Government to digitize court proceedings, employ youths under the Ajira Digital Program

The government is planning to digitize all court proceedings for easy relay and following of court cases. These revelation was made by the Ministry of Information and Information Technology, ICT, Principal Secretary, PS Jerome Ochieng’.

PS Ochieng’ was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, this morning where the ICT Ministry is currently running a Training of Trainners (ToT) session at the KICD with over 520 delegates in attendance.

”The future of work is changing due to technology. We will find ourselves in the future working differently. We need align ourselves with these changes.” Said PS Jerome Ochieng in the opening session.

Participants have been nominated from TVETs, all counties and Regional ICT Officers

“Take this opportunity to learn how to alleviate unemployment by learning digital training skills through Ajira,” Ochieng added.

The PS said the government will deploy the youths trained under the Ajira Digital Program to work in the Kenyan courts; once the operations are digitized.

“GoK (Government of Kenya) is also planning to offer jobs to the youth through Ajira Digital. Talks are under way to digitise the court proceedings and we want the Ajira Digital youth to do this work,” Ochieng’ promised. This will be good news to many unemployed youths.

This year’s forum will explore how county governments can utilize ICT to automate processes, support revenue collection and administration and spur socio-economic development. The three day training ends on Wednesday, 24 October, 2018.


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