Outgoing ITU SG Dr. Hammadoun Touré addressing  ICT stakeholders in Nairobi during his recent visit to Kenya.

The outgoing ITU Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun Touré on Thursday, 4th December, 2014 paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta and met with ICT stakeholders in the country.

Dr. Toure visited the country as he prepares to exit the global ICT body after eight years of distinguished service. Mr. Houlin Zhao, who served as the ITU Deputy Secretary General, will take over the mantle from January 2015.

Speaking at the stakeholder meeting, Dr. Touré said that he is leaving ITU with pride especially on account of the milestones achieved in ICTs in Africa and with optimism on a bright future ahead. ‘‘The continent is prepared for greater opportunities ahead. A new breed of leadership is emerging in Africa and it’s daring to dream bigger,’’ said Dr. Touré.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangí lauded Dr. Touré for his remarkable stewardship of ITU that has boosted confidence in Africa and its ability to produce capable leaders.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed who was also in attendance, said Dr. Touré’s return to Africa from the ITU comes at an opportune moment, when the continent is more mature and has greater potential to tap into his wealth of experience.