Chinese Manufacturer XCMG to start Assembly Plant in Kenya

By Eric Biegon in Jiangsu, China XCMG construction Machinery manufacturer is growing its business operations in Africa. This endeavor by the Chinese multinational government-owned company is gaining traction given that the firm has expressed intent...

Ksh 90m ginnery to boost cotton manufacturing in Coastal Region

Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade & Cooperatives Adan Mohamed has launched the first cotton ginnery worth Ksh 90 Million at Kinondo village in Kwale County. The ginnery  will be constructed by Base Titanium Limited through...

National Oil inks deal for SupaGas reticulation

National Oil Corporation of Kenya has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CFAO Kenya Limited (a Toyota Tshusho Group Company) and National Housing Corporation (NHC) to implement LPG reticulation for NHC residential units. The...

Kenya Power switches to Kenyan meters and transformers to boost manufacturing

By KBC Reporter Kenya Power spent Sh6.2 billion in purchase of locally manufactured goods in the first quarter of 2016/17 in line with the Buy Kenyan Build Kenya Initiative meant to promote the manufacturing sector. 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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

EAC Manufacturers Network meet to discuss regional challenges

By Christine Muchira/Release The East African Community Manufacturers Network meet today to discuss among other things, the review of the EAC Common External Tariff (CET), standards harmonization and tax harmonization. The EAC network aims to realize...
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