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Uhuru Launches One of a Kind Technology Factory in Nyeri [PHOTOS]

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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 26, 2021, opened the Semi-Conductors Technologies (STL) factory at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

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    The factory will manufacture circuits and integrated sensors as raw materials in the electronics manufacturing industry.

    The factory, the only one of its kind in Africa, is a public-private partnership (PPP) between a university and the American nanotechnology company 4Wave Inc.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a visit to Semi-Conductors Technologies factory at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021

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    This is one of the university’s garden technology anchor projects. The technology park is a 177-acre facility set up for business start-ups including the introduction of value-added food, ICT and technological products.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the Semi-Conductor Technology Factory at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the Semi-Conductor Technology Factory at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021

    President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the Semi-Conductor Technology Factory at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021

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    The factory sets the stage for the manufacture of local electronics as well as smart phones in Kenya.

    The partnership between STL and 4Wave Inc. allows you to connect to a large distribution chain that is used vertically in the chip technology industry.

    The university is partnering with STL in this manufacturing project with the aim of supporting a government policy that requires government institutions to purchase locally made products, under the “Buy Kenya” Build Kenya “program.

    The school has provided 5 PhD-qualified staff to participate in the project, and also recruited 20 Master students from science and engineering programs.

    This will help build human resource capacity in the area and give students the opportunity to develop their interests.

    Manufacturing is one of the pillars of President Kenyatta’s Big Agenda, and which seeks to create 1,000,000 new jobs.

    According to the Kenya Manufacturers Association, Kenya’s manufacturing share in GDP is below average for a country with a high income level.

    On April 8, President Kenyatta inaugurated a gun factory in Ruiru where he said the Kenyan economy was benefiting from the export of locally manufactured goods.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta arriving at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021President Uhuru Kenyatta arriving at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021

    President Uhuru Kenyatta arriving at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on April 26, 2021

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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