(Ecofin Agency) - Kenya joined South Africa last week showing its support to China’s telecom company Huawei regardless of the US-China trade war. This was revealed by the telecom minister, Joseph Mucheru.
“Our policies are not driven by US policies as far as technology is concerned […]. We pick what is best for us. We are not going to be tied to what other people say, but we are going to make sure we get value for money for our citizens,” he said.
As a reminder, the Chinese company is currently the leader of 5G, but considered by the United States and its allies as a threat to the security of digital networks and systems.
Adam Lane, Huawei’s senior director for public affairs in Kenya, said the restrictions imposed by the US would not affect its business in Africa. “We will continue working with suppliers around the world and diversifying our supply chain to prepare for all scenarios,” he said.