ICT Cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru says the agreement will see member states abolish roaming charges and lower internet prices.
As a follow-up to the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement that has so far been ratified by 22 countries, some African countries have agreed to form a single digital market that abolishes roaming charges and lowers internet charges.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru is urging local ICT innovators to leverage on the agreement to develop content for the region.
Mucheru says in three months’ time, remote areas in the country will have internet access following the launch the balloon project in collaboration with Google and Telkom Kenya.
Speakers at the launch of the digital reading summit urged ICT innovators to work with the government in creating content for local learners in a bid to boost the computer literacy programme.