Communication Authority is in the process of implementing the phase II of the mobile connectivity project to provide mobile communication services to 101 un-served and underserved across 19 counties across the country.
Lamu County is among the counties that did not benefit from the phase I of telecommunication mast construction in the country.
Speaking to the media Yesterday at Lamu county commissioner’s office Principal Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Erick Kiraithe said the Universal Service Fund targets to provide mobile communication services to most remote areas which are served and underserved.
“We have managed to construct already working telecommunication mast in Milimani here in Lamu County. Construction of a second mast is about to commence in Basuba. Universal Service Fund targets to avail mobile communication services to Basusa, Milimani and Boni residents to speed up communication process,” Kiraithe said.
He has also echoed the need to improve mobile communication services in Boni areas to improve security in the area.
“Residents will be in position to communicate efficiently with the security agencies during attacks and that will help inreducing insecurity around Boni and its environs.
On his side, Lamu Central Deputy County Commissioner Charles Kitheka says construction of telecommunication mast at Milimani, Boni area has improved security to a greater percentage.
“Security and patrol officers stationed at Boni areas communicate back to central areas easily and the response is usually fast compared to few years back when residents from the area used to find raised areas like trees and mosque rooftops to acces mobile connectivity, “he said.
“Improvement in mobile services in the areas has also helped residents to report insecurity incidents to the authorities and security agencies on time. As security service providers we can also hold online meetings with residents from the Boni areas,” Kitheka added.
Communication Authority implemented installation of high speed internet in secondary schools during phase I. Eight hundred and eighty four schools were connected across the forty seven counties.
Lamu Bujra, Mpeketoni Boys, Lamu girls, Sacred heart and Hongwe secondary school benefited with internet connectivity in Lamu County.
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