NAIROBI, 10 February 2021 – Kenya remains committed to creating the best environment for small businesses to thrive, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday.
The Kenyan leader spoke during a visit to the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi), where the Government warehouse was recently expanded from five 40-feet containers to 15 such containers, serving some 400 small scale traders every day.
“I am grateful today we are here seeing the progress made. I want to thank Kenya Railways and Kenya Revenue Authority for working hard to ensure this facility was completed,” Uhuru said.
Kenyatta has said the focus of his economic program has been to create jobs for Kenyan youth notably by growing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
The Kenyan leader says, as part of his reforms, the costsof local inspection of imported goods has been lowered from five percent to 0.6 percent of customs value.
Uhuru challenged the traders to be faithful in paying their taxes so as to enable the Government to continue providing key services.