Project Proposal for Ministry of Trade Web Portal

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COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
PROJECT PROPOSAL
FOR MINISTRY OF TRADE WEB PORTAL

PRESENTED BY: RAHAB WAMBUI KIARIE
REG NO: SP13/20526/08
COURSE CODE: COMP 402

PRESENTED TO: MR. OMWOYO

SUBMISSION TIME: OCTOBER 2011

A project proposal submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science of Egerton University.

Table of Contents
ABSTRACT3
CHAPTER ONE: 1.0 INTRODUCTION4
1.1 PROBLEM STATEMENT4
1.2 OBJECTIVES5
CHAPTER TWO: 2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW5
2.1 SCOPE OF THE SYSTEM6
STARNDARD REQUIREMENT6
3.0 SYSTEM REQUIREMENT6
3.1) HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS6
3.1.1) APPLICATION PROGRAM6
3.1.2 Operating System6
CHAPTER FOUR: 4.0 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS7
4.1 PROJECT SCHEDULE AND BUDJET8
4.1.1 PROJECT SCHEDULE8
4.1.2 PROJECT BUDGET9
4.1.3 REFERENCES10


ABSTRACT
As envisaged in Kenya’s vision 2030, trade will be one of the key sectors to drive economic development of our country. The sector is the link between consumption and production within the economy and contributes towards the employment and wealth creation. There are tremendous potentials for trade to play a central role in driving and sustaining growth and poverty reduction in Kenya. The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), cuts across all sectors of the Kenyan economy but face various development challenges like overreliance on agriculture which mainly depends on unpredictable weather, underdevelopment of Information, Communication and Technology and lack of market information of local goods both locally and internationally. This project will provide a solution to investors and MSMEs by providing information on the various investment opportunities available in Kenya apart from agriculture, know about the various trade policies to avoid unfair trade and also provide a platform where local companies can upload their company profiles and the ministry promotes their products at trade fairs at an international level.

CHAPTER ONE: 1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Ministry of Trade’s current mandate is: Trade development policy; Development of micro and small business; Fair trade practices and consumer protection; Private sector development and international trade affairs. The ministry will champion the promotion of both domestic and foreign trade through creation of an enabling business and investment environment as highlighted in this project proposal. The purpose of this proposal is to explain in detail the aim of the project, the methods used in the implementation of the system, scope of the system and budget and time schedule for the implementation of the project. It begins with the introduction which introduces the system to be developed. The next part is the problem statement, the literature review, the scope of the system and the requirements for the system. In the scope of the system we have the system functionalities and its limitations. Since the system is to be developed within a located time frame and budget constraint, it is imperative that the proposal also contains the budget and time schedule. This explains the time schedule for the system and also the budget for the system. 1.1 PROBLEM STATEMENT

Kenya trade industry faces a number of challenges: unsound business regulatory framework leading to multiple licensing and heavy or cumbersome regulations for SMEs which in turn leads to high cost of business transactions; Lack of comprehensive trade information on the existing and emerging markets to investors and SMEs. Lack of sound business managerial skills and exposure to international best business practices has hampered the growth of the MSE sector. To overcome the problem a system needs to be developed with the springboard objective of providing Kenyans with a centralized location where they can get trade information and thus lead to economic growth and realization of vision 2030....
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