Kenya is calling for the quick set up of industries in Africa to spur development.
This was said by PS Industry Dr.Juma Mukhwana who is representing Kenya in Vienna, Austria where he narrated about the slow Pace of industrialization in Africa.
At the beginning of the 51st Industrial Development Board meeting of UNIDO in Vienna, Austria at which the PS for Industry Dr Juma Mukhwana is representing the Kenya Government.
He said that Kenya is not happy with the slow pace of Industrialization in Africa and urged that strategies be put in place to resolve the same.
“Industrialization plays a key role in the development of any country, Africa has very few industries and hence can’t grow economically, the setting up of different industries will employ more jobless youths hence reduce unemployment,” he said.
During the meeting, Mukhwana who also paid a courtesy call to Kenyan ambassador to Austria said that Kenya acknowledges the growth in funding for UNIDO technical cooperation services in 2022- due in large part to enhanced support by the European union, other member states and vital funding partners.
They include the global environment facility and multitask fund for the implementation of the Montreal protocol.
He said that the growth in resources provides additional confidence in UNIDO’s ability to deliver it’s mandated services now and in the coming days.
“Kenya applauds the director general for spearheading the implementation of UNIDO’S first ever results based budget in the year 2022. We also reiterate our support for the DG ongoing reforms at UNIDO,” said the PS.
He continued, “We wish to reiterate our call for additional strengthening of UNIDO regional field offices- and specifically advocate for reinforcement of Uniform field office in Kenya,”.