A study called “Africa’s Infrastructure: A time for transformation” has highlighted the need for investment in Kenya’s ICT and Energy infrastructure to elevate the country’s status to that of “middle-income”.
This is according to an article on the World Bank’s website, authored by Johannes Zutt, World Bank Country Director for Kenya.
The study was conducted by the World Bank, in conjunction with other organizations such as the African Development Bank, African Union, Agence Francaise de Developpement, Department for International Development, New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility and Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Project.
According to the article, about 90% of Kenyans are in range of a GSM signal, and therefore would potentially have access to mobile telephony services. This makes Kenya a country with one of the highest mobile coverage footprints in Africa.
The article further highlights good work done over the last few years in providing the country with a stable and expansive road and transport infrastructure. Planned infrastructure expansion in the telecoms sector could see drastic reduction in costs of bandwidth and telephony services over the short and medium term.
The original article can be found at the World Bank website at http://web.worldbank.org