Kenya is on a roll with its mission to bring the internet to everyone! Just the other day, Eliud Owalo, the Cabinet Secretary for ICT, went all out and launched a free public hotspot at Ahero Market in Kisumu county. Talk about staying connected in style!
Owalo, in his charismatic way, highlighted the significance of being plugged in during these crazy times. He said, “we are living in very fast changing times, and the world is going through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And revolutions don’t wait for anybody.” Can you believe it? We’re in the midst of a revolution, people! It’s like having a front-row seat to an epic technological rollercoaster.
But let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Owalo reminded everyone how much things have changed over the years. He said, “it is already difficult to believe that sending a letter from Ahero to Mombasa used to take as long as seven to ten days. The typewriter is a thing of the past.” Can you imagine waiting a week for a simple letter? Goodbye, snail mail! Hello, instant communication!
Now, let’s talk numbers. The government has some big plans in store. They’re aiming to provide a whopping 25,000 hotspots to the public. And guess who they have in mind? Yep, you got it—those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. They want to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has access to the internet and the fantastic opportunities it brings. It’s like a digital revolution for all!
The launch was a star-studded affair, my friends. We’re talking Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathew Owili, Professor PLO Lumumba, and former Governor Jack Ranguma all under one roof. It was like a power-packed gathering of influential minds. And let’s not forget about the UDA Regional Coordinators, local MCAs, and members of the community, like Tony Yogo Yogo, Valentine Anyango, and Elizabeth Sila. It was a true celebration of progress!
In the grand scheme of things, the launch of this free public hotspot in Ahero Market is a huge leap towards bridging the digital divide and increasing internet connectivity in Kenya. As Owalo so rightly put it, “we recognise that we are living in very fast changing times. The world is going through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And revolutions don’t wait for anybody.” It’s crucial that every member of society has access to the internet and all the amazing opportunities it brings. The government’s commitment to providing 25,000 hotspots is a massive step in the right direction.
So, my friends, get ready to surf the web, connect with the world, and ride the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Kenya is leading the way, and we’re all in for an incredible digital adventure!