The KAM Industrial Area Chapter has adopted a Corporate Social Initiative aimed at ensuring a cleaner and safer industrial zone. The decision was reached after considering the impact of the recent ban on plastics to industries and the need to be proactive on matters of environment. All manufacturers and value-add industries are being encouraged demonstrate their commitment to a more holistic waste management solution for the country.
Speaking during the unveiling of the initiative at KAM House on 30th August, Mr. Manoj Shah, the Chapter Chairman noted that there is need for all industries to demonstrate simple, practical and environmentally-conscious solutions through regular clean-ups and beautification of our surroundings.
The chapter, in collaboration with the County Government of Nairobi will hold a comprehensive clean-up day for Industrial Area; date to be communicated in due course. All are encouraged to participate when called upon.
Improvement of Road C will resume as soon as the court injunction issued is lifted. Speaking during a stakeholders’ forum held on the 24th August 2017 at Wamy Academy along the same road, KURA representatives and engineer in charge assured stakeholders of their commitment to complete the road on schedule, despite delays caused by the injunction. The project, which will cost an estimated KES. 196 Million, is approximately 2 kilometres long. It links Likoni and Enterprise roads. Upon completion, it is poised to tremendously de-congest the two busy roads.
Stakeholders at the forum raised concern over the delays and expressed disappointment in KURA’s failure to engage stakeholders before undertaking this project. Special concerns were raised by residents of an estate nearby whose concerns were the failure by roads authority to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), only being forced to do so after the court’s injunction.
Mr. Manoj Shah, KAM industrial Area Chapter Chair however lauded KURA for finally opening up to stakeholders in ensuring that everyone is involved in all their projects. The stakeholders challenged the county government to help resolve challenges of encroachment and illegal structures along the road.
August 21st saw a change of guard in the country’s capital as the outgoing Dr. Evans Kidero conceded defeat to his opponent, peacefully handing over power to the current Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his deputy, Polycarp Igathe. The event held at Uhuru Park grounds was attended by the country’s top leadership led by President Uhuru Kenyatta among other leaders.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony, Dr. Kidero challenged the incoming Governor and his deputy to pursue the more than Ksh 72bn debt owed to City Hall by the national government, if at all he was to realize his plans for the city.
Earlier, the outgoing Governor had on multiple occasions attributed his failure to deliver on most promises to the debt. The President lauded Dr. Kidero for showing statesmanship by conceding defeat. In his part, the incoming Governor promised to work with all well-meaning parties towards the realization of his dream of changing Nairobi to be the best city to live, invest and work.