Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 145 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!The textile sector in Kenya has potential to generate over 500,000 new jobs across its value chain during the next two years, according to Mr. Adan Abdulla Mohamed, the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development. Speaking at the Export Processing Zones Complex in Athi River, a town outside the capital Nairobi, Mr. Mohamed said the Government seeks to address the problems plaguing the country’s textile and apparel industry. He said the Ministry of Industrialization has initiated new measures to boost the country’s domestic textile production, which includes curbing the imports of Mitumba or second-hand clothing, capitalfm.co.ke reported. More Articles You Would Love PICS: Funky House Singing Legend @Miss_Lira Lights Up The Runway For South African Designer Gert-Johan Coetzee At SAFW Ghanaian Label AfroModTrends Presents The Look Book For ‘The African Gatsby’ Collection He said the export processing zones in the country have the potential to create more than 500,000 jobs across the textile value chain during the next 24 months, provided a right mix of policy interventions are implemented. The Ministry is backing the Special Economic Zones bill aimed at facilitating investments across other interdependent sectors, Mr. Mohamed said. He urged the investors, both who are based in the EPZ as well as not based in EPZ, to consider investing in Kenya’s textile sector to get quick benefits for the country’s economy, and ultimately to cotton farmers. According to a study undertaken by the African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF), an industry lobby group, Kenya produces 12 million sq m of woven fabric per year, which is less than 7 percent of its overall annual domestic requirement, and the rest is imported. Source: fibre2fashion.com jobskenyatextiles Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail AtinukeIghodalo I'm a fun fashion lover, I love it love it love it. xxx More For You #OOTD: Tolu Bally Steps Out With A Jaw Dropping Boob handprint shirt x... #BIKINIBAE: South Africa’s Premium Swimwear Sensation Pamala Hughes Is Serving Ravishing Bikini Looks “Looks Like A Transgender” Africans Are Confused Over Brooke-Bruk Jackson’s Gender, The New... Get A Load Of The Top 15 Afrobeats Jams As Jyzno & Lasmid... 6 Essential Cautions When Sending Clothes To Style Influencers “We Created A Banger” Ghanaian Afrobeats Star Lasmid Pays Respect To Deceased Nigerian... Indulge In The Whimsical Elegance Of Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s SS23 ‘Ilé mi, Ilè... New Turtles Movie Subliminally Teaches Us To Beg White People For Acceptance 8 Days Left For Top Tier Designer Applications To Be Vetted For Accra... Naomi Campbell Ventures Beyond the Catwalk: A New Fashion Odyssey with Nigeria’s VicNate Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.