The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Mombasa Traders Want Condusive Environment

THE Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appealed to elected Mombasa leaders to create a conducive environment for business. KNCCI Mombasa county chairman James Mureu said the county has the potential to become a leading business hub in Africa if proper investments are made.

Speaking to the Star yesterday, Mureu said the city has been struggling to pick in business and development due to an unconducive business environment. He cited poor infrastructure, insecurity, high cost of doing business and the city's poor sanitation as the biggest challenges affecting the business community.

"We call upon the governor and his team to ensure that Mombasa has the right business environment. We all know and see what is there and if nothing is done, we will not achieve our dream of becoming a business hub," he said.

Mureu, who lauded Mombasa residents for maintaining peace during and after the presidential petition, said the chamber will support and work with all the leaders elected in the county. He said the chamber is looking forward to a vibrant economy under the Jubilee national and the Mombasa county governments.

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