Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) makes the 2009 CIO 100 list
I just found out that Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has made the 2009 CIO 100 list with an award-winning project. The CIO 100 Awards honor 100 companies that are creating new business value by innovating with technology. This is apparently the first time a Kenyan company has made the list. Congratulations to KTDA and Mwende Gatabaki, the ICT Manager who steered the project!
The award winning project involved linking 57 of KTDA’s tea processing factories in Kenya to its head office in Nairobi, thereby enabling farmers to electronically access information about payments they are owed each month. It now takes a maximum of three days, instead of three to six months for a new grower to be registered, thanks to a more-efficient recording of the number of growers.
The system has also helped to eliminate “ghost growers” who were paid without providing tea. KTDA has also realized savings of Kes. 40,000,000.00 in communication costs and Kes. 64,000,000.00 in labor and energy costs. More details can be found on the CIO web site here >