Speaking during a courtesy call by KAM Central Chapter Committee members, Kiambu County Governor, Mr. William Kabogo announced that his government now recognizes Trade Licenses from other counties.
“In order to ease of doing business in Kiambu and to encourage manufacturers and suppliers from outside the county to do business in our county, my government is now recognizing trade licenses from other counties,” said Mr. Kabogo.
KAM Central Chapter Chair, Mr. Anup Bid, hailed this as positive step towards removal of the barriers on inter-county. “Since the inception of the new constitution dispensation, manufacturers have been facing serious challenges when distributing goods across county boundaries due to multiple trade licenses required. We appreciate the action by Kiambu County and hope that all other counties will take this example and recognize trade licenses across the whole country,” he added.
On his part, Tobias Alando – KAM Head of Membership commended the Governor on taking the lead and the initiative. ‘This will send a strong message to other governors that recognizing other counties business permits is long overdue,” he said. He also requested Governor Kabogo to be an ambassador at the Council of Governors (CoG) and encourage other members to follow suit in the spirit of easing doing business.
Kiambu County Government organized a Business Luncheon for German Industry and commerce (Kenya chapter) Delegates and KAM Central Kenya members. The forum was a high-level multi stakeholder gathering designed to facilitate dialogue on Strengthening Economic ties between Kiambu County and the German Federal State of Lower Saxony.
The forum brought together Kiambu County Government officials, German Delegation and Kiambu Business executives. From KAM Central Chapter, the Chapter Chair Mr. Anup Bid led members including Broadways Bakeries, Mjengo Ltd, Norbrook Kenya Ltd, and Kenya Rubber Ltd among others.
The mission provided a back to back platform for discussions on investment opportunities for economic development and promote investment that contribute to sustainable development.
Saxony is the second largest of Germany’s Federal states. It’s a gateway to Europe due to its strategic local. It has numerous ports freight centers and transshipment points for goods of all kinds to Europe. This makes it a strategic connection to international markets, which the local companies can benefit from.
While speaking at the event, Kiambu County Deputy Governor Mr. Gerald Githinji retaliated that indeed this was a great opportunity both businesses from both countries to learn from each other. Mr. Anup Bid echoed the Deputy Governors sentiments and hoped that the back to back sessions will bear strong business relations between the two delegations.
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