By Hopkin Reporter
In an effort to bridge the digital divide and bolster access to the digital world, Cabinet Secretaries Peninah Malonza and Eliud Owalo officially inaugurated a free public Wi-Fi service in Mwingi town on Friday, September 1st, 2023.
The launch event,hosted by Kitui County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Trade, Industry, MSMEs ,Innovation and Cooperatives Rose Mutuku and joined by CECM Stephen Mbaya Kimwele, marks a significant stride towards providing the local community with enhanced internet access.
“We firmly believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right in today’s digital age. This project is designed to empower the residents of Mwingi town by providing them with free and reliable internet access,” remarked Cabinet Secretary Malonza during her address.
“With the establishment of this Wi-Fi network, we anticipate witnessing an increased online learning, job opportunities, and digital entrepreneurship within the community.”CS Eliud Owalo echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the pivotal role connectivity plays in the modern world.
“The launch of this public Wi-Fi network opens doors to fresh possibilities for the people of Mwingi town,” he emphasized.
CECM Rose Mutuku expressed her gratitude to the Cabinet Secretaries for their unwavering support in transforming this project into a reality.
“This initiative is poised to not only benefit our residents but also draw businesses and investors seeking areas endowed with dependable digital infrastructure,” she commented.
The newly established free public Wi-Fi network is expected to cover a substantial area of Mwingi town, affording both residents and visitors the capability to effortlessly browse the internet, access online educational resources, and explore digital prospects without the burden of data costs.