ICT Authority to Kick Off Management of Govt E-Waste

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The ICT Authority (ICTA) is set to start managing e-waste for government agencies to minimize the adverse environmental impacts of e-waste.

ICTA aims to collect 100,000 devices from 284 public organizations, which include state corporations, universities, and TVETs in this fiscal year.

Through a partnership with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, (PPRA), ICTA has collected 11,103 devices from 42 public institutions and tested 2,696 devices.

“We have agreed in one voice that we need to give this issue of e-waste attention so that we can be able to take care of our environment. There is also a lot of value that we continue to lose by having so many devices lying around without use,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stanley Kamanguya said on Thursday in Nairobi.

He noted that they have registered key progress in the project so far and would like to engage more public institutions on the proper use of electronic devices from purchase, use and disposal.

“We have been conducting this program for few months and we have been surprised to see the numbers which we have. In the last 11 months, we have received over 11,000 devices and we are even thinking of creating an ICT devices museum based on the devices we are receiving.”

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