Kenyan youth are on the verge of reaping the benefits of more than 300,000 job opportunities in renowned global technology giants such as Google, Intel, and Apple. This positive outcome follows fruitful negotiations between the Kenyan government and these esteemed companies.
President William Ruto emphasized the government’s unwavering commitment to creating digital prospects for the youth by establishing information and communication technology (ICT) hubs in every ward across the nation.
According to a publication, the key highlights of this development are as follows:
- More than 300,000 jobs are up for grabs for Kenyan youth in Google, Intel, and Apple.
- The Kenyan government is actively engaging in negotiations with other global tech companies to secure additional job opportunities.
- ICT hubs will be constructed in every ward to empower and train young individuals for digital employment.
- Free Wi-Fi hotspots will be provided to enhance digital accessibility.
This announcement by the president aligns with Kenya’s ongoing efforts to position itself as a regional center for innovation and technology. The establishment of ICT hubs and provision of free Wi-Fi hotspots will equip young Kenyans with the necessary access and resources to develop their digital skills and compete in the global economy.
Kenya boasts a youthful and dynamic population, with over 70% of its citizens below the age of 35. This demographic dividend presents a distinctive opportunity for Kenya to tap into the global digital economy.
Furthermore, the government’s investment in ICT hubs and digital skills training is timely. The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited the digital transformation of economies worldwide, leading to an increasing demand for skilled professionals in the digital sector.