Safaricom Limited will be deploying significant resources in Kenya to facilitate national development within its Sh32 billion operating budget this year. The news were confirmed by Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bob Collymore.
According to reports from the company, Safaricom will be involved in a strategic network expansion projects in rural Kenya to boost agricultural productivity through innovative initiatives to facilitate mobile-based distribution of fertilizer, money transfer, Internet connectivity, education programmes and agricultural extension efforts.
The mobile network operator, he said has already managed to align its corporate strategy to the United Nations fronted Sustainable Development Goals as an indicator of its corporate commitment to sustainable development.
“This is because we stand on the threshold of a new world order; one that could see more people access the services that they need – but only if we use our influence as the business sector to help them reach those goals,” said Collymore.
He was speaking during the 9th annual Africa Investors (Ai) CEO Investment Summit in New York, where he was named the 2016 International Business Leader of the Year.