ICT CS confirms that the Govt is in charge of E-Citizen

ICT CS Owalo [Photo: ICT Ministry-Twitter]

Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Information, Communication and the Digital Economy Eliud Owalo has yet again confirmed that the government is in charge of the e-Citizen service portal that was previously run by a private company.

Speaking during the Digital Summit 2023, he noted that the move was to allow the government to digitize over 5,000 state services within the next six months.

According to the CS, the government has involved different stakeholders in the digitization process.

“We have taken over the eCitizen platform from the private sector, today it’s a fully owned govt entity.”

Owalo further noted the importance of the digital superhighway, which seeks to create job opportunities especially for the youth.

“We no longer have white-collar jobs; leveraging on technology we should be able to employ as many youths as possible. Within the next two years, we should be able to create about 3 million digital jobs,” said the CS.

The Digital Summit 2023, aims to help organizations implement the best technology and digital strategies in accordance with global trends and consumer needs. 

It offers opportunities for learning, networking and celebrating with partners, customers, digital experts and industry leaders.

Among the topics discussed are; building a skilled workforce for the digital age, creating a strong digital infrastructure, protecting one’s business from Cyber Security threats, and delivering a digital strategy for success.

The summit started on Tuesday 22nd of February and will end on Thursday 24th of February 2023.

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