Kenys has signed a memorandum of Understanding with Sudan that will see the laying of fibre optic cables alongside the road to be constructed from Eldoret to Nadapal up to Juba, permiting connectivity between Kenya and South Sudan.
The MOU was signed by Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Dr. Fred Matiang’i and his memorandum South Sudan counterpart Hon. Rebecca Okwachi.
This MoU will also go a long way to ensuring that ICT becomes a prevalent component of communication between the two countries and is part of the East African Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Programme.
Dr Matiang’i stressed the importance of the connectivity between the East African countries and said that Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have already committed themselves to the same through the North Corridor Transport Infractructure Project.
This project will improve communication, bring about development that will impact positively on people’s lives, creating peace and stability and connecting the two countries, explained Hon. Okwachi.