Race for CCK top post enters home stretch
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 20, 2012, 4:53 p.m.
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
Three candidates have been shortlisted for the post of Communication Commission of Kenya Director General.
Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio has received the names of acting CCK director-general Francis Wangusi, CCK secretary John Omo, and, a former CCK legal officer and Telkom Kenya legal head, Stephen Kiptinness, and he is expected to select one.
The three candidates were picked from a list of six presented to the board by hiring firm, Manpower Services. The post fell vacant after the High Court in May 2012 ruled the re-appointment of Charles Njoroge as director-general irregular.
Poghisio had given Njoroge another term in breach of the CCK board’s recommendations that he was not suitable for another term. According to the CCK Board, Njoroge had scored 60% in his appraisal, out of a 70% threshold.
According to Ministry of Information PS, Dr Bitange Ndemo, the minister will select a candidate he deems fit fore the position and the law does not place a deadline within which the minister has to name the new CCK boss.
The looming naming of the new boss comes at a time when the commission is set to unveil new lower Mobile Termination Rate (MTR), the charge that mobile phone operators pay each other for calls originating from rival networks .
The Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) is set to fall to Sh1.60 a minute from the current Sh2.20.
MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS
Malawians start mobile and web voter verificationMalawi has registered an electoral first as prospective voters in the country are now able to verify their voter registration status using mobile phones as well as a web platform. Read More
Private sector investment key to continent’s development, says KaberukaAfrican Development Bank support for private equity investment in Africa recorded a major success this week, when The Carlyle Group announced it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund. Read More
Ghana’s ‘big bang’ approach tackles data penetrationWith 110% voice penetration, full data penetration is the next big target in Ghana, says the NCA. Read More
Kenya unveils ICT master planKenya has launched the national Information, Communication Technology Master Plan 2017 to spur economic growth in the country. Read More
Botswana to enhance education through ThutonetLaunching the Thutonet Governance Structure, Secretary of Education Reforms, Taboka Nkhwa, said for Botswana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic development efforts, substantial resources should be directed at improving educational delivery. Read More
Kenya to digitally register all citizens afreshKenya plans to digitally register all citizens as part of national planning and the war against terrorism. Read More
Botswana passes electronic transaction, communications billThe Botswana Parliament has passed the Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill, which gives legal recognition to electronic transactions. Read More
Angola stimulates ICT innovation in governmentThe Angolan Government is seeking to boost the use of ICTs in public service administration and service delivery through its ‘Innovate’ programme for the public sector. Read More
Kenyan Deputy President takes to TwitterKenya’s Deputy President William Ruto took to Twitter today, to interact with Kenyans on the platform for the first time. Read More
FEATURED STORYKenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030
Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new study shows.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHE-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches
Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.
COMPANY NEWSVMware Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
VMWare has announced Year-over-Year revenue growth of 14% to $1.36 Billion in its Q114 results.