By stimulating trade and creating linkages for products and services, will address the massive youth unemployment and poverty; encourage increased participation in productive activities hence reduction in crime; address uncontrolled rural urban migration with its associated ills such as depression, congestion, traffic jam and disease; boost foreign exchange earnings from tourism and products sold in foreign countries; increase tax revenues as a result of increased economic activity in the country; enable inclusive growth as a result of improved household incomes; increase competitiveness and better standards for products; and protect the environment considering that use of ICTs reduce greenhouse gas emissions.