Prime Cabinet Secretary (PCS) Musalia Mudavadi has revealed that the government is exploring various strategies on trade and investment frontiers that will help unlock the potential of the Kenyan market to the outside world.
Speaking in Siaya on Sunday January 28, the PCS said Kenya is seeking comprehensive and sustainable partnerships when negotiating with like-minded nations in of trade and investment.
The Foreign Affairs CS said President William Ruto tasked the Principal Secretary in the State Department for Trade, a son of Nyanza, Alfred K’OMbundo to engage countries like the United States of America and the Gulf nations.
“We have already negotiated Economic Partnership Agreements with 27 European Union countries and soon Kenya will be exporting goods to those countries duty free and without any quotas imposed on the exports.” he said.
“For you in Luo Nyanza, this means your fish and horticultural products will be reaching the foreign market in Europe easily and the returns will be high.” he added.
According to Mudavadi, the EU-Kenya partnership is an example of what Global Gateway means in practice and it will help Kenya achieve its full economic potential.
Mudavadi Preaches Peace
He also assured Kenyans that there is hope and soon Kenyans will wake up to good news.
“Soon we shall be surprising you with good news and pleasantries. I want Kenyans to have faith in this administration and have faith in President Ruto’s leadership,” said Mudavadi who was speaking in Bondo Siaya County.
“We are all alive to what is happening and the challenges we are facing as a country. We are going to work through the difficult situation and soon Kenyans will see the difference,” he added.
He reiterated the need for Kenyans to embrace peace as part of key aspects that will help Kenya achieve its economic transformation agenda.
The Prime CS further urged Kenyans against losing focus saying the country should move forward more united than never before.
He noted that the world is witnessing unrest in many regions posing a threat to the economic stability of various nations.
“Paramount to all, we need peace at all times, not only here in Kenya but also across the globe. In war there are no winners, and in peace there are no losers.” he stated.
Ruto to Tour Siaya
Also, Mudavadi assured Bondo and Siaya Counties that President Ruto is aware of the challenges the region is facing and will soon tour the region to ensure their development agenda is realized.
“I have been informed about the Bondo-Liunda road that was under construction and the contractor became elusive and also the Dhogoye Bridge we will make sure that we make a follow-up and ensure the projects are completed in time.” he noted.
The Prime Cabinet Secretary lauded the archdiocese of Bondo under the stewardship of Bishop Rt. Rev. Prof. David Kodia, for the commitment towards ensuring that the church contributes to the economic growth of the country.
Mudavadi had earlier officially opened the ACK Trinity Church House in Bondo town, a 7-storey building constructed under the initiative of the archdiocese of Bondo. He also presided over a fund-raiser to aid the archdiocese in completing the remaining construction works of the building.