[kictanet] Universal Access in Kenya (Is it really working?)

Mwololo Tim timwololo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 07:33:54 EAT 2010

Hi Dr. Ndemo,
Thank you for the information. I am aware of the DV development by Safaricom
and I have had discussions with the persons involved. What about the other
operators and service providers? Is there a requirement for them to spent a
certain proportion of their revenue on DVs, in line with the way US
cointributions are calculated? What happens to those operators who ignore
this "invitation" or do not roll out "enough" in line with their revenues?
What is the composition and mandate of the committee you mention? What is
the role of the regulator (has mandate for USO) in all this? These are some
of the issues that bother me. Regards. tim

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 2:34 AM, <bitange at jambo.co.ke> wrote:

> Listers,
> I am on record several times complaining the slow pace by the World Bank to
> release the funds for the Pasha project.  I am told that this will happen in
> January even though their pilot projects are operational.
> This did not stop us from advancing the digital village concept.  We
> invited the operators to roll them out in return for not paying the first
> year USF.  One operator has already rolled out 500 of these DVs.  There is a
> committee in place to help the rest of the operators roll out.
> IBM conducted a study on DVs to help further develop the value proposition.
>  As a result we have key corporations willing to participate.  For example
> CFC Stanbic want their online share trade to be on DVs.
> The challenge we have is getting entrepreneurs from every constituency.
>  Most regions folks expect grants.  The resources available are for
> revolving funds.  In other words loans to set up the enterprise.  There is
> plenty of loanable resources from Youth and Women Enterprise to the world
> bank.  Our people must get to understand risk and enterprise.  Individually
> we must spend all our energies to educate our people.
> I must state here that the last time we advertised, 95 percent of the 2000
> applications came from one ethnic group.  We could not move for obvious
> reasons.  I would hope in future listers seek to understand the problem
> before rushing to making conclusions.  At this time of our development we
> must emphasize evidence based decisions.
> We are talking to MPs to assist disseminate some of these information.  Our
> Parliamentary Chairman Hon. Eng. Spends most of the time explaining and
> encouraging MPs to sensatize their own people.  We cannot for for example to
> North Hor and put up a DV without willing people to run it.
> On NOFBI I do not know what you are talking about because I know some
> operators are using the network and it is managed by TKL.
> Ndemo.
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