CS Owalo chairs high-level meeting to boost Kenya’s digital economyBy Patrick Chiriba Information, Communications, and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo has underscored the importance of consultation, cooperation, and coordination between the national and county governments in efforts to make Kenya the digital hub of...
Kenya Innovation Bridge Launched in Mombasa
Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) in partnership with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and The Swahili Pot Hub Foundation (SPH), yesterday launched the Kenya Innovation Bridge (KIB) platform.
The launch took place at Swahili Pot Hub. It was graced by dignitaries including, Dr. Mbwarii Kame, the County Executive Committee Member – Education, Mr. Anwar Ahmed, County Chief Officer ICT, Swahilipot Hub Chief Operating Officer, Atrash Ali, and Mr. George Masila, KeNIA, Communication and Partnership lead (Senior Corporate Communications) among others.
Mvita MP issues Sh.30 million student bursaries
Mvita Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammed Machele issued bursaries worth more than sh. 30 million for secondary school students at Ronald Ngala High School in Tudor, Mombasa on Saturday.
Government to transform Bandari Maritime Academy to boost blue economy
The government has pledged to capitalize on the untapped potential of its blue economy sector by transforming the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa.
The Principal Secretary State Department for Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Shadrack Mwadime, made the commitment on Thursday during the launch of a strategic plan for the academy.
Civil societies’ blue economy concerns
The gazettement of the marine fisheries regulations act by the government is still pending, and this delay has caused frustration among the organizations. The act could provide job opportunities for the youth, create investment opportunities, and allow direct access to the ocean for fishing without limitations.
The organizations argue that this delay benefits other countries that have access to the Indian Ocean and effective fishing gear.
Ocean Conservation in the Blue Economy
“Ocean conservation is important for me because as you clean it, other people find it clean and keep it clean as well. It is my first time participating in a beach clean-up, it is fun and I would recommend it to my friends”, said Baraka Mjomba, a scout from PCEA Makupa Academy partaking in the beach-clean up.
Blue Economy PS spurned by PAC over Sh168 million audit query
Blue Economy and Fisheries PS Betsy Muthoni could not account for more than Sh168 million spent on fish farmers’ training.
This came to light when she appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on March 7th 2023, led by Nominated MP John Mbadi.
YEPI Summit underscores the need to embrace entrepreneurship
Youths have been urged to embrace entrepreneurship to boost the country’s economic growth during the Youth Empowerment Programme Initiative (YEPI) summit at City Blue Creekside Hotel in Mombasa.
Amani Katana, YEPI Executive Director, advised young men and women to embrace technology and entrepreneurship to tackle the country’s high unemployment rate.
President Ruto launches affordable housing project in Starehe
President William Ruto launched the construction of more than 6000 affordable housing units in Starehe, Nairobi County, on Monday.
The Starehe housing project is part of the government’s plan to construct 250,000 housing units annually to raise the country’s living standards.