Software Factory Launched in Bomet County
The Kenya Film Classification Board participated at the launch/ground-breaking of the Kenya Software Factory in Mulot, Bomet County, on 29th July, 2022.
ICT Authority of Kenya (ICTA), Board Chairperson, Professor Fredrick Owino, presided over the launch on behalf of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS), Hon. Joe Mucheru, EGH.
The Board leveraged on the event to sensitize participants on its regulatory mandate, programs, campaigns and innovations.
Themed: Fostering Digital Transformation, the Software Factory is among the flagship programs being spearheaded by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs under the Kenya National Digital Masterplan (2022-2032).
In his remarks on behalf of the CS, Mr. Owino, said that the establishment of the Software Factory in Bomet County will go a long way with the set agenda in the National Digital Master Plan which highlighted the establishment of two Software industries in the country.
“The Software Factory seeks to create employment for over 100,000 youth in Software engineering, spur the country's Industrialization agenda and enhance economic growth through ICT innovations,” he said.
The Digital Masterplan is anchored on four pillars namely: Digital Infrastructure, Digital Government Services, Products & data management, Digital Skills and Digital Innovation, Enterprise & Business.