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> Justin wrote:
>>Congratulations to the African Regional Centre for Computing (ARCC)
>>and the Computer Society of Kenya for organising a seminar for
>>parliamentarians. Politicans are among the people in Africa who need
>>computer awareness and if they are sensitized to IT, some of the
>>problems regarding restrictive policies and regulations aimed at
>>controlling the diffusion of IT into African countries will be things
>>of the past.
>>Bravo ARCC and CSK.
> Yes, I agree with you Justin. Because of the crucial role
> this technology
> is going to play in helping us resolve some of our
> bottlenecks and make our
> load lighter, it is must that we should make every effort
> and take every
> opportunity to get key decision makers involve. The lead
True. I wonder if one has any proposals of how to deal with policy makers in a
wider (say regional) scale, or even whether this is desirable.
> being given by
> ARCC and others in this respect need to be commended and
> Bravo from me too.
> BTW: I wish I know the Swahili word for BRAVO.
It is HONGERA!!
The seminar went well, generating a lot of interest. We expect a computer
(rather an IT) Bill to be tabled in parliament within the next 6 months.
Greetings to all
Shem Ochuodho, PhD
Director, African Regional Centre for Computing (ARCC)
Ngong Road, Opp. Ngong Hills Hotel
P.O. Box 58638, NAIROBI, Kenya
Tel: (254-2-) 723552/726914/727810 Fax: 728351
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