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Plastic pollution. Recycling funding does more to address the challenge.
  • Leaders are meeting in Nairobi for the Eastern Africa ‘Waste is Wealth’ conference.
  • The inaugural Waste is Wealth Series is organised by Taka Ni Mali, East African Business Council, and Alliance for Science.
  • The three-day conference is themed: Promoting Effective Waste Management Practices for Environmental Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation.

The concept of a circular economy is fast gaining momentum in East Africa with both the private sector and government’s stuck on the drawing board shaping policies and regulations to help realise the shift.

World business leaders, policy makers, academics and NGOs have argued that a move towards a more circular economy is necessary to help solve global environmental and economic challenges.

Moving towards a more circular economy could increase competitiveness, and stimulate innovation. It will also boost economic growth and create jobs across economies.

Waste is Wealth

It is against this background that leaders are meeting in Nairobi for …

The Kenyan government is considering a $15.4million financing option for smallholder tea farmers across the country to help them diversify tea production in Kenya with production of orthodox tea.

The Kenyan economy is projected to grow by 5.8 per cent on average in 2019, according to GDP projections from 16 research houses, global agencies, and government organizations that were tracked during the half-year period to June.

This will be driven by among others, growth in the agriculture sector, implementation of the Big 4 Agenda projects by the government, and recovery in the business environment evidenced by the Stanbic Bank Monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which rose to 51.3 in May 2019 from 49.3 recorded in April, an indication of improving business conditions.

Among firms that have projected the growth includes Cytonn Investment which had foreseen a 5.8 per cent growth in H1’2019 and a similar growth in the second half of the year.

“Cytonn maintains a positive outlook for the macroeconomic environment in Kenya in their H1’2019 review, with expectations of strong economic performance with a GDP growth of …