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RECENT OIL DISCOVERY
Tullow Oil Plc made two new
discoveries in Kenya, boosting
prospects for turning East Africa’s
largest economy into an oil exporter.
The U.K. oil explorer doubled its
Kenyan resource estimates to more
than 600 million barrels after the
Amosing and Ewoi wells found crude,
Tullow said today in a statement. The
company, which plans more than 20
wells in northern Kenya over the next
two years, said it had started
preliminary design work on a pipeline
to an export terminal.
INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES WITH AFRICAN HEADQUARTERS IN
General Electric •
SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES IN KENYA
• KFC, Old Mutual, Sanlam, Southern
Sun, Spur, CTM, Mr. Price, Standard
Bank, Internet Solutions, DSTV
• Massmart currently in negotiations to buy and
set-up own stores.
• City Lodge recently bought into Fairview Hotel
to set up CL East Africa.
• Virgin Active planning to expand there.
• Most recently: Dimension Data bought Access
Kenya, Kenya’s largest ISP.
GOVERNMENT DRIVING DIGITAL UPTAKE
ICT board: Connected Kenya 2017 Master Plan
By 2017, Kenya becomes Africa’s most globally respected knowledge economy 3
pronged approach: recognizing Government projects that deliver citizen’s
needs, the need to strengthen industry through ICT and encouragement of the
creation of ICT businesses. Part of Vision 2030 Strategic Goals:
Every Citizen must be Connected
Kenya must be Africa’s ICT Hub
Public Services for All
A Society Built on Knowledge
Industry sectors such as education, health, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing
, creative industry specified
Connected and ICT savvy farmers
This business process outsourcing project is
being marketed by The Kenyan government
through Kenya ICT Board. It is dubbed "where
African silicon savannah begins”
The park is set to host business process
outsourcing (BPO) ventures, a science park, a
convention centre, shopping malls, hotels,
international schools, and health facility
The city will be located 64 km south of
Nairobi and will be built in 5000 acres of
land. The project is estimated to cost U
$14.5bn. The project is marketed as key
driver of Kenya Vision 2030.
TANDAA (HTTPS://SITES.GOOGLE.COM/A/ICT.GO.KE/TANDAA/ )
Tandaa’s mandate is
to help create more
apply for grants of up
$10,000 for individuals
grant for established