By James Ratemo in Berlin, Germany.
Finally Kenya’s landmark, Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) has been connected to a secure Loca Area Network and its status is bound to change. Network management The Kenya ICT Board and the E- Government directorate initiative has successfully completed installation of the much anticipated connectivity project, sponsored and implemented by the two key stakeholders, the project has seen infrastructure laid across the entire KICC premises. According to Lucy Gachui Odhiambo, Communications Manager Kenya ICT Board the network will be centrally managed and maintained on an inclusive IT system with connectivity to both the internet and the Government Common Core Network (GCCN). It is supported on a fiber optic backbone that was rolled out as part of the project and completed under the guidance of a team comprising experts from the Board among other stakeholder organizations. KICC has for a long time stood out as a key government owned building that does not have its own local area network and access to the Government WAN (wide area network.) This project is a milestone achievement as it realizes connectivity of all government offices to an overall network (comprising all other ministries and selected departments) allowing seamless and secure communication and file sharing. The project will be commissioned next week and we will keep you informed on the details. We congratulate the team that made this project a success – lead by Victor Kyalo and George Otieno from the board and the late Dr. Juma Oketch , Elijah Liech and the E-Government Directorate team. Read the project charter page to give you some background on the project.