KCB Group a patron member of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), with synergies between the two being regional and countrywide presence. In order to improve on the existing relationship, today marks the beginning of a tripartite agreement between The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), KCB Group and KCB Foundation (KCBF)
KCB foundation is a charitable trust established by the KCB Group dedicated to community development programmes to transform lives by ending extreme poverty and hardships by supporting programmes in enterprise development, education, environment , health and humanitarian aid.
The tripartite agreement seeks to help support, Micro , Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and corporates on sustainable development through access to financial and non- financial services . The agreement will also provide capacity building and mentorship through the various programmes such as 2jiajiri, Mifugo ni Mali and agribusiness beneficiaries. The agreement will also ensure that research on emerging issues is conducted and possible interventions identified to solve any issues affecting the MSMEs.
Chief Commercial Officer KCB Bank Group Mr. Samuel Makome in his remarks stated that the agreement will be of benefit to all KNCCI members across the country since both organizations have presence in all the 47 counties. The Bank is also ready to tailor make products to suit emerging needs of the business people, The Foundation will support MSMEs in business incubation and business development services in order to grow business and enhance professionalism.
The Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia , appreciated the partnership that will see that MSMEs across the country benefit from the numerous products offered by both KCB bank and KCB foundation. He noted that the agreement will see that all parties will work towards advocating for a conducive business environment for the growth of the MSMEs.
Mr. Ngatia urged the bank to develop online platforms that are easily accessible by the youth and which can be used to sensitize them on various ways of eliminating poverty in the grassroots.
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI)is delighted to cement the agreement that will bring about business growth to all MSMEs across the country.
Also present to witness the signing of the agreement and play a role in the implementation in different capacities were ; Chamber 2nd Vice President Ms. Fatma Elmaawy, Ag. Chief Executive Officer Mr. Patrick Nyangweso, Women In Business Vice Chairperson Ms. Nancy Muthoni, Business Development Manager Ms. Virginia Waruingi KNCCI – Nairobi Chairperson Mr. James Mwaura, KNCCI- Nairobi ,economic diplomacy chairperson Mr. Ronald Meru, KNCCI-Turkana Chairperson Mr. Pius Ewoton, KNCCI-ICT committee Chairperson Mr. Rama Madiba, KNCCI Director Mr. Stephen Mbugua KNCCI- Central region representative Mr. Dan Miano