Sri Lankans have employed over 40,000 Kenyans – Envoy


Over 40, 000 Kenyans have been employed by companies with their roots in Sri Lanka, the nation’s envoy to Kenya, Ambassador Kana Kananathan has talked about.

Kananathan talked about Sri Lanka, a rustic in South Asia, was dedicated to supporting the Kenyan authorities in its quest of making jobs for residents in a bid of fixing the problem of unemployment contained in the nation.

“Our brothers and sisters from Sri Lanka have achieved an unimaginable job establishing factories contained in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ). Sri Lanka companies have employed 20, 000 Kenyans on the zone they normally’re rising,” Kananathan talked about.

He spoke when he officiated the launching of the 1,000,000 tree planting put together initiative at EPZ, Athi River in Machakos County on February 1.

The convoy talked about 100,000 bushes will most certainly be planted contained in the zone, whereas 900, 000 others will most certainly be planted contained in the Karura forest.

The bushes had been donated to the Kenyan authorities by three Sri Lankan companies positioned contained in the zone.

“The three companies are the primary ones in EPZ to take the problem given by President William Ruto to plant bushes with a goal to enhance the ambiance. So, we should at all times commend and thank them for the initiative that they’ve taken,” Kananathan talked about.

“They’ve began presently with 100,000 bushes they normally’re giving out an additional 900, 000 bushes to be planted in Karura forest,” he talked about.

Kananathan talked in regards to the initiative was in line with the Kenyan president’s nationwide promoting advertising marketing campaign to plant 15 billion bushes by the best of 2032.

“So, now we have to assist the Sri Lankan group in Kenya. We’ve got to assist this initiative to make EPZ inexperienced and improve forest cowl,” Kananathan talked about.

He talked in regards to the Sri Lankan patrons on the zone had pledged to donate the bushes in a single to 2 weeks’ time.

Kananathan talked in regards to the good enterprise ambiance at EPZ had attracted Sri Lanka patrons to Kenya.

He talked about there was good infrastructure enchancment and a youthful, educated and intensely educated Kenyan workforce that patrons from Sri Lanka uncover helpful to their investments at EPZ and usually contained in the nation.

The envoy talked about Sri Lanka was furthermore collaborating with the Kenyan authorities to spice up the espresso commerce.

He talked about they’d been dedicated to bettering the same old and amount of espresso that was being exported from Kenya to the worldwide market.

This he talked about was supposed to spice up the nation’s financial system and the livelihoods of the espresso farmers.

EPZA Board Chairman Ben Oluoch Olunya lauded Sri Lanka for its patrons’ common assist to assist the Kenyan authorities uncover jobs for the unemployed populace.

Olunya affirmed that bigger than 40,000 Kenyans had been employed by patrons from Sri Lanka all by way of the nation.

He talked about EPZ had a inhabitants of over 70,000 employees in the mean time.

“There are patrons from completely totally different components of the world who’ve invested on the EPZ,” Olunya talked about.

He talked in regards to the EPZ program was good and definitely one in every of many president’s key cornerstones contained in the nation’s enchancment and employment.

Present: The Star

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