Kenya Association of Manufacturers brought together all stakeholders in the energy sector on 27th July 2017 to assess the impact of energy and renewable energy programs in the country.
Speaking at the event, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, State Department of Energy Principal Secretary, Eng. Joesph Njoroge said that the Government has been focused on reducing the cost of energy for manufacturers, to make them more efficient in production and therefore enhance their contribution to the GDP.
The forum commissioned by the Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (CEEC) and themed, 16 years in Energy Efficiency and Conservation provided a platform for energy stakeholders to evaluate the impact of energy efficiency and green growth in industry…Read More>>
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Global Compact Network Kenya held a one day Collective Action Workshop to Sensitize participants on the provisions of The Bribery Act, 2016 and its implication on Kenyan businesses.
The workshop aimed to:
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KAM participated in the validation workshop of findings of the baseline border assessment study on sanitary and phytosanitary related costs for trade in fish and milk products. This was facilitated through the “Breaking the barriers facilitating trade” project.
The project is an initiative of COMESA supported by the World Trade Organization – Standards and Trade Development Facility (WTO-STDF). The Project’s goal is to increase intra-COMESA trade in agri-food products for imported food security with the specific objective of reducing trading costs associated with SPS measures for selected commodities. In this case the commodities are milk, & milk products, fish and maize.
The first bilateral (Kenya/Uganda) meeting of the project was held in May 2016 where a road map for establishment of the common platform for cross-border trade was agreed upon, an implementation plan including the activities to be undertaken by various partners and mechanism for stakeholder capacity strengthening especially the fish processors and Trade Association were developed.
The above outcomes informed the development of a baseline assessment tool. The tool was validated by stakeholders who participated in bilateral meeting, training on collection tool and overview of data collection in September 2016.
The study recommends the training of training of border inspectors on risk based controls: sampling and sample selection, publishing of service charters – Certification fees and processing times, requirements, decentralization of SPS certification – E-certification, recruit staff to operate on 24 hours basis to reduce delays and establishing appropriate infrastructure to maintain integrity of perishable commodities (laboratories and cold storage).
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