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Plastic bag ban
Greenpeace Africa has handed over a petition to Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development Betty Maina seeking to halt the Kenya-US Plastic Deal.

Greenpeace Africa handed over a petition calling for her to take a stand against advocacy from lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council to make Africa a dumping site.

“We are here to represent the voices of more than 20,000 people who are concerned about the future of our country and continent at large. We want to send a clear message that we will not allow any lobbyists or the plastic industry to derail us from the progress we have made in the continent. Kenya cannot be coerced into lowering its environmental standards by corporations who put profits before people and the environment,” said Fredrick Njehu, Greenpeace Africa Senior Political Advisor.

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Local manufacturers have demonstrated their capacity to continue with production amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as the country gears up for the phased reopening of the economy.

According to the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary, Ms Betty Maina local manufacturers have invested in innovations that have enabled them to continue with operations during the current crisis.

“The investments put in by Kenyan manufacturers is impressive. They have adhered to the set-out standards and regulations, which have enabled business continuity. This has enabled them to stand by the country as we face the crisis together. I urge Business Membership Organizations to establish workplace committees to ensure their members continue to comply with COVID-19 Business Protocols and Guidelines,” noted CS Betty.

The Cabinet secretary also added that all Manufacturing Sectors have played their part in cushioning the country from the impact of COVID-19 by providing support in their specific …