Are you grasping the concept? Well, brace yourself for an exuberant ride! The Kenyan President, William Ruto, has set his sights on leveraging Singapore’s prime location in South East Asia as a portal for their produce.
This is plausible given the need to expand the country’s agricultural markets. With South Asia’s population standing at around 670 million and consisting of ten countries, Kenya sees significant potential for their goods.
Ruto could not resist inviting Singapore’s private sector to delve into Kenya’s transport and logistics sectors which are yet to reach their full potential. The President voiced his concern over low trade volumes, and intends to initiate more investments to amend the current trade deficit between the two nations.
The Head of State made these daring remarks on Thursday at the State House in Nairobi, during the press conference with Hsien Loong, the Singaporean Prime Minister.
In their prior meeting, the two leaders endorsed and witnessed the signing of agreements pertaining to ICT, climate change, and skills development. The ICT pact is set to bring about collaboration in cybersecurity, digitization of government services, and ICT capacity building.
The MoU on skills development aims to facilitate human resource capacity building for civil servants and students, and the climate change pact is an expedition to collectively combat “the greatest existential threat to mankind,” as described by the Prime Minister.
Undoubtedly, this relationship with Singapore is rapidly sprouting and flourishing, as Loong expressed appreciation for the deep and warm relations between the two nations.
The leaders have pledged to seek out even more economic opportunities that will propel shared prosperity.
These agreements were endorsed in the presence of leaders, namely Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Attorney General Justin Muturi, Cabinet Secretaries Foreign Affairs Alfred Mutua, Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Economy Eliud Owalo, Public Service Aisha Jumwa, and Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Saipan Tuya.