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State digital literacy programme helps create thousands of jobs

Thursday, June 6th, 2024 03:00 | By
Information, Communications and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo. PHOTO/Print
Information, Communications and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo. PHOTO/Print.

The government digital literacy program has created 149,000 jobs for the youth over the last one year, Information, Communications and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo has said.

Owalo revealed that so far 490,000 youths have been trained on digital skills through the programme in efforts aimed at addressing the rising unemployment in the country.

He stated that to upscale the programme, the government targets to train two million youths annually to equip them with the requisite skills and knowledge to secure jobs online locally and globally. The programme, he said, seeks to enhance digital literacy and create employment for the youth.

“We are going the full length as the government to ensure we digitalize all the government services and records and enhance the levels of digital skills all over the country. This is going to be a big gamechanger for our youths who stand to be connected to global technical companies for online jobs,” said Owalo.

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