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Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has officialy launched the 2009/2010 edition of Kenya Yearbook today at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi.
As an official source of information for the country the yearbook covers a wide range of subjects like Kenya’s history, culture, economy, sports and infrastructure development amongst others.
“The Kenyan yearbook is an authoritative and authentic source of information about historical and contemporary governments, private sector and individual in development of the country” Mr. Kalonzo said.
The VP added that information contained in the yearbook is an invaluable resource locally and internationally to students, teachers, researchers and tourists interested in the country.
The book has been launched in both hard and digital copy to embrace the country’s digital advancement through the 20,000 kilometers fiber cables that has increased broadband and ICT services.
“By going online I challenge Kenya publishers to take full advantage of digital technology which is cheaper by reduction of physical storage, production and revision” the VP said.
Publishers should also use the internet to seamlessly with consumers and other stake holders to share information, queries and sales by forming an online community.
Mr. Kalonzo congratulated the Kenya Yearbook staff lead by Catherine Waweru for their efforts in editing and compiling the 1.150 page publication saying the book will be available for institutions country wide.
He challenged the team to translate the Yearbook in Kiswahili to promote the use of the national language.
The occasion was also attended by Minister and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, communication and Technology Samwel Poghisio and Bitange Ndemo respectively.