The Coast Chapter held a meeting with Mombasa County Chief Trade Officer, Mr. Abdulwahab Mbarak to discuss cess/entry charges, payment of levies (through cheque instead of cash payment), branding and distribution fees and harassment by county security personnel.
US Ambassador Robert Godec recently met business leaders drawn from various Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) in Nakuru. During the meeting, Ambassador Godec sought to allay fears by the business community particularly those exporting to the US that AGOA was likely to be scrapped saying indications are that AGOA would not be discontinued.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers Machakos and Industrial Area chapters had a joint Member’s Forum with Kenya Power to take stock of the ‘Boresha Stima Viwandani’ initiative driven by the power provider.
The Chapter Vice Chairman and members engaged the Kenya Power Nairobi South Region Office led by the Head of Operations and Maintenance, Eng. David Onduru on the issues they face regarding quality and power supply in the region.
The County Government of Kisumu hosted stakeholders to a consultative meeting on Climate Change Policy development in Kisumu. Speaking at the event, the Chief Officer Climate Change, Ms. Lorna Omuodo pointed out that Kisumu County was experiencing environmental challenges which required interventions in mitigation and adaptation.
Plans are underway to improve the KCC, Eldoret following the installation of new machinery in the factory. The plans also involve the process of paying dairy farmers who supply milk to KCC factories promptly.