Former Prime Minister, Hon Raila Amolo Odinga has in a long Facebook post on his official page explained measures that would spur Kenya to economic growth. He rightly argues that its time we harnessed skills that have existed within our communities and turned them into income generating activities.Picking on Kwale County as an example and indeed most of the coastal counties,he explains how the coconut trees can be turned into a budding industry employing many people.
To add on his thoughts,the same can apply to other products that we produce locally and export in raw form such as coffee, tea amongst others.Lots of jobs can be created if we processed the products locally and exported value added products.What if we stopped importing basic foodstuffs such as maize,onions and eggs from neighbouring countries and instead empowered our farmers to produce locally at competitive prices?The list is endless...
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