· Kenyan businesses have launched a Namibia-Kenya business conference.
· Optiven has dragged along other SMEs at the launch of the business conference whose aim is to help boost trade organizations in the two countries.
· A bigger conference is set to take place in Namibia on the 1st and 2nd June, 2023.
Kenyan micro, small and medium businesses have launched a Namibia Kenya Business conference to help boost trade organizations in the two countries.
More than 500 returnees and Kenyans living in Namibia have come up with the business conference to aid in sharing business ideas and help each other actualize their business plans in both countries.
While officially launching the Namibia – Kenya business conference at Optiven’s Global Office in Karen, the Team Leader at Optiven George Wachiuri emphasized that such an opportunity is aimed at growing the small businesses to tap into the Namibian market as well as more than 20 African markets.
“The conference is the beginning of planting of a seed on how the two countries can trade together and how they can expand to doing business across Africa. Optiven we have a huge vision, by 2041 we want to be in 20 African countries and we are bringing along other SMEs.”~George Wachiuri
This move he says will also facilitate free business interactions between the two countries.
“We are looking at how these two countries can be able to trade. Namibians can be able to deliver their items here in Kenyan and Kenyans can be able to trade in Namibia. It is high time that Kenyan businesses can go up.” Says Wachiuri.
The organizations are set to have a bigger conference in Namibia with an objective to help the SMEs curve a niche in the diaspora market. During idea sharing session at the conference Kenyans living in Namibia were urged to invest back in the country so as to help create jobs and also add to the country’s economy basket.
By Stella Anyango