The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology ICT and The Chinese Government have today rolled out the 10000 villages Digital television project.
The project will have beneficiaries across the 47 counties get access to satellite television services by October 2018.
Speaking during the launch the ICT cabinate secretary, Mr Joe Mucheru says that the project targets 10000 villages across Africa with Kenya having the second highest allocation of 800 villages.
The project is expected to cost ksh. 842,708,300 this being ksh 428,215,900 for equipment and ksh 414,492,400 for implementation through the ministry of ICT with startimes as the contractor.
Villages across Kenya with over 100 households out of which at least 20 households per village will benefit from free digital satellite television hardware inclusive of installation.
The project will see 4 public institutions per village be connected through a satellite projector TV system and 32 inch televison sets.
This projects will create 1600 job opportunities directly as it intends to train at least two maintenance engineers in each village.