Ajira Digital organized a forum for SMEs in Makueni County to explore emerging opportunities brought by the digital transformation that will help enhance productivity for these businesses while creating more work opportunities for young people in Makueni and across the country.
The forum held at Kusyombuguo Hotel in Wote town, brought together businesses across Makueni, government representatives, technology providers, and young people offering digital services among other digital economy players to discuss opportunities within Makueni County to digitize and create jobs.
The forum comes right after the recent tour to Silicon Valley by the Government of Kenya which is strategically positioning the country for consideration by the big tech and other international companies so as to enhance investment opportunities and trade relations with the United States with a particular focus on nurturing Kenya’s thriving start-up sector. The President emphasized Kenya’s young talent among other advantages within the country and this has been the main mandate of the Ajira Digital Program in promoting the country as a freelancing hub for digital and digitally-enabled work talents.
Gracing the occasion was H.E Hon. Lucy Mulili, the Deputy Governor of Makueni County where she highlighted the importance of such forums to the county as they have witnessed the impact of adopting digitization in the delivery of services and revenue collection at the County level where they have been able to save 140 million shillings. Lucy said that curbing the revenue leakage through digitization has seen them serving their people better including the improved healthcare facilities and establishment of ECDE classrooms among other projects executed within the county.