Press Room

Latest Events

INVESTORS, ITALY

Deputy President William Ruto is calling on the international community to invest in Kenya, noting that Africa promises the highest return on investment in the world. 

He said the government’s intensified focus on roads, railway, energy, water, security and human capital provided a fertile ground for businesses to thrive. 

Addressing private sector players and various industry heads in Rome, Italy, Mr Ruto said Kenya would further foster public-private partnership to bolster its development plan.

investors italy

“There are massive investment opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, health and housing, which guarantee a return on investment. We would want this to interest the private and public sector in Italy to work with Kenya because there is a win-win possibility,” he said.

Mr Ruto said the long-standing relationship between Kenya and Italy called for increased trade between the two countries. 

He observed that it was time Kenya and Italy scaled up their friendship, both at government and business levels.

The Deputy President said good governance, political stability coupled with the growing young population posed a new horizon for foreign investors.

Meanwhile, Politecnico di Milano, the largest technical university in Italy, has agreed to support Kenya in fine-tuning technical education “to be in tandem with industry demands”.

Speaking during a meeting with Mr Ruto at the institution’s offices in Milan on Tuesday, Rector Ferracciolo Resta said technical institutions in Kenya would gain a lot from the partnership, especially on issues to do with engineering and architecture.

The Politecnico di Milano is the largest engineering college in Italy with more than 45,000 students and 1,400 professors. We also have strong employee reputation, making it easy for our students to be absorbed by industries,” said Professor Resta.

He said the institution’s rich history of churning out highly skilled, labour-ready graduates had made it be one of the key contributors to Italy’s economic success.

According to Mr Ruto, the ongoing reorientation and recognition of technical training would give Kenya some impetus “for a major economic take-off”.

“Competency-based training is what Kenya has lacked for long. Technical training colleges are going to address this gap so that the skills acquired would help the country realise its dream of food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare,” Mr Ruto told the gathering.

He said the government was offering bursaries and loans to learners to boost enrollment.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Prev Next

The Third Kenya Trade Week

15-07-2019 Hits:64 News Update Admin DP

The Third Kenya Trade Week

Addressing the Third Kenya Trade Week at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Dr Ruto noted that Kenya must “act early and decisively to claim a strong position” in...

Read more

Leaders to work together with Development Partners

11-07-2019 Hits:67 News Update Admin DP

Leaders to work together with Development Partners

Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to work together with development partners to ensure that there was no duplication of funding of projects in their areas of jurisdictions. He expressed...

Read more

Initiative to end FGM launched

27-06-2019 Hits:182 News Update Admin DP

Initiative to end FGM launched

Kenya in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched an initiative that aims to bring to an end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country. The...

Read more

Bilateral discussions with the delegation from Cuba

02-04-2019 Hits:726 News Update Admin DP

 Bilateral discussions with the delegation from Cuba

Deputy President William Ruto hosted a delegation from Cuba led by Vice President of the Councils of State Ines María Chapman Waugh for bilateral talks. The leaders of the two countries...

Read more

The fight against corruption

20-03-2019 Hits:918 News Update Admin DP

The fight against corruption

Deputy President William Ruto has urged professionals to rise up and take the lead in the fight against corruption in the country. Dr Ruto said it is time professionals promoted ethics...

Read more