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Kenya Rallies World For Support For Key Global ICT Seat

Posted on: 5th November 2018

ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr.Joe Mucheru  addressing delegates during a lunch reception hosted by Kenya at the 20th International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference on Thursday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Kenya made a final appeal for support for her quest for a seat at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council by hosting a lunch reception on Thursday, in honour of delegates attending the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru presented Kenya’s case in a passionate appeal to the over 2000 delegates citing Kenya’s leadership credentials at the ITU and other international organizations.

‘‘Given the opportunity, Kenya, through its voice of balance, will continue working with all members to ensure that the ITU remains focused in fulfilling its mission,’’ said Mr.Mucheru.

He added that over time, Kenya has consistently devoted time and resources for the development of ICTs for the global promotion of life for humanity.

Kenya joined the ITU Council in 1982 when it hosted the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and has remained a member since then. It is this tradition of dedication to the ideals of ITU that Mucheru says, Kenya wants to advance.

‘‘Kenya has been an active member of the ITU, and we offer ourselves once again for re-election to the Council to continue supporting this cause,’’ added Mr.Mucheru.

Elections for the ITU Council will take place next Monday. Africa has 13 slots in which 19 countries have shown interest.

Sitting on the ITU Council accords a country some leverage to push for their agenda at the ITU and also influence decision making on issues that would be beneficial to them.

The 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference will end on 16th November.

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