Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Kenyatta said that he is will strengthen the agriculture-based factories in the Coast, including sugar and cashew nut factories, in order to improve the region's economy and create jobs for the youth/PPS

Kenya

We’ll improve economy, says president-elect

Kenyatta said that he is will strengthen the agriculture-based factories in the Coast, including sugar and cashew nut factories, in order to improve the region's economy and create jobs for the youth/PPS

Kenyatta said that he is will strengthen the agriculture-based factories in the Coast, including sugar and cashew nut factories, in order to improve the region’s economy and create jobs for the youth/PPS

KWALE, Kenya, Mar 20 – President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have reaffirmed their commitment to bolstering all sectors of the economy.

Speaking on Wednesday after an extensive tour of the Kwale International Sugar Company Limited, Kenyatta and Ruto said the Jubilee Government will work with all stakeholders to ensure that factories in the Coast region and across the country operate efficiently and profitable for the benefit of all Kenyans.

“That is why we want Kenyans to maintain peace and work together in building the nation,” the president-elect said.

Kenyatta said that he is will strengthen the agriculture-based factories in the Coast, including sugar and cashew nut factories, in order to improve the region’s economy and create jobs for the youth.

“We support the revival of the Kwale International Sugar Company Limited and many others in Coast because they will play a crucial role in our efforts to rejuvenate the region’s economy,” the president-elect said.

Kenyatta was impressed that the sugar company has now employed over 1,200 locals and projected to increase the number to 3,000 once the factory becomes fully operational next year.

“I am encouraged that the company has plans of establishing an out grower program where small-scale sugarcane farmers can grow and sell their cane to the company,” he noted.

He urged more investors to venture into adding value to the country’s agricultural products, pointing out that this will generate more income and more employment opportunities that will in turn bolster the country’s economy.

On his part, Deputy President-elect Ruto reiterated that the Jubilee Government will serve all Kenyans without discrimination.

“Under the Jubilee Government all Kenyans will be treated equally. No Kenyan will be discriminated on the basis of tribe, religion or political affiliation,” he said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Ruto emphasised that the administration will improve the agricultural sector and use value addition to create employment for the country’s youth.

The two leaders were accompanied by Coast Provincial Commissioner Samuel Kilele and outgoing Environment Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...