Jordanian business leaders scout for investments in Kenya

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By Regina Manyara

A delegation of business leaders and investors from Jordan are in Kenya scouting for opportunities in construction, veterinary, health and manufacturing.

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Kiprono Kittony says this will be an opportunity for local businesses to seal deals to secure market for their products and services.

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The total value of trade between Kenya and Jordan in 2015 was estimated at 1.8 billion shillings.

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However, trade between the two countries has been fluctuating over the last five years with the trade imbalance in favor of Jordan.

Ahead of the Jordan week slated for next week at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging local business men to take advantage of the forum to source markets for their products and services.

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Kenya’s exports to Jordan include tea, coffee, tobacco and fruits while the country imports fertilizer, metallic salts and office stationery.

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Kenya’s ease of doing business has gone a long way to attract foreign direct investment as well as boost investor confidence.

The 100-member delegation of business leaders and investors are keen on business to business, business to customer and business to government meetings as well as industry and farm visits.

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