11 May 2016

Kenya: CS Inaugurates New CA Board

press release

The Communications Authority of Kenya Board of Directors is now fully operational. This is after new Members of the Board were inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Mr Joe Mucheru today at a ceremony held at the CA Centre, Westlands.

Mr Mucheru admitted that today was a very important day for him and the Ministry for having a Board in place after long protracted and unnecessary court cases that rendered CA to operate without a Board. He expressed his happiness now that the selection process of the Board Members was complete and that it was fully functional.

'I urge you to settle down and embark on the workload that is awaiting you so that you can impact positively to the citizens of this country' the CS said during his address to the new appointees.

The newly appointed Board Members are: Prof.Levi Obonyo, Patricia Kimama, Kentice Tikolo, Mugambi Nandi, Paul Kukubo, David Kitur and Guyo Huka.

The CS informed the members of the challenges and issues ahead that required their immediate attention and action.

'The issue of SIM boxing and dropped calls needs to be addressed and a solution found immediately, including having no charges on the dropped calls,' the CS suggested.

Mr Mucheru also pointed out that the issue of rolling out the 4G is one that needs to be deliberated, suggesting that the country can even skip the 3G as a way of fast tracking the broadband penetration in the country.

Present during the occasion were the PS, Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mr Sammy Itemere, the Chair of the Board Mr Ngene Gituku, CA Director General, Mr Francis Wangusi, Management and Staff of CA and senior officials from the Ministry.

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