With an enviable ICT infrastructure in place, the emphasis is now on developing local digital content that would assist local businesses iterates Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications. In an exclusive chat with KuzaBiashara, Ndemo says the upcoming Technology Park & Media City would see creation of high quality digital content that would eventually be available on smart phones.
About Bitange Ndemo
Dr. Bitange Ndemo is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ndemo was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Business School, where he taught entrepreneurship, management and research methods.Most of his research work centres on Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya with emphasis on Social Enterprise.
Dr. Ndemo holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield in the UK, an MBA and bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Minnesota. In the early 1990s, he was a Financial Systems Analyst at Medtronic Inc., a Fortune 500 company in the USA.
His current position entails policy formulation, and overseeing implementation of ICT projects. Dr. Ndemo has been involved in initiatives to lower the cost of accessing ICTs (connectivity, hardware and software) in Kenya and the region. His priority has been to connect East Africa to the rest of the World through the under- sea fibre optic cable. He is at the forefront of developing the demand side of ICTs by actively promoting Business Process Outsourcing in both urban and rural areas.