CLARIFICATION ON IMPLEMENTATION COSTS FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY SECURITY PROJECT

Nairobi, June 19th, 2014…Safaricom Limited, in the interest of public information wishes to clarify and set the record straight on the Public Safety Security Project as follows:

  1. The Public Safety Security Project is a Government-owned initiative using the latest information communication technology to enhance national security in Kenya. Essentially, the project is geared at improving communication between various State agencies that oversee and provide security to Kenya. To this end, Safaricom’s role is to design, construct and support a robust communications network, managed centrally by the National Police Service.
  2. The estimated total cost of deploying the full solution to all 47 counties (including Nairobi & Mombasa) is KES 21.5Billion. This amount which is inclusive of annual maintenance costs and remains an estimate owing to the fact that it is NOT part of the tendered scope of works. This estimate and related works costs are subject to change, depending on specific requirements of the National Police Service. 
  3. It is imperative to note that the costs of the first phase (Nairobi and Mombasa) currently quoted for at Kshs 14.9 Billion, are inclusive of the most capital intensive components of the system (i.e. core network and operation centres).  This means that the cost of scaling up to other counties will be less capital intensive as it will require much smaller incremental costs because there will be no replication of core network infrastructure. 
  4. The proposed contract with the National Police Service is for a duration of 5 years as currently scoped and not 10 years as indicated in sections of the media. However, it is instructive to note that as a measure of good faith, we have provided a system support guarantee including spare parts availability for a period of 10 years, whether or not our contract is extended upon its expiry.
  5. With respect to the costs of the initial phase of the project for Nairobi and Mombasa, the quoted amount of KES 14.9Billion includes the maintenance costs (as further broken down in the table below)*
  6. As a contractor, Safaricom’s scope includes the design and construction of the network. Once the network is up and running, the management of the system will be handed over to the National Police Service.

Nairobi, June 19th, 2014…Safaricom Limited, in the interest of public information wishes to clarify and set the record straight on the Public Safety Security Project as follows:

  1. The Public Safety Security Project is a Government-owned initiative using the latest information communication technology to enhance national security in Kenya. Essentially, the project is geared at improving communication between various State agencies that oversee and provide security to Kenya. To this end, Safaricom’s role is to design, construct and support a robust communications network, managed centrally by the National Police Service.
  2. The estimated total cost of deploying the full solution to all 47 counties (including Nairobi & Mombasa) is KES 21.5Billion. This amount which is inclusive of annual maintenance costs and remains an estimate owing to the fact that it is NOT part of the tendered scope of works. This estimate and related works costs are subject to change, depending on specific requirements of the National Police Service. 
  3. It is imperative to note that the costs of the first phase (Nairobi and Mombasa) currently quoted for at Kshs 14.9 Billion, are inclusive of the most capital intensive components of the system (i.e. core network and operation centres).  This means that the cost of scaling up to other counties will be less capital intensive as it will require much smaller incremental costs because there will be no replication of core network infrastructure. 
  4. The proposed contract with the National Police Service is for a duration of 5 years as currently scoped and not 10 years as indicated in sections of the media. However, it is instructive to note that as a measure of good faith, we have provided a system support guarantee including spare parts availability for a period of 10 years, whether or not our contract is extended upon its expiry.
  5. With respect to the costs of the initial phase of the project for Nairobi and Mombasa, the quoted amount of KES 14.9Billion includes the maintenance costs (as further broken down in the table below)*
  6. As a contractor, Safaricom’s scope includes the design and construction of the network. Once the network is up and running, the management of the system will be handed over to the National Police Service.

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