Kenyan President William Sameoi Ruto Highlights Lucrative Opportunities for American Technology and Manufacturing Companies
Kenya, a country brimming with potential, emerges as an attractive African base and prime centre for American technology and manufacturing companies.
President William Sameoi Ruto insists that Kenya offers ample opportunities in various sectors, including technology, manufacturing, connectivity, infrastructure development, and garment fabrication.
With a skilled and dynamic workforce at its disposal, Kenya stands ready to power the expansion of these companies across the African continent. President Ruto recently engaged in progressive and productive discussions with influential CEOs from renowned American companies.
Tim Cook of Apple, Patrick Gelsinger of Intel, Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), as well as executives from Nike, GAP, and Levi Strauss, were among the participants in these high-profile meetings held in San Francisco.
Lauding Google’s commitment to fostering Kenya’s development, President Ruto was pleased to announce a substantial grant of Ksh 600M (USD 5M) contributed by Google.
This significant financial boost will promote connectivity for vital citizen services, facilitate the creation of affordable smartphone devices, and support small and medium enterprises through the establishment of the Google Hustle Academy.
In a bid to revolutionize healthcare technology and innovation in Kenya, Apple has joined forces with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Through this collaboration, Apple aims to enhance the country’s healthcare sector by leveraging its technological expertise.
Intel, on the other hand, has taken a bold step by establishing an AI Developer Lab at the Kenya Technical Trainers’ College. This strategic move aims to train master trainers in youth AI application development, creating new opportunities for Kenyan talent and opening doors to other potential partnerships.
Microsoft, a major player in Kenya’s digital transformation, has made significant strides in bridging the internet divide. Through a partnership with Mawingu, Microsoft has provided wireless broadband and device recharge facilities to over 1.5 million people in rural areas.
This initiative has empowered communities with access to crucial online services and opportunities they previously lacked.
President Ruto’s determination to bolster Kenya’s economy by attracting American technology and manufacturing giants is yielding promising results.
With the country’s vast potential and the support of these influential companies, Kenya is on track to become a thriving hub for innovation and economic growth in Africa.