Nairobi, 11th October, 2022
Nairobi City County Trade department participated in this years’ Nairobi International Trade Fair which took place from the 26th September to 2nd October at the Jamhuri show grounds; Themed “Promoting Innovation in Agriculture and Trade.”
In his endeavor to bring Hope and opportunity for all to the youth of Nairobi and other organized groups, Governor Sakaja recently sponsored fifty (50No.) informal Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) drawn from the entire County to participate in this year’s trade Fair. This was aimed at creating a platform for exposure in the local and international arena for trade and market linkages.
The various MSEs represented innovation and technology in various sectors of the economy, including Agro processing; a youth group based in Korogocho market who demonstrated production of bar soap using potato peels, extraction of avocado oil form avocado seed, vermiculture in production of organic manure. Others included a performing Arts group from Kibra involved in mentoring the youth and nurturing their talent in the music industry as well as a crafts youth group engaging in adding value by turning animal left over bones into ornaments.
Said Acting Trade Chief Officer; Elizabeth Njau, “Jogoo road market members were represented by a group that produces sports balls. Kamukunji jua kali was not left behind bringing along their hardware. Baraka women group, mentors youth and women in the apparel industry, they also nurture youth who were previously hard-core drug and substance abusers and rehabilitates them.”
H.E. Governor Sakaja, who was accompanied by His Deputy, Njoroge Muchiri, on the 27th September, 2022, while visiting the Nairobi City County stand pledged to support these clusters through the Biashara fund geared towards facilitating optimal production of standardized globally competitive goods through establishment of modern technology facilities for Jua Kali production at the Kamukunji grounds.
The Footballs’ production group located at the Jogoo road market will be engaged in production of balls which will be used during the soon to be unveiled Governors’ super cup football tournament which will be held during the Nairobi City festival in December.
Said Governor Sakaja, “In order to nurture and support performing arts talent, I have pledged to support the Kibra group by assisting them establish a music recording studio in Kibra.”
One of Governor Sakaja’s pledges is to implement the 30 % (AGPO) Program, to support social enterprises that integrate
street families into economic activities and Preferential consideration in the Biashara Fund award. Governor Sakaja recently addressed Nairobi County staff and promised to ensure Nairobi became a city of Order and dignity; Hope and Opportunity for all.