The Ministry of Information has launched the 3rd Year projects of the Konza Technopolis Economic Innovation Partnership Program (EIPP) with the support of the government of Korea.

EIPP has been conducted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Korea in collaboration with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Nairobi.

PS John Tanui stated that the program, envisioned in 2021, is a new and extended cooperation model of its predecessor, the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) that started in 2015.

The program has achieved great milestones, key among them the Konza Smart City Development in 2021, which marked the 1st year of EIPP.

“The focus of the first year of the EIPP was on establishing strategies for developing a Smart City in Konza Technopolis and plans to build an Integrated Control Center, an Integrated Information System for the Transportation Network, and a Smart Mobility Basic Plan.

“In 2018 – 2019, recommendations were made for the Digital Media City, a project that led to the recommendation for Digital Media City Development in Konza Technopolis. I am proud to note that this is no longer a recommendation, but an entire project that is now a work in progress,” added Eng. Tanui.

 He pointed out that Capacity Development for Digital Media Content Production and Management proposals were made in 2020-2021, while the development of Industrial Clusters and Plan for an Industrial Park in Kenya were made in 2015-2017.

Kenya and South Korea enjoy a cordial relationship that dates back to independence, from ICT to Industrial Technology, Road infrastructure to Health, and water projects to Education.

“Konza Technopolis has established the Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in partnership with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). This kind of partnership can only propel us to greater heights,” added Tanui.

The Ministry is playing a vital role in transforming Kenya into a Digital Economy through the ongoing development of fiber optic infrastructure, digital innovation hubs, and the installation of public WIFI hotspots countrywide.