Kenya Kwanza flag-bearer William Ruto is now promising that his government will provide free internet and phone calls to every household should he win the August 9 general election.
Speaking while unveiling the Hustler Fund in Kiambu on Wednesday 29, the deputy president stated that after crunching the numbers, Ksh38 billion will be required to see that every home has free internet.
He stated that the internet program will emulate the Last Mile Connectivity Program that was aimed at providing electricity to all parts of the country by 2022 launched by the Jubilee government.DP William Ruto and UDA Senator Aspirant Karungo Wa Thang'wa on May 23, 2022.Karungo Wa Thang'wa
"As Kenya Kwanza, we have decided to do as we did with the Last Mile Connectivity electricity program to connect every Kenyan household with internet.
We will send to every home, market, and school connected with electrical grids. The team has done the math and the project will cost at least Ksh38 billion," Ruto stated.
According to the second -in-command, the programme will help Kenyans in carrying out their business activities without being cut short by the lack of bundles or airtime. He promised that the youth will be able to conduct their businesses online.
The deputy president hailed the Hustlers' Fund, adding that it will promote businesses and transform the lives of Kenyans, especially those at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
"The Hustlers Fund will be dedicated to business persons, SMEs and everyone who wishes to launch a startup. The internet connectivity will enable every hustler to move forward in their day-to-day business," Ruto reiterated.
While seeking re-election in 2017 William Ruto had promised free internet to the youth. In a bid to curb unemployment amongst the youth, the DP announced the free internet program will help the youth create employment for themselves.
Additionally William Ruto is wooing Nairobi voters to cast their votes in his favour as he promises to address the perennial water supply crisis.
‘We will stop borrowing and start inviting friends to invest in the country’, Ruto said after being cleared by the IEBC. If succeeds H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto will seek to end the borrowing culture in the country and elevate the economic status of the nation.
A Ksh50 billion fund was promised by the Kenya Kwanza Team in the women forum on June 10th to credit women in business. Ruto added that women will automatically qualify for funding.
The youth have been promised the chance to rent homes from as low as Ksh5,000.
‘’We will partner with home developers so that they construct houses which are cost-friendly for the youth. That way the tenant who pays rent between Ksh5,000 and Ksh10,000, the money will be converted to a mortgage"
After about 10 to 15 years, the house will be under your name because we want to have a programme where the youth can own homes across the country," Ruto explained.
If elected the next president, William Ruto has made pledges to turnaround the economic dynamics of the nation.Deputy President William Ruto and running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a rally in Uthiru on Sunday, June 5, 2022.William Rutoviolence
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