By Our Reporter
Kisumu County residents will be benefiting from a free Wi-Fi connection from 11th April this year when proper network connection will also be felt in the county.
This is through a partnership between the County Government and the State House Digital team that was made public today in the governor’s office.
The State House Digital Director Denis Itumbi said they want to unveil what will transform service delivery in the county and possible increase people’s job performances.
Itumbi said the Kisumu Wi-Fi connection will consist of 16 economic sectors and cover a radius of 10Kilometer from the Central Business District.
He said the County government and the National government through tax payers will not incur any cost from the project as it will be done freely to the residents, saying the project is done through various partners.
He said this will cooperate hotspots area, markets and villages who will instantly benefit from the project.
The Digital Director said they will have digital impact centre for training people from difference sectors on how they can benefit from using the internet.
The County Governor Jack Ranguma said the county will be one among the countries to have free Wi-Fi in Africa.
Ranguma said the free internet will allow residents to utilize the advantages provided in building their careers.
He said they would be able to register their business online and pay for their licenses through available mobile platforms.
The governor said the platform will enable the residents to engage and participate in the county development issues by airing their views and raising their voices on state services.