KAM CEO Phyllis Wakiaga. KAM has launched an online portal which is a directory of locally manufactured products. www.businesstoday.co.ke
KAM CEO Phyllis Wakiaga. KAM has launched an online portal which is a directory of locally manufactured products. [Photo/hapakenya]

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched the biggest Manufacturing Festival that will showcase locally created goods at Kasarani Staduim in April.

The national fair dubbed as Changamka Kenya Shopping Festival will exhibit the quality of the goods made for local, region and international market consumption.

The event in line with one of the Big 4 Agenda, Enhancing and manufacturing, seeks to drive global competitiveness for manufactured goods and provide sustainable jobs and grow exports.

“If we are not competitive in our manufacturing agenda, the pillars of the Big 4 Agenda begin to crumble so we must address competitiveness to experience economic transformation. We are keen to boost value addition and enhance value chains in order to reap from our natural resources” said KAM Chairman, Sachen Gudka, during the launch in Nairobi.

Locals will further have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with new inventions within the sector.

The manufacturing sector is key to Kenya’s economic growth due to its potential to grow productive jobs and increase the purchasing power of consumers.

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“Manufacturing is the answer and core for Kenya’s economic development. For the sector to thrive, it needs a conducive business environment that promotes its competitiveness and encourages investments,” said Linus Gitahi the board chair of Brand Kenya.

“We welcome all Kenyans to take pride in what is made in Kenya. We have developed a hub that is going to support manufacturing SME’s that will be launched at the manufacturing summit and expo,” said Phyllis Wakiaga KAM CEO.

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