Kenya maintains commitment to regional integration
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – KENYA is committed to Africa’s integration efforts and the entire pan-African Agenda, a senior official said.
Lewell Njehia, Deputy Director of Medium and Large industries from the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development said this at the Semi- Annual third Stakeholders Strategic Retreat in Nairobi.
“Kenya will continue to work closely with the EAC (East African Community), COMESA (Common Market for East and Southern Africa), African Union Commission and the international community towards the industrialization and overall development of the African commitment,” said Njehia.
The third Stakeholders Strategic Retreat organized under the theme of “Financing for Industrial Development, A new ERA.”
The meeting was aimed at redefining the strategic pathway towards a better cooperation with Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Partners and Stakeholders.
Participants at the meeting discussed regional experiences including challenges with the resources mobilization for the implementation of the Plan of Action of the Accelerated Industrial Development for Africa (AIDA).
In addition, Members of Bureaus of Industry and Minerals met at Senior Officials level with guidance from legal counsel to discuss the institutional and legal implications of the new format of the Specialized Technical Committees within the AU Governance Structure.
In her opening remarks on behalf of the African Union Commission (AUC), Treasure Maphanga, Director Trade and Industry of the AUC expressed her gratitude to the Government of Kenya for hosting this meeting.
“The meeting is being held at critical time when Member States are showing an increasing interest for championing the cause of Africa economic transformation and industrial development,” she said. – CAJ News
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