President Kenyatta attends Smart Africa strategy meeting on digital economy

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta today attended a high level board meeting of the Smart Africa Alliance Initiative that is working to digitize the economies and trade of 24 countries across the continent.

Smart Africa Initiative Alliance aims to leverage on technology to create a single digital market in a region that enjoys a population of over 600 million people.

President Kenyatta attended the initiative’s 5th board meeting on the margins of the 32nd Heads of State and Government Summit of the African Union currently underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Alliance is chaired by  President Paul Kagame of Rwanda who led today’s session.

President Kenyatta, who is a board member of the alliance, held brief side discussions with the Rwandan leader at the end of the board meeting before proceeding to other official engagements at the AU headquarters.