“A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come” ~ Fela Durotoye
Can Kenya be such a nation?
We have discussed quite a lot on farming, however we seem to have forgotten one important factor, and that is the involvement of the Private Sector. If we are going to go back to the days where agriculture was the backbone of this economy then we need to involve the Private Sector.
As a key business leader, I have taken the initiative to lead by example with one of the companies that I am part of. The Agricultural sector looks very promising and there are so many opportunities that need to be exploited. So why wait for foreign investors to do so? We must take charge of our land and farms and use them to create jobs and great livelihoods for other Kenyans.
Businesses should be mandated to support the agricultural sector in one way or the other. We must make food affordable for all. Why should we wait to import food yet we can grow it all here? The Private Sector must take the lead in fostering key partnerships with Government to revive and build new industries, develop storage facilities, invest in new technology and best ways of farming in order for us to thrive as a nation in this sector.
I am sure we can all join hands with the Government to make this possible and share the right information and knowledge needed, so that we can benefit all Kenyans.
We have the power to do so, we just need the will. Let’s build our nation together!