The everyday life of Kenya can expect to see some big changes coming soon as the government taskforce has got a new chairman and his name is Dr. Bitange Ndemo. The government taskforce will be responsible for analyzing the use of distributed ledger technology and AI for development in Kenya. The man responsible for guiding Kenya into the the next era and the establishment of the government taskforce is Joe Mucheru, the country’s ICT Cabinet Secretary.
The 11 individuals in the government taskforce will be tasked with the job of creating direction that will guide the Kenyan locals to use this technology within their daily lives with little problems.
For those who don’t know, a distributed ledger is a database that is used concurrently by many computers. This method makes stored information lodged into the system virtually impossible to erase. Amongst distributed ledger technology types is blockchain. This is the most famous for all the types. The reason for that is its association with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Most associate it solely with cryptocurrency, but blockchain it is actually useful in a number of different fascinating ways. Blockchain would also be great for securing voting systems across the world and government data. With blockchain technology one would have a much harder time corrupting an election.
Kenya isn’t exactly amongst the world’s most developed nations, but introducing this technology into their society early will have great benefits for Kenyan society. It has major appeal when it comes to the Kenyan education system.
Joining Dr. Bitange Ndemo on the task force is Juliana Rotich, a tech entrepreneur and co-found of the BRCK. There is also Steve Chege, Safaricom’s head of corporate affairs. They are amongst nine other notable figures of Kenyan society. If all goes well the country can see major changes in the year to come.