Global data and international provider Liquid Telecom has agreed to provide free WiFi in the whole of Kisii Town during the forthcoming Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit, KES – 2016.
Speaking after a meeting with Governor James Ongwae at their Sameer Business Park offices in Nairobi, the firm’s Chief Commercial Officer Paul Statham agreed to support Kisii County through wireless connectivity during the Summit and afterwards.
The Entrepreneurship Summit whose theme is “Tapping the Trade and Investment Opportunities in Kisii County” will take place on February 24th to 26th at the Kisii University grounds.
The firm will provide free Internet connectivity at the venue of the Summit and in Kisii Town.
“We are glad that this firm has accepted to support us during the Summit. Internet connectivity is vital in promoting the growth of business. Through this collaboration with Liquid Telecom, we are looking forward to availing free WiFi in Kisii Town for the next two years,” said Ongwae.
Mr Statham will also give a keynote address on the power of connectivity in promoting business during the Summit.
Yesterday, the Standard Group Limited agreed to support the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit following a visit to the company’s Mombasa road office by Governor Ongwae.
During the meeting, CEO Sam Shollei lauded County Governments for the transformative agenda they were implementing and pledged to give support for the Summit.
“Devolution is the way to go in this Country because when each County develops, our people benefit. We want to focus more on the development agenda as opposed to other issues,” said Shollei.
Governor Ongwae commended the Standard for their bold and independent reporting particularly in issues regarding devolution. “The media is an important partner in development. It is the aggregation of the development happening in various Counties that will take Kenya forward,” said Ongwae.
Shollei will give a keynote address on the role of media in devolved governance during the Summit.
Earlier, Governor Ongwae met renowned entrepreneur Chris Kirubi at his International Life House office to discuss partnership for the Summit.