Safaricom has entered a pact with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) to reinforce security in neighborhoods, in its efforts to promote sustainable cities and communities.
KARA, an umbrella made up of over 1,000 residents associations from across the country is mandated to ensure living space that permits a life of dignity for all. In its partnership to boost security in residentials, Safaricom will be giving a hand to the Association to enable tackling challenges many Kenyans face in their neighborhoods.
Under the partnership, Safaricom will cooperate with residents associations in laying out and maintaining telecommunication infrastructure for use in deploying technology to enhance security. The telco will also facilitate training on health and environmental awareness for the neighborhood associations.
Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the two organizations, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore noted that it provides a framework for cooperation in leveraging technology to address challenges in the neighborhoods.
“Technology offers huge opportunity to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods across the country. This partnership opens the door in co-creating solutions that will promote sustainable development in our neighborhoods. This is in line with our agenda to transform lives of Kenyans,” Collymore added.
“Indeed, private sector has a critical role to play in supporting the sustainable development of our communities and we appreciate Safaricom, who are also members of Kara, for taking the lead in this regard,” said Henry Ochieng’, CEO Kara
Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and with annual revenues in excess of Kshs 150 Billion, Safaricom has invested Kshs 32.13 billion in infrastructure, providing over 80% of Kenya’s population with 3G coverage and providing 2G coverage to 95% of Kenyans. Safaricom has also harnessed its proprietary
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