NEWS: UHURU/ RUTO’s Jubilee to grow Kenya’s ECONOMY on the back of industry

Thursday the 13th of June 2013 - President Uhuru Kenyatta today said that his Government plans to make the expansion of Kenya’s industrial potential a big part of its agenda to grow the economy by double digits.
Speaking at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre while presiding over the opening of the 20th edition of the Conference of African Ministers for Industry, Uhuru said his Government wants to focus on value addition services to assist the agriculture sector;
“In particular, we intend to promote value addition to our raw materials, especially the agricultural-based produce,” he said.

The President said this new emphasis on industry can be seen in how the Jubilee Government ensured that it appointed a Cabinet Secretary for the special docket of the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.

Uhuru also thanked UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon for putting Africa in 27-member High Level Panel of Eminent Person’s on the Post-2015 Development Agenda saying the move “demonstrates the UN’s commitment towards Africa’s development.”

The President also said that the appointment of Dr Mukhisa Kituyi as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was a sign that Africa was being given a greater role in the international community;
“This provides Africa with another opportunity to play a greater role in the global trade arena. I wish to urge all AU members and other UN Assembly members to support the nominee,” he said.