Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • 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.
  • Fri, 30 Jun 2023
    Transform our human capital for sustainable growth
    For any business, one of the most critical components of enhancing productivity and giving the company a competitive edge is a skilled and highly efficient workforce. The most industrialized nations attribute their development to a highly skilled workforce, among other factors.
  • Fri, 28 Apr 2023
    High production costs hurting Kenya’s apparel exports
    A Cabinet communique dated 6th December 2022 highlighted government’s plan to drive Kenya's export-led growth. This is through strengthening existing trade partnerships including EAC and the UK whilst negotiating various trade pacts for duty-free and quota-free access of Kenyan goods to the USA, the UAE, South Korea, and the EU markets.
  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023
    Why accelerating circular economy is a no brainer for Kenya
    The concept of a circular economy is increasingly being recognized globally as crucial for achieving global sustainability goals. This concept has been gaining traction across industries in recent years to promote sustainability and waste reduction. The transition is particularly important as most industries rely heavily on finite resources or generate significant amounts of waste.
  • Wed, 01 Mar 2023
    Why cosmetics sector can’t afford new taxes
    Most businesses start out as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the cosmetics industry is no exception. What stands out is that majority of cosmetic manufacturers are women who started their careers in the beauty industry. 
  • Fri, 17 Feb 2023
    Why we need a stable and predictable tax regime in Kenya
    The importance of predictable and stable policies in driving the realization of a country’s socio-economic goals cannot be over emphasized. One of the key elements on this front is taxation, which is fundamental for any Government raising revenue. It is through taxation that the Government works towards the efficient provision of public goods and services.  
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