Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
By Margaret Kenyatta
For them women, the experience of childbirth is one filled with fear, pain, sorrow and even death.Should they survive the delivery, they are frightened that their baby is going to die, that their baby will not make it past the first few weeks of its life or even their first day. It breaks my heart knowing that these mothers and children do not have to suffer or die.
By Makhtar Diop
More than 50 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is younger than 25 years of age, and every year for the next decade we expect 11 million African youth to enter the job market.
This so-called demographic dividend offers a tremendous opportunity for Africa to build a valuable base of human capital that will serve as the engine for the economic transformation of our continent.
By James Onsando
Horticulture is among the leading contributors to Kenya’s agricultural GDP at 36 per cent. The sector is growing at between 15 and 20 per cent per year, employing over six million Kenyans directly and indirectly.
Of the total horticultural production, about 95 per cent is consumed or utilized locally, while the remaining 5 per cent is exported.
By Benson Okundi
On 28 February 2014, the National Treasury Cabinet secretary, in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, made appointments to the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.
We congratulate the minister for actualizing the requirements of the Act by consulting the board.
By Prof Njuguna Ndung’u
During the launch of the Third National FinAccess 2013 Survey, the government recognised the important role played by the financial system in the economy.
Our vision 2030 envisages the financial sector being transformed into an innovative, vibrant and globally competitive sector to drive high levels of savings to finance the country`s investment needs.