Kenya rides high at NY investor meet

April 11, 2011

, NEW YORK, Apr 11 – Kenya’s quest to realise the Vision 2030 has gone a notch higher with the country wooing international investors at the ongoing Africa Investor Conference in New York, to pump money in key infrastructure projects. 

The aim of the conference is to facilitate exchange of information on emerging opportunities for investment in Africa. More than 270 delegates from across Africa drawn from the public and private sectors are attending the conference.

Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat Director-General Mugo Kibati said the conference offers a good opportunity for Kenya to engage international investors including leading funds.

“The conference is the ideal forum for the exchange of information among senior decision-makers from the region’s governmental and regulatory authorities, executives from Africa’s leading corporations and US institutional investors who are interested in learning more about the opportunities in Africa,” Mr Kibati said.

Kenya hopes to showcase the Vision 2030 flagship projects with the aim of attracting potential investors and to introduce the US investor community to a different and diverse face of Kenya.

A high-powered Kenyan delegation led by Prime Minister Raila Odinga is in New York to attend the conference.

Others attending include ministers Amos Kimunya and Franklin Bett, Treasury Permanent Secretary, Joseph Kinyua, Central Bank Governor, Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, and several permanent secretaries.

Vision 2030 is the country’s economic blueprint which aims at catapulting the country from a developing country to the league of middle-income industrialised nations.

Additionally, a series of events showcasing Kenya and Vision 2030 projects will be held in Boston, from April 13th to 18th. It will be co-hosted by the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Brand Kenya.

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