KAM CEO’s Brief | 10th March 2019

Biggest Super Sale for Local Products Launched

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has today announced the launch of the biggest super sale for locally manufactured goods set to run from 3rd – 7th April 2019 at Kasarani Stadium.

The Super Sale dubbed Changamka Festival, will be a national event for all Kenyan citizens to shop, enjoy, learn and interact with businesses in all sectors of industry. Businesses in counties will also be present to showcase their creativity.

The aim of this event is to rally citizens to celebrate and take pride in products made locally. It also seeks to drive global competitiveness for manufactured goods and grow the sector in line with the Big 4 Agenda to be able to provide sustainable jobs and grow exports.

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For more information: manufacturingexpo@kam.co.ke

 

Manufacturers Endorse Global Charter on Plastics

Manufacturers have today pledged to join a global initiative to manage plastic waste in the country.

By establishing the Kenya Plastics Action Plan, manufacturers under KAM are embarking on  collaborative strategies towards the reuse and recycling of plastic waste. The Action Plan resonates with the Ocean Plastics Charter, which is a long term private sector initiative on the sustainable manufacture, use and recycling of plastics

Speaking at the event, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Director General, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu urged manufacturers to sign on to the Charter as a means of achieving sustainability in waste management.

I want to assure industry that we will work together to develop predictable policies. We are now focusing on a framework of partnerships that will ensure we achieve a common objective in waste management. We also want to see the progress of the KAM Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Scheme ,which is paramount in the management of waste,’ Prof Wahungu said.

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For more information: faith.temba@kam.co.ke

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