Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Fri, 15 Mar 2024
    Higher taxes will not cure fiscal shortfalls
    KAM continues to work with the Government through its agencies such as ACA to create awareness among consumers on the presence of counterfeit products in the market while advocating for interagency collaboration, coordination, and cooperation among the national enforcement institutions mandated to combat various forms of illicit trade.
  • Wed, 28 Feb 2024
    Let’s strengthen our will towards a circular economy
    Accelerating the transition to a circular economy is one of the surest ways of securing the future of our planet for generations to come. It cuts across every stage of the value chain and touches on energy use, sourcing of raw materials, production, distribution, and waste management.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2024
    Road towards gainful employment: The Dual TVET approach
    In an era defined by the dynamic employment landscape, the conversation around post-KCSE choices must extend beyond university gates. The evolving employment landscape demands a fresh perspective, one that champions the pragmatic alternative of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2024
    Export-Led Growth the cure to Kenya’s currency devaluation
    Export-led growth has proven to be an effective strategy for developing economies facing currency depreciation and trade imbalances. By harnessing the nation’s manufacturing potential and diversifying export markets, Kenya can bolster its economy and restore the value of its weakening currency.
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2023
    Functioning ORGWARE a panacea for Kenya economic transformation
    Wikipedia has defined “Orgware” as a combination of two words - organize and ware (goods). The term describes the framework conditions for Information Technology (IT) projects that are neither part of the hardware nor software but are necessary to achieve the project goals.
  • Mon, 04 Sep 2023
    Kenya’s green manufacturing for a sustainable future
    By Anthony Mwangi  Kenya will co-host the inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) with the African...
  • Mon, 14 Aug 2023
    Rethinking Kenya’s export strategy key for economic prosperity
    The pursuit of export-led economic growth has been clearly articulated in the Government’s manifesto; Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA). The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has also prioritized export-led growth as a pivotal pillar within its strategic framework for industrialization to realize the country’s ambitious plan to increase manufacturing sector contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from the current 7.8% to 20% by 2030.  
  • Fri, 28 Jul 2023
    Strengthening local value chains key to Kenya’s transformation
    To support the government’s value chain approach, KAM has initiated the Agriculture for Industry (A4I) strategy. The strategy seeks to bolster integration between agriculture and manufacturing by working with all KAM members in Agro-processing Sectors (Food & Beverages; Textiles & Apparels; Leather & Footwear; Agro-processing; and Agro-chemical) to address challenges in the agro-processing value chains.
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