Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 05 Jan 2021
    Resilient manufacturing sector: Surest way to self-sufficiency
    Every end marks a new beginning, something that each new year presents. Making new resolutions and goals or redefining the existing ones at both personal and organizational levels best demonstrates this. However, to achieve this effectively, we must truly reflect and understand the past year to grow in the upcoming year. 
  • Wed, 16 Dec 2020
    Build skills to promote inclusive manufacturing
    The increased participation of women in manufacturing is the inevitable change we need to achieve our industrialization goals. With women making about half of the population, their interest in innovation and entrepreneurship is likely to lift a previously dormant half and ensure that we double productivity and economic prosperity.
  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020
    Minimum Tax will hurt the economy
    The introduction of a Minimum Alternative Tax at the height of the largest health and economic crises of our generation is simply confounding and has all the hallmarks of a rushed law, with little consideration of its consequences on businesses - large and small, as well as the economy as a whole.
  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020
    Let us collaborate to develop our SME Sector
    In the past, perceptions about building micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been obscured by general statistics, inadequate data and substandard analytics.
  • Tue, 24 Nov 2020
    Increasing charges in counties will stifle trade
    Devolution heralded a new era for the country, as some government functions were decentralized. As a result, many parts of the country opened up, leading to increased trade, job creation and wealth. These benefits have, however, come at a cost to many businesses.
  • Tue, 17 Nov 2020
    It is our social responsibility to use water efficiently 
    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mikhail Gorbachev said, “We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water, don't waste it. We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.”
  • Tue, 03 Nov 2020
    Promoting sustainability through energy efficiency and conservation
    Energy Efficiency might sound like ' Board Room speak' to many, but what is it really? It can be an action as simple as you switching off the lights when you leave a room and opting to use natural light during the day. It can also be as broad as a company finding ways to re-use its energy resources during its operations to eliminate energy waste.
  • Mon, 12 Oct 2020
    Protecting our environment is a collective effort
    Although development has brought about socio-economic advancements, it has come with disadvantages to our planet. Development has resulted in economic empowerment through job...
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