Thursday, November 10, 2022 –Government has rolled a plan to manufacture affordable sh 5,000 smartphones.
As one of the ways to make use of the digital space, the William Ruto-led administration has today promised to avail the smartphones in the local market
President William Samoei Ruto made the pledge today Thursday November 10 saying for there was need for country to thrive in the emerging digital and communication space.
The head of State revealed that the smartphones will have to be manufactured internally and sold across the continent in a move that will put Kenya ahead of the rest.
Rutos’ plan is to see the country connected technologically; this being among his key agenda during his time in office.
“The real last mile in technology is the gadget and already we are working with Telcos so that we can have a smartphone that is going to be less than sh.5,000 and that can do everything you want.
“We want to see if we can get it to sh.3,654 ($30) or Ksh.4,872 ($40). I want to promise the country that in the next 8 to 12 months we will have the cheapest smartphone in Africa, manufactured in Kenya,” noted Ruto.
He was speaking at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry KNCCI Annual General Meeting heled in Nairobi on Thursday.
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