The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives (MoITC), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) launched the first ever Manufacturing Summit and Expo in the East African region on 16 November 2016 in Nairobi.
Kenya Power engaged KAM Nakuru Chapter on 28 October 2016 in Nakuru. One of the steps that KAM has taken towards making Kenya competitive is advocating for reliable and constant power supply. Manufacturers depend heavily on power for production however, power supply interruptions have resulted to heavy losses.
The COMESA Business Council, East Africa Business Council and Association of SADC Chambers Of Commerce and Industry as the Tripartite Private Sector Platform convened the second (2nd) Private Sector Regional Dialogue -Movement of Business Persons Meeting in Lusaka Zambia from the 29th -30th September 2016, in Lusaka Zambia.
Kenya Power engaged KAM Central Kenya and Nyanza/Western Chapter on September 27 and September 30 2016 respectively. Among the power issues cited by manufacturers in the two regions include Power fluctuations and unplanned outages, tedious damage claim process for damaged machinery, estimates on power units used and the need for alternative power lines.
KAM held a meeting with the Mombasa County Finance team on 13 September 2016 to discuss port charges and other charges in the Finance Bill that hinder trade in Mombasa County. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the legality of the county charging of the port charges.
East African Business Council (EABC) in collaboration with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives held the Second Regional Anti-Illicit Trade Conference on 15 – 16 September, 2016 in Nairobi.
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