Digitalization a critical accelerator of sustainable development goals, says President Kenyatta at ABF2021


Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday passionately delivered an inspiring keynote address during the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) fourth African Business Forum, emphasizing the importance for African governments to create enabling regulatory environments, develop vibrant and sustainable financial and research support structures to spur innovation on the continent.
Kenyatta said partnering with a broad range of technology players across the ecosystem around the world was also crucial for Africa to fully reap the benefits of digital technologies in expanding job opportunities or supporting the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on the continent.
“Kenya is making digitization central to its post-COVID-19 recovery strategy and a critical accelerator of the sustainable development goals,” the President told delegates attending the forum which was held on the margins of the 34th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.