Lack of skilled, technical personnel hampering Kenya’s manufacturing

Kenya’s quest to become a regional manufacturing power-house is facing serious headwinds due to lack of skilled and technical personnel. Research by Strathmore University says the cost and quality of power remain as an impediment...

Wrigley’s opens Ksh 7b manufacturing plant in Athi River

Mars Wrigley Confectionery has launched seven billion shillings manufacturing plant in Athi River eyeing to create more jobs to the youth in the region as the National Government move in earnest to lower cost...

CS Adan commits to lessen manufacturers regional barriers to market

East African Community and Regional Development Cabinet Secretary Hon.Adan Mohamed has promised to ensure that persistent Non-Tarrif barriers are urgently addressed as a way of supporting local manufacturers to access the 150m people EAC...

KAM urges State to protect manufacturers from illicit trade

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers is urging the Government to speed up legislation policies that protect local manufacturers from illicit trade to enhance both local and global competitiveness of the country’s products and services. Addressing...

KAM and SBM Bank boost women in manufacturing

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with SBM Bank Kenya to host the Second Women In Manufacturing Gala Dinner, a platform that brings together women in the manufacturing sector to share best practices...
Bata Africa President calls on govt to protect local shoe manufacturers

Bata Africa President calls on govt to protect local shoe manufacturers

Bata Africa President Alberto Errico has called on the government to protect local shoe manufacturers from cheap shoe imports that are eating into local shoe companies’ profits. Errico added that local manufacturers support production value...

Manufacturer´s association urges SMEs to adopt green energy

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers is urging Small and Medium Enterprises to adopt green energy solutions to ease their cost of power and improve efficiency in production. Speaking during stakeholders meeting on energy efficiency,...

Gov’t is establishing energy rebate formula for manufacturers

The government is finalizing the process of establishing an energy rebate formula for manufacturers. According to Investment and Industry Principal Secretary, Betty Maina, manufacturers would be offered a favorable electricity tariff when the announcement...

Manufactures want interest rates cap reviewed

Pwani Oil Commercial Director, Rajul Malde says manufacturers are facing low consumer demand for products due to low spending by the national and county governments as well as the impact of the cap on...

For manufacturing to thrive in Kenya, innovation needs to be embraced

The ‘Big 4 Agenda’ has effectively become a household name in Kenya. Every player in the economy  is now being encouraged to align his or her processes with the Big 4 agenda.  For those in...
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