Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia, accompanied by Mr. Walid ALFALAHI – (UAE -Kenya Trade Centre Chairman) were hosted by Hon. Betty MAINA, CS for the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Entreprise Development. The courtesy call culminated into discussions in support of the upcoming Dubai Week (15-21 February) and the Dubai Gulf Food Exhibition (21-25 February), which KNCCI is a key Organiser and Partner.

Among the key highlights, CS Hon.Betty MAINA pledged the support of the Ministry in the two events and her participation as keynote speaker for the Dubai Week and as Chief Guest during the Launch of the Chamber Office in Sharjah scheduled for February 2021.

The Ministry will closely work with KNCCI and the UAE Trade Centre in Kenya to see the implementation of trade MoU between the two regions and to promote market access for Kenyan brands/products in the UAE and Gulf region. This includes incentive for Kenya SMEs to benefit from credit facility of up to 150 days, guaranteed by ETIHAD to the amount of USD 200,000.