NEMA warns against manufacturing of plastic bags

One person has been arrested in connection with the illegal manufacturing of the banned plastic bags in Mlolongo, Machakos County. The National Environmental Management Authority believes that several companies have been flouting the ban on...
Budget

Economists want State to spend more on agriculture, manufacturing

Economists want the government to increase budgetary allocations for agriculture and manufacturing to anchor realization of two agendas of the government’s Big Four Plan. They also argue that past budgetary allocations have not been commensurate...
Paint manufacturers

Paint manufacturers directed to lower lead levels

Paint manufacturers will be required to lower lead levels in their products after the government gazetted standards for paints being sold locally as it seeks to stop the sale of products with high lead...

Manufacturers call for a local content law

Increase in counterfeited goods and intellectual property theft has threatened to derail Kenya’s plans to grow the manufacturing sector to the gross domestic product from the current nine to 15 percent output in five...

Animal feeds manufacturers to import yellow maize duty free

Local animal feeds manufacturers will continue to import yellow maize duty free until next year as the government moves in to cushion farmers from the rising prices of animal feeds.   Livestock director in the ministry...
plastics ban

Manufacturers face loses over plastic bag ban

Plastic bag manufacturers are faced with the enormous task of dealing with losses that run into millions of shillings as the ban on plastics takes effect on Monday. This is further compounded by the...

Gov’t to address challenges in manufacturing sector

By Judith Akolo Relocation of companies to Uganda and Tanzania coupled with direct importation of goods from source markets has seen Kenyan exports to the two countries reduce. Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga blames...

Women urge gov’t for manufacturing industry participation boost

By Regina Manyara Women entrepreneurs are urging the government to draft favorable policies that will boost participation of women in the manufacturing industry. Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki says this will ensure women...

Govt urged to aid in expansion of local manufacturing sector

By Ronald Owili The Kenya Association of Manufacturers is calling on ministries, government departments and agencies to adhere to the 40 percent local content rule in order to reignite Kenya’s manufacturing sector especially the automotive...

Chinese shoe manufacturer promises 100,000 jobs to Africa

By Eric Biegon in Guangzhou, China The giant Chinese shoe manufacturer, the Huajian Group, has announced plans to boost its operations in Africa. The company, which has so far invested heavily in Ethiopia, is keen...
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