Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 29 Nov 2022
    Reinvigorate textiles and apparel sector to create jobs
    This might surprise you, but Kenya is one of the global suppliers of big fashion brands in America. In fact, Kenya is the largest exporter of garments under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program. We pride ourselves on manufacturing for big names such as H&M, Levi's, JC Penny, Wrangler, and Otto, among others.
  • Tue, 22 Nov 2022
    Afforestation in Kenya today is a matter of life and death
    Never in the history of this country have we stood on the ledge as we do today. With the increasing negative consequences of climate change, including drought, flooding, rise in surface temperatures, famine and others, our short-term actions now will influence the direction the country takes for generations to come.
  • Tue, 15 Nov 2022
    Let’s make Kenya a sustainable agriculture powerhouse
    COP27, currently taking place in Egypt, is significant for many reasons, one being that this is the first time the conference has been held in Africa. Secondly, it calls for a collaborative effort to combat the adverse effects of climate change, with a clarion call for all to move from negotiations and planning to implementation.
  • Fri, 04 Nov 2022
    How manufacturing can contribute 20% to the GDP by 2030
    On 19th October 2022, His Excellency the President presided over a high-level manufacturing summit convened by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). During the event, all stakeholders present agreed that increasing value addition and enhancing production by driving manufacturing growth is a sure way of reviving Kenya’s economy, creating jobs and eradicating poverty.
  • Thu, 29 Sep 2022
    Why inflation adjustment should not be implemented
    Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) identifies with the current government’s manifesto: The Plan – The Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda 2022 – 2027. The Plan recognizes and appreciates the challenges Kenyans face daily, particularly the high cost of living.  
  • Fri, 23 Sep 2022
    Placing women at the center of development discourse works
    Any conversations around increasing our competitiveness as a country without looking at women’s involvement are echoes in a hollow chamber. This is no longer a ‘good conversation to have’; it is an urgent measure that needs to be taken. 
  • Tue, 13 Sep 2022
    Transforming Kenya through a competitive manufacturing base
    The inauguration of President William Ruto is not just a formal transition of His Excellency into office but rather, it creates a sense of a new beginning following a period of heavy political campaigns and a wait-and-see approach by many Kenyans. 
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2022
    What election of women means for Kenya
    The just concluded elections are a testament that with the right laws, policies and affirmative action, women can thrive in whatever they set out to achieve.
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