth will access the internet on their phones and computers,” Owalo said.
“The world is in the digital era where the youth are digitally savvy. Connecting villages and schools with the internet will enable them to use the internet to do online jobs."
The CS was speaking at Rakwaro chief's camp in Rachuonyo North subcounty, Homa Bay, where he distributed relief food.
The food is aimed at reducing the adverse impact of famine.
He also distributed food in Mfangano Island, Suba Central. Families in islands like Takawiri, Ngodhe, Ringiti and Remba also benefited.
“The government has a good plan of coming up with a long term solution to food security. The foods we give here are for a short period as we plan to have plenty in future,” Owalo said.
The CS asked leaders from Nyanza to put politics aside and come up with ways of developing the region.
“The government has shown readiness to serve you. Let us also demonstrate readiness to work with it so we can realise our development goals,” Owalo said.
Present were Homa Bay county commissioner Moses Lilan, Suba South MP Caroli Omondi, former MPs Silvance Osele (Kabondo Kasipul), Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda), Martin Ogindo (Rangwe), former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, former Lake Basin Development Authority chairman Odoyo Owidi and Homa Bay county secretary Bernard Muok.