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KAM CEO’s Brief | 1st September 2017

KAM meets NEMA to discuss exemption procedures of industrial packaging

Kenya Association of Manufacturers held a meeting with NEMA Director General, Prof Geoffrey Wahungu on 30th August 2017 seeking clarification on the exemption procedure of industrial packaging.

Present at the meeting were more than 500 stakeholders affected by the ban including manufacturers of plastic packaging material, pharmaceuticals, agro- chemicals, maize flour, salt  as well as representatives from furniture, fish, motor vehicle and horticulture.

Speaking at the forum, KAM CEO, Ms Phyllis Wakiaga said that manufacturers have always been ready to partner with NEMA and the Government to find solutions for our environmental challenges.

“Manufacturers want clarity, certainty and predictability because the constant addition of exemptions and introduction of new directives since the gazettement have thrown the industry into disarray.  Our members are currently faced with the dilemma on whether to continue with production or stop, and what to do with the current stock, as we await clarification from NEMA,” Ms Wakiaga said.

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For more information contact: Samuel.Matonda@kam.co.ke

KAM meets Kenya Railways on the implementation of SGR phase 2

Kenya Association of Manufacturers held a meeting with the Managing Director of Kenya Railways, Mr Atanas Maina, to discuss the implementation of SGR 2.

The meeting focused on the Proposed freight rates and the rerouting of SGR Phase 2 (Nakuru- Eldoret Section).

Leading the KAM infrastructure committee at the meeting, KAM CEO, Ms Phyllis Wakiaga noted that the SGR has been billed as the most ambitious project in Kenya since independence and the one most likely to deliver on its residual benefits.

“Nakuru County is a key player in Kenya’s economic development plans. It contributes 90% of Kenya’s revenue in floriculture and 60% of Kenya’s revenue in horticulture. We seek your intervention in the re routing of the SGR Phase 2, to ensure that Nakuru and Eldoret towns remain competitive” Ms Wakiaga Said.

For more information contact: Jackson.Wambua@kam.co.ke

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