President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended the youth for being at the forefront in technological developments that are set to transform the country through the provision of local solutions.
He expressed confidence that through the brilliant young people’s innovations, the country is achieving its goal of creating a digital economy, society and government to create a transparent system for more efficient service delivery of services to Kenyans.
“By this time next year when all our geospatial maps are done and we have finished the work of mapping the underground resources that Kenya has and when we continue to role out the digital platforms, Kenya will never be the same again.” the President said.
“Indeed, Kenya will be clearly set on the path of true transformation and transformation that is not imported but built and developed by our own young people. This is something that I am truly proud of,” he added.
The exhibition under the theme ‘For Kenya, By Kenyans’ featured geospatial, airborne geophysical, cyber and national security industrialization projects.
The president said the geospatial work done by young people for the first time since 1972 will improve and enhance revenue collection as well as boost Government’s ability to deliver services efficiently.
President Kenyatta noted that contrary to the view held by some people, the Government is not using foreign firms to deliver some of its key programs such as Huduma Namba and last year’s population census exercise.