28 March 2014

Kenya: Ministry to Create More Jobs At EPZs

THE government is fasttracking initiatives that will lead to job creation in the textile sector. Industrialisation Secretary Adan Mohamed yesterday said his ministry is seeking to increase employment at Export Processing Zones.

Speaking at the annual export processing zones investor session in Mombasa, Adan said the government plans to increase the number of jobs from 40,000 to 200,000 in 24 months. "The sector is labour intensive and has potential to create close to 700,000 jobs in the next three years.

We need to create more jobs and take advantage of the global market through Agoa to aggressively grow the sector," he said. Adan said the government is committed to addressing the cost of doing business in the country. "The government will address infrastructure challenges and administrative bottlenecks that slow down investments in the country."

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