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Kenya Association of Manufacturers is the representative organization for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya
Sep 29, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
It has been a great afternoon recapping the outcomes of the First Ever Women in Manufacturing Research in Kenya #WIMKe

The #WIMReport launched earlier this month, provides viable solutions to the challenges facing Women in Manufacturing Women face unique challenges that hinder them from entering the sector. This is why we continue to advocate for an inclusive manufacturing sector, through the establishment of policies that encourage women to be key players in value and supply chains - KAM CEO @PhyllisWakiaga
Sep 25, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
PS @IndustryKE, @DrFrancisOwino - Climate change affects all sectors of the economy. Industry relies on infrastructure & services, such as water, waste, energy & transport, & are vulnerable to disruptions caused by climate change.

#Strides2Sustainability Image PS @IndustryKE, @DrFrancisOwino - There is an emerging global consensus that the traditional linear manufacturing model is no longer sustainable. We need to collectively transition to the circular economy model.

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Sep 23, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
KAM Head of Policy Research and Advocacy, @wanjohijb is currently speaking on how to build a resilient export sector amidst the #COVID19 pandemic, hosted by @MakeItKenya.

#BuildingResilience Image KAM Head of Policy Research and Advocacy, @wanjohijb - To build the resilience for our export sector, we need to take advantage of the opportunities presented by low-hanging fruits in the economy and supply to the export markets.

Sep 23, 2020 8 tweets 6 min read
Illicit trade has a detrimental impact on the substantial growth of legitimate business in the country. It negatively impacts on our economy and has proven hazardous to the health and safety of Kenyans.

#StopIllicitTrade Image Earlier today, Chief Justice @dkmaraga launched the 2nd Edition of the Enforcement Manual to Combat Illicit Trade & the Practitioners' Guide for Enforcement Officers to Combat Illicit Trade, done by KAM, @ACAKenya, Judicial Training Institute & @NCAJKe.

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Sep 19, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
What an amazing day it was!
#KAMSectors #TrashRightRecycle Image KAM in partnership with Kiambu County and Takataka ni mali held a Clean Up Activity in Kamenu Sub county (phase 4 and 9) #KAMSectors #TrashRightRecycleRight ImageImageImage
Sep 16, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
1. Are you a Woman In Manufacturing? #WIMKe 2. Do you feel like the banking sector is addressing the needs of women in business, particularly in manufacturing? #WIMKe
Sep 16, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
We have a great advantage as a nation of young, vibrant & highly creative youth. They account for about 75% of Kenya’s population, according to the World Bank.

#Skills4GrowthKE Image Engaging young people enriches institutions & processes.
For this reason, KAM has today signed an MoU with @SDY_Ke to empower the youth through skills & entrepreneurship development.

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Sep 15, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
The Women In Manufacturing Report had several key objectives that encompassed determining the extent of women's ownership and leadership of manufacturing companies in Kenya. #WIMKe #WIMReport Image Interesting study findings of the #WIMReport just launched moments ago. #WIMKe Image
Sep 11, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
The 1st ever locally manufactured ventilator, Pumuaishi 3.0, developed by KAM's Automotive Sector led by @MutsimotoC was yesterday certified by @KEBS_ke.

It was unveiled earlier this year and shall be patented & produced for both local & export markets.

#KeepKenyaMoving Image KAM Automotive Sector Chair & @MutsimotoC CEO, Ashit Shah, appreciated government’s support towards the development of the ventilator - We have worked closely with the government to develop Pumuaishi 3.0, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ventilator.

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Sep 10, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
KAM Head of Policy, Research & Advocacy,@wanjohijb on @MetropolTVKE - No country has developed without a strong manufacturing sector. When #covid19Ke broke out, we ensured that we continue with production so the country does not run out of essential supplies.

#BuildingResilience Image KAM Head of Policy, Research & Advocacy, @wanjohijb on @MetropolTVKE - Before the pandemic, our focus was market penetration, profitability & investments. To adapt, we repurposed our production lines to fill supply chain gaps caused by #covid19Ke.

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Sep 9, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
KAM CEO @PhyllisWakiaga - The pandemic has led to a contraction of the global manufacturing output due to reduced consumer demand and global supply chain disruptions.

Global manufacturing output declined by 6.9% in Q1 2020 in comparison to Q4 2019 output.

