Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 08 Jun 2021
    Sustainable manufacturing key for environmental restoration
    The World Environment Day this year came to us with a message of hope - we are the generation that has the knowledge, ability, and resources to make peace with nature. We are ‘Generation Restoration’, the people who can reverse the damage done to the planet and begin a journey of healing the earth. This year, governments, civil societies, private citizens, and businesses have been urged to get active as we come together for a Decade of Ecosystem Restoration for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Tue, 25 May 2021
    Invest in women entrepreneurs to improve livelihoods
    Women entrepreneurs can transform the lives and livelihoods of communities and enhance the economic wellbeing of any society. The resilience of women in entrepreneurship and business does not go unnoticed. It is their agility to overcome archaic beliefs and tough situations that have proven their worth in establishing a stronger and more sustainable impact on societal progress.
  • Mon, 24 May 2021
    Our tax policies need an overhaul
    The only way a nation can succeed in bridging the relationship gap between its citizens and the government – enriching the quality of our democracy and reducing apathy - is through the institution of efficient and fair tax systems. Good tax systems and citizen participation in governance ultimately lead to the achievement of economic development goals. A good tax system promotes a country’s competitiveness and productivity, by creating an enabling environment for doing business.
  • Tue, 04 May 2021
    Regulatory overreach is impeding economic growth  
    Last year, a Twitter user who sells water in her neighbourhood sought to venture into packaging the product, and selling it – basically, the manufacture of bottled water. She, however, discovered that to do so, she will need to meet numerous requirements in form of licenses, permits and fees.
  • Fri, 23 Apr 2021
    It’s time to cushion Kenyans from high cost of living
    In these economic times, it is becoming extremely difficult for many Kenyans to make ends meet. Whilst an unfortunate consequence, the situation has been exacerbated by measures put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, with the most recent restrictions necessitated by the surge in the number of cases in the country. We are at a worse off place compared to this time last year.
  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021
    Why digitization is essential to bolster recovery
    Looking back to March last year, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, most of us never imagined the extent to which the virus would impact us.  Suddenly, our lives changed as measures to promote social distancing and restrict movement, including curfews and lockdowns, were put in place.
  • Tue, 06 Apr 2021
    Promoting local production will lead to regional industrialization
    The establishment of an effective Common External Tariff in the East Africa region will lead to the exponential growth of the manufacturing sector. A Common External Tariff (CET) refers to an import tariff or rate adopted and applied by countries within a common market. This tariff is ideally imposed on products imported from non-member countries, with the intention of promoting industrialization in the common region, enhancing the economic development of member states, and liberalizing regional trade.
  • Tue, 30 Mar 2021
    Building momentum to mitigate climate change
    Thanks to the efforts of young people such as Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti and Greta Thunberg who are speaking up and urging the world to pay more attention, climate change is garnering global interest.  Global leaders, young people and even students are now talking about it. Companies on the other hand are thinking about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and their operations’ impact on the environment. 
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