Industry stakeholders and investors in the country will now be able to access information relating to legal obligations, industrial and trade statistics relevant to the manufacturing sector on one online portal.
ICT and Innovation Principal Secretary Victor Kyalo says the Portal launched by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and TradeMark East Africa will supplement increased use of digital platforms thus providing active solutions for the business community in the country.
Kenya is considered the leading technology and innovation hub in Africa with development of a large-scale telecommunications infrastructure noted as key in delivering efficient and affordable info-communications services.
Moreover, the country also moved a notch higher in e-commerce growth following the recent launch of the devolution portal which seeks to provide an interactive platform for information sharing between the business community, County Governments and Constitutional Implementation Bodies.
To further enhance information delivery efforts, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with TradeMark East Africa have launched an online portal aimed at providing investors in the country with up to date data on the sector.
According to KAM Chairperson, Flora Mutahi, information shared through the portal will provide investors with the necessary data needed to map out areas of investment and potential sectors for businesses to scale into.
Information on Kenya’s economic and legal environment, industrial and trade statistics relevant to the manufacturing sector and its sub sectors will also be availed via the portal.
The KAM Portal hopes to supplement increased use of digital platforms that provide active solutions for the business community in the country.
At the same time, ICT and Innovation Principal Secretary Victor Kyalo notes that through such initiatives, the ICT sector is now set to transform Kenya into knowledge and information based economy as envisaged.
He further says the Portal is part of the wider efforts to integrate the use of technology in the manufacturing sector in line with Vision 2030 goals. Another key milestone for the manufacturing sector has been the recent launch of the new National E-Trade Portal, a national e-commerce gateway.