Commercial attachés play various roles to the country such as; searching for Kenyan market abroad, inform business abroad of Kenyan goods, negotiate to expand Kenyan market abroad and liaise with the ministry to educate Kenyan manufacturers and producers.
On the 22nd September,2022 the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development held an induction breakfast meeting at the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi for the newly appointed commercial attachés being deployed to; Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt, South Korea, Pakistan, Indonesia and Brazil.
KNCCI Director Mr. Kariuki Theuri in his remarks stated that the deployment of the commercial attaches will increase exports and open new markets
The Chamber 1st Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto urged the commercial attaches to remain committed to service delivery to the country for both the public and private sectors.
The Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia stated that commercial attachés are the engines to the success of international trade and development for any country. He took them through KNCCI’s mandate and role in enhancing both local and international trade.
The Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Amb. Johnson Weru who was the Chief Guest during the induction meeting emphasized that the role of the attaché’s was to build and grow Kenya’s economy, that is largely driven by the Private Sector.
Amb. Weru appreciated the KNCCI leadership for the great support extended to the Ministry of Trade in an effort to boost the economy through business both locally and globally.
The Chamber 2nd Vice President Ms. Fatma Elmaawy concluded the session by giving assurance that KNCCI will strive to ensure that the commercial attachés are well supported.