Kenyans will be issued with unique Huduma Centre identifiers to help ease service delivery, CS Joe Mucheru has announced.

The CS for ICT said the numbers will be used to synchronise all government systems. While he did not reveal the specifics of when the numbers will be assigned, Mucheru noted that the development is key in the realisation of Vision 2030.

Joe Mucheru was speaking Tuesday as he officially opened the 10th Connected Kenya Summit at the Bomas of Kenya.

During his keynote, the CS highlighted a series of successes the summit has achieved so far. They include Kenya’s journey toward digitization as marked by projects such as Ajira Digital that has trained more than 800 young people with digital skills, as well as the Huduma Centres that have significantly cut the bureaucracies of accessing government services.

He said they are working to make Huduma centres a one-stop shop for all government services.

What’s more, Mr Mucheru said that they plan to roll out Smart stops along the highways in conjunction with the National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA).

He said the stops will be used to report accidents and emergencies. Similar to Huduma Centre identifiers, the CS did not disclose the specifics of the stops.

Mucheru also officially unveiled the White box- a platform or an incubation hub to support innovation and the communication of ideas that can be applied to boost government service delivery.

White Box aims to link professionals such as techies, academicians, innovators, and other intellectuals, and create a space where they can gather and brainstorm ideas and innovations that can be tested by experts in the government.

The platform has since gone live and can be accessed here.

The ICT Ministry has set aside Sh 1 billion to encourage the growth of startups.