Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019
    Let us boost our Plastics Recycling Industry
    The global conversation on plastic waste management continues to get heated by the day. United Nations Environment continues to encourage Africa countries to establish policies to curb plastic pollution and establish a plastic- free continent (unenvironment.org). On the other hand, industries continue to advocate for reuse and recycle of plastic waste. The end result in either case is environmental conservation, therefore, it is clear that leveraging on waste management will ensure that we all establish an effective circular economy.
  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019
    Effective Budget Implementation critical to jumpstarting the Manufacturing sector
    A sound national budget is one that supports other essential instruments of Government policy to turn ambitions and plans into reality. It catalyzes the quick delivery of targeted economic achievements to impact the country’s status both in the medium and long-term.
  • Thu, 06 Jun 2019
    Illicit Trade is a threat to our nationhood; we must tackle it head-on
    The recent move by Central Bank of Kenya to introduce the new generation currency notes and withdraw the older Kshs. 1000 from circulation by October 2019 has once again shone a spotlight on the grave subject of the illicit economy and the various avenues in which it thrives to support many criminal activities. 
  • Tue, 21 May 2019
    Leveraging on Youthful Innovations to Promote Circular Economy
    Across the world, youth innovations are driving significant change. In our country, inventions by young people have positioned us conspicuously on the global map. Roy Allela, 25 invented a Smart Hand Glove that converts sign language into audio speech.
  • Tue, 30 Apr 2019
    What does the future hold for the East African Market?
    As far as trading blocs go, the European Union (EU) has been a global case study of turning a free market into a common market.
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019
    SMEs critical in attaining manufacturing dream
    The key boon of manufacturing is that it absorbs large swaths of workers and places them into productive and decent paying jobs. Manufacturing also opens avenues for new ventures by creating strong value chains to support main production.
  • Tue, 09 Apr 2019
    The Energy Rebate Programme will be a strong catalyst for Industry Growth
    In history, energy innovations and the industrial revolutions have always intertwined. Historian Robert Allen, in his 2009 account of the British Industrial revolution, credits the use of Coal as a catalyst for the spouting of new innovations that brought about an industrial revolution in Britain.
  • Tue, 02 Apr 2019
    Manufacturing: The next 60 years of Kenya’s development 
    Among policymakers and scholars across the globe, a robust manufacturing sector is broadly understood as a fundamental path to economic growth and development.
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