Nairobi, 28th July, 2021
Nairobi City County Deputy Governor and Acting Governor H. E Ann Kananu Mwenda met with CEO of the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency, Dr. Wilfred Marube and his team to discuss areas of participation and partnership in the Dubai Expo 2020.
Said H.E Ann Kananu, “Thank you for giving Nairobi city the opportunity to showcase its Tourism and Business side to more than 192 other nations who will be taking part in the Dubai Expo in October.
We will showcase Nairobi City as a premium capital City that is able to attract tourists and investors. This is a good initiative that will market Nairobi City and Kenya as a whole, despite the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.”
Dr. Marube said that there were many opportunities of partnership between Nairobi City County Government, Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA) and Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in the forthcoming Dubai Expo 2020 and market the City as the gateway not only to Kenya but to the East and Central African region.
Said Dr. Marube “World Expos are held to promote and showcase economic, scientific advancements. This is also an opportunity of showcasing historical experiences and in this particular Expo, there will be 192 Countries which will bring together 192 global cultures”.
Dr. Marube said Kenya’s participation would attract investments, tourism and trade with other countries and also increase the city’s image positively.
Nairobi City County Government County Executive Committee Member for Commerce, Tourism and Cooperatives, Ms. Winfred Gathagu thanked the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency for considering Nairobi City County Government as a key partner. “Nairobi City County Government will be able to identify and engage with SMEs in the City and innovators who are ready to participate in this Expo.
In attendance was Acting County Secretary, Dr. Jairus Musumba, Chuef of Staff, Mutunga Mutungi, Sylvester Kasuku, the Governors’ Economic and Strategy Advisor, Kathleen Kihanya, Board Member, Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency, Jane Kagiri and Mwikamba Mghenyi from Nairobi Metropolitan Services(NMS).