Going green these days involve some basic stuff – you bring your own grocery bag or box to shop, drive as little as possible or use a hybrid ride if you can afford one, as well as working in a paperless environment if the situation permits. The Kenyan Parliament has decided to take the paperless route as the government of Kenya has purchased 450 iPads for their members of Parliament as well as those in the senate.
However, due to the higher cost of electronics in that part of the world, we are looking at a total bill of $350,000. Someone must have done a cost-effective analysis in order to get it approved, don’t you think so? Hopefully this would mean a more efficient government, instead of seeing Parliamentarians play Candy Crush or Plants vs. Zombies 2 during a sitting, when in the past they might have stuck to Bingo or Battleships. Perhaps the $350,000 outlay would also cut down on printing costs in the long run, which is good for the environment and the government’s pockets. After all, the Parliament’s administration uses up to 1,000 reams of paper each week whenever the National Assembly and the Senate are in session. I guess out of all this, there is one loser – the supplier who has been selling paper to the Kenyan government all this while for their Parliament sittings.