Google Helps Businesses in Kenya get Online with www.kbo.co.ke
Google opened its second web and mobile conference, GKenya, by announcing the launch of Getting Kenya Businesses Online (GKBO), an initiative that aims to bring thousands of small and medium size enterprises online this year. Businesses will have the opportunity to create their own website and develop an online presence for free.
The GKBO initiative is expected to transform the Kenyan SME landscape, a sector expected to become a key driver for growth according to Vision 2030, by making it quick, easy and free for businesses to register an online presence, at a time when more and more Kenyans are accessing the internet every year.
Dr Bitange Ndemo, PS in the Ministry of Information and Communication said: “GKBO is an initiative which will transform the Kenyan SMB landscape and have a real impact on the economy, contributing towards Kenya’s Vision 2030. The number of Internet users in Kenya is in excess of 10.2m (CCK Quarterly Sector Statistics Report), up by 18% from the previous quarter. Yet, many businesses are not yet online because they see it as costly or complicated. At a time when being online is an essential part of economic growth, having a website is as important as having a telephone. Google is giving SMEs a head start by making it quick and easy to have an online presence.”
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