Kenya among the best at providing govt information through mobile platforms, report says

09/11/2011 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Bob Brunskill
Kenya among the best at providing govt information through mobile platforms, report says

Kenya is leading the way when it comes to providing government information through mobile platforms to its citizens, according to a new report. In news that could interest people looking at property investment in the country, Informa Telecoms & Media found that public services are widely available to citizens and small businesses through mobile technology. Furthermore, it added that there is plenty more to do across the rest of the continent, with two-thirds of people believing e-government services are still under-developed, businessdailyafrica.com reports. Nick Jotischky, one of the authors of the report, told the news provider that he cannot work out why this is the case. "It is striking when looking at e-government strategies in Africa that there is no clear articulation of the role mobile devices can play in the spread of e-government services," he explained. "Given the importance of mobile in Africa's economy and culture over the last decade, this appears strange." Meanwhile, the Kenyan government is to be given help by the International Society of City and Regional Planners on urban planning challenges.