Government sets up business emergency centre

The Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development has set up a Businesses Emergency Response Centre whose role will be to advice and promote the interest of Kenyan and foreign registered companies operating in the country.

Cabinet Secretary Industrialization and Trade, Betty Maina said the Centre will counsel business community, regulatory bodies and trade facilitation agencies in a bid to mitigate the adverse effects of Covid-19 on the businesses in Kenya.

The CS said the purpose of the centre is to receive feedback from all businesses on the impact of the Covid-19 on businesses and propose interventions for different sectors.

“This centre will disseminate government’s mitigation measures on the diseases requiring action by businesses,” she said.

The CS said the mandate of the centre will also include receiving information from the general public on adverse business action such as price increases on essential commodities and business compliance with government directives.

Members of the public, stakeholders and the business fraternity can access the centre at the State Department for Trade at Teleposta Towers, 18th floor, room 1800, and email address while the hotline number is +254-110922066


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