President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Mombasa met members of the Kenya Manufacturers Association to discuss the National Automotive Policy geared towards promoting the vehicle assembly sector.
President Kenyatta urged local motor vehicle assemblers to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.
Manufacturing is one of the key pillars of the big 4 development agenda through which the government aims to create thousands of jobs.
The President emphasized that he was keen to see the country’s vehicle assembly industry back on track, noting that it used to be a major employer in the past.
He assured of government’s readiness to work with the Vehicle Manufacturers Association to make this possible.