KAM CEO’s Brief | 25th May 2018

SMEs leverage on technology for growth

Kenya Association of Manufacturers, in partnership with Syspro Africa, hosted an integrating technology forum for SMEs on 25th May 2018. The session aimed at exploring various business technology solutions tailor-made for Growth Oriented Enterprises (GOEs) in manufacturing.

SMEs are a huge untapped resource for the economy. Kenya can grow its SMEs by creating linkages and developing a subcontracting framework to develop small firms. By offering trade finance to young people and women, the government can also encourage these groups to start small enterprises in manufacturing which will in turn create jobs and offer employment.

Speaking during the forum, Head of KAM Consulting noted that, “The Association continues to engage SMEs through capacity building and business development. SMEs are a huge untapped resource for our economy that we would like to see at the frontline of our economic development. Our advocacy for SME inclusion at national level remains a key priority.”

The Association’s Manufacturing Priority Agenda 2018 outlines key intervention areas that will drive the growth of SMEs including a level playing field and fiscal and non-fiscal policies.

For more information contact: smes@kam.co.ke

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