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This Kenya Governor is transforming his constituency using space technologies
04 January 2019
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. It has the youngest amongst all the continents and hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages and all of these features made the continent face the hardest challenges in the world. However, 80% of the problems Africa face can be addressed with better information- and space adds an important dimension to this.
In Kenya, a Governor is capitalising on this to solve developmental issues in his constituency called Vihiga County – an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose capital is Mbale with a population of 554,622 and an area of 563 km². The Governor, Hon. Dr. Wilber Ottichilo, was sworn in on the 21 August, 2017, and has since been making use of Earth Observation (EO) tools to transform the county.
Source: Space in Africa
Image credit: Africa Space News - Dr. Wilber Ottichilo; CBS Governor of Vihiga Country