Kisumu County Assembly members will undergo a three day induction course on how to use their newly acquired iPads. The Assembly Committee Chairman for Information Communication and Technology James Omolo said some members lack the basic knowledge to operate the technology.
KISUMU COUNTY ASSEMBLY TO TRAIN MCAS ON iPAD USE
Omolo who was presenting a report on ICT digitization of the assembly added that soon they will be connected to a wireless system to enable members to receive most documents through mail.
We want to go fully digital and we want all the Honorable members to receive and sent their documents through mails so as to a void wastage of the papers and ink for printing those many papers, said Omolo
This comes after the County Acquired over 50 iPads, which were bought a fortnight ago after Kisumu MCAs approved the spending saying that they want to be in a digital era. Each iPad cost KES. 60,000.
He said that, the new technology will enable the assembly to cut cost on printing of the reports and other documents for the MCAs.
Kisumu County Assembly Chief Whip Isaiah Onyango noted that it is prudent for schools in the county to be connected with electricity to enable them start computer lessons.
Onyango said ICT lessons should be impacted on school going children to make them competitive in the job market when they leave school.
However, some members felt that the three day proposal was not enough to take members through on how to use iPads and wanted more days to be proposed.
Nominated member Aslam Khan said some members are analogue and it will take long for them to grasp the idea of using the new technology and requested the number of days to be increased.
Ombeyi ward representative Joshua Auko hailed the new technology noting that the world is now a global village.
Auko said ICT has transformed many communities in the world and caused laughter when he said that many men have married through the internet.
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