Manufacturers of disciplined forces’ leather products will from next financial year be required to procure hides and skins from local suppliers, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed. He has also instructed that all boots, leather products and textiles for the disciplined forces be procured from local manufacturers❗
Delivering his Jamhuri Day 🔈speech, the President noted that this was one of the incentives to local industry.
Kenyatta regretted😞 that while Kenyans purchase more than 30 million pairs of 👞shoes yearly, only a small fraction is made locally.
He further called on farmers to take interest in cotton farming to revive the textile industry assuring government’s support to the sector.
To boost the manufacturing sector, the President 🔈said the government will cut the cost of off-peak power:lightning: to heavy industries by half, review work permit regime, protect intellectual property rights and work with the Kenya Revenue Authority as well as the Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Authority to destroy counterfeit products.
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