President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday launched digital economy blueprint during the ongoing 2019 Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda.
The blueprint is part of Kenyans commitment in its contribution to the Smart Africa Alliance initiative that is working towards digitizing Africa economy and trade that targets 24 countries across the continent.
“It is our hope and wish that all the member states shall peruse this Blueprint and find value in adapting it within their own ecosystems to realize the potential of digital transformation that will leapfrog our economies to prosperous heights,” President Kenyatta said during the launch.
The document is based on the national priorities as stipulated in the Vision 2030 and the government big four agenda.
According to the blueprint, The Digital Economy is based on five key pillars for the growth of the sector; Digital Government; Digital Business; Infrastructure; Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills and Values.
Kenya is focusing on tapping into the digital opportunities to stimulate the unlocking of the benefits of the digital economy potential. The blueprint also provides guideline for the transformational journey brought by new and emerging technologies.
Information Communications and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru who accompanied President Kenyatta said no one will be left behind and the government will continue to engage with all Kenyans to ensure the success of the country’s digital economy.
The 24 member states of Smart Africa Alliance initiative are expected to adopt the blueprint and develop their respective country strategies.