Govt defends foreign workers

The government has defended foreign employees at the Presidential Delivery Bureau who also work for Big Results Now (BRN) initiative, saying their skills were of an utmost value. Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Marketing Janet Mbene told the National Assembly in Dodoma yesterday that the two citizens of Ethiopia and two from the neighbouring Kenya were employed  at BRN after winning the transparent job interview and proved to be

Firm partners to supply IT products in East Africa

Technology products re-seller Virtual Works East Africa has partnered with US data storage provider EMC Corp, to add value to the latter’s products and distribute them in the region. The deal will see Virtual Works offer data storage and back-up services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia, where it has a presence. Virtual Works chief executive Abraham Parel said his firm would maintain its focus on delivering enterprise-centric