Kenya, Iran Deliberate on Implementation of Signed Broadcasting and Telecommunication MOU

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is expected to have a significant positive impact on Kenya’s broadcasting and telecommunications industries.

    The Principal Secretary of the State Department for Broadcasting and Telecommunication (SDBT), Prof. Edward Kisiang’ani, and a delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran met consultatively at the Ministry’s Headquarters, TelPosta Towers, to discuss the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that Kenya and Iran signed in the area of broadcasting and telecommunication.

    To guarantee the successful execution of the Memorandum of Understanding on ICT cooperation, the parties decided to establish a joint working group.

    Kenya, according to PS Kisian’gani, is eager to learn from Iran in the areas of e-commerce, building up the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) with a modernised broadcasting system, obtaining the necessary technical and infrastructural support to develop the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), and building capacity.

    Speaking in his capacity as Head of Delegation and Deputy ICT Minister for Technology and Innovation, Dr Meysam Abedi indicated interest in aiding Kenya modernise PCK by utilising technology.

    He mentioned that Iran makes use of intelligent machinery, including intelligent robots, to guarantee speedy package delivery by quickly identifying addresses and packaging goods.

    Dr. Abedi added that Kenya can gain a lot of knowledge from the Iranian Addressing System and that they would be happy to work with Kenya to establish a broadcast equipment manufacturing company and share creative ideas for developing original material for the national broadcaster.

    Along with other Ministry representatives, PS Kisian’gani was escorted by Ag. CEO KBC Mr. Paul Macharia, PCK PostMaster-General Mr. John Tonui, SDBT Director Administration Mr. Waweru Kimani.