KAM CEO’s Brief | 3rd August 2018

Industry, Academia partner to promote ethical and legal business practices

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has  partnered with the University of Nairobi (UoN) to develop strategies that promote ethical and legal business practices within the private sector. This partnership seeks to highlight the impact of corruption on the social and economic growth of the manufacturing sector.

Speaking at the forum, High Court Judge and Presiding Judge – Anti-Corruption & Economic Crimes Division, Justice Hedwig Ongudi emphasized the need to identify corruption, as a major constraint to the development of the country.

UON Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o noted that corruption has been identified as one of the biggest impediment to development in Kenya and a serious obstacle to the realization of the Big Four development plan.

Also at the forum, KAM Ag. CEO Tobias Alando reiterated the role of academia in combating corruption, noting that it plays a key role in nurturing perceptions that mitigate allegiance to ethics in business practice.

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KAM engages media practitioners on the Big 4 Agenda

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) participated in the Annual Media Summit 2018 on the Media and the Big 4 Agenda. The Summit, hosted by Media Council of Kenya, aimed to promote a free and professional media sector response to national needs.

The Big 4 Pillar on manufacturing aims to increase manufacturing sector contribution of GDP to 15% by 2022. Kenya’s manufacturing sector’s contribution to GDP has averaged 10%, for the last 5 years, and has been on a declining trend. Last year, the sector contributed 8.37%.

Speaking during the forum, KAM Vice Chairman, Mr. Mucai Kunyiha noted that the achievement of the big 4 Agenda involves partnership and support.

To achieve the 15% contribution to GDP, it means we must purpose to grow at 36% per year. This is a huge task, one that we cannot do without your partnership and support. Media practitioners have a role in breaking down technical aspects of information in the media sphere, policies, laws and industrial activities and presenting them in a form most stakeholders would understand,” added Mr. Kunyiha.

KAM has over the years forged stronger relationships with the media fraternity to deliver for the sector and the economy.

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