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Opinion

Kenyan government determined to spur exports but challenges are many

By Uhuru Kenyatta

I am pleased to join you for this National Exporters Forum that brings together stakeholders in the export sector to exchange ideas and strategise for better performance. Exports have remained low due to lack of diversificationExports have remained low due to lack of diversification

The theme of this year's forum - "Growing Kenya's economy through increased exports anchored on efficient trade facilitation, market access and logistics"- underlines a key commitment of my Government.

Mr Henry Rotich budget speech

STATEMENT DELIVERED TO THE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON 13THJUNE, 2013, BY MR. HENRY K. ROTICH,

CABINET SEC RETARY FOR THE NATIONAL TREASURY, REPUBLIC OF KENYA,

WHEN HIGHLIGHTING THE BUDGET POLICY AND REVENUE RAISING MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/2014

1ST JULY, 2013 TO 30TH JUNE, 2014

 

 

 

Persecuting Biotechnology

By Calestous Juma

In a widely circulated speech, UK environmental activist Mark Lynas has apologised for his past history of demonising transgenic crops and masterminding the anti-biotechnology campaign.Debate for and aganist GM technology has denied farmers in Africa numerous opportunities Debate for and aganist GM technology has denied farmers in Africa numerous opportunities

Explaining at the Oxford Farming Conference in January 2013 why he changed his mind, Lynas said: "I discovered science, and in the process I hope to become a better environmentalist."

Rift Valley Railways have let down Kenyans, says manufacturers

By Polycarp Igathe

It was delightful to visit the port of Mombasa on Wednesday in the company of board members of Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the Kenya Shippers Council (KSC). Cargo moved by railways from Mombasa Port now below 10 per centCargo moved by railways from Mombasa Port now below 10 per cent

We witnessed firsthand, that at long last, chronic port congestion and inefficiencies are being tackled - bravely by Kenya Ports (KPA), timidly by Rift Valley Railways (RVR).

Government should lift ban on GM foods and adopt the technology

By Bibiana Iraki and Kennedy Oyugi

I read with interest Mr Kamau Kaniaru’s article (Daily Nation Wednesday May 15 2013) alleging that the decision imposing a GM food ban never amounted to anything. Allegations by Mr Kaniaru are both presumptuous and ill informed. GM maize is becoming popular globallyGM maize is becoming popular globally

Firstly, Kenya is seen as a leader in the region to advocate for deliberate, scientific and non-political approach to decision making especially with regards to agriculture and food safety.

Thank you for supporting me for the last 50 years of public service, says retired President Mwai Kibaki

By Mwai Kibaki

I am extremely happy to address you on this historic occasion that marks the passing of the torch of leadership to a new generation of leaders that the people of Kenya convincingly voted into office. I thank all heads of State and international friends who have come to witness this auspicious event.President Mwai Kibaki served in various capacities in Presidents Kenyatta and Moi regimesPresident Mwai Kibaki served in various capacities in Presidents Kenyatta and Moi regimes

I wholeheartedly congratulate His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta on his assumption of office as President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of our Defence Forces. In equal measure, I congratulate our new Deputy President, His Excellency William Ruto.

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