The government last month awarded Safaricom Limited a tender to build and deliver a Public Safety Communications and surveillance solution for the National Police Service. The move raised questions resulting in a parliamentary probe.
In response to this, Safaricom has welcomed the parliamentary probe into the Public Safety Communications Project. Read the full statement below:
“Safaricomâ€™s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Collymore stated that, â€œIn the interests of transparency, Safaricom Limited welcomes the move by the Parliamentary Committee on Security and Administration to scrutinize the deal and we would therefore like to assure Parliament of our full cooperation during life of the probe.â€
The government last month awarded Safaricom Limited a tender to build and deliver a Public Safety Communications and surveillance solution for the National Police Service.
The cutting edge system will run on an independent LTE security communications network using designated International Telecommunications Union standards. It will therefore not run on Safaricomâ€™s commercial network. The management and control of the new system will however be the sole prerogative of the National Police Service.
The project will in the first phase focus on Nairobi and Mombasa cities. It will thereafter be scaled up to other parts of the country in accordance with government plans. Under the unique partnership, Safaricom will spend KES 14.9 Billion”