Ministries set to be the first tenants at Konza City


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Government ministries and other State agencies are set to become the first movers into the Konza City metropolis through the migration of their information to the National Data Centre.

ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng indicated Monday that plans were underway to roll out the services of the data centre following the completion of the first phase of the project.

The centre will also be available for private entities as part of the project’s commercialization plan.

“There has been great progress. We have seen improvement which is immense. Phase one of the Data Centre is ready for utilization. Most of our data will be resident here. With more emphasis being put on use of technology, the storage of data will be useful,” he said.

The centre is expected to provide an environment for implementing and piloting initial smart city services for the Technopolis.

Among the targeted beneficiaries is the Covid-19 Contact Centre currently situated inside the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Phase II of the Data Centre is expected to follow suit and will incorporate smart city facilities and services.

The greater Konza project is expected to initiate 17,000 direct jobs and will be home to over 200,000 residents upon completion.

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