NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, met a leading US private sector lobby group and discussed agribusiness investment in Kenya.
The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) delegation led by the Council’s Agribusiness Director, Patricia Sheikh, is in the country to look for investment opportunities for US businesses.
President Kenyatta appreciated the level of partnership between his administration and US businesses fronted by the influential US business group, saying it has increased the level of US investments in Kenya.
“We have seen an increase in US businesses in Kenya in the recent times and we welcome more,” the Head of State said, saying that is one way of creating jobs for the youth.
He encouraged the Council to invest more in the country his Government, adding that the cost of doing business has been reduced significantly.
Sheikh invited President Kenyatta to attend a US-Africa Business Forum that will be held in New York next month on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
She said her Council is pleased with the level of reforms and the business opportunities that Kenya presents.
The delegation comprised representative of 19 companies with business interests ranging from agriculture, ICT and infrastructure to security, finance and health.
The meeting was also attended by US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec and Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed.