Kenya’s Defence Cabinet Secretary, Aden Duale, has praised the Italian government for establishing an international center for space education at the San Marco Luigi Broglio Space Center in Ngomeni, Kilifi County. Speaking during a tour of the space center with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Duale highlighted the importance of the facility in training Kenyan engineers and others in the region in ground station and space operations. He expressed hope that training at the center would extend to other competencies, including the development of applications for earth observation.
Duale said Kenya would leverage the presence of the center to build its capacity in space technology to realize its socio-economic development aspirations. He added that the center held a special place in the two countries’ diplomatic and strategic relations, forming a strong bond that ties them together. “We appreciate the establishment of the international center for space education as an important facility in training our engineers and others from the region in ground station and space operations”, he said.
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Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro appealed to both the Italian and Kenyan governments to ensure that the San Marco Luigi Broglio Space Center benefits both countries equally and that the local community is not left out. He said the Italian government had failed to fulfill promises made to the local community, including the construction of an eleven-kilometer Mjanaheri-Ngomeni road that leads to the internationally acclaimed space center.