Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019
    What we need to kick-start our economy
    In 1965, a tiny country in Asia was expelled by its ‘Mother Country’. At its point of departure from the Federation of Malaysia, Singapore, a 580-square Kilometer Island, had no natural resources to speak of and no established industries.
  • Wed, 02 Jan 2019
    Why competitiveness is a more valuable parameter for Kenya’s growth prospects
    When we speak of a country’s competitiveness, we are looking at its ability to sustainably produce goods and services for which there is a market at a price and quality that their market is willing to pay for.
  • Tue, 18 Dec 2018
    How the EAC bloc can leverage its market
    This year, reports and news articles have been awash with stories of a dysfunctional EAC bloc stagnated and in near-crumbling state.
  • Tue, 11 Dec 2018
    The Big Four Agenda – One Year On
    By deliberately centering Manufacturing in the Big 4 Agenda, Kenya made an expedient decision to steer itself back on the fast track towards realizing Vision 2030.
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018
    Present Transport Infrastructure issues can be solved
    It is said that an efficient transport system is the lifeline of any economy. I believe this to be an apt analogy because a well-coordinated transport and logistics infrastructure feeds productivity into all other sectors, boosting effective delivery of products and services, and ultimately increasing the overall national output.
  • Tue, 27 Nov 2018
    The Focus on SMEs is a welcome Intervention
    50% of all new jobs are estimated to come from medium and large companies, despite them constituting only 20% of all firms in the manufacturing and services sectors.
  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    Why sustainable chemical waste management is critical
    The African Industrialization Day, being celebrated this week, under the theme Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa provides us with an opportunity to contemplate and brainstorm how to pursue Kenya’s Industrialization Agenda in a sustainable way.
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018
    Women can boost Global Value Chains
    The move by Ethiopia to increase female representation in Government is the latest indication of a global wave of awakening to the reality that increased female participation for development is a must for any economy. 
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