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Debt-ridden Kenya Farmers Association makes another attempt to revive its fortune

By Brian Kinyanjui

After years of stagnation, the management and board of directors at the Kenya Farmers Association (KFA) has moved to unveil a strategic turnaround plan to revamp the firm into a vibrant customer centered organizaNBK is one of the banks trying to sell KFA assets over accumulated debtsNBK is one of the banks trying to sell KFA assets over accumulated debtstio n.

At the heart of the revival plan valued at more than Sh500 million crafted by the new management team led by Managing Director Simon Cherogony will be a strategic bid by the firm to ensure all its stores country wide are sufficiently stocked with affordable agricultural inputs.

Poor conflict-affected countries to miss MDGs despite being home to millions of people

By Obiageli Ezekwesili and Paul Collier

World leaders, governments, aid agencies, and NGOs, will converge on the Korean port city of Busan over the coming days to talk about making development aid work better in poor countries, including those affected by conflict.poverty is very high in some poor conflict-affected countries in Africapoverty is very high in some poor conflict-affected countries in Africa

They meet at a time when the global economy faces new turmoil and aid budgets are tight.

International Potato Centre leads aggressive campaign to boost potato farming

By Bob Koigi

 

Kenyan farmers are among more than 15,000 potato farmers in East Africa set to benefit from a fast-track potato seed strategy that seeks to increase potato yields by 20 per cent.Potato farming is gaining popularity in KenyaPotato farming is gaining popularity in Kenya

The initiative, spearheaded by International Potato Center (IPC), is geared towards producing large numbers of minitubers through very rapid multiplication.

TradeMark CEO pledges to climb mountains to raise money for a rural school


By Today Financial News Reporter

People walk to raise funds for a noble cause but Mr Frank Mataert has resolved to climb mountains to raise money for a school in the arid areas of Ukambani.TradeMark CEO Mr Frank Mataert (centre) presents a Sh70.000 cheque to Mivukoni seconday school managers TradeMark CEO Mr Frank Mataert (centre) presents a Sh70.000 cheque to Mivukoni seconday school managers

In July this year, Mr Matsaert, CEO of TradeMark East Africa, participated in a climb of Mt Everest, in an effort to raise funds for Mivukoni Secondary School where boys sleep in the kitchen as there is no dormitory available for them.

Samsung Electronics to open an engineering academy in Nairobi to address skills shortage

By Today Financial News Reporter

Samsung Electronics is set to launch the country’s first engineering academy within the next six months to address the critical technical and engineering skills shortage in country.Samsung East and Central Africa, Corporate Marketing Manager, Ms Betty Radier (left) presents donation to PC Kinyanjui  InstituteSamsung East and Central Africa, Corporate Marketing Manager, Ms Betty Radier (left) presents donation to PC Kinyanjui Institute

Samsung will develop the computing skills and infrastructure of P.C Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute in Nairobi.

Cooperative Bank CEO Mr Gideon Muriuki is honoured for steering the bank to high profitability

By Today Financial News Reporter

The Co-operative Bank Managing Director Mr Gideon Muriuki, has been recognised for entrenching the co-operative banking model in the Kenyan financial market. Cooperative Bank CEO Mr Gedion Muriuki is all smiles after he was honouredCooperative Bank CEO Mr Gedion Muriuki is all smiles after he was honoured

The CEO was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Businesses Leadership by the Kabarak University in recognition of his exemplary performance and the demonstrated leadership in sustainable growth over the last 10 years.

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