Posted on: 28th March 2018
Voice infrastructure Project
The Government of Kenya is committed to ensuring that all the country’s citizens have access to modern, high quality and affordable communication services. While the private sector has an important role to play in meeting universal access targets through increased investments, there is a need for government to promote ICT investments in rural and other un-served areas, through provision of incentives towards meeting universal access objectives.
The Kenya Information Communications Act 2009 (KICA 2009) and the Kenya Information and Communications Regulations 2010 (KICR US&A 2010) give the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) administrative responsibility to promote and ensure universal access and service with respect to the provision of communication services in Kenya.
Within the fiscal year 2016/2017, the Authority embarked on supporting the roll out of telecommunication voice infrastructure and services in selected sub-locations across the country. The project is to be implemented in 202 sub-locations spread across 13 counties mainly, parts of Southern, North Rift, Northern and North-Eastern, and some parts of the Coastal regions of the country. Subsequent interventions will be carried out as outlined in the USF implementation strategy.