Foreign firms beat locals to major ICT jobs

Part of the new Sameer Business Park on the city’s Mombasa Road. In 2010, the government had offered to rent all the space for Sh2 billion to incubate BPOs. The park remains virtually empty after the State opted out of the deal and remains the best evidence of the change of fortune for the local BPO sector. Photo/FILE

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Players argue that if trend continues, the chances of meeting targets remain slim, though board says it’s on the right track

Two years to a self-imposed deadline of creating 30,000 jobs in the local ICT sector through Business Process Outsourcing, Kenya has managed to come up with only 10,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly.

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