[kictanet] Why local funding is critical for ICT projects

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Fri Aug 17 12:10:05 EAT 2018


Great post. And pertinent questions..

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On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 9:54 AM, S.M. Muraya via kictanet <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Last week Walu penned some very pertinent thoughts (will create a second
> thread for that article). The current one is somehow related
> https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/dot9/walubengo/Why-
> local-funding-critical-for-ICT-projects/2274560-4715472-rn8g4kz/index.html
> Quote:  "What is this that foreign investors see in our ICT potential
> that local investors don’t? Additionally, what are the ‘strings’ attached,
> which more often than not go hand in hand with foreign money... our
> typical local investor is only interested in the traditional assets.."
> Reality: We (veterans in ignoring/undermining each other) did not model
> decency for upcoming talent and now they worship foreigners who due to
> cultural differences (misunderstanding) cannot move our nation forward.
> https://businesstech.co.za/news/cloud-hosting/251373/
> amazon-and-microsoft-talk-up-south-african-data-centres/
> Case in point, why do excellent multi nationals (e.g. Microsoft, Amazon)
> favor South Africa for data centers? In South Africa there is an efficient,
> creative (primarily white) minority population which does not undermine
> (deceive) itself as much as we do.
> To conclude, last year, a well spoken, well presented employer/investor
> (former high school mate of mine 25+ years ago) was shocked by Kenyans in
> their early twenties. He conducted a research for one of his clients and 24
> out of 26 lied in their submissions.
> That is all.
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