Kenya launches strategy to revamp leather sector

Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperation Adan Mohamed told a leather forum in Nairobi that the country's leather sector is yet to fully recover from the effects of the Structural Adjustment Programs that were imposed on Kenya by the international donor community over 20 years ago.
"We are hoping that the strategy will help the leather sector to regain its competitiveness which made the country an exporter of finished leather products," Mohamed said.
The strategy provides a roadmap that will guide the East African nation's leather sector to tap its full potential.
Data from the ministry of industry indicates that Kenya is only able to produce 8 million pairs of shoes annually, leaving a deficit of 23 million pairs. Read More ...