Export Promotion Council says one of the ways through which Kenya can get rid of rampant strikes by civil servants demanding better working conditions is by exporting its highly skilled manpower and highly promoting its services to foreign consumers.
The EPC chairman Njeru Ndwiga said owing to scarcity of funds and large workers population, Kenya has been unable to provide its civil servants with satisfactory salaries and allowances.
He was speaking at the Izaak Walton Inn in Embu during a seminar for Embu county business people and other stakeholders. Ndwiga said if proper marketing and promotion is done by the government for its manpower to provide their skills in other parts of the world and also advertise the services they offer the country will greatly benefit. He said the EPC is putting a lot of effort on behalf of the government to promote Kenyan products, services and produce all over the world.
Ndwiga said when Kenyans are employed oversees they will extend what they get to their families. Ndwiga said that it's very important for the government to encourage and facilitate formation of production villages where the youth and skilled persons can be brought together to participate in the joint manufacturing of goods. He said if farmers and producers brought together they can have bargaining powers and strong distribution channels to market their goods.