Sh17bn leather city scouts for CEO, contractors

Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed during the launch of the second edition of the SME Handbook at the Laico Regency on October 26, 2015. The CS said that the local leather industry had capacity to contribute up to Sh5.5 billion to the Gross Domestic Product via creation of jobs in Kenya. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA |

What you need to know:

  • The announcement by the Kenya Leather Development Council on Friday said the CEO will revitalise the processing, trade of raw hides and promote the manufacture of leather products across the country.
  • The government has invited bids for the development of infrastructure at the industrial park which will be based at Kinanie, in Machakos County.
  • The Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed said that the local leather industry had capacity to contribute up to Sh5.5 billion to the Gross Domestic Product via creation of jobs in Kenya.

The proposed construction of a Sh17 billion leather industrial park looks set for take off with candidates invited to fill the post of chief executive officer.

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