KENYA’S 398 POST OFFICES SET TO HAVE INTERNET ACCESS BY JUNE 2004

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All the 389 post offices countrywide are to have Internet access by June 2004, according to Transport and Communications Minister John Michuki. The government also expects all primary schools to be on the Internet by 2006. Already, he said, 69 post offices have the facilities.

Asked how far-flung schools without electricity would afford the technology, he said the government was giving priority to primary and secondary schools in its rural electrification programme. "The government considers very seriously the potential in our primary and secondary schools because it is from here that future leaders will emerge," he explained.

Daily Nation