, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – The Government is committed to entrenching the new Constitution to facilitate the growth of the new Republic, President Mwai Kibaki has said.
Observing that there was need to stay focused on this noble duty, President Kibaki noted that side-shows should not distract the nation from successful implementation of the new constitutional order.
Thanking Kenyans for demonstrating solid commitment to good governance by overwhelmingly voting for the new Constitution, the Head of State affirmed that good governance is the key to a country\’s development.
President Kibaki reiterated that the accomplishment has bequeathed future generations of the country with strong institutions for the practice of democracy and application of law and justice.
The President made the remarks on Wednesday during the official opening of the 2010 Nairobi International Trade Fair at the Jamhuri Park Showground.
"Moreover, there will be opportunities for participation of all Kenyans in the development of our country and greater opportunities for individual development, particularly the growth of our youth, women and the physically challenged," the President noted.
In this regard, the President advised Kenyan youth to take advantage of the Kenya Youth Enterprise Fund that has now been established in all parts of the country.
He thanked Kenyan youth for supporting reforms in the country and assured them of government support.
President Kibaki termed the Trade exhibition a precious forum to promote domestic and international trade potential particularly due to Kenya\’s strategic location in the region.
He further pointed out that the event provided an occasion for citizens to familiarise themselves with modern agricultural production trends while at the same time establishing business contacts world over.
He asserted that Kenya was the primary communication and financial hub of the East African Customs Union comprising five countries with an estimated population of over 120 million people.
Kenya also belongs to the 450 million people-rich Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which represents an enormous investment opportunity, observed the President.
The Head of State said that the Government remained steadfast in pursuing sound policies that are business friendly to ensure the country remains a preferred financial and trading hub.