#BuildingResilience Image 53% were operating below 50% production capacity during the COVID 19 period whilst 8% were operating below 50% production capacity before COVID 19 (KAM, KPMG Survey released in May 2020), highlighting the need for #BuildingResilience - KAM CEO @PhyllisWakiaga Image
Sep 3, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
The implementation of the Kenya Plastics Action Plan was part of our candid discussion with @NemaKenya DG Mamo B. Mamo at a meeting held yesterday.

#TrashRightRecycleRight Image The #PlasticsActionPlan launched last year, is a private sector-led Policy and Action Plan that seeks to enable a circular economy for the environmentally sustainable use and recycling of plastics in Kenya


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Sep 3, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
Yesterday, KAM led by Vice Chair Mr Rajan Shah, Central Regional Chair Mr Maina Ruo & CEO @PhyllisWakiaga visited Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers - KVM (Automotive Sector), Bakex Millers (Food Sector) & H & F Group (Textiles Sector), all members of the Association.

#KAMTakesYouThere ImageImageImage KVM is an automotive manufacturer & assembler based in Thika. The company was the first automotive assembler in KE & had its first production line in August 1976. They are committed to producing vehicles that meet international standards.

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Sep 1, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
We thank Government and KAM for partnering to launch this report. @UNIDO_Kenya is cognisant of the importance of a competitive manufacturing sector to facilitate trade -Ms. Kawira Bucyana, UNIDO representative to Kenya

#BuildingCompetitiveness Image This report benchmarks industrial performance across economies and therefore identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the Manufacturing sector - Ms. Kawira Bucyana, @UNIDO_Kenya representative.

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Sep 1, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
This morning, KAM and @UNIDO_Kenya have launched Kenya’s Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index

#BuildingCompetitiveness Image Speaking at the Virtual Launch, KAM CEO @wakiaga_phyllis noted that #BuildingCompetitiveness of the manufacturing sector, remains a core business of the Association. Image
Aug 27, 2020 7 tweets 5 min read
The increase in consumption of edible oils, an essential commodity, goes hand in hand with population & per capita income growth.

#KAMTakesYouThere Image The edible oils sub-sector grew by 2.1% in 2018 (KNBS 2019). The sub-sector has a high potential to boost the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the GDP to 15% by 2022 as envisioned in the #Big4Agenda.

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Aug 26, 2020 6 tweets 7 min read
KAM, led by CEO, @wakiaga_phyllis earlier this week accompanied CS @maina_betty on her two-day visit to industries and related institutions in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.

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#KeepKenyaMoving ImageImage The North Rift Region led by Chair, Bryan Cuthbert hosted
@maina_betty, @DrFrancisOwino and @ACAKenya Chair, @FloraMutahi in a committee meeting where they deliberated on current issues facing businesses and how to boost their productivity to enable them to #KeepKenyaMoving ImageImage
Aug 20, 2020 7 tweets 7 min read
Regional Brand, Builders has partnered with local manufacturers to bring a new furniture experience to the Kenyan market.

#KAMTakesYouThere ImageImage During the store's grand opening today at Waterfront Karen, KAM Member under the Timber, Wood & Furniture Sector, @pgbison_kenya showcased their ready-to-assemble range of products for homes and offices.

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Aug 19, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
The success of the local manufacturing sector is key in transforming the lives of Kenyans through job & wealth creation.

As we move to Industry 4.0, new innovations are now a necessity.

#KeepKenyaMoving ImageImageImageImage A KAM member under the Energy, Electricals & Electronics; & Metal Sectors, @SheffieldKenya demonstrates the impact of advanced innovations in their wide range of products and services.

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Aug 13, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Stephen Odua, @IndustryKE Director for Private Sector Development acknowledged that #COVID19 has impacted the private sector, saying - Government recognizes that the virus has morphed into an economic crisis.


#KAMKRAForum Image Stephen Odua, @IndustryKE Director for Private Sector Development - Measures to contain its spread have had far-reaching ramifications on the way of doing businesses. It has revealed the need to shorten our supply chains and the dangers of over-reliance on imports.

Aug 13, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
KAM CEO, @wakiaga_phyllis - Manufacturing is the backbone of the economy & the force behind productive employment & opportunities for wealth generation. It has direct linkages to all sectors.

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#KAMKRAForum Image KAM CEO, @wakiaga_phyllis - The Finance Act 2020 introduced new tax measures with the aim of increasing its revenue collection, eroding tax incentives & benefits that would otherwise, among others, form part of the backbone for the post-pandemic economic rebound.