Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017
    Building Strong Institutions Promises Long-lasting Gains in Adhering to our Constitution
    If there’s one thing these elections have demonstrated clearly is that civic awareness and active engagement in our country is fast progressing.
  • Tue, 29 Aug 2017
    Adhering to our Constitution as a Matter of Principle
    When the parliamentary environment ​committee tabled its recommendation for the suspension of the implementation of the ​plastic bag ban in June this year, it did so with foresight and the understanding that the manner in which the ban had come into place would leave this country in economic disarray and in the end, will not give us a clean environment as intended.
  • Wed, 23 Aug 2017
    SMEs are a Critical Part of Actualizing Environmental Policies
    Micro, Small and Medium enterprises have a huge potential to create long lasting social value especially because their business models, products and proximity caters for the everyday needs of the larger part of our population.
  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017
    Government Economic Policy Must be Clearly Articulated for it to be Effective
    The competitiveness and profitability of any business is hugely impacted by changes in market regulations and government policies. It is for this reason that consistency in regulations and predictability of these policies is fundamental to the stability of local businesses, as changing them would require a major shift in long-term business plans and daily operations.
  • Tue, 18 Jul 2017
    Why Political Dialogue is Central for Economic Growth
    Every election cycle is a chance for us to evaluate our democratic and political maturity as a nation. One of the ways we do this is by creating public platforms of civic engagement through which dialogue between the aspirants and the electorate can be held.
  • Wed, 12 Jul 2017
    What Does a Declining Retail Sector Spell out for our Nation?
    I am not certain that we, as a nation, have fully grasped the extent to which a declining retail sector can negatively impact our entire economy. Let us imagine a scenario that well illustrates the gravity of the matter.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017
    How Counties Can Benefit from Environmental Governance
    At the heart of building an investor-attractive county, is the need to demonstrate a clean and pleasant environment which allows business to run smoothly.
  • Thu, 08 Jun 2017
    We Need to Change our Attitude on Waste
    There will be 1.4 billion more people in cities around the world in the next 8 years and each person will be producing an average of 1.42kg of municipal solid waste per day, according to the World Economic Forum.
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