By Abdul Rahman Suagibu –
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS, Freetown, Sierra Leone- KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta was treated with a great respect and deference during the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) 2019 Business Summit held at United Nations Complex in Gigiri.
In a videotaped shared by AmCham , an official of the summit presenting Uhuru with the award; details that, the Southern nation’s president – Uhuru Kenyatta paradigm regional diplomatic and economic leadership in Africaenthra, enthralled the US organization – AmCham on 4th November, this year the awe of recognition for the head of state.
“The award recognizes Uhuru Kenyatta as the Champion of free enterprise on behalf of the Kenyan business workers since taking office in 2013,” an official in the summit announced.
She went on to disclose that Uhuru’s administration worked tirelessly to reinforce commercial cooperation in the US resulting in market access, a more conducive business environment for Kenyan companies and across the East Africa region.
The business summit seeks to promote partnerships to ensure sustainable growth and prosperity within East Africa through trade relations with the United States of America
AmCham, Kenya is a non-profit membership organization founded in 2005 to specifically represent and spearhead the interests of American companies in Kenya and promote trade and investment between Kenya and the U.S.
The organization is one of the 86 international Chambers affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce based in Washington D.C.
Uhuru who gave the opening speech at the event encouraged investors to partner with the country’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for value chains prosperity
“I’m convinced that they (SMEs) will act as valuable partners in your business, fill in the gaps in your supply chain and provide support services that you require,” he assured.
The head of state also argued that his government had steadily improved the trade and investment environment especially for macroeconomic fundamentals that have remained strong, in bid to make Kenya the preferred destination of choice for investment.
He also made reference to the 2019 World Bank report on the ease of doing business ranked Kenya at position 56 up from 136. Uhuru also pointed out that the country’s economy had grown by roughly 5% in the past five years.
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Suagibu Reports, Africa Correspondent