Local manufacturers urged to focus of agro-processing sectors

Local manufacturers urged to focus of agro-processing sectors

Local manufacturers are being urged to focus on the pharmaceuticals, textiles, and apparels as well as agro-processing sectors to boost output. Investment and Industry Principal Secretary Betty Maina says the three sub-sectors have untapped potential that can be utilized as demand...

Stakeholders partner to boost manufacturing SMEs in East Africa

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have launched a project seeking to promote manufacturing SMEs in East Africa by scaling up their business operations. The project, dubbed Creating...

Huawei becomes world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) Friday announced its business results for the first half of 2018. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market...
Manufacturers call for review of electricity incentives

Manufacturers call for review of electricity incentives

Manufacturers say they are not benefitting from the half price electricity tariff introduced last December targeting large businesses and manufacturers who operate through the night due to a precondition that beneficiaries scale up production. Kenya...

Manufacturing sector to get more budgetary allocation

Growing the contribution of the Manufacturing sector to the GDP from the current 8 percent to 15 percent by 2022 is one of the key targets by the government. The 2018/2019 budget has prioritized...

Govt to offer new incentives to manufacturers, says President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the government has offered new incentives to manufacturers in order to encourage them produce cheaper but quality goods. He said the country is in competition with other nations and needs...
Mars Inc. supports President's Kenyatta manufacturing agenda

Mars Inc. shows support toward President Kenyatta’s manufacturing agenda

Victoria Mars, board member and immediate former Chairperson of Mars, Incorporated who recently visited Kenya, met President Uhuru Kenyatta and expressed support for the government’s Big Four Pillars for inclusive growth which includes manufacturing. Mars...

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...

Tharaka Nithi County gov’t revokes liquor manufacturing licenses

The County Government of Tharaka Nithi has revoked all liquor manufacturing licenses issued by the County administration. Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki says the drastic action was necessitated by an upsurge of fake liquor...

Kenya Power, KAM partner to lower manufacturers’ energy costs

Kenya Power has renewed its commitment to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to carry out regular energy audits among manufacturers to maximise production efficiency. The move is meant to encourage growth of...
